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    • the prices in Batam

      Riau Province 8 hours ago

      Hi! I am from a European country. My friend now lives in Palembang (South Sumatra). We plan to live in Batam for a few month. My friend got information about prices in Batam. I was shocked. I think that my friend got wrong information. Could you tell me, is it true?
      He found a dorm for us. There is one room for us and a bath and a kitchen for a few rooms. The price is 2.000.000 rupiah for the room + 500.000 rupiah for security + electricity. The total price is around 3.000.000 rupiah for the room per month! The dorm is located in Plamo Garden, Block B (south of batam Centre Area). Could you tell me, is it normal price for Batam?
      We will visit almost every day Sekolah Tinggi Teknik Ibnu Sina which is located in Nagoya Area. We will use city transport (bus). He told that one ticket costs 10.000 rupiah. We have to use two buses to come from Plamo Garden to STT Ibnu Sina. One person will spend 40.000 rupiah per day. So, one person will pay 1.000.000 rupiah per month for transportation. Is it true that we have to use two buses? Is it true that the price of one ticket in the bus is 10.000 rupiah? Could you tell me the shortest and cheapest way?
      He said that he has to get Batam citizenship card (identity card). The price of the card is 1.000.000 rupiah. Why so expensive? I could get the card for free in my country.
      Thank you!

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      Surat jalan

      Sorong Jun 26, 2014 at 6:22 PM

      if I arrive in a smaller place by Pelni ship,can I get a Surat Jalan ,or does it have to be a big town?

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      perjalanan menuja raha

      Raha Jun 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM

      Kalau saya dari Makassar, bagaimana menepuh perjalanan ke Raha?? Apakah ada pesawat terbang?? Berapa kisaran harga hotel terbaik di Raha??

    • Travel Buddy

      Bali Yesterday

      Hi, I am going to Ubud this week and have a driver organised 13th for full day day tour if anyone is interested in sharing a fun filled off beaten track day in Bali :-)

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      Surabaya mt bromo tour and surrounding areas.

      Java Jul 5, 2014 at 6:35 AM

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

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      Batam - Pulau Lingga

      Pulau Lingga Jun 20, 2014 at 1:38 AM

      I would like to go to Pulau Lingga and would like to stay there. Would appreciate if you can advise me the best itineray during my stay. I will fly to Batam on 21 - 24 Sep 2014. My plan i will stay 1 night at Nagoya, 1 night at Nongsa and 1 N at Pulau Lingga.

    • hangout in Bali

      Bali Jun 19, 2014 at 12:52 AM

      Who's going to Bali 21 June. im looking for people to do things together. and i can offer a free hotel room in Kuta fo 5 nights.
      anyone interested? just reply ;)

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      Munduk to Menjangan Island

      Bali Jul 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM

      Hi all,

      Do you think a day trip from Munduk to Menjangan is doable in one day? I read snorkeling there is best in the early morning (9 am?), and that the boat trip from Labuhan Lalang takes some 40 min to add to the driving time from Munduk. But I honestly have no idea how long it'd take to get to Labuhan Lalang from Munduk. Our accommodation is already booked in Munduk and we cannot change it for, say, Permuteran or Lovina.

      Second, can you recommend any organised snorkeling trip in particular (that includes the boat to Menjangan ofc)? I'm not sure I'm comfortable with the idea of snorkeling unattended as I hear currents in Bali can be quite strong.

      Thank you very much!

    • Party Places in Bali

      Bali Jul 4, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      Reaching Bali on Sat 30th August at 6 in the evening with 2 friends. Staying in Legian for 3 nights

      Can anyone help me with best party places over that weekend (saturday & sunday).
      Anything which is must visit for a weekend in that area ??


    • going to bali 29 July

      Bali Jul 3, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      Hi there

      I will travel to bali in 29 July for one week or more
      Which area is the best . I like crowded life
      Also, suggestions for tour in bali... I'm coming alone

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      Solo traveller-woman to Borobudur

      Borobudur Jun 29, 2014 at 8:42 PM

      Hi Friends,
      As i m working in Jakarta and my term is almost finished and it was such a short noticed. Then i have to be hurry to visit places in Indonesia. Is it possible or any recommend for woman travel alone to Borobudor. ? Only 2 Days - one night? For the 2D1N trip,I saw the question from nancytansj and the answers, that helps a lot. but my question is focusing on travelling alone. I better go alone as my co-worker that available is a man. !! Thank you.
      Cheers !!!

