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    • Contact details for Hotel Jati Asih?

      Soe Dec 18, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      Hello, I visited Soe 3 weeks ago (November 2014), and stayed at hotel Jati Asih. Pretty nice and cheap place, which was recommended on the Lonely Planet. The problem is that I forgot a camera in my room when I checked out. I've been desperately trying to get in touch with the hotel, but the number I have seems to be wrong, because I can't get through. The number I have is 038822407

      Can somebody please help?? I'm really sad to lose not just the camera but all my photos on the memory card... :-(

    • Bangka or belitung

      Pulau Bangka Nov 30, 2014 at 9:42 PM

      Hi.....i am a expat living in Jakarta and planning a three day trip to Bangka belitung in December.

      I just have a quick question --- i should plan to spend more time in Bangka or in Belitung? this will help me decide where should I book my flights to and hotel?

      Thanks in advance, Piyush

    • bandung bandung!!!

      Bandung Dec 13, 2014 at 6:45 AM

      Where to stay?
      Point of interest?
      Where to hire driver to go taman safari in bogor?worth going and how long does it take from bandung?
      Shopping and cafe to recommend?

    • need help on solo

      Solo Dec 2, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      need to know on the above mention place to stay near nightlife

    • Raja Ampat transport

      Raja Ampat Dec 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      I am going to Raja Ampat In about two weeks. I will arrive in Sorong next December 24, and i will spend 9 days staying in two different homestays. I have a few questions:

      I would like to stay in Batanta island; is there a public transport to get there?(I am travelling alone)

      Is it better to book the homestays in advance or is it easy to find a place when i get there?

      Do you know some good homestays on different island Which are possible to reach without spending a lot of money chartering a boat just for myself? (I would like a place with beach-front snorkeling)

      Thank you very much for your information

      Bye bye Alessandro

    • Driver recommendation for 2 days

      Bandung Nov 24, 2014 at 8:58 AM

      Hi all. I will be heading to Bandung for a 3D2N trip and intended to hire a driver for the first 2 days. Anyone can recommend some reliable with good reputation drivers/company to me please? Anyone used DOM and Zafiracar before? Any comments on their service? Thank you very much.

    • Is it cheap to live in Bali more than 6 months

      Bali Dec 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

      Is it cheap to live in Bali more than 6 months i.e. and operate an online business. Is there good internet etc there?

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      What are the current office addresses of Xpress Air and Citilink in Jakarta?

      Jakarta Nov 29, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      Hi, can I know the Head Office addresses of Xpress Air and Citilink in Jakarta? I just want to be sure they have not moved elsewhere.
      The addresses (from 2010) : Xpress Air, Boutique Office Park, Kemayoran, Jln. Benyamin Sueb Blok A No. A11, Jakarta 10210.
      Citilink, Menara Citicon, Lt. 16, Jl. Letjen S. Parman Kav. 72, Jakarta Barat, DKI, Jakarta 11410.

      Kindly advise if there are changes in their addresses.

    • Taking Lamb meat

      Bali Nov 25, 2014 at 6:33 PM

      Hi there,
      does anyone know about new rules for taking Lamb meat to Bali?
      we are going Bali in December and plan to take 20 kg of lamb meat with us, i know we have declare it but what is the procedure after that?

    • joglosemar bus to semarang

      Solo Nov 22, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      I have not been able to glean much information from their website about the travel time to semarang and the tariffs.
      appreciate if any member who has ridden with them can help.

    • Bali Itinerary for 5 Days

      Bali Dec 20, 2014 at 12:16 AM

      Hello Folks !!

      I'll be traveling solo to Bali next week Dec 25-29 and i'd appreciate if anyone can help me with a good 5D itinerary.Well since theres so much to do and see in Bali,I'd like to restrict my self to Temples,nature and other aspects of cultural significance to Bali.I'm not much into beaches or night clubs.
      Also,can anyone recommend me a good tour operator ?

      Thanks !!

