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    • Palembang stay is safe ?

      Palembang 22 hours ago

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      Hi friends ,

      In coming day I will long stay with family in palembang ,, I have question as below !!

      1) I need rental monthly room for a year , is it easy to get it

      2) is it safe place to stay

      3) how is local people there
      4) how they treating to foreigners
      5) is it clean place like Singapore, I mean cleanness of city

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      Diving with Mola Mola on Bali

      Bali May 18, 2015 at 12:42 AM

      Hello.

      I read several articls about Mola Mola fish and it seems there are only 2 places in the whole world, where there are high chances to see this fantastic, super ususual and rare fish: Galapagos islands and indonesian island Bali. Galapagos are too expensive for my budget, but Bal seems much more resaonable.

      I wonder, has anyone saw Mola Mola fish somewhere nearby Bali? I understand that sea is not an aquarium, but how often Mola Mola can be met there? Maybe someone knows any triks of how to attract it? Like the trip with a sound of a rumpling plastic bottle underwater that attracts sharks.

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    • What is the name of the new private hospital in Bogor and it's location

      Bogor May 17, 2015 at 2:10 PM

      Has anyone been to this new hospital and where is it in Bogor?

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      Big Luggage Problem from Bali to Gili

      Lombok May 31, 2015 at 9:40 AM

      Hi,

      Is there anyone can offer solution where to store luggage?

      We are leaving from ubud, then planning to stay at gili air for 2 days then lombok for another 3 days then go back to our next destination at bali in seminyak area.

      Problem here, we have two large luggages which i am not sure if its gonna be great idea to carry it with the jetty to gili air ( We still can't find hotel we love to stay here, most of we preferred already fully booked). Travel with it to lombok and back to bali again

      I am thinking of few options, leaving it at our ubud resort ( Still waiting for their confirmation if they are willing to do this to hold our luggages for 5 days ).

      So we would love to hear your experiences here, what would be solution that makes more sense :)

      And thank you very much in advance

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      BALI TO KOMODO ISLAND FERRY OR FLY

      Komodo May 31, 2015 at 3:21 AM

      Hi all,,,, 2016 S E Asia travels well underway now...
      We would like to visit Komodo National Park and are planning to travel there from Bali.
      Can anyone advise on routes and costings for either flying to Flores from Bali or catching a ferry...
      We have about 8 - 10 days days spare to fit this trip in..
      Any help and general advice would be greatly appreciated..
      Many thanks
      POEPAT

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    • Speifics on Bromo

      Surabaya May 18, 2015 at 4:15 AM

      I've done my research on getting to Bromo or Cemoro Lawang from Surubaya now I'm looking for specifics for getting around the area. I'll be doing this independent of the tours and walking/hiking as much of it as I can so I'm trying to gather as much info on it as I can.

      I will try to get a room in Lava View or somewhere nearby, from there I would like to know how far it is to the viewpoint which from what I have read is on or near Mt. Pananjakan. The only review or blog post I've read which mentions the time says it's somewhere from 20-40 mins walk up there, not sure how accurate that is or if that's even from Cemoro Lawang area or some other point.

      From the viewpoint, how far is it back down to the entrance or the place where you pay the fee and then to the actual volcano itself?

      Any other vantage points or tips on getting around sand sea and the temple would also be appreciated.

       

      EDIT: I just read another post stating that the route the 4x4's take to the viewing area is different from the walking path, don't know if this is true or if there are clear markings along the way when I get there.

       

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    • Tour operators

      Balikpapan May 5, 2015 at 12:41 AM

      Are there many tour operators in Balikpapan, and where?

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    • Need help to stay in palembang

      Palembang 22 hours ago

      Hi friends ,

      In coming day I will long stay with family in palembang ,, I have question as below !!

      1) I need rental monthly room for a year , is it easy to get it

      2) is it safe place to stay

      3) how is local people there
      4) how they treating to foreigners
      5) is it clean place like Singapore, I mean cleanness of city

      more
    • Lake Toba to Medan

      North Sumatra Province May 21, 2015 at 6:04 AM

      I planned to have 3 days vacation Indonesia. 1st day i straight to berastagi. 2nd day I planned to go for a Mount Sibayak trekking and in evening go to lake toba. The 3rd day I planned to have a tour in lake toba for a while and then shoot to medan airport. Is it possible?

