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    • Contact details for Hotel Jati Asih?

      Soe Dec 18, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      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?

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      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.

    • conection time in Jakarta to domestic flight

      Indonesia 2 hours ago

      I would deeply appreciate advice on the following:
      I’m planning a flight to Manado with my family (2 adults and 2 children 11yrs old) on April 2015.
      How much time do I have to consider when I land on Wednesday at 22:05 pm with international flight (Qatar Airways from Doha) at terminal 2 D in Jakarta to take a connection flight to Manado?
      I have check-in luggage and want to take local flight to Manado at 01:45 with Batik Air at terminal 3 but I don't know if 3:40 is enough time to get off from one flight, pass through immigration (I will get the Visa in advance in France, in order to gain some time) and check our luggage in Batik Air and board the plane.

      Many thanks in advance


    • Bali Itinerary for 5 Days

      Bali Yesterday

      Hello Folks !!

      I'll be traveling solo to Bali next week Dec 25-29 and i'd appreciate if anyone can help me with a good 5D itinerary.Well since theres so much to do and see in Bali,I'd like to restrict my self to Temples,nature and other aspects of cultural significance to Bali.I'm not much into beaches or night clubs.
      Also,can anyone recommend me a good tour operator ?

      Thanks !!

    • Airport layover

      Denpasar Dec 19, 2014 at 4:08 AM

      Hi there

      I have a flight from Dili Timor Leste to Bali on Sriwijaya Air and then i have a connecting flight to Jakarta in the afternoon like less than 2 hrs after landing

      I was wondering is it very quick process to let says get off the plane, pay the $35USD for Visa On arrival, get stamped into Indonesia, exit customs then find my way to DOMESTIC DEPARTURES where they probably gave me my Jakarta boarding pass in Dili and all whats left is to pay domestic departure tax and go through security as there is no need to exit Indonesia as this is a Domestic flight

      I am flying Sriwijaya Air so does this mean there is a seperate terminal at Bali airport for Domestic flights?

      Also how much do i pay for departure tax tax for a domestic flight

      I have never traveled to Bali Airport before as next week will be a huge challenge and I cant miss my flight to Jakarta as that means having to by another flight

    • Exchanging $100 USD Bills

      Bali Dec 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      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 !

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      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.

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      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

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      tour guide

      Makassar Nov 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

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

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      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!

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      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?

    • quirky or interesting district for accomodation

      by oliviarose1 Online Now Oct 14, 2014 at 11:23 PM

      I will be travelling to Medan later this month for a few nights before i head slowly south. As I'm a solo traveler, i like to stay in shared and/ or sociable accommodation. does anyone have any recommendations on any hostels/ guesthouses etc or even a good district to head to?
      Cheers, :)

      3 Answers Oct 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM
    • Transportation cost

      by dongopy Online Now Aug 9, 2014 at 6:56 AM

      how much does the taxi cost in USD from Medan airport to city center

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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      Diving spots and beautiful beaches

      by crowned_goddess Online Now Jul 3, 2014 at 9:28 PM

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

      5 Answers Jul 4, 2014 at 6:42 AM
    • Recommended budget accomodation in Medan

      by nienkevil Online Now May 12, 2014 at 8:22 PM

      Hey everyone, I'm new to this site but I've already seen some really helpful info. I arrive in Medan on the 29th of September at 19:10. I have to get to Bukit Lawang but I figured it might be best to spend the night in Medan and head to Bukit Lawang the next morning by bus. can anyone recommend a nice cheap save place to sleep and also an easy save way to get there from the airport. I'll be traveling solo.

      Thanx in advance.

      7 Answers Jun 4, 2014 at 4:33 AM
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      Taxi from Airport

      by n4nova Online Now Apr 8, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      Hi ,
      I will be reaching Medan tomorrow in the evening around 7:30 pm at Kualanamu Airport. I need to go to Sibayak Multinational Resthouse, Berastagi.
      What I am asking is : Is it safe to travel from Medan to Berastagi at night?We are 2 persons. I heard it takes 4 hours. Is Medan safe at night? Or is it better if I stay back in airport that night and start next day morning?
      And,. which Taxi should I choose from airport??? I am considering both safety and money..
      I talked to someone in Medan for Taxi transport. He told me that he will charge 600,000 IDR!.. I believe it is too much!
      Please reply soon...

      Waiting for the reply...

      Thanks in advance.