    • Airport layover

      Denpasar Dec 19, 2014 at 4:08 AM

      Hi there

      I have a flight from Dili Timor Leste to Bali on Sriwijaya Air and then i have a connecting flight to Jakarta in the afternoon like less than 2 hrs after landing

      I was wondering is it very quick process to let says get off the plane, pay the $35USD for Visa On arrival, get stamped into Indonesia, exit customs then find my way to DOMESTIC DEPARTURES where they probably gave me my Jakarta boarding pass in Dili and all whats left is to pay domestic departure tax and go through security as there is no need to exit Indonesia as this is a Domestic flight

      I am flying Sriwijaya Air so does this mean there is a seperate terminal at Bali airport for Domestic flights?

      Also how much do i pay for departure tax tax for a domestic flight

      I have never traveled to Bali Airport before as next week will be a huge challenge and I cant miss my flight to Jakarta as that means having to by another flight

    • conection time in Jakarta to domestic flight

      Indonesia Yesterday

      I would deeply appreciate advice on the following:
      I’m planning a flight to Manado with my family (2 adults and 2 children 11yrs old) on April 2015.
      How much time do I have to consider when I land on Wednesday at 22:05 pm with international flight (Qatar Airways from Doha) at terminal 2 D in Jakarta to take a connection flight to Manado?
      I have check-in luggage and want to take local flight to Manado at 01:45 with Batik Air at terminal 3 but I don't know if 3:40 is enough time to get off from one flight, pass through immigration (I will get the Visa in advance in France, in order to gain some time) and check our luggage in Batik Air and board the plane.

      Many thanks in advance


    • Exchanging $100 USD Bills

      Bali Dec 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      Hello folks,

      I'll be arriving in Bali next week from India and i have been told that i cannot exchange USD $100 bills printed prior to 2006.Is this correct ? The USD $100 bills i have received from my forex agent are the newer 2009A series bills,the one with Blue 3D security ribbon ? Is this something i need to worry about ?

      Thanks !

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      Bandung Experts...?

      Bandung Dec 14, 2014 at 11:14 PM

      I'm about to head off on a magazine assignment to Bandung, Java, and I wondered if anyone could recommend any really exciting (and preferably unexpected) things to see or do...? Anything that is new or particularly iconic for Bandung (ie not something you can easily see elsewhere) would be perfect.
      Terima Kasih

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      fair price tour.

      Rantepao Dec 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      Hello...I am trying to arrange a tour to Rantepao but they are charging a fortune...Can anyone recommend a reliable guide with a fair price? How much would be for a 4 days tour from Makassar? tks

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      tour guide

      Makassar Nov 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      Can anyone recommend a guide to spend 4 days in Rantepao area?

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      Lombok: how to get from Lembar Port to North part or to Gili ?

      Bali Nov 25, 2014 at 8:44 PM

      Hello :)

      Could you help me, please? :)
      My husband and I are going to Bali & Lombok / Gili in April 2015.

      1) Maybe do you know, how we can get from the port in Lombok (Lembar) to the North area in Lombok? :)
      Here is map what I mean:

      2) If we get off the boat (cheaper one: in Lombok at 01:00 am or 7:00 am - do you know is there any buses which can takes us to Nothern area of Lombok?
      2a) If yes, do you know where I can find time of departures this buses and prices? ;)
      (We hear that is better to avoid taxi drivers and thats why we prefer buses)

      3) Or how to get from Lombok to Gili?

      I will extremely thankful for you for any information :)
      Kind regards! :)

    • Travel Tips

      Bali Dec 4, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      Any tips when travel to Bali?

    • Bandung 22 - 26 December

      Bandung Dec 10, 2014 at 9:30 PM


      Am considering a short trip and Bandung is on the list. However, the impression I get is that traffic may be mad during this period. Any advice on this? What's Christmas like in Bandung?


    • Which beach for Snorkelling? getting there advice needed as well

      Bali Dec 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM

      Hi all

      Need some quick responses as I'm trying to decide whether to visit Bali pre-Christmas till Boxing Day and need to book flights soon.

