Travel Answers

change location

Did you mean?

Try your search again
    Advanced Editor View Guidelines

    Be the First to Answer

    • Contact details for Hotel Jati Asih?

      Soe 12 hours ago

      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?

    • Chyan's Profile Photo

      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.

    • Exchanging $100 USD Bills

      Bali Yesterday

      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 !

    • markeveleigh's Profile Photo

      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

    • Hotels near Borobudur

      Yogyakarta Nov 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      Hi everyone, I read in this forum that the Manohara Hotel is the closest hotel to Borobudur, so I supposse it is about one hour from Yogiakarta. Can you tell me the location, and aproximate rates?
      Does anyone know the Amanjiwo Hotel? Is it located near Borobudur? Can someone tell me how far is this hotel from Yogiakarta?
      Thank you for your help.

    • boasnovas's Profile Photo

      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

    • boasnovas's Profile Photo

      tour guide

      Makassar Nov 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

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

    • Friese's Profile Photo

      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!

    • boasnovas's Profile Photo

      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?

    • dragontml's Profile Photo


      by dragontml Online Now 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
    • Booking flights with Lion Air

      by Aroha4u Online Now 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
    • TracyKT2014's Profile Photo

      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
    • redhafaikah's Profile Photo

      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
    • ham1d1's Profile Photo

      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
    • erinlouise's Profile Photo

      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
    • wsloh's Profile Photo

      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
    • cheekin22's Profile Photo

      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
    • claudia87's Profile Photo

      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
    • cris2984's Profile Photo


      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
    • sarisavitri's Profile Photo

      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
    • worksopian's Profile Photo

      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
    • niyagi's Profile Photo

      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
    • worksopian's Profile Photo

      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
    • worksopian's Profile Photo

      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
    • Poling's Profile Photo

      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
    • fisherja's Profile Photo

      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
    • fisherja's Profile Photo

      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