      8 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 1:59 AM
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      Sibayak Multinational Resthouse

      by n4nova Online Now Mar 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      I need to book some rooms in Sibayak Multinational Resthouse, for the month of April. But, I am unable to find any contact details of them in any hotel booking websites.  Can anyone please help me??? And also please let me know if there any other good hotel in that localtion. I will be going for a  hiking at gunung sibayak.

      Thanks in advance. Srijani


      7 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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      Where I can buy a Sim ?

      by n4nova Online Now Mar 2, 2014 at 4:07 AM

      I will be travelling to Indonesia next month. I will reach Medan on 9th April, evening, aruound 6-7 pm. On next day early morning I have a plan to start for Berastagi. I will be in Indonesia for >2weeks, so I guess I should get a sim. Anybody have any idea where I can get a sim? is there any store available in airport in Medan Kualanamu airport? One more question: My mobile is bought from Thailand. So, it shouldn't get locked if I use any indonesian sim I guess.. is it?



      10 Answers Jun 4, 2014 at 4:33 AM
    • Airport Transport

      by BSSANDHU Online Now Feb 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

      What is the rate(charges)by bus, train, and taxi from Kualanamu Airport to Medan City? Also, between what times do they operate, and the frequency of the service? Thanking you.

      9 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 6:10 AM
    • Volcano eruption

      by chokee Online Now Feb 11, 2014 at 6:10 PM

      Hello, im planning to visit medan-berastagi-lake toba end of february. is it safe to visit as im concern the mt sinabung has been repeatedly erupted. how is the air condition in berastagi?

      2 Answers Feb 19, 2014 at 7:57 PM
    • Medan Help

      by artsam Online Now Jan 24, 2014 at 1:40 AM

      Hi all,
      I am planning for a trip to medan. Unsure to do it for 2 night or 3 nights. I am planning to either travel to Bangkok OR Bandung after Medan for shopping. So shopping is not the main objective of my Medan trip.

      I need help on places I should go first after I arrive at the airport, any reliable contacts or tours anyone can share with me?

      Looking forward to your sharing experience with me!

      6 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 3:43 AM
    • Solo traveller to lake toba

      by Dor1813 Online Now Jan 2, 2014 at 10:17 PM

      I am planning to detour to Lake Toba on my way back from Pulau Weh. 1st day - arrive Medan airport at 1pm and 3rd day depart at 8pm flight. Hope someone will help answer some of my questions:
      - Is it safe for a female to travel solo to Lake Toba?
      - If I arrive Medan airport at 1pm, will I be make it for the last ferry to LT?
      - Will 3D2N be sufficient to visit "must see" sights?
      - Is there a "left luggage" at the airport?

      Thanks in advance.

      5 Answers Jan 25, 2014 at 8:10 AM
    • car rental

      by hklim3322 Online Now Dec 18, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      i want to rent a car to travel around medan (with driver), any suggestions?

      1 Answer Dec 19, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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      Medan, Lake Toba, Gunung Leuser National Park, Berastagi

      by n4nova Online Now Nov 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM

      Hi All,

      I am planning to visit Medan, Lake Toba, Gunung Leuser National Park, Berastagi with my friends on June-July , 2014 from Thailand. Can you guys please help me regarding the following:

      1. June-July is a good time to visit Medan & surroundings?

      2. Should I bring my VISA from Thailand? or VISA on arrival is available for Indian Citizens?

      3. I have a 5 day plan to visit Lake Toba, Gunung Leuser National Park & Berastagi centering Medan. Not interested in shopping. Will it be possible in 4 nights & 5 days? 4. What is main travel medium if I want to travel these places from Medan? What is the approx cost for that?

      Thanks in advance!!

      8 Answers Jan 25, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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      by faramon85 Online Now Oct 28, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      Hi. I purchased a flight tix to Medan for 3 days and there is 2 things that I really wish to accomplish while I'm there. 1)Explore Lake Toba and 2)Shopping at the town. Can anyone advice me whether it would be possible to do all that within 3 days? Was hoping could stay in Lake Toba area for a night and the other night in the town. But I heard people telling me that the distances there is quite far from one another and there is no way I can do both visit lake Toba and Shopping at town together. Plz help!

      11 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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      Medan to Lake Toba

      by Norazilaeunos Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 8:41 AM

      is there any car rental office at the airport? Is it safe to drive on our own, a family of four, to lake Toba area? or is it advisable to take the taxi or bus?