    • Surabaya during Ramadan

      Surabaya Jun 29, 2014 at 7:07 AM

      Are there any bars (ie colors, penthouse, etc) that are open during Ramadan? Are the restaurants open during lunch?

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      bali in january

      Ubud Jun 25, 2014 at 5:27 AM

      m wife and i are heading to bali for a week (4 days ubud/3 jimbaran). see that it is rainy season and quite hot. does it tend to rain all day or hit and miss showers. also plan to stay with a family instead of hotel in ubud. no AC just fans. would love to have this more authentic visit but can't go 3 days without sleep before our 3 weeks in vietnam and cambodia.

    • Other travellers to hang with

      Bali Jun 23, 2014 at 4:55 AM

      Hi I'm solo female traveller going bali week starting 12th July, got a driver organised 13 or 15th for full day tour haven't planned itinerary yet! Anyone interested in sharing costs and coming along or going be in Bali to hang out for a cold beer :)

    • Getting around

      Makassar Jun 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      How to get to Makassar from Manado, without taking any domestic flights or any expensive boat/ferries?

    • phuket holiday for 40 persons in September 10-12, 2014

      Jakarta 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.

    • reliable diving company

      Indonesia Jun 17, 2014 at 4:06 AM

      hi all! Anyone knows the most reliable company to diving in Komodo? (I´ll stay in Kanawa)


    • Balinese Healers

      Bali Jul 2, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      Read about Healers in alot of tourist information. Any comments or recommendations?

    • Travel between munduk and java

      Munduk Jul 2, 2014 at 4:48 AM

      Hello, I am trying to work out the best way to travel from munduk to Yogyakarta can anyone offer any advice? Thanks.

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      Looking for companion

      Bali Jun 25, 2014 at 5:23 AM

      Hi, am heading to Bali in November and looking for some company on my travels which should take at least 2-3 weeks.
      Will be glad you your reply :)


    • Jakarta to Wonosob

      Wonosobo Jun 23, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      How long (days) does it take from Jakarta to Wonosob by bus pls? How much will it be (in USD) pls?

    • Is it worth ordering a Visa in advance?

      Bali Jun 23, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Hello, we're travelling from the UK in September, I understand you can get a visa on arrival in Bali. How long does this process take? Would it be better to get a visa in advance? Do these cost more/less? does anyone recommend any particular company?

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      Cheapest way to reach Gilli islands from Bali.

      Bali Jun 17, 2014 at 7:20 AM

      i have checked gillibooking,com bt is there any alternate cheap way to reach Gilli??

      2)We are travelling bali,just to party,nd see some good waves.Unfortunately we booked in the month of ramadaan july 12-19. Is there any ramadaan effect on nightlife in bali and gilli,,Please advise :) :)

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      Diving spots and beautiful beaches

      Medan Jul 3, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      Are there beautiful beaches and diving spots in Medan or somewhere in North Sumatra?

    • identify picture

      Bali Jul 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      Can anyone tell me where in Bali is this picture?  I know it's one of its historic sites within driving distance to Ubud (and I know it's not Goa Gajah), but I can't quite pinpoint it.  I seem to recall there were 11 statues (I can't recall the exact number, but somewhere around 11) as an ode to the King's sons (or something like that).


      Thanks in advance! 

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      Convenience Stores

      by TracyKT2014 Online Now Mar 16, 2014 at 4:54 AM

      Are there any convenience stores in Senggigi eg Circle K or Mini Mart?

      4 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 3:24 AM
    • Travelling around Lombok

      by Dandan23 Online Now Mar 10, 2014 at 7:13 PM

      Hi I am travelling to Lombok in May. My difficulty is being a first timer there is so much I want to see. Is it worthwhile travelling around the island and staying in different accommodation, or just doing day trips and basing myself in senneggi? I would like to see the waterfalls, do a couple of surfing lessons, go to spas and the markets, and do a horse ride on the beach. Would it be worthwhile hiring a car and going around the island? Anyone done this and can give me tips to stay, places to see? I will also be going to the gilis for a few days- is gili t the most worthwhile?

