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exchange rate

Can I ask what the current exchange rate for sterling and US dollars is to rupiahs at the moment in Bali and Lombok? Its usually much better than here but would like to confirm, thanks

Bali, Indonesia
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You can always check the update on local bank sites, e.g. Bank Negara Indonesia (http://bni.co.id), Bank Mandiri (http://bankmandiri.co.id)

Slight difference with local exchangers.

Lombok, Indonesia
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2. Re: exchange rate

Rates : http://www.balimaspintjinra.com/

Location (Lombok) : http://www.balimaspintjinra.com/lombok.php (also several offices on Bali)

BMC Lombok are a very good currency dealer, nice attitude and good service.

Prices are the same as a decent Bali currency dealer, if not then query it.

Do bear in mind that the prices can fluctuate quite a lot as the day passes.

The currency and jewellery dealer on the north western corner of the traffic lights at Cakranegara is also OK.

Always check the rates first as there is no way to check while you are there.

At BMC (linked above) they have a currency price info board, and a TV with a live forex price scrolling on it.

Check against rates against this Bali currency dealer... http://www.balibestrate.com/dmoneychanger.php

Rates are also posted on a roadside board, of course the prices inside are updated more frequently.

As mentioned above, Bank Mandiri are OK, but will likely provide a lower rate. A passport or other formal identification is normally requested in a bank, and it may take longer. Bank Mandiri nomally has a better rate than the other banks, but do check to make sure they are paying a reasonable rate.

Edited: 3:43 pm, March 30, 2013
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Thanks both of you, some good exchange rates on those sites, far better than here, so that helps my planning too as arriving tuesday. many thanks

Lombok, Indonesia
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4. Re: exchange rate

Happy travels.

Make sure you bring currency of recent issue and in very good condition.

Large denomination notes are better.

Avoid anything with creases, marks, tears or any blemishes.

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Thanks again for that info; looking forward to the sun as we have arctic conditions here! Dont think we will make komodo as in a previous post but doing lots of new things this year in Lombok and really looking forward to it. Thanks for all your posts j hercules and all other helpful tripadvisor contributors!

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