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    • Black Sand beaches

      Bali May 13, 2015 at 8:59 AM

      I am travelling to bali next month and one of my main things to do is visit a black sand beach. can anyone recommend any to visit?

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    • Transportation

      Wonosobo May 10, 2015 at 6:07 AM

      We want to go from Bandung to Wonosobo in the early morning. What is the best option, to go by bus or train? What time does the bus or train starts?

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      BALI TO FLORES HELP NEEDED

      Bali May 31, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      Hi all,,,, 2016 S E Asia travels well underway now...
      We would like to visit Komodo National Park and are planning to travel there from Bali.
      Can anyone advise on routes and costings for either flying to Flores from Bali or catching a ferry...
      We have about 8 - 10 days days spare to fit this trip in..
      Any help and general advice would be greatly appreciated..
      Many thanks
      POEPAT

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    • Things to buy and where to get them

      Jakarta 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.

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    • Getting Around Bali

      Bali May 5, 2015 at 8:18 AM

      Hi!

      Myself and a couple of friends are headed to Bali in two weeks. We would love to go to Mount Batur as well as the tegalalang rice plantations but we are staying in seminyak and have heard that it is quite far away. Does anyone have a driver to recommend and what are the rates usually?

      Same goes for Tanah Lot. We are planning to go there one evening and have been told it is better to hire a driver.

      Please advise! Thank you!

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    • Lone traveller

      Bali May 6, 2015 at 10:31 AM

      Hello all,
      I am a lone female traveller and I will be travelling for two months from the end of June/ beginning of July....I was wondering if anybody could please tell me of any good places to meet other travellers?
      Thanks, Anisa.

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    • Desperate need for a nose cone!!

      Bali May 28, 2015 at 4:12 PM

      Im currently in Seminyak, Bali and coming down with a cold, does anyone out there know where i can buy a nose cone around here?? Went in to 3 different pharmacies and they didnt even seem to know what it was.. Please help!!

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      Where to meet other backpackers in Makassar

      Makassar Yesterday

      Hi, I am a solo traveler and will be in Makassar for several days in June, was wondering where is a good place/restaurant/guesthouse to meet other backpackers? Thanks

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    • Getting Around Bali

      Bali May 5, 2015 at 8:18 AM

      Hi!

      Myself and a couple of friends are headed to Bali in two weeks. We would love to go to Mount Batur as well as the tegalalang rice plantations but we are staying in seminyak and have heard that it is quite far away. Does anyone have a driver to recommend and what are the rates usually?

      Same goes for Tanah Lot. We are planning to go there one evening and have been told it is better to hire a driver.

      Please advise! Thank you!

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    • May travel

      Bali May 6, 2015 at 4:23 AM

      Hi we are traveling to bali this month. I have booked our first 3 nights but was planning on winging it the rest of the time. The closer my trip get the more nervous I am about that idea. Is it easy to find rooms/ villas/ any accommodations in May?

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      Help me for Itinerary

      Bandung May 2, 2015 at 11:13 PM

      My Family and i plan go to bandung early June 2015 for 5@6 days....my question are:
      1) how i can go to bandung from soekarna Hatta Airport in jakarta bcoz we already bought the flight ticket....the fastest way

      2) can i get local driver or good local tour guide during our trip in bandung?

      3. Which hotel u recommend for family n close to shopping area

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      Surabaya mt bromo tour and surrounding areas.

      by Carlos1968 Online Now Jul 5, 2014 at 6:35 AM

      hi can anyone recommend a good tour company in Surabaya to book trips with.
      Thanks Carlos.

      2 Answers Sep 13, 2014 at 8:36 AM
    • transport during ramadan

      by er9631 Online Now Jul 3, 2014 at 1:07 AM

      Hello, I have just realised that I am visiting Indonesia during Ramadan this year and am concerned that transportation will be a problem for me (buses and taxis to and from airports for example). Does anyone know how easy it is to get around during this time? I will be staying in Yogya, Padang and Bukit Lawang. Thank you!