      9 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 10:50 PM
    • Lombok tours

      by Laryan Online Now Feb 14, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      If you are on a cruise ship which docks in Harbour Take tender into Lombok Can you just hire taxi on the dock to take you around for a couple of hours without having to pay the formidable cruise ship prices for tours

      5 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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      Lombok with a 1 year old

      by redhafaikah Online Now Jan 26, 2014 at 9:27 AM

      Hi there!
      I will be traveling to Lombok with my family of 2 adults, 2 x 60year olds and a 1yr old baby. Is there any activity you would suggest for people who are not too mobile? We will be spending 3 nights there so we hope to get at least 1 day of activity outside the resort in Senggigi. Tetebatu sounds very nice but would it be advisable with a 1yr old? We will be renting a car with driver and I reckon my parents would be able to walk for 30mins or so but unable to do steep treks. We like to experience local food and culture and would be great to see some nice scenery.

      Any suggestions would be most welcome. :)

      Thank you!


      2 Answers Feb 2, 2014 at 3:08 AM
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      Scuba diving and climbing Mt Rinjani

      by ham1d1 Online Now Jan 22, 2014 at 5:30 AM

      My friend and I will be travelling to Lombok 11-14 April 2014. I plan to do scuba diving while my friend will climb the Mt Rinjani.
      Which part of Lombok would be the best to stay for the 1st night so that it will be easier for both of us to do our activities the next day?

      3 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM
    • Looking for Manta Ray

      by Chanccc Online Now Jan 15, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Diving at Lombok Islands , is it probably to see manta ray? Thank you!

      3 Answers Jan 25, 2014 at 5:48 PM
    • snorkeling

      by Chanccc Online Now Jan 10, 2014 at 3:54 PM

      which beach can we take snorkeling in lombok island

      7 Answers Mar 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM
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      Choosing an area and place to stay

      by erinlouise Online Now Jan 9, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      Hello, I'd like to stay in accommodation that is close to good body surfing and also shops/markets - within walking distance if possible! We are travelling with our 1 year old baby and would prefer not to be in cars as I understand that there are no baby seats in taxis/cars.
      Thanks for your assistance!

      3 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 8:03 PM
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      Any Big Mac index comparison?

      by wsloh Online Now Dec 2, 2013 at 6:37 AM

      We know IDR is currently a low value currency, hence good time to visit Lombok. However, doesn't anyone here know some basic info on food cost index...

      1) 1 can of Bintang Beer cost how much in IDR?
      2) A large pizza?
      3) a loaf of bread, 600g, ??
      4) 1litre tetrapak juice from the super market?

      In order to get some ideas on what to expect in gems of cost?

      1 Answer Dec 2, 2013 at 12:28 PM
    • travel tips over christmas

      by lindacarnby Online Now Nov 17, 2013 at 4:37 AM

      Im going to Lombok over christmas and new years, plan to go south west (if you dont have any other suggestions). But I need some tips. Im going on a budget, so need cheap accommodation. Also how hard is it to find accommodation if you dont pre-book?
      Terima Kasih!

      6 Answers Nov 20, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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      Lombok Airport To Gili Trawangan

      by cheekin22 Online Now Oct 21, 2013 at 4:35 AM

      My friend and I will travel to Lombok in early of November.
      We will arrive by air in the noon time and wish to go directly to Gili Trawangan from the airport.
      Wish to check, Is there any public transportation go directly from the airport to the pier and then to Gili T?
      If so, How much does it cost?
      Do you think we have enough time to reach Gili T on our arrival day? (we will arrive around 12 noon)

      Any tips would be very much appreciated :)

      6 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
    • accommodation for three young 50 yr olds

      by sondrajean Online Now Oct 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      Can someone recommend somewhere in Lombok to stay for 3 woman (50 yrs young lol) preferably with a separate sitting room. close to the action and lots of massages.