      1. What beach is good for snorkeling? I did some research and seems Blue Lagoon and Amed are good?

      2. The beaches that are good for snorkelling seem further away than the usual Kuta, Nusa Dua etc. How do I get there? Any idea of cost of driver and car hire? Is it possible to get a driver and car from the airport or do I have to pre-book?

      3. Is it a good idea to travel from this seemingly out of the way beach to Ubud?

      Thanks for replies!

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      Best way from Bali to Bromo

      Indonesia Nov 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM

      I am leaving from Bali heading to Yojakarta.
      I would like to visit Bromo on the way.
      What is the best way to do that? By plane? Bus?

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      looking for people to hang out with in bali and or travel with

      Bali Nov 6, 2014 at 7:32 AM

      Well yeah I'm interning at the veterinary department here for 3 weeks in denpasar but work is pretty scarce lmao..if anyone wants to chill, travel or even grab some shisha let me know!

      4 Answers Nov 6, 2014 at 10:17 PM
    • Our Driver Putu from trip 2010

      Ubud Nov 2, 2014 at 4:39 AM



      does anyone recognize Putu from this picture?

      He was our driver when we stayed in Ubud Feb to March 2010.

      Now we are coming back i December and would love to have him as out driver again, but I cant find his business card with mail address or phone.

      Anyone out there able to help?



      4 Answers Nov 4, 2014 at 1:06 PM
    • Aligatour Tour company for Sukamade tour?

      Banyuwangi Nov 1, 2014 at 5:31 PM

      Seen what looks like a very professional tour company based in Banyuwangi called aligatours

      who organise tours to places like Mount Bromo tours, Ijen Crater, Baluran, Menjangan island and Sukamade.
      Prices are good and they respond to questions quickly so seem good but I can't find any reviews on the company.
      Has anybody had any experience with them and willing to comment?

      1 Answer Nov 2, 2014 at 6:20 AM
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      Lombok Oct 29, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      Hi travelers, we will be traveling to Lombok first time in May 2015 and would like to know best area for us to stay. Ease to move around to beach / street food / restaurants.
      We have four nights and thinking of splitting the say in two different locations.

      Thanks !

      4 Answers Oct 31, 2014 at 6:09 AM
    • hotel in bali from iran

      Bali Oct 29, 2014 at 6:08 AM


      i am travel azhancy in iran and i want to send some of my passengers to bali but i cant find cheap hotel for theme.travelres has paied money in our site

      and they sign uped and now i cant payback thier money please help me


      5 Answers Nov 4, 2014 at 12:10 AM
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      Travelling as a lone parent with a child

      Bali Oct 29, 2014 at 5:19 AM

      Hi all,

      just wondering whether anyone had any advice on travelling to Bali as a single mother with a 7 year old. I was looking to travel to Ubud and then Sanur, for around 2ish weeks (maybe 3). Does anyone have any tips, advice or recommendations on "must do" activities?. I want my son to experience as much of the culture as possible, without boring him, as well as a fun beach holiday. Plus, I would like to know if it is safe. I have read the Balaniese people adore children, but would like some feedback from someone who knows their way around or may be a single parent that has travelled with a child themselves.

      Many thanks!


      3 Answers Nov 24, 2014 at 1:45 AM
    • The name of Hotel / Homestay ??

      Kuta Oct 28, 2014 at 8:53 AM

      In Jan. 2012 I stayed at a hotel / homestay on Gang Sorga, adjacent to Poppies 1. I am looking for the name of this place. It was directly beside Hotel Sorga, which is at the beach end of the laneway just metres away from Poppies 1.
      Another hotel I am certain of as you enter Gang Sorga from Poppies 1 is New Arena. Any mention of hotels on google maps, Tripadvisor or Google Earth are not the hotel I am looking for. I cannot find its name in travel guides.
      This would be the best information I could give as to the relative location of the homestay / hotel name I look for.
      This is a link to the some photos of the pool and rooms surrounding.

