What is the name of the Australian woman who is running an ecotourism place in Maluku islands for the last many years?
Hi, My brother and I will be visiting Morotai in August 2014. We will need a guide and interpreter as we do not speak Indonesian. Does anyone know of one? Thank you kindly
hi there, we are planning to have some days diving in Ambon. the dive shop is located in laha village and recommend us to stay at Penginapan Patra closed by. How is the guest house? What about food opportunity? How can I go to the town by public transport?
Have you flight time of planes
can anyone tell me what is the situation of telecommunication in Ambon, can i buy a disposal able chip at the arrival airport in denpassar or Jakarta. and can be used all over the Indonesian Acapulco.
a very beautiful place, i would like to know how i can book for accommodation for may one week stay before i leave back to Ambon and than home in Sydney Australia. can any one please give me an insight and a helping hand, please.
can anyone advice me please, my name is George ANAKOTTA, i live in Australia cobar nsw2835. i have a disability full pension and i am 65 yrs of age fit of sort with diabetic and slight heart nothing serious.
my question is i know Garuda flies from Sydney to Jakarta than to Ambon, there i need to have a cheap place to stay, and see the sights for 4 days or more, and than how can i go to Pulau Saparua birth place of my ancestors. question is how can i reach there and living accommodation in Saparua and mode of transport to Pulau Saparua from Ambon. all advice will be welcome thank you all in advance.
which is the best month to travel to Ambon than most important.
I have the honor of bringing to Ambon via Jakarta, a party of ex Jap-POW's- British World War 11 veterans. Many are now in the late 80s -early 90s and it will be a very poingnant visit, and realistically, probably their last visit. Many are now widowers, living on their own, and some are quite impoverished. The trip is being funded by some charities, and National Lottery. However there will be little spare spending money and I need to look at making savings wherever possible.
Any offers of assistance by way of being a point of contact general adviser, and occasional tour guide would be appreciated. Wages are terrible-NONE! But a few beers, and the gratitude of the veterans will be on offer. Plus autograph signing and photoshoots.
We want to travel to the Banda islands. Somewhere between mid and the end of September. In total we have about 2,5 weeks. We live in Indonesia and our travel schedule can be a little bit flexible.
I hear the seas around the islands can be rough. Some websites say till mid September others say till October. Can anyone give me more accurate information on this based on their experience?
The latest information I got about flights to Bandanaira is 2 times a week. Book ahead about a week. Flight back from Bandanaira book a week ahead, use a local agent.
Can anyone tell me whether the situation is still like this. Also can anyone recommend a local agent who I can contact to book my flights.
Any other usefully information you want to share is more than welcome.
What's the name of traditional hotel in Ambon ?
we want to come next week...
please help me...
I'm flyimg next 18 December from jakarta to Ambon. What is the cheapest way to get from Ambon airport to downtown Ambon?
thank you for your information,
I am flying from jakarta to Ambon saturday 18 december 2010, then I would like to get the pelni ship to Banda. Is there a ship scheduled for that day? What time? I have the choice to leave jakarta at 1 o'clock in the morning arriving in Ambon at 6 o'clock,or at 6 o' clock arriving around 12 o'clock.
Thank you very much for your information.
My Grandfather was in the battle of Ambon in WWII, and for my 22nd birthday i wish to go there. but im looking for the funnest way, i dont want to catch a plane first class there, i want to island hop and backpack from East Timor to Pappa New Guinea (KAKODA!), with ambon and others in the middle.
can anyone help me in finding a fun way for this trip out of the square?
Hello, Is Siao one of the islands between Maluku and Mindanao. Or where is it exactly?
Hi guys, I'm in trouble. I've been planning to go to Maluku this August but I forgot to check about the weather and now I know it's rainy season there!
So my question is, is it worth going there this August? If i want to do some diving, snorkelling, fishing...and laying on the beach.
Thank you very much for your help in advance!
Hi, I want to go to the Banda Islands and the Kai Islands (and briefly to central and north Maluku) next year. Can someone please tell me the best time of year to go? Thanks, Malcolm
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend some good national parks in Maluku. The Manusela one sounds pretty hard and possibly costly - has anybody been to some others in the area they could recommend?
