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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.

    • 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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      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

    • Baggade drop room in Jakarta Airport

      by ironpony Online Now Jul 1, 2015 at 7:27 PM

      I wanna leave my baggage at a baggage room inside the Jakarta Airport.
      Is there a baggage drop room ? And if so , where is it ?


      2 Answers Jul 9, 2015 at 12:13 AM
    • SIM card purchase in Jakarta

      by ironpony Online Now Jun 17, 2015 at 11:00 PM

      I wanna purchase a SIM card for my mobile phone somewhere in Jakarta. I will make a short stopover in Jakarta - about 6 hours. So, I can afford to spend 3 hours for this purpose - start from the Jakarta airport, maybe by taxi, and buy it , and then come back.
      Which place is convenient to buy a SIM card under this condition ?


      4 Answers Jun 18, 2015 at 3:58 AM
    • Things to buy and where to get them

      by Snailman83 Online Now May 28, 2015 at 5:42 AM

      I'd like to get some crafts, I hear woodwork is a popular option, I have enough songket and batik items from Malaysia so I won't focus so much on that, although i will be getting some as well.

      I was thinking of getting some shadow puppets, wood boxes and carvings as gifts. Can someone give me an idea of what's available, common items and things to take home and buy as gifts, as well as where best to get them. I will be in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya. I'm still in the early stages of planning my itinerary so I haven't gotten around to the shopping part yet. I know there are plenty of malls in Indonesia, Jakarta especially but there don't seem to be all that many markets.

      4 Answers May 31, 2015 at 12:16 PM
    • looking for trusted driver in jakarta

      by Ms.chel Online Now Apr 23, 2015 at 11:59 PM


      Recommend any good service plus trusted driver in jakarta?

      recommend which nice & cheap shopping mall nearby swiss belhotel mangga besar and also some famous and delicious restaurant around?

      is taman safari, bogor is a worth place to go?


      3 Answers May 11, 2015 at 6:52 AM
    • current airport tax ?

      by easytrip Online Now Feb 27, 2015 at 10:58 PM

      What is the current jakarta airport tax for international flight ? mtks!

      3 Answers Feb 28, 2015 at 2:43 AM
    • Query form train fron Jakarta to YOGYAKARTA

      by easytrip Online Now Feb 26, 2015 at 10:32 PM

      Would like to know if there is a train leaving Jakarta in the evening and arrival YOGYAKARTA around midnight( before or around 12:00 pm). The train time table on website are different and don't know which one is correct.

      1 Answer Feb 26, 2015 at 11:41 PM
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      Visa problem (My brother needs help)

      by reza0015 Online Now Jan 22, 2015 at 3:07 AM

      Hey guys, My brother has a problem with his visa in Indonesia, he has a 5 years old kid and I'm looking for a reliable agent to help him.
      if you have any useful information regarding it, Please let me know ASAP.
      you can email me to : an leave your phone number for me.
      or if you have a Viber you can call me at : 0060162960261.

      Best regards.

      10 Answers Jan 23, 2015 at 1:00 AM
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      What are the current office addresses of Xpress Air and Citilink in Jakarta?

      by Chyan Online Now 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.

      2 Answers Nov 30, 2014 at 7:19 AM
    • Lounge in Jakarta Airport

      by lilywong Online Now Nov 11, 2014 at 7:54 AM


      Heard that there's a nice lounge/club in Jakarta airport which we can enjoy buffet. Can anyone help me about this? My flight departing Jakarta is 8:30pm while hotel check out time is 12 noon. Since I may not do any touring but rather stay at the airport if there's a place for food and can relax.

      Many tks,

      6 Answers Nov 12, 2014 at 9:24 PM
    • Muslimah Product

      by HALIMGOH Online Now Aug 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM

      Would like to know more the place and shopping mall those selling of muslimah product ?