      1 Answer Oct 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM
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      Other beaches? Bali, Kuta

      Bali Oct 27, 2014 at 6:29 AM

      Hi all, after viewing the helpful answers to my previous question, I have decided to still visit Kuta beach for a try since it is only nearby my booked hotel. I would like to ask what are the other beaches I can visit. I will be staying at Holiday Inn Express just nearby Kuta beach. What are some nice beaches around that area and how do I get there? Thanks (:

      3 Answers Oct 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM
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      Is Kuta Beach worth visting?

      Bali Oct 25, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      Hi all, I will be visiting Bali, Indonesia in December 2014 and my booked hotel is nearby Kuta Beach. I Googled on Kuta Beach and found countless reviews terming Kuta Beach polluted and dirty. I saw some photos as well and was shocked at the mount of trash scattered along this beach. So is Kuta Beach worth visiting? Is Kuta Beach still a trashland?

      6 Answers Oct 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM
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      15 days trip

      Indonesia Oct 20, 2014 at 7:05 AM

      Can you give a sugestion for a 15 days trip to Indonesia? Iam not too much for beaches, although I won't miss Bali and more for cultural spots or inland landscape. Thanks

      6 Answers Oct 21, 2014 at 5:17 AM
    • Visa to Bali

      Bali Oct 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM

      I am an American who is also an Israeli. Can I qualify for Visa-on-Arrival in Bali if I am traveling on my American passport? My American passport indicates that I was born in Israel.

      5 Answers Oct 20, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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      Drive/Parking near the Kawah Ijen ?

      Kawah Ijen Oct 18, 2014 at 8:31 AM

      I'm going to visit the plase next weekend. My plan is to rent a car and drive from Surabaya but I can't find anywhere where should I destiny. The PHKA (Forest Protection and Nature Conservation) post at Paltuding is suppose to be closest place from wher hiking is required but where is it exactly and am I allowed to drive/park there with private car?

      4 Answers Dec 5, 2014 at 7:10 AM
    • Area and hotel for 45+ years old on Bali

      Bali Oct 17, 2014 at 7:41 AM

      I´m going to Bali in January. Which is the best area to stay if you are 45+ and want to avoid all the partying at Kuta? Do you also know a nice, clean and safe hotel/hostel near the beach?
      Thank you so much!

      4 Answers Oct 21, 2014 at 9:54 AM
    • 8 days in Bali celebrating my anniversary and help in my itinerary.

      Bali Oct 15, 2014 at 8:18 PM

      Hi all,

      I will be going over to Bali next year to celebrate my 1 year anniversary with my wife and it have always been 1 of the dream place i wanted to visit.

      Things we plan to do during our stay there:
      1. Trekking at campuhan ridge walk or if there is any other places better?
      2. Gigit waterfalls
      3. watersport & island hopping
      4. Look for balinese furniture at ubud area
      5. Massage
      6. Watch sunrise and sun set (Do not have to be on the same day)
      7. Friendly private balinese driver to bring us around on the above activities and estimated per day rate.

      Would appreciate any recommendations on any other place of interest, food, shopping

      Wilson Lee

      2 Answers Nov 22, 2014 at 4:48 AM
    • quirky or interesting district for accomodation

      Medan Oct 14, 2014 at 11:23 PM

      I will be travelling to Medan later this month for a few nights before i head slowly south. As I'm a solo traveler, i like to stay in shared and/ or sociable accommodation. does anyone have any recommendations on any hostels/ guesthouses etc or even a good district to head to?
      Cheers, :)

      3 Answers Oct 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM
    • Spice tour

      Ambon Oct 14, 2014 at 2:24 AM

      Hi,Is it possible to view spice processing areas or factories.

      With thanks Alan Wallis.

    • Snorkeling in Bali

      Bali Oct 8, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      What is the best place to go as a base for snorkeling trips. I don't want to go to Nusa Dua.

