Country - Led Initiative

in support of the United Nations Forum on Forests

“Multi Year Programme of Work of United Nations Forum on

Forests: Charting the Way Forward to 2015”

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali, Indonesia

13-16 February 2007

 

GENERAL INFORMATION NOTES

 

 

BALI – THE ISLAND OF PARADISE

An Indonesia Province with Denpasar as its capital, Bali has been known for its blend of beautiful nature and culture.  The beautiful rural panoramas and beaches have  been told  to visitors’ relatives and  friends   through  postcards and emails, and so have the  beautiful dances and the accompanying dynamic music.  Bali does not need further description, but you may want to visit http://www.balitourismauthority.net/ home.asp.   

 

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa– THE VENUE

Most meeting facilities in Bali are centred around its capital Denpasar.  The city itself is more dedicated for the local life, while international activities are mostly located at the nearby busy Kuta Beach area, the Sanur Beach Area that is growing to match Kuta, and the conference plus leisure dedicated Nusa Dua area.  The last is deemed suitable for an effective and enjoyable Country-Led Initiative Meeting.

 

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa (http://nusaduahotel.com/) is a planned five star development complete with extensive facilities and an exciting variety of water sports. In the backyard you can enjoy swimming in the spacious pools within the beautiful garden filled with showering bougaunville, graceful frangipani and hibiscus of every colour, which lead to the golden beach suitable for swimming.  

 

English is widely understood since Bali is a popular international tourist destination.

 

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Arrangements have been made by the National Organising Committee to reserve accommodation for participants at c at the rates specified in the Attendance Form.  The rates are net of discounts and include all taxes and service charges.  However, the Organizing Committee cannot be held responsible for any change in rates or non availability of rooms.  Further arrangement will be handled by Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa (e-mail: sales@nusaduahotel.com, http://www.nusaduahotel.com).

 

As soon as possible, but not later than 12 January 2007, requests for hotel accommodation should be made on the Attendance Form and sent to the CLI Secretariat (one for each participant). Requests for hotel reservations made after the date cannot be guaranteed.  Kindly indicate the order of your room types (standard, deluxe, palace) of preference on the form.  All rooms will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and in accordance with the information provided in the attendance-hotel reservation form.  

 

While you stay in the hotel, breakfasts are included in the room rate, and lunches during meetings are provided by the Organising Committee.  Dinners will also be held as scheduled in the Programme except on the 15 and 16th of February 2007, which will be a free program.

 

Participants not staying at the officially designated hotels will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to their respective hotels to Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa.

 

Before departure from hotel, delegates are expected to settle directly in Indonesian currency with the respective hotels all accounts, including room charges and other expenses, such as for local and long-distance telephone calls, Internet use, business centre use, laundry, room and hotel transportation services, mini-bar items, as well as restaurant and bar services. Participants are also responsible for any charges incurred with respect to rooms remaining vacant owing to their late arrival or rescheduled departure for which inadequate prior notice is given.

 

TIME

Bali  time is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

 

HEALTH AND VACCINATION

International health certificates for smallpox and cholera are not required.  Evidence of valid yellow fever vaccinations are required only of travellers coming from infected areas.

 

CURRENCY

Most transactions are in Indonesian rupiah.  Money changers can be found in hotels and close to shopping areas with the exchange rates ranging from 9,150 to 9,300 rupiah per US dollar.  

 

IMMIGRATION AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Generally, temporary visitors to Indonesia are required to obtain an entry visa.  Annex I to this document shows a list of visa requirements for nationals member countries of UNFF.  Detailed information on visa requirements can be found at the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia.

 

Delegates are advised to contact the nearest Embassy/Consulate of Indonesia for information and/or confirmation on visa requirements. Please make sure you present an official ID or official letter identifying you as official delegate of your government for the Country-Led Initiatives in order to expedite the issuance of your visa. The addresses of all Indonesia representations outside of Indonesia can be found at the following website: http://www.deplu.go.id

 

In general, participants must hold passports which are valid for at least six months after the date of arrival.

 

AIR TRAVEL TO BALI

Major international airlines have direct flight services with major cities of Indonesia from where a connecting flight to Bali can be made.  Some airlines also have direct flights from Tokyo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Sydney.  Note:  When making flight reservations, please make sure that the travel agency selects Denpasar, Bali and does not confuse it with the city of Balikpapan in Kalimantan.