      3 Answers Aug 22, 2014 at 9:05 PM
    • phuket holiday for 40 persons in September 10-12, 2014

      by WisnuN Online Now Jun 25, 2014 at 3:20 AM

      hi anyone, please inform if u know the Phuket's tour guide which are available or possible to guide 40 persons in September 10-12, 2014.

      Thanks guys.

      3 Answers Jun 26, 2014 at 12:59 AM
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      Follow Tour Guide or Explore by ourselves?

      by linchong311 Online Now Jun 22, 2014 at 7:49 AM

      I' ll be travelling to Jakarta on Sept 2014. I'm thinking whether we should find a local tour guide or explore by ourselves. May I know whether the attractions or interesting places are all located at central Jakarta? Is there convenient to walk around or may be take the public transport? If we want to travel far from the central, how do we find the relevant transport?

      11 Answers Oct 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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      Public Swimming Pool in South Jakarta

      by AntoniaF Online Now Apr 14, 2014 at 12:23 AM

      I think I'm getting desperate in finding a swimming pool that suits my need near my place in Cipete

      - the one in arcadia is always crowded on weekends and quite spooky on weekday nights (and the bathrooms are rundown)
      - the one in talavera used dark natural stone tiling but only provide 1 underwater lamp so it's almost like swimming blind
      - the one in oktroi is quite ok but finding a parking space is stressing me out
      - the one in citos is also parking-space challenged
      (okay...I know I'm starting to sound like Ms.Nitpicky hahaha)

      Any other place you can recommend?
      I usually swim after office hours ( so after 6pm ) on weekdays
      Nothing fancy, just need decent changing rooms and easy parking.

      3 Answers Apr 27, 2014 at 3:00 AM
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      In Jakarta for 5-6 hours

      by n4nova Online Now Mar 30, 2014 at 8:47 PM

      I will be on my way from Medan to Bali. I change my flights in Jakarta, where there is will 5-6 hours gap between two flights. I just wanted to know, whether there is anything I can cover in that time in Jakarta.

      Thanks in Advance,


      6 Answers Apr 30, 2014 at 9:39 PM
    • massage and spa in Jakarta

      by travelguy2013 Online Now Mar 25, 2014 at 5:35 AM

      Hi all -

      Am going to be in Jakarta and am looking for an affordable/cheap place to get a good massage. Will be in South Jakarta but could travel a bit if it's worth it.

      Any suggestions?


      1 Answer Apr 14, 2014 at 12:18 AM
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      buying mobile phone in JKT

      by world-g Online Now Feb 25, 2014 at 1:11 AM

      has anyone bought an unlocked GSM mobile phone in Jakarta? Where, and what are the price ranges?

      3 Answers Mar 14, 2014 at 1:01 PM
    • Sporting goods

      by MelJakarta Online Now Jan 9, 2014 at 5:31 PM

      Does anyone know where i can buy gym equipment - sit up ball, light hand held weights etc, not large machines or heavy duty blokes weight, just a few bits for a lady wanting the basics at home? Thanks.

      4 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 1:23 AM
    • Suggestions for site seeing in jakarta & which area to stay!

      by Manishnakra Online Now Jan 8, 2014 at 10:20 AM

      Hi people,
      I will land Jakarta in afternoon and have next day before I leave back.
      So in all i have 2 nights and 1.5 day in jakarta.
      Im interested to do a city tour during the day and clubbing during night.
      Im not a shopaholic.
      Recommendations needed for:-
      1) budget hotels in a lively place.
      2) where all to visit during city tour.


      5 Answers Apr 25, 2015 at 7:30 AM
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      Kopaja No. 616, useful for tourists?

      by matjung Online Now Jan 5, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      Hello dear people from Jakarta,
      I am going to arrive on a Sunday in Jakarta.
      After placing my luggage in the hotel, I thought about going to the Betawi Cultural Village to watch some local dancing.