I will fly to Makassar around mid-december. 30 days later I will fly back to KL from there.
Now i have 4 weeks to burn around Maluku.
My wishlist is the following.
Flores - Ende, Moni , Mount Kelimutu
if enough time: Tana Toraja
Is it possible to squeeze these highlights in a 4 weeks trip . Makassar and back!?
If u know other things which are not to be missed pls advise.
Also what about Malaria? Are Kina or Roche (Indo tabs) sufficient..or would u go for expensive Lariam?
Thank you so much for assisting
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Thanks heaps guys! I appreciate it so much!
Can anyone out there tell me how I can travel from Ambon to the Aru Islands?
And if I'll find anywhere to stay when I get there?
And how easy it will be to travel between the islands once I'm there?
Any practical advice/top tips welcome.
Hi, I'm Marulam Marbun from Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia.
I'm going to be working on a project in Pulau Buru, and I need some information about the island.
Please inform me about tribes in Pulau Buru, and about their culture.
And how about the people of Pulau Buru.
Is there any preparation that i need to do before going to the island?
Thank you for your help.
We have been doing some research on my wifes family tree, and found that her ancestors (Cornabe) are from the Moluccas Islands, and it seems mainly Ternate. In fact Alexander Cornabe was governor there in 1780-1793. His wife was Margaretha Durr, and they all eventually track back to Holland.
We would like to visit the island, but i can find very little on island transport and hotels. Could you help us with a contact to arrange accomodation and transport, and have you any knowledge about how we may be able to look at records of the islands history?
Currently we plan to visit in September/October 2008 and will be coming from the UK, but there does seem to be plenty of information on the travel side, so no problems there.
Any help you can give would be really appreciated.
Hi Laszlo, no warungs, okay, but shouldn't the chalet on Lilei provide meals if asked? It sounds weird to open some chalets in the middle of nowhere but then not offer food to the guests - or is it they who provide what you call simple rice and fish meals?
Hi, i'm planning to go to the banda islands in nov. Can anybody give me any good tips. About flying to ambon to bandaneira. And from bali tp ambon?
Or just book when i arrive in indonesia? i need some help to get there!!
BTW my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the best thing to do??
We have been told by the Indonesian Embassy that we need a travel permit still to visit mauluku . We ( a group of 6 friends) plan to go to Banda and Kei in July August 2007. I was in Maluku before in 1998, before the troubles.
Pls inform if it is really necessary to get this permit from Jakarta or not important and we can forget it.
Next month I'm going to visit South of Moluku and East Nusa Tenggara. I already
read some travel books, search informations. Terefore I'm searching some more informations with people who already visit these places to give me
some advice, or tell me their
experience, where is the most beautiful places (island, beaches, town,
nature)and witch places are less interesting...
I'm interesting to visit Banda island, Kei island, Aru island, Tanimbar island,
Wetar island, Alor island, Sumba island and Flores island.
Have you got some other suggestions?
One more question: Do it has boat between Aru island and Agats (Papua)?
Thank you for the informations
Is this picture of weda bay? Have you been there recently?
I would like to know the climate of Banda Island and kai Island (little bit more in the south). I would like to go there in may. Thank you
hi, which is a better choice - ambon to kei first then banda or banda first then kei? and would anyone happen to know the flight schedule for kei and banda from ambon? do they have daily flights to these 2 places? what about the boat/ship? thank you.
Congratulation! Great stuff!
Need more informations about air connections to Kei: time table, prices,...
Thanks in advance.
Izidor, SLO, EU
Hi there, I am planning a round the world trip taking in Indonesia and in particular the Banda Islands, to get to that tiny rock called Run. However I understand that getting there could be tricky. Also the UK foreign office has a warning against all travel to Maluku particually Ambon.
My understanding is that to get to the Banda Islands I would have to go through Ambon.
Can someone explain if the security situation right now really is that bad, as a well travelled backpacking tourist is there much threat.
And finally what would be the best approach to reach the Banda Islands. I heard Merpiti air went to Ambon from Jakarta but their website is down - are they still operating?
Thanks in advance