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Bali packing list - 9 things you don't want to forget - Nine Packing Essentials for a Bali Holiday

Deliberate packing is key to a memorable stay in the beach haven Bali. Apart from essentials such as passports and swimwear here are 9 items that one should not forget to pack for a Bali holiday.
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Driving License

Driving License
Although an international driving licence is required to drive a vehicle in a foreign country Bali's scooter rentals will not hesitate to offer a bike for those with a valid license. As a popular activity among seasoned visitors to the island driving around the island is a fantastic way to explore the lesser known corners of the holiday Mecca. Visitors enjoying a vacation in Bali on a Bali retreat package such as those offered by the COMO Shambhala Estate Bali can consult the hotel on the nearest scoter rentals in town.
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Thirty Five US Dollars in Cash

Thirty Five US Dollars in Cash
As a country that offers visa on arrival for travellers from a variety of nations US$35 should ideally be packed in one's hand luggage to hand over at Denpasar Airport for visa processing. Although currency exchange facilities may be available at the airport bringing the necessary amount in US dollars will save travellers time in the queue and unnecessary hassles upon arrival.
3

Power Adapters

Power Adapters
Bali's electrical outlets operate on a 230v two prong plug electrical supply system. If one's resident country uses the same electrical charge for powering devices there is no need to pack power adapters although if that is not the case, bringing a power adapter to suit one's phone, laptop and communication devices will prove imperative to a hassle-free holiday.
4

Diarrhoea Treatment Medication

Diarrhoea Treatment Medication
Indigestion and stomach bugs strike wherever the holiday destination. Having Imodium or other diarrhoea treatment medication on hand is therefore key to avoiding spending the holiday at a local doctor's office or held up within the confines of the guestroom. Keeping medication in its original packaging is also important to avoid issues at customs.
5

Spirits and Wine

Spirits and Wine
As a holiday venue that imposes a high tax percentage (300%) on alcoholic beverages wine connoisseurs and champagne fans heading to Bali would be wise to pack a bottle of good wine to keep the bubbly flowing during holidays. Visitors can purchase liquor from the duty free shops at the airport but a maximum of 1L per traveller is the limit.
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Conservative Clothing

Conservative Clothing
As an island littered with countless sacred temples and religious institutions visitors will spend a considerable amount of time on holiday exploring these exquisite and historic sites. The dress code at such venues however demand conservative clothing and packing a long sleeved top and a non-revealing bottom will save time and unnecessary complications at religious sites.
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Light Weight Footwear

Light Weight Footwear
As a tourist hub littered with sandy beaches and hiking trails sensible shoes are an absolute must have item for a Bali holiday. Pack a sturdy pair of lightweight sneakers for trekking purposes and a pair of flip flops for temple visits.
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Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer
Soap and cleansing products may not be widely available in remote areas of the island and in steeet side diners and eateries. Packing one's own hand sanitizer will go a long way in keeping disease and germs at bay.
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Passport Copy

Passport Copy
Losing passports and travel identification is a common occurrence on holiday. Pack a photocopy of your passport along with ticket details and other particulars or save a scanned copy in your e-mail account or drop box so it can be easily accessed through the internet in the case of an emergency.