Made Money has now moved to Garlic Lane, just down from Sucawathi Hotel – opposite Gang Nine.
Great Rates and honest money changer!
Made will also come to you to exchange your money if you have a large sum of cash. Call Made on 0812 394 877. Mention The Bali Buddy. Made also offers discounted Water Bom Park Tickets & will deliver to your Hotel/Villa.
When using a money changer make sure your money is being counted on top of the counter. Hold your Australian Dollars, watch the money being counted then recount it yourself then exchange your Aussie dollars. Be smart and you wont have any problems. Better still if in Legian call my friend Made 0812 394 877 and he will direct you to his money changer. Great person, lovely man and really honest. No money will flick under the counter with Made. He will look after you. I highly recommend Made.
Use a bank. Get as much out as you can, because each time you exchange money you are being charged up to $8. Most banks will give you a maximum of 3 mil / $300 AUD. Make sure you take your card with you & use ATM machines in DAY LIGHT HOURS ONLY.
Be careful using ATM cards in shops, you risk your bank account being completely emptied. Use Visa Card in reputable shops such as The Carrafour, Geneva, Surfboard Outlets, and Resorts. It is common to be charged 3% and sometimes more when using your Visa Card, so do check.
The Rupiah is very easy to understand. Try and purchase as much small money as possible. The working Balinese rarely carry a float, so morning prices such as Taxi’s and shops will have very little small money, if any.
The below rates vary depending on the Australian $ at the time of reading.
Do not use ATM Machines at Night
Use your hotel safety deposit box for all cash/ATM/Visa cards/Passports & Wallets. We use our Bali wallets to carry our rup (money) & at night only carry what we need.