      5 Answers Jul 4, 2014 at 11:34 AM
    • how many days required to visit Java (west, central, east)?

      by paulami.sanyal Online Now Mar 17, 2014 at 2:24 AM

      I am planning to visit Java island Indonesia by mid of May for 4 days. Could you please let me know how many days required to visit Java and recommend a good itinerary?

      Thanks.

      6 Answers Mar 31, 2014 at 8:04 PM
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      Planning to visit East Java

      by elpariente Online Now Feb 16, 2014 at 1:50 AM

      First of all I hope that the situation created by the Kellud volcano will become to the normality with the alerts reduced and the people doing their normal living
      We are planning to visit East Java and going by land from Gogyakarta up to Banyuwangi , visiting Mt. Bromo and Mt. Ijen at the end of March
      I know that things may change very fast, but do you think that in that time every thing should be recovered and that this route may be done without much risks and with the normal commodities ?
      It should be good to prepare a "plan B" just in case ?
      I hope every thing is much better on that side
      Thank you
      Gracias !!!

      4 Answers Mar 12, 2014 at 5:36 AM
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      stuck in yogykarta

      by JonathanB10 Online Now Feb 14, 2014 at 6:37 PM

      hi we are stuck in yogykarta due to the volcanic eruption anyone knows the airports situation? Thanks

      5 Answers Feb 15, 2014 at 4:53 AM
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      9 day trip on Java, need a plan!!

      by NatK2 Online Now Dec 22, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      We are going to Java, Indonesia flying into Jakarta on 01/02/14 and flying out of Bali on 09/02/14. Can anyone recommend a good itinerary to see a few spots on the way down? Maybe 2 or 3 stops.

      Also whats best way to get to bali from Java? Boat? How long does this take and whats it like?

      We were kinda hoping to get to Bali for 07/02/14 to spend 2 nights there before we leave...

      Any help would be much appreciated as I dont know much about the area!

      Thanks, Nathan

      5 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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      Events in Indonesia?

      by FinTrvl Online Now Oct 7, 2013 at 5:13 AM

      Are there any events, such as festivals, in Java or Bali between February 23 - March 18?

      2 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
    • Bali - Kawah Ijen - Bromo - Bali

      by tessakevitt Online Now Sep 11, 2013 at 12:49 AM

      Hi There
      I am arriving in Bali at the end of this month. I will be on my own for a week before my boyfriend arrives and have some time to kill before we head off on a surf trip... I'm very interested in making my way to check out Kawah Ijen and Bromo in Java. I'm on a tight budget so I'm looking for cheap transport and accommodation, I also want to know if its best to do the trip on your own or to book a package tour. I'll be starting my journey from Kuta and would like to know all the buses/ferries that I would need to take and all the routes I need to follow (towns/ports/etc). If you could give me a rough idea of how much it would cost that would be great :) Also, I am a female travelling on my own... is Java safe??

      Thanks in advance for answering my many questions! :)

      Tessa

      2 Answers Sep 18, 2013 at 2:03 AM
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      How much to get in Krakatoa?

      by DerekF5 Online Now Aug 11, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      How much does it cost to get in Krakatoa?? Are speedboats still about 1.6 million now?? Going tomorrow (Tues 13th August) from Jakarta.

      1 Answer Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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      getting to Mount Bromo from Jakarta...

      by indyblu Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 7:55 AM

      hey all
      we arrive in Jakarta end of of August for about 7days... we want to climb Mount Bromo for sunrise... whats the quickest way to get there from Jakarta? thanks :)

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
    • Train journey from Yogyakarta

      by gandergirls Online Now Jun 25, 2013 at 5:51 AM

      Can anyone comment on the trains from Yogyakarta to the Seloliman National Park? AC?
      Thank you!

      2 Answers Jun 25, 2013 at 8:18 AM
    • Dressing for Java

      by gandergirls Online Now Jun 18, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      Wondering if anyone could give me some advice as to what to bring with me with regards to clothing for Java this time of year. We'll be in Java traveling from Jakarta to Ubud...about 2 weeks. Also, would an insect repellant of 30% Deet be enough protection?
      Thanks for any help you can give me.