      2 Answers Oct 11, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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      Travel tips Bali to Lombok

      Bali Oct 7, 2014 at 5:57 AM


      I am in Bali Lombok area for 2 weeks. I will be flying into one of the islands from Singapore and out of one of the islands to KL. I would also like to visit the Gili Islands or the party island there. I don't want to spend lots of time traveling on boats. Can you please suggest the best way to do this please. And the travelling time between islands

      Thank you

      1 Answer Oct 7, 2014 at 1:33 PM
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      Looking for companions

      Bali Oct 6, 2014 at 11:06 PM

      I am 42 years old male solo traveler from Pakistan and shall be in bali from 28 dec 2014 to 6 jan 2014. Looking for party and companion(s)/ groups of like-minded fellows. Also need advice where to stay and what to do? Regards.

      2 Answers Oct 7, 2014 at 4:21 AM
    • Booking flights with Lion Air

      Lombok Oct 5, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      Hi, I am wanting to book flights with Lion Air in busy season (January) and their website doesn't allow overseas credit cards. Can someone please tell me how I can go about booking as I don't want to miss out on seats? Thanks

      2 Answers Oct 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM
    • Buying Spices

      Maluku Province Oct 4, 2014 at 12:49 PM

      Hi,hoping to arrive Ambon in the near future,looking for buying and cultivation of spices.

      Best location for this and knowledge tours.

      With thanks Al.

      2 Answers Oct 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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      airlines to choose

      Bali Oct 3, 2014 at 7:29 AM

      Can you please recommend airlines to use between Singapore,Bali,Lombok and Kuala Lumpar please.



      10 Answers Nov 4, 2014 at 12:12 AM
    • Surabaya International Aiport direct to Cemoro Lawang

      Surabaya Sep 28, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      Hi Im planning to take a chartered vehicle directly from Surabaya International airport to Cemoro Lawang, in order to cut on travelling time by waiting, hopping on multiple buses or taxis from various locations. I already have a reserved accomodation in Cemoro Lawang.

      My question is
      1. what is the recommended taxi (chartered vehicle) company i can get from the airport?
      2. Is the company operating within the airport (e.g. there's a counter i can go to?)
      3. do you know approximately the price from Surabaya International airport to Cemoro Lawang?

      I just want to make sure im engaging the right company and paying the right price for the service.

      Thanks in advanced

      3 Answers Oct 1, 2014 at 12:52 AM
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      Bali things

      Bali Sep 28, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      hi I will be in bali early november 2014. could anybody recommend any good hotels close to beach (reasonable price) and central location..don't hate me but first will be around kuta area ;-) also can anybody recommend any good tailors there?

      5 Answers Oct 9, 2014 at 5:04 AM
    • jewellery shops in bali

      Bali Sep 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM

      Where is the cheapest shop to buy gold jewellery in bali

      2 Answers Sep 29, 2014 at 9:35 AM
    • sports store Denpasar

      Kuta Sep 23, 2014 at 1:28 PM

      Can anyone recommend a good sports store in Denpasar?

      1 Answer Oct 1, 2014 at 7:28 AM
    • Bali next week

      Bali Sep 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Anyone traveling to Bali next week?

      1 Answer Oct 5, 2014 at 3:50 AM
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      Hiking Mt Batur 20 Sept 2014

      Bali Sep 18, 2014 at 1:59 AM

      Anyone interested hiking mt Batur on 20Sept??
      Apparently, the guide doesn't want to pick up a single person or he will charge a ridiculous price.. so if someone wanted to join the hike, it would be excellent..

    • Is Bali dangerous at the moment?

      Bali Sep 16, 2014 at 5:44 PM

      We were thinking of travelling to Bali in 2 weeks (havent booked yet) but have seen on the smart traveller website that it says to exercise a high degree of caution due tot he likelihood of a terrorist attack with everything happening at the moment?

      11 Answers Sep 20, 2014 at 5:10 PM
    • Bali travel buddy

      Bali Sep 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM

      Is anyone travelling to Bali next week?

      6 Answers Sep 17, 2014 at 10:42 PM