      4 Answers Oct 30, 2013 at 2:14 AM
    • Leather goods

      by Buddy0927 Online Now Sep 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

      Can you buy leather handbags in Lombok?

      1 Answer Sep 30, 2013 at 1:58 AM
    • currency in Lombok villages

      by Gggmmbb Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 1:00 AM

      Can you use Australian dollars to make purchases at the Lombok craft villages?

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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      Transportation in Lombok

      by claudia87 Online Now Aug 16, 2013 at 7:05 AM

      I will visit Lombok in late September, and i'm looking forward to a driver/ guide to do a full day tour and the transfers from lembar harbour to the hotel, and from the hotel to the airport. But my agency is getting me a high price for that, about 400Us Dollars. My question is, it's easy to arrange in local any driver to do a full day tour? Is less expensive to take a blue bird taxi for the transfers? Very Thinkful.

      10 Answers Jun 2, 2014 at 1:57 AM
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      by cris2984 Online Now Jun 30, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      Hello guys...I'm travelling to Indonesia this week...and I would like to have some tips in advance before go there.
      I want to go to Lombok, and after to Flores but i don`t want to flight and i rode in other webs already i can take a ferry and diferents buses but i hace to spend loke 2 days for arrive to true???
      Somebody can tell me.
      How I can to do it? where I have to take the ferry or the bus. for arrive to Flores?? ...if anyone can help me please...thanks in advance :)

      7 Answers Jul 13, 2013 at 4:00 AM
    • marrioage laws

      by kabeeni Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      i am forgiener i want to marry from indonesian girl , i want know what is the regulation and laws to get married

      6 Answers Mar 25, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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      Trekking Rinjani on my own

      by sarisavitri Online Now Jan 29, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      I will go to Lombok this April. Is it possible to treck with our self to Mt. Rinjani? and how many days for the minimum to spend for this trekking? please i need some information. Regards!

      6 Answers Feb 9, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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      Gili Trawangan

      by worksopian Online Now Jul 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      Im interested in visiting Gili Tranwanga in october .I need to know a bit more to make a decision on it.

      Is it suitable for backpackers?

      Is it expensive?

      How much would you expect to pay for a beer in a bar?



      4 Answers May 29, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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      VIsit Komodo from Lombok

      by niyagi Online Now Jun 7, 2012 at 9:47 PM

      Hello beautiful people!

      We will be staring in Lombok for a week. But we hope to see some Komodo dragons in this periode. Does anyone have advice as to whether or not this is possible as a day or 2-day excursion?

      Im not sure if this is realistic..

      any tips or advice are welcome!
      wishing you a great day

      4 Answers Jun 8, 2012 at 7:38 AM
    • travel distance to airport BIL

      by patty29 Online Now May 24, 2012 at 5:43 AM

      Hi, I planned to stay two nights at Lombok in between Gili Air and the plain to Jakarta (back home).
      Since I didn't know about the new located airport I would stay somewhere around Senggigi. Easy and nearby travelling from the Gili's and to the airport (Mataram).
      Maybe it's better to find a new -even nicer place- to stay. How long is it travelling from the coast (near the gilis) to Kuta? In a decent way. Or should we still go for the Senggigi option. We are a family of 3 (daugther 13) and we like to have some relaxed last holiday days, and in a kind of luxury accomodation with a verĀ„ nice beach and if possible a pool.
      Every suggestion is welcome thanks

      4 Answers Feb 3, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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      DAMRI services to connect Senggigi to the airport

      by worksopian Online Now May 7, 2012 at 8:20 AM

      I will probably need to catch an early morning airport bus.

      Are these reliable and on time?

      What time do they go?

      Wheres the pickup point in sengiggi

      thanks for your help


      1 Answer May 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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      Bangsal port

      by worksopian Online Now Apr 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM

      I intend using Bangsal port to depart for the Gili Islands.

      Is it as bad as they say or is it survivable if you are carefull.

      Is the port easy to access from Mataram?

