1. Quick-dry clothing.
Packing clothing that can dry quickly is essential. This way, any washed clothing is ready for the following day, or, if you are caught in a downpour, your clothes will make a quick come back, letting you carry on with your day.
2. Hand sanitizer.
Sanitation in Indonesia is poor. This fact, combined with inadequate infrastructure and difficult living conditions for much of the population, create a problematic situation. Being able to sanitize your hands after any situation will keep you healthy.
3. Malaria medication.
This is a must when traveling to Indonesia. Malaria is a serious disease and is prevalent in all areas of Indonesia. Be sure to protect yourself by adhering to all recommended doses of medication and taking pills as recommended by your Passport Health Travel Medicine Specialist.
4. Walking shoes.
Packing durable and sensible shoes for your Indonesian trip is essential. Shoes that can get wet, dry quickly, offer support, and hold up to wear and tear is your best bet. Some find a sandal-shoe to be the best option as it reduces the number of shoes you have to pack. Explore the options, and get what is best for you and your itinerary.
Having a small pack of tissues readily available will come in handy in a number of situations while visiting Indonesia. They can be used in bathrooms, for drying one’s hands, wiping off seats, cleaning sunglasses, and more.