Indonesia is divided by three different time zones, which are the western part, central part, and eastern part. According to Greenwich Mean Time, the western part hour is GMT +7; the central part hour is GMT + 8; and the central part hour is GMT + 9.
The Western Part of Indonesia (GMT + 7 hours)
This part covers all of Sumatra Island, all of Java Island including the capital Jakarta, West and Central Kalimantan. Destinations which included in western part are: Jakarta, BSP Farm, Yogyakarta, Bromo, Krakatau, Thousand Islands, Bandung, Padang, and Bangka Belitung.
The Central Part of Indonesia (GMT + 8 hours)
This part covers All of Sulawesi Island, lesser sunda island such as Bali, Lombok, Sumba, and the East and South Kalimantan. Destinations which included in eastern part are: Bali, Lombok – Gili Trawangan, Wakatobi, Derawan Island, Manado, Tanjung Puting, Sumba, and Flores.
The Eastern Part of Indonesia (GMT + 9 hours)
This part covers all of Maluku Island and all of Papua Island (excluding Papua New Guinea). Destinations which is included in eastern part are: Raja Ampat and Ambon.
- Indonesia does not operate Daylight Saving Time.
- The Central Part of Indonesia, which has GMT + 8 aligns with Singapore time (one of Indonesia’s closest neighbor state), this is very useful if you are changing the time zone settings on some electronic equipment, which require you to click on specific geographical zones.