Many guests are interested in the pay scales of the people of Indonesia. The monthly wage is set by the government and ranges between $200 AUD and $250 AUD per month.
Tipping forms a large part of the income of service staff throughout Bali.You will notice that all establishments have a service charge added to the bill which is split evenly between all staff at the hotel or restaurant.
We are confident that you will be happy with the service of our six, very dedicated and long serving staff.
The minimum recommended tipping amount per week for Villa Senja is $180 ($30 per staff member) and for The Residence@Villa Senja $150 pw ($25 per staff member). Please feel free to give more if you wish.
Made will leave envelope/s for you, on the day before you leave, with the names of each staff member for you to distribute or you can give Made the total amount and he will divide and distribute.
Villa Senja Group and Tour Manager:
Made Nata PH: +62 813 380 13008
Please review the information below which can assist you during your stay:
Service charges are normally added to all Restaurant and Hotel bills throughout Bali. Please see our Important Information above for advice.
2. HEALTH AND MEDICAL:
There are some excellent western medical facilities not too far away.
a) BIMC Hospital – International Medical Assistance | www.bimcbali.com. This is located near the big roundabout on Sunset Road, opposite the DFS Galleria and is operational 24 hours per day. Ph: 761263 2.
b) International SOS | www.bali.com. Also on Sunset Road, a little closer to the airport and is operational 24 hours per day. Ph: +62 0361 710505 3. 24 Hour Medical Clinic. This is located in Jln Oberoi on the left hand side up from Semanyak Square. Call our Villa Manager Made Nata if you require any assistance.
They are called Apotek in Bali and are everywhere. You generally don’t need prescriptions. The cost can be expensive as there is no Government assistance on prescriptions. Non-prescription products are usually much cheaper than at home.
4. CHANGING MONEY:
There is a Commonwealth ATM up the road (turn left from the Villa)400 metres just past Sardines restaurant. Your ATM cards can withdraw from these in Rupiah (often easier than bringing cash over and converting through money changers). Be very careful where you change money. Only change money at money changers that have their own premises, ie: glass front air conditioned shop. If you see high rates, don’t be fooled, you will be ripped off. Don’t ever go down lanes to change money or at the little ones with the high rates. A new Money Charging Facility has opened 4 doors before Sardines on the left. There are two BMC offices in the main road at Lio corner, open 7 days and very reliable.
The Villa has a study area with a PC. The home page is set to the Villa Senja site so it is easy to find any infomation you need. The main house also has wifi for your laptop or PDA/Iphone.
The Villa phone is for local calls. Mobile calls from Bali to overseas are very expensive and are currently at $10 AUD per minute. It is also important to note that it is very expensive to receive calls from overseas on your mobile phone. Alternatively, buy a prepaid local Sim card across the road at the little Cell Phone Warung. You may find it easier to buy a cheap local mobile phone. A Nokia phone is only about $40 AUD. If you dial 01017 before your +61 overseas number the cost is about 3000 rph (35 cents per minute). This applies to your prepaid Bali number only. This cheap rate is meant to allow locals to phone overseas. Otherwise the $10 AUD per minute would be the equivalent of three day’s pay. A 100,000 rph prepaid top up for a local phone lasts for ages. There is now a new high speed internet shop 50 mts up the road on the right which has Skype booths as well.
7. TV & CABLE TV:
Each bedroom and the two lounges have flatscreen TVs with DVD players and Cable television.(7 TV’S in total) Channel 15 is the Australian Network. Bring you Ipod,Iphone or MP3 player as there is a Sony Music player in the main lounge.
There are some good reading books at the Villa. If you need a reading light for your bedroom, please ask Made and he will put one in your room. All the books are available from Periplus Book Shops which are located in all shopping areas. www.periplus.com.
9. Bali Villa Related Services (BVRS)
www.balivillarelatedservices.com present a wide choice of extra equipment that you may like to hire e.g. baby equipment, pool fences, wheelchair, etc.