 

AIRPORT-HOTEL TRANSFER

Ngurah Rai International Airport is just 20 - 30 minutes from the Hotel.   All participants can use taxi services available at the airport to go to Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa.  A taxi ticket can be purchased directly at US$ 10.00 in the taxi service desk.

 

OPTIONS FOR ACCOMPANYING PERSONS AND EXTENDED STAYS

There are numerous options to spend time in Bali. Smailing Tours & Travel Ltd. will provide daily tour packages.   For casual trips, meter and charter taxis are available at the hotel.

 

COMMUNICATION

All correspondence concerning the meeting should be forwarded to the following address:

 

Dr. Tonny R. Soehartono
Director, National Forestry Planning and Statistics
Ministry of Forestry
Manggala Wanabakti Building, Block 7, 5th Floor

Jl. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta 10270
Facsimile No.
:        62-21-5720216
Telephone No.:       62-21-5733435           
E-mail            :       tsoehartono@yahoo.com ;
                               biroklndephut@yahoo.com


Mr. Salman Al Farisi
Director for Economic Development and Environmental Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jl. Pejambon 6, Jakarta, Indonesia 

Facsimile No.
:           62-21-3857315
Telephone No.:          62-21-3848626        
E-mail            :         salman.alfarisi@deplu.go.id ;       
                               
biroklndephut@yahoo.com

 

Mr. Tri Tharyat
First Secretary, Indonesian Mission to United Nations
325 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

Facsimile No.:           1-212-9729780
Telephone No.:          1-212-9728333        
E-mail            :         tri_tharyat@yahoo.com

 

Completed Attendance Forms for delegates should be forward to:

Mr. Eko Budhi Susantyo
Chief of the UN Affairs Section
Bureau of International Cooperation
Ministry of Forestry
Manggala Wanabakti Building, Block 7, 4th Floor

Jl. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta, Indonesia 10270
Facsimile No.:           62-21-5720210
Telephone No.:          62-21-5701114        
E-mail            :          biro.kln@dephut.go.id      

                                biroklndephut@yahoo.com

 

 

Annex  I

IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. All participants must hold passports that are valid for at least six months beyond the time of their arrival in Bali.

  2. Holders of passports issued by the following countries and areas are not required to obtain entry visas for Indonesia:

    1.

      Brunei Darussalam

    7.

      Peru

    2.

    Chile

    8.

    Philippines

    3.

    Hong Kong, China

    9.

    Singapore

    4.

    Macao, China

    10.

    Thailand

    5.

    Malaysia

    11.

    Vietnam

    6.

    Morocco

     

     

     

     

     

     

  3. Nationals of the following countries may obtain a visa on arrival:

    1.

    Argentina

    28

    Liechtenstien

    2.

    Australia

    29. 

    Luxembourg

    3.

    Austria

    30.

    Maldives

    4.

    Bahrain

    31.

    Malta

    5.

    Belgium

    32.

    Mexico

    6.

    Brazil

    33.

    Monaco

    7.

    Bulgary

    34.

    New Zealand

    8.

    Canada

    35. 

    Netherland

    9.

    Cambodia

    36.

    Norway

    10.

    China

    37.

    Oman

    11.

    Cyprus

    38.

    Poland

    12.

    Denmark

    39.

    Portugal

    13.

    Egypt

    40.

    Qatar

    14.

    Estonia

    41.

    Republic of Korea

    15.

    Finland

    42.

    Russian Federation

    16.

    France

    43.

    Saudi Arabia

    17.

    Germany

    44.

    South Africa

    18.

    Greece

    45.

    Spain

    19.

    Hungary

    46.

    Suriname

    20.

    Iceland

    47.

    Sweden

    21.

    India

    48.

    Switzerland

    22.

    Iran

    49.

    Taiwan

    23.

    Ireland

    50.

    United Arab Emirates

    24.

    Italy

    51.

    United Kingdom of Great Britain

    and Northern Ireland

    25.

    Japan

    52.

    United States of America

    26.

    Kuwait

     

     

    27.

    Laos

     

     

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