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    • Jakarta to Bali on November 23 to December 3, 2015

      Bali Sep 27, 2015 at 6:55 AM

      Hi Everyone! Will be traveling alone from Jakarta to Bali. I'm looking forward to meet other backpackers and new friends


      Bali Oct 1, 2015 at 8:19 AM

      looking for recommendation for accommodation for ubud.

      Any thoughts on The Lokha Ubud ?

    • VOA extension or Tourist Visa??? (Repost - not sure if first post went through)

      Bali Oct 3, 2015 at 3:50 AM

      Hey guys,

      Myself and a friend are heading to Bali at the end of this month, with the plan to stay there for around 60 days (until around xmas time). But I have still yet to decide whether to get a Tourist Visa beforehand or get our VOAs extended while we are out there. In regards to the VOA extension, do you have to leave and come back into Indonesia (and fly to say Singapore and back) or can you get the extension done without leaving Bali? Also as an additional note, I went to Bali by myself earlier this summer and got a VOA, but didn't get it extended, and left on time (I was there for 29 days). Also we both don't live far from the Indonesian Consulate in London where we would go to get our Tourist Visas.

      So yes if you guys are able to help and give clarity around what you feel is the best option to go for the VOA extension or the tourist visa , such input will be greatly appreciated!

      Many thanks,


    • Car and guide driver Tanah Toraja

      South Sulawesi Province Sep 11, 2015 at 9:26 AM

      what / who can you recommend for a private driver from Makassar to Tanah Toraja and a guide in Tanah Toraja?

    • Where to Stay- Sanur, Nusa Dua or Ubud

      Bali Sep 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM

      we are planning a trip in Feb 2016. Bring a six month old. Cannot decide where to stay - Sanur, Nusa Dua or Ubud?

      We would like to see a mix of everything - The beach and the land.

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      Off to Bali soon!!

      Bali Sep 23, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      Looking to go to Seminyak in Bali in Nov 2015, have not done much research yet, I was looking to wing it when we get there actually. Any recommendations, do's and don't s, must see or must stay away, tips and tricks, general advice???

      Anything at all really, we are quite a laid back couple who love shopping, partying, beaches, exploring, great food and chillin out.

      Many thanks in advance

    • On a budget

      Lombok Sep 15, 2015 at 6:59 PM

      I'll be going on a holiday by the end of October for 3 days.
      Any advice on how to travel around? Which is better, by renting a car or just take a taxi?
      Whats the budget for all (excluding hotel & flight)?

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      Accomodation Java, Jakarta, Bali

      Indonesia Sep 8, 2015 at 5:40 AM

      I'm planning a backpacking trip to Indonesia with my friend. I'm wondering how hostels measure up when it comes to security, hygine and friendliness. We are looking into Bali, Java and Jakarta. Anyone want to share experiences, tips?


    Near Banjarmasin

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      Bus schedule from Banjarmasin going West.

      by MagicalSparkle Online Now Apr 15, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      Does anyone know what time buses go to Palangkaraya from Banjarmasin?
      Is the more than one?
      Thank you :)

      1 Answer Apr 30, 2014 at 4:00 AM
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      Tanjung Puting National Park - Is anyone going this week?

      by MagicalSparkle Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      Hey there!

      I'd really like to go to Tanjung Puting national park this week. I'm currently in Banjarmasin and am looking for some other people to join up with to go on a tour! I'd like to go in a few days so, any time from 15th April 2014.

      Please get in touch if you're interested!



      1 Answer Apr 6, 2015 at 1:03 PM
    • getting around canals and to floating markets

      by jubob66 Online Now Mar 3, 2011 at 1:50 AM

      I am wondering how easy it is to get a guide to take us in a boat around the canal system and to floating market. Would it be easy to arrange once in Banjarmasin or is it something that needs to be arranged before arrival. We are planning on being there for 2 days in July and would welcome any recommendations. Thank You.

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      Going upstream from Banjarmasin

      by HaoleMan Online Now Oct 29, 2010 at 2:31 PM

      I have many questions, and would welcome contact with locals from the area. I am still doing my research, but it looks like I must go to Kalimantan! I am a diamond miner. I dig. I do not work for any company, only myself and the miners who chose to be partners with me. I am very good at what I do, but the diamond fields in Arkansas, USA, are used up.

      do the miners in Kalimantan still find good stones? Do they get good prices when selling? My buyers in USA pay from4-$20 a point [400-2,000 a carat] They want me to go to Kalimantan and dig the way we do in the USA. It is a very productive way to work.

      Are the mineral rights in the ground held by property owners or the Indonesian government? Will the local miners work with an American? I am not rich. I work very hard, and very smart. Is it difficult to get government work permits for an American?

      Are there many crocodiles in the rivers? Are there many poisonous snakes? Are the fish good to eat?

      2 Answers Oct 31, 2010 at 2:59 AM
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      Banjamarsin - have you been there?

      by sybille Online Now Sep 20, 2007 at 8:19 PM

      I would be interested in hearing from any member who has been to Banjamarsin. Did you use the town as a base for exploring further afield, did you go on day trips? Did you make your own arrangements or did you travel as part of an organised tour? Having read conflicting comments, I am trying to ge a feel for the place, as I would really like to spend some time in Kalimantan.

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2007 at 2:00 AM