INFORMATION ABOUT BALI
Bali is an Indonesian island. It is the westernmost of the Little Sund, lies between Java in the west and Lombok in the east. Bali, together with several small islands, is one of the 33 Indonesian provinces, the main and largest city is Denpasar’s half-million dollar in the south of the island.
Most members of the Indonesian Hindu minority live in Bali. Because in the case of Bali it is a mixture of Hinduism and local traditional beliefs, we are talking about Balinese Hinduism. The island is also the largest tourist destination in Indonesia, a well-known dance art, music, sculpture, painting, leather and metalworking.
The current population of the island exceeds 3 million. Most of them are Indonesians, but there are also Chinese and Indian merchants in the cities. The number of Western tourists permanently settling in Bali is rising steadily. Demographic surveillance is one of the priorities of the Indonesian government organizing a campaign for planned parenting with the slogan “Two is enough”.
The government’s action program appears to be a success, as young families currently have an average of 2-3 offspring, while the previous generations were 9 children. The bulk of the population lives in the southern and southeastern part of the island, where most of the tourism is also concentrated. Although the main Indonesian religion is Islam, up to 90% of the population in Bali is a special branch of Balinese Hinduism. The number of Muslim believers is around 5% and is slowly rising with the influx of labor from the islands of Java and Lombok. Around 1% of the population professes Christianity or Buddhism.
The official Indonesian currency is the Indonesian rupee (IDR, Rp). Foreign currencies, travelers’ checks, bills of exchange and other bank instruments can be imported to the island without any restrictions. The restriction applies only to the export of rupees. Orientation rate 1, – CZK = 500 Rp