      6 Answers Jun 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM
    • Getting around Java

      by ajh1 Online Now Jun 16, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      Hi everyone,

      I am looking for some advice regarding how best for me and my girlfriend to get around Java in July. We land in Jakarta and will be travelling through Java and ending up in Bali (just started looking at the route but thinking of a lot of places, for example the first part of the route we'll go through Bogor, Cipanas, Bandung, Garut, Kampung Naga and Panagdaran and we know we want to visit Yogyakarta). We have about 9 days to get to Bali so will not have time to stay over in each of the places..

      The question is what's the best way to travel? We want to maintain flexibility as our route/timings won't be exactly planned out. Options I'm thinking of are 1) hire a car with sat nav but is it safe in terms of road quality and car jacking type issues, 2) hire a car with sat nav and driver, but this is a long trip so is this possible, how would it work for the driver's accommodation etc. and can it be booked in advance, 3) use taxis as and when we need to travel but I guess this would be an expensive option and are taxis easy to get hold of across Java, or 4) any better ideas?

      Any advice much appreciated.

      Many thanks
      Adam

      5 Answers Jul 21, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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      Jakarta to Krakatoa

      by naomixxx Online Now Apr 8, 2013 at 5:16 AM

      Will be in Jakarta for a few days with a friend and we really want to go to Krakatoa but all the prices seem really expensive, can anyone advise a cheap and easy way to get from Jakarta to Krakatoa please, many thanks in advance

      6 Answers Apr 19, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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      Safety in Java

      by worksopian Online Now Feb 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM

      How safe is Java for a backpacker to travel around?

      3 Answers Feb 17, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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      tailored suits

      by pwallmann Online Now Dec 9, 2011 at 1:52 PM

      I noticed quite a few places in my previous travels in SE asia (particularly vietnam) where you could buy some cheap tailored suits... does anyone have any info on this for indonesia? And if so, any suggestions, I will be in Java mainly, so Jakarta, Yoga.. I'd be open to any suggestions...

      1 Answer Dec 10, 2011 at 1:47 AM
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      two weeks dec/jan

      by pwallmann Online Now Dec 6, 2011 at 10:36 AM

      Hi, I will be arriving in Jakarta, Dec. 24th. My rough plan is to work my way across Java, hopefully Yoga, Bromo, Ijen, etc. Give myself the option of New Years in Bali (if i feel the need to party!) then relax somewhere until its time to catch my flight out of Jakarta January 7th.

      My questions:
      1. I loved the rice terraces of China, by trekking around Yoga, Bromo, Ijen, will I find some? Any suggestions about particulars, or other spots to look?
      2. Is Bali a must see?
      3. Would Batu Karas be a good place to relax for 3 or 4 days, maybe give surfing a try? I'm looking for laid back, not too touristy (or at least a good area to mix with locals (eat lots of real indonesian food!).
      4. As a food junkie, is a couple days in Jakarta recommended? Sights to see? Food markets?

      11 Answers Dec 20, 2011 at 8:44 PM
    • Travel Buget? How much per day?

      by Nix1977 Online Now Mar 20, 2011 at 7:23 AM

      Hi,

      Please give me an idea in planning my travel buget:

      Cost of a bottel of water (1 liter)?
      Cost of a decent beer?
      Cost of a can of coke?
      Cost of a bottle of wine?
      Average meal on the street?
      Meal at a mid range/average restaurant?
      Fishing trip at sea?
      Scuba diving?

      We'll be staying along Karang Bolong Beach near Anyer.
      Any must see travel sights and/or must do adventures near Anyer?

      I'm leaving in 10days time.

      Thanx a 1,000,000!

      3 Answers Mar 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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      Help planning a week in Java...

      by teachersmate Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 8:35 AM

      Hi
      We are arriving at Jarkata airport in the evening and want to travel through Java before moving onto Bali or Lombok after about a week.
      We would definately like to see Borobudur, Mount Bromo and Yogyakarta. We would like to do some by train and maybe some flights to save time.
      Can anyone recommend a sensible route and can we book tours when we arrive in various places.

      5 Answers Jul 12, 2010 at 7:13 AM
    • Javanese Beaches

      by benbull Online Now May 12, 2010 at 5:24 AM

      Hello,

      A friend and I are traveling to Java and we'd like to spend a few days on the beach somewhere. We've researched Pangandaran, Parangtritis, Pacitan and Pulau Seribu but are still unsure of where to go. We would like to go somewhere with white sand and a thriving traveler community. Out of the above options, where would you recommend?