      Thanks for your help


      6 Answers May 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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      Travel from Lombok to Bali (How?)

      by Poling Online Now Jan 15, 2012 at 12:55 AM

      Here are what I gathered:
      1. local ferry: cheap but takes 4-5 hours with possibility of overloading?
      2. fast ferry: takes 2 hours but cost USD65 from an agent
      3. flight: half an hour price around USD40

      If what I gathered is correct, I am more keen on taking the flight. Here are some domestic flights:
      Lion air: Guess this one is the best but flight time doesn't fit my schedule
      Wings air: google it but keeps linking to Lion air website?
      TRANS NUSA AIR & BATAVIA: not sure if reliable?

      Could VTers give me some recommendation/more information? Thanks.

      6 Answers Feb 10, 2012 at 5:36 AM
    • Dive shops Gili Air?

      by vanessabauer Online Now Jun 16, 2011 at 9:20 PM

      Hello all there,

      I was wondering if there are trustable dive centres on Gili Air? I heard the diving around the Gilis is fantastic and you will see for sure turtles. My friend advised me to dive with Oceans 5 Dive on Gili Air.. Are there other dive shops? Are there price differences between the dive shops? and how much is it to get your PADI?



      1 Answer Jun 16, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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      Slice of Paradise

      by fisherja Online Now Nov 1, 2010 at 3:22 AM

      Hi all,

      I am travelling to Lombok for a week and then bali for a second for my honeymoon next year - We are looking to get the picture perfect week on the beach and it would seem that the Gili Islands are some of the most beautiful on Lombok - We are particularly attracted to Gili Meno as it seems a lot quieter that the others.

      Can anyone advise - Is this the most beautiful beaches in Lombok/Bali/Indonesia and do they live up to teh pictures you see online?

      I want a week of white sand azure blue sea and relaxation - Is Gili Meno the place for me?

      Any help will be greatly appreciated

      4 Answers Jan 19, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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      Bali Vs Lombok

      by fisherja Online Now Oct 20, 2010 at 6:30 AM

      Hi there all,

      Thanks to some great advice from members on this forum I have decided on heading to Indonesia for 3 weeks next August for my Honeymoon. I am looking for an idea of where to go what to see etc - I know there are lots of guide books but I always prefer advice from people who have actually experienced what they are talking about.

      Most important - what Island ....... there are only 17500 to choose from

      although I have seemed to narrow it down between Bali and Lombock

      So basically what we want to do when we get there is

      Spend a week in a beautiful tranquil beach location where we can relax but also perhaps take some surfing lessons or wind surfing etc scuba dive etc and of course some privacy.

      Then after 2 weeks having a tradtional back packing holiday - temples, enjoying the bali culture, food, trekking and perhaps Island hopping, perhaps visit a neighbouring island or staying in a couple of different places.

      Although its a honeymoon we both prefer holidays where we can see and do as much as possible so although were want a week of relaxation, we really want to have as diverse and varied experience of Indonesia as possible.

      All suggestions and advice will be greatly recieved. (the wilder the better) :)

      5 Answers Oct 7, 2011 at 2:17 AM
    • Gili islands

      by amy. Online Now Aug 30, 2010 at 11:06 PM

      Hi, im planning on going to one or 2 of the gili's at the end of my month long holiday in indonesia. can anyone recommend the best island/s to stay, having only 3 nights. we will be 2 19-20 year old girls but arent particularly interested in the party scene. also any advice on the good accommodation at the islands would be helpful. thank you :)

      4 Answers Sep 1, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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      way from Lombok to Komodo

      by knerik Online Now Jul 13, 2010 at 3:21 PM

      I'm travelling from Jogyakarta in July,want to visit Komodo island,but really can't get the way..I don't want to be trapped by the high prices of transportation.As I decided,I come to Mataram from Surabaya..then ..?budget hotel on WHICH beach?..then ferry..but from where? I mean may be I need to choose any other places,where from there is better way to Komodo?
      ps:I go from Jogja,not from Bali
      Thank You

      15 Answers Aug 4, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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      budget hotel

      by ameliamisia Online Now May 21, 2010 at 11:01 PM

      hello VTers
      i'm going to lombok on June 4th, any suggest for nice budget hotel in Senggigi and Gili Trawangan? which one is better Bukit Senggigi Hotel or Puri Bunga? how about in Gili Trawangan? anyone going there around that date?

      2 Answers Jul 19, 2010 at 10:28 PM