PROVISIONING & BUNKERING
- Available Saumlaki, Alor, Lembata, Larantuka, Maumere, Nagekeo, Riung, Labuan Bajo, Medana Bay, Lovina Bay, Jepara, Kumai, Belitung, Tanjung Jabung, Singkep, Daik on Lingga Island, Tanjung Pinang.
- Will likely be in drums. Local service stations have the cleanest fuel because of their higher turnover but can be some distance from anchorage.
- Check fuel before putting in tank for water & contaminates
- Available at Bali & Kumai
- Fresh fruit & veges from the local markets. Go early and wash all produce in antibacterial or a mild bleach solution
- Soft drinks
- Clean drinking water in blue sealed bottles
- White flour
- Peanuts & cashew nuts
- A limit range of cereal
- Dried beans & lentils
- Herbs & spices
- Canned tuna
- Fresh eggs. Carry your own plastic egg container for getting them back to the boat unbroken
Difficult to get
- Good quality toilet paper, paper towels
- Personal products – brands available at home
- Good insect repellent
- Butter & Yogurt (Only found in some areas)
- Fresh or long life milk. Milk powder is available – packages with adults on are less likely to be sweetened
- Specialty flours ie wholemeal, bread mixes
- Dried herbs. Carry plenty of bay leaves to assist with counteracting weevils.
- Canned veges especially tomatoes, corn, beetroot
- Canned fruit except pineapple & lychees
- Good quality meat. Some major supermarkets in the big towns stock meat but is often expensive.
- Wines and Spirits are hard to find. Local beer is available in some places.
- Boat parts
- Have plenty of good insect repellent
- Cover up. Wear light clothing that covers shoulders & knees. Remember Indonesia is mainly Muslim
- Carry anti -malarial treatments and test kits
- Ensure that your inoculations are up to date especially tetanus
- Treat scratches & wounds seriously. Clean, treat and cover.
- It is also recommended that you are vaccinated against tetanus, hepatitis A & B, polio, typhoid & rabies. Japanese Encephalitis does crop up in some areas and can also be inoculated against.
- Wash all fruit and vegetables in an anti bacterial solution or a mild bleach solution
- Kids: caps; balls ie tennis, soccer, volleyball, etc; pencils; lollies, lollipops
- Adults: sunglasses;goggles/dive masks; hats; English/Indonesian dictionairies; tarps; Rope
- Schools: Pencils, Paper, Exercise books, stickers, marker pens
- Have some gifts for people such as regent or representative of districts. These can be tasteful souvenirs of your country.
Have a ships stamp. Indonesian Officials love stamps
Bargain for things that don’t have a price. It can be lots of fun