Useful Information

The official language in Bandung is Bahasa Indonesia. Transactions (taxis, shops, cafe/restaurants) are using Rupiah (IDR).


The average temperature in Bandung in January is 30° C. The average minimum temperature in January is 23° C.

Currency / Credit Card

The exchange rate is quoted around Rp 11.500,- (IDR) to USD 1 (on 1 Nov 2013).

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Jakarta / CGK) upon arrival, or at government-authorized banks and tourist hotels.

We strongly recommended to exchange foreign currencies to Rupiah (IDR) before departure if you are going to arrive at Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung.

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Tipping is optional. It is common, however, to tip for restaurant service and hotel porters. A 21% government tax and service charge are added to room rates and meals.

Time Difference / Business Hour

Bandung is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Banks in Bandung  are generally open Monday-Friday, 9 am to 3:00 pm. All banks are close on Saturday and Sunday.
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Residential Voltage: 220V
Type of Plug / Socket:

  • Type C


Socket C

  • Type F


Socket F

About Bandung

Bandung has several recreational areas. Among them are tea plantations, both to the north and the south of the city, the scenery of which is indeed beautiful.



There are some hotel options near the venue of APAN37 for staying during the event.



Foreigners are required to have a valid visa to enter to Indonesia. There are few exemption for foreigners that do not need visa to enter Indonesia.