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Singapore to Bali: A Complete Guide

Singapore to Bali, Singapore to Bali: A Complete Guide

Bali is an ideal vacation destination if you want to just sit back, relax, and recharge. Planning a trip to Bali is effortless, especially if you are going from Singapore. Singapore to Bali is a short and simple trip. Both Bali and Singapore are still part of the ASEAN region, so if you are a Singaporean, you don’t need a visa to visit Bali. But if you are an international tourist from outside ASEAN countries, you still need a visa to visit Bali.

Here is everything you need to know about the Singapore to Bali trip

What you need to know before going to Bali

Bali is one of Indonesia’s most popular islands. Because of the number of Pura (temples) around the area, it is also known as the “island of thousands of temples.” Due to its position, Bali only has two seasons: dry (April–October) and wet (November–March)—not so different from Singapore. However, it is generally always sunny, and the temperature does not vary significantly.

Going to Bali would be a waste if you didn’t try the local food or go shopping and buy souvenirs, so learning about Bali’s currency is essential. The legal currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), or the locals usually use ‘Rp’ as the sign. Rupiah comes in denominations of 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, and 1,000 for paper money and 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 for coins.

Because Bali is a top international tourist destination, it is easy to find a money changer. You can also withdraw money from ATMs, use cards, or the most convenient method is QRIS (Quick Response Code Indonesia Standard), which allows you to pay with QR codes. However, if you intend to bring cash, make sure it does not exceed IDR100,000,000 otherwise, you will be required to fill out a declaration and pay a tax.

Entering Bali from Singapore: Understanding the Visa Regulation

Except if you are on a business trip, Singaporeans who wish to visit Bali do not need to prepare anything for the visa. Ordinary Singapore passport holders can visit Indonesia without a visa for up to 30 days. Check https://www.imigrasi.go.id beforehand for specifics on the sorts of visits that fit under this category under “Visa Exemption (NEW).”  

Take note, however, that visa-free stays cannot be prolonged beyond the 30-day limit. If you want to stay in Indonesia for longer than 30 days, you must apply for a visa ahead of time. Because visa regulations frequently change on short notice, we recommend that you contact your travel agent or the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore for the most up-to-date information.

If you are visiting Indonesia for business, you must get a business visa. Holders of the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) are free from Indonesia’s Visit Visa restrictions as long as they are not working there. The Indonesian authorities take overstaying without the proper authorisation or visa very seriously. APEC visa holders are allowed to stay in Indonesia for up to 60 days (which cannot be extended). If you want to stay in Indonesia for longer than 90 days, you must register with the local immigration office and get the proper visa.

For you non-Singaporean tourists, you can read a complete guide about Bali visa and entry requirements, here.

How to go from Singapore to Bali: travel by air or sea?

The distance between Singapore and Bali is approximately 1,677 km. Flight is the best choice since it is separated by the ocean. You could go by the sea, but it would be a waste of time. The ferry ride from Singapore takes around two days and costs from IDR1,600,000 to IDR1,900,000. However, if you have more time and want to enjoy a unique adventure, going by sea and riding the cruise would be a great alternative.

Some airlines fly directly to Bali. Popular airlines offering this service include Singapore Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, AirAsia, Jetstar, and Scoot. The average flight time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Connecting flights are an option for those on a tight budget. However, you may need to transit through places such as Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur first.

If you opt to fly, you will fly from Changi Airport to Ngurah Rai International Airport. You may not feel jet lag upon arrival because there is no time difference between Singapore (SGT: UTC+8) and Bali (WITA: UTC+8). If you’re flying Jetstar to Bali, you’ll depart from Terminal 1. Garuda Indonesia, Scoot, and Singapore Airlines will all leave from T2. AirAsia flights from Singapore to Bali depart at T4.

Singaporeans have no entrance restrictions or visa requirements for a 30-day visit, so the only thing you need to do before landing is complete the e-Customs Declaration (e-CD) form. When you arrive, proceed straight to the immigration counter and avoid being sidetracked by other Visa-on-Arrival waits. After clearing immigration, head to the customs office and wait for your checked-in baggage, if you have any. You must scan the QR code from the e-CD and run your baggage and bags through the scanner.

You have various options for getting to your next destination after landing at Ngurah Rai Airport. You can easily locate taxis, shuttles, and even public buses. However, for a more convenient journey to Bali, you should consider renting a car. Some hotels also provide airport pick-up; however, you must notify your hotel in advance if you intend to use this complimentary service.

Bali is a paradise that you should not miss out on because there is so much to do, from the sea to the land. Every corner of Bali will make your vacation more enjoyable—you might not have experienced it before in Singapore. Several activities await you in Bali!

If you enjoy crowds and partying, Kuta, Seminyak, and Canggu are the ideal places to visit. In those locations, you can easily discover a beach club as well as another nighttime attraction. Their beach is also ideal for watching the sunset and crashing waves while surfing. So, if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of life and want to experience the pulse of Bali, those are the places to visit.

Ubud, Nusa Dua, and Amed will have more quiet and calming vibes. Ubud lies near Bali’s lust forest, and the centrepiece is the Sacred Monkey Forest, which should not be missed. Nusa Dua offers a gorgeous beach as well as elegant lodgings, making it a popular destination for family vacations. Meanwhile, Amed is ideal for a one-of-a-kind journey because it is rarely frequented by visitors.

Due to its popularity, Bali is accessible from all around the world. So it’s really simple to go from Singapore to Bali. You’ll also come across several items you’ve never seen before in Singapore. Allow the island’s beautiful beauty to heal your soul!

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