When you book a holiday to Bali or any other country, the last thing that is likely to be on your mind is purchasing outdoor furniture. But once you arrive at your holiday destination and decide to check out all the shopping opportunities you may well change your mind. Bali and other parts of Indonesia have some beautiful, handcrafted alfresco furniture that you may well want to take home with you.
That’s where you can run into a lot of problems. It is not that easy to arrange for safe transport, given the furniture must go by sea and you will need to arrange for the many different legs of the journey. First it has to be taken to a local port, then packed into a container and loaded onto the right ship, then after it arrives in Australia you’ll need to organise a truck to bring it to your home. This seems to be a lot of hassle, especially when you are on holiday and want to enjoy yourself.
When people go to Bali they want to do more than look at tourist spots or go surfing – at least, most of them do. What many people look forward to be going on a shopping spree. This is not necessarily always about clothing and accessories for themselves. Often they take a list of stuff to buy for their family and friends. And sometimes they admire the beautiful furniture and wish they could fit that in their travel bag. While this is not possible, it is possible to get Bali-type furniture such as outdoor wicker furniture from a furniture store that imports it.
So instead of wanting something that will take a great deal of effort and trouble to get back to Australia, let the store to all the work and all you’ll need to do is choose what you want and have it delivered. If you were to purchase it while in Bali, you’d have to take a day out of your holiday to arrange for transport. This will be 3 different legs of the journey, not just one.