      I already learned that bus Kopaja No 616 is going from Pasar Minggu Terminal to there.
      Is it a wise idea, that I take this bus?
      Will the driver understand some English?

      3 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 6:09 PM
    • Filming in Jakarta

      by mf2plus Online Now Oct 25, 2013 at 2:52 AM

      Hi dear fellow travelers,

      I'm planning to visit Jakarta soon. I'm a little bit of a camera buff, so I have at least 4 different cameras and harddrives. My concern is whether I need a permit to get through costumes - and basically how strict the authorities are with regards to filming?

    • Shirts in October Jakarta Indonesia

      by oeilk Online Now Oct 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      Shirts short sleeve or long sleeves in Jakarta ,Inonesia

      3 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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      What to do in Jakarta?

      by FinTrvl Online Now Oct 6, 2013 at 4:02 AM

      We are going to Jakarta in February for few days with my girlfriend. What to do in Jakarta? Where to visit? And is the weather good in February?

      9 Answers Dec 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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      how long does it take from the airport to the city?

      by mattiagar Online Now Sep 16, 2013 at 6:20 AM

      So...I'm landing in Jakarta the day after tomorrow at around 8 pm, and I booked a hotel in north jakarta (close to jakarta utara, the hotel it's the Best Western Mangga Dua). I'm leaving the day after at 6 pm (intl. flight so have to be at the airport at 4,30 pm).
      Some people told me that it can take up to 3,4 hours from the airport to north jakarta, 'cause of the crazy heavy traffic.
      Is that true? I know it has heavy traffic but 3 or 4 hours seems like an exageration.


      3 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
    • Jakarta local tour

      by H_ARIarchi Online Now Aug 11, 2013 at 7:19 AM

      I will be thankful if we can get some answers..We are seven adults visiting Jakarta enroute to yogyakarta in november ..
      Would like to take a 6 hour Jakarta city tour...Is it better to apprach Blue Bird Taxi for 7 seater van or any other operator?
      Will they come and pick us from any Hotels near by Sukarno Airport or is it a must that we stay in central jakarta hotels

      13 Answers Sep 15, 2013 at 4:26 AM
    • I lost my mobile phone at Jakarta International Airport. What to do?

      by jakartafan Online Now Jul 27, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      As I was about to board my flight out of Jakarta, I left my mobile phone unattende at a restaurant table and it was gone. It had a SimPati sim card with about Rp 100,000 load. I am abroad and will not be back in Indonesia any time soon. But I don't want my number to be used by the guy who took my mobile. The number is registered in my name with my passport number. The sim card has no password. Is there a way to cancel the number? Please help me.

      5 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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      Best way to center of Jakarta from airport

      by haysnoe Online Now Jul 1, 2013 at 12:11 AM

      What is the best way to get to our hotel from the airport in Jakarta?
      Jl. Samanhudi No.26, Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta is address.
      Maps say it's 16 miles. They haven't responded to request for shuttle.
      Should we take a cab? About how much? Is there a better way?


      5 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM
    • bars in Ramadan!

      by jakartafan Online Now Jun 21, 2013 at 9:28 AM

      what about bars. Are they open in Jakarta during Ramadan?

      8 Answers Jun 27, 2013 at 10:26 AM
    • ramadan travel and food ban

      by jakartafan Online Now Jun 20, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      can tourists eat and drink in Jakarta in Ramadan? Is it true that retaurants and night spots are closed for the month?

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2013 at 2:05 AM
    • hotels near shops

      by jakartafan Online Now Jun 20, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      are there hotels near shopping malls

      2 Answers Jul 11, 2013 at 2:01 AM
    • Luggage in Train around Java

      by 330nomad Online Now Jun 15, 2013 at 5:29 AM

      We want to travel in Java via train (executive class) , however we will have a large suitcase (22 kgs), can we take this on the train where it is within our eyesight (for security reasons).

      5 Answers Jun 19, 2013 at 12:52 AM