Global Travelers

Welcome! We are looking forward to seeing you in Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesian!

At PICEMA 2018 you will have the opportunity to meet like minded professionals from across the world and exchange information and insights, discuss research opportunities and learn about the research of others.

Visas

The Indonesian government requires residents of many countries to obtain a temporary visa before entering the Indonesian. It is very important to apply for a visa at least 90 days prior to departure. For information on Indonesian visa policies and procedures, visit http://www.imigrasi.go.id/

Cultural Nuances

In West Sumatra almost all communities are strong with culture and religion. Most people are Muslim. Indonesian society is famous for its hospitality and politeness.

ATTIRE
The culture of dressing in western Sumatra is to use hijab for women, and free for men, at least covering the chest to the feet. Click here.

THE HANDSHAKE
Handshake is also often done in West Sumatra, but some people just shake hands only on same-sex, men with men, women with women. Click here.

Event Basics

LANGUAGE
Sessions at the event are conducted in English.

WEATHER
In September, Padang has average highs of 28-32°C.

EXCHANGE RATE
Help plan your trip by checking the current exchange rate of your currency to Indonesian Rupiahs.

TIME
Padang is in the Asia Pacific Time Zone. (UTC+07:00) Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta

ELECTRICITY
The Indonesian uses 220V

INTERNET ACCESS
Most hotels offer high-speed Internet connections either in the room or on public areas within the hotel. Some access requires a fee. Ask the hotel staff if you are unsure.