      Thanks

      4 Answers May 14, 2010 at 7:09 PM
    • Trek to Badui tribe

      by world_traveller7 Online Now Jun 17, 2009 at 2:54 AM

      Hello,

      Has anyone done the hike to visit the Badui tribe? If so, how hardcore is it? I've read conflicting reports with some saying it's a moderate hike while others describe it as gruelling. Some clarification would be much appreciated.

      Thanks!

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      Road Travel From Jakarta to Banyuwangi

      by arissyam Online Now Jun 15, 2009 at 12:13 AM

      Hi


      1. I would like to know whether is it possible if i want to complete a travel within a week from Jakarta to Banyuwangi with few stops like Bandung, Semarang, Jogja, Solo and ended at Banyuwangi? or its better to allow 2 weeks to complete the travel?

      2. is it better to travel between the city by bus or by plane? is the express bus service between the towns is good? how about train?

      3. i wish to go to bali to from banyuwangi? how long it will take from banyuwangi to bali by ferry or express boat and how much it will cost?

      4. or may be i should make my stops list shorter and allow more time to at every stops?

      im open to any comments and suggestions as i know this road trip will cover more than 1000 km of travelling. i wish for a road trip as i hope to see as much as i could on this great island and teach the right things to my kids.

      your kind response or ur travelling experience are much appreciated. thank u.

      3 Answers Jun 15, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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      java travel

      by nick1177 Online Now Oct 25, 2008 at 10:11 PM

      Hey all,

      I am flying into bali around january 2009 and I am planning on traveling over land through java. I am setting aside 10 days traveling time to reach Jakarta and was hoping to get some suggestions on places of interest on the way.
      Is train travel the best option though java?
      Is 10 days enough to see the must see's?
      Is it faily inexpensive? I am use to traveling on a budget with moderate accommodation and street food.

      Also what are the budget local airlines in indonesia which can offer cheap flights back to bali?

      Cheers.

      2 Answers Oct 26, 2008 at 2:53 AM
    • M'sia->Jakarta->Bandung->Yogyakarta->Mt.Bromo->Solo->M'sia : 9 Days Back-Packing

      by GreenGreen Online Now Sep 20, 2008 at 4:02 AM

      Hi,we r (abt 14 pax)M'sian nature lovers who adore free & easy travelling. Eager to see Java's natural beauty, integrate with locals, experience Javanese art & culture & lifestyle this year end. Your advise/comments would be appreciated in completing my planning :)

      My question :

      1) Is my itinerary feasible for a 9-day trip ?
      2) Will we ended up "on-the-move" most of the time instead of "holidaying" ?
      3) Or should I defer some of destination(s) to another trip ?
      4) How long shld we stay in each place ?
      5) Do you think this type of travelling (on trains & buses)wld be suitable
      for wheel-chaired traveller ?

      Life is great, cherish it.
      Cheers, GreenGreen from M'sia

      2 Answers Sep 22, 2008 at 2:01 AM
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      Lonely Planet - Indonesia - Would you sell it to me?

      by malikaniko Online Now Jul 19, 2007 at 11:34 AM

      Hi everybody! I would like to get the 'Lonely Planet - Indonesia' book (7th or 8th edition), but unfortunately it is 'currently out of stock' on Lonely Planet website. Could somebody help me to find one?

      3 Answers Jul 26, 2007 at 6:23 AM
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      curugsewu....

      by belgianchocolate Online Now Jan 4, 2004 at 12:32 PM

      There must be a 70 meters high waterfall there....and a primitive zoo with the largest snake ever captured one earth. Is it easy to reach and how? Is it worth visiting? Is there anything else in the surroundings that is worth visiting? thank you.

      2 Answers Jan 25, 2004 at 2:59 AM
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      What , where ....

      by belgianchocolate Online Now Dec 29, 2003 at 6:10 AM

      10 Days I'm going to spend on Java. Can you all please help me pointing out some places of interest on your pages. We are looking for culture , nature , ....experiencing local live... How is public transport over here? Is the railway expensive and is it comfortable? Are there nature reserves that are not to be missed? Any information is usefull. (@rie I'm coming back to JAkarta. lol)

      7 Answers Jul 28, 2005 at 5:59 AM