      5 Answers Jun 4, 2014 at 4:31 AM
    • Bespoke mens shoes

      by chasdan Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      Where can I get them in Medan

      1 Answer Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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      Trust and Cheaper number please

      by MaryaPrincessShomei Online Now Aug 15, 2013 at 2:11 AM

      Can i get driver contact number or email in order to booking for transport.
      thank you all

      4 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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      Medan Travel 4D3N - 25th Sept 2013 - 28th Sept 2013

      by MaryaPrincessShomei Online Now Aug 15, 2013 at 1:33 AM

      i have tight budget travel in Medan.. anyone would like to suggest me the cheaper driver and transport...
      thanks you allsss

      3 Answers Aug 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM
    • batik center

      by fruehlinglee Online Now Aug 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      where is the exact place?

      3 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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      North Sumatra

      by pPamela Online Now Jul 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      What date does the new airport in Medan North Sumatra begin operating?

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 5:46 AM
    • How to get from Lake Toba to Medan Airport?

      by KarelE Online Now Jun 30, 2013 at 6:21 AM


      The first week of august I am going with my girlfriend a few days to Lake Toba.
      We have a flight from Polonia Airport to Yogyakarta at 13h40. Any advice on how to get from Samosir to Polonia Airport in time for our flight?


      5 Answers Mar 30, 2014 at 7:35 AM
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      solo traveller april 30 may 5

      by noel98 Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 8:20 AM

      Please can you a package for 6 days 5 nightd stay

      6 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 1:16 AM
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      travel guide

      by Moneng Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 1:46 AM

      Hi, I would appreciate if any suggestion of travel guide (transportation, halal food, hotels, etc). Travel as couple on 3rd - 5th April 2013. Many thanks

      4 Answers Apr 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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      Travel buddy to Medan on end of May 2013 ??

      by Ys_79 Online Now Jan 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      Anyone interested to travel around Lake Toba & Brastagi (Medan) on around 23/5/2013 ??

      Perhaps we can travel together and share the local transportation charges.
      Well, travel with public transports in Medan sounds inconvenient, so am thinking about sharing a pre-arranged land transfer !

      2 Answers Feb 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM
    • Traveling alone to medan (female)

      by ssjye Online Now Nov 1, 2012 at 8:13 PM

      Hey travellers, I'm a 23 years old female and this is my first time to travel around =)
      I don't have any experience so kind of stuck here.

      My friends canceling me off so I was thinking doing this trip to Medan, Indonesia alone.
      Is it dangerous there? I can speak Bahasa. How many days would u suggest for the trip?

      I'm doing low budget travel sort of backpacking alone. Is it costly for transportation for loner?

      Thank you for your time and your responses are much appreciated.

      6 Answers Nov 3, 2012 at 4:45 AM
    • travel in lake toba

      by chongchinyen Online Now Aug 2, 2012 at 4:15 AM

      I will be heading to lake toba on December 6-December 10. Have no idea on travelling around there. Wish to have in iterinery to travel there and with the tour guide as well.

      5 Answers Sep 14, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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      Trip to Medan.. Travel Advise & looking for travel buddy

      by NaveenP Online Now Jun 12, 2012 at 9:12 PM

      Hi All,

      I am heading to Indonesia on 3rd of August and will be staying there till 10th of August. Due to some change of plans my friend isnt coming and i guess i have to make this vacation myself. Can anyone suggest me the places for sightseeing & nice beaches over there. As im travelling alone, i dont have much of a luggage and can travel anywhere depending on the destination. My budget is moderate.

      Here is what i am planning to do:

      Beach parties, island hopping, Day group tours, trekking, adventure & water sports..... Please let me know your suggestions. If anyone has the same travel plan do let me know... you can reply here or send me an email to

      4 Answers Jun 15, 2012 at 9:51 PM
    • Medan 6d5n

      by atsee Online Now May 22, 2012 at 5:14 AM

      Can anyone advice the itinerary for Medan 6d5n?

      Please advise on the route too, 1st destination, and last stop.

      If possible, need help in transportation and hotel.

      Thank you,

      10 Answers May 28, 2012 at 8:37 AM
    • Safe for a girl to travel alone to Medan?

      by H_bec Online Now May 18, 2012 at 5:18 AM

      I would be traveling alone early June to Medan, is it safe?

      It is my first time there and I do not know bahasa Indonesia so would language be a problem?

      Kinda looking forward yet nervous.

      What can I do in Medan? Any must go place?

      Last, should I go 4 or 5 or 6 days?

      Please help!! @_@

      7 Answers May 23, 2012 at 4:24 AM
    • Advice Needed for 4d3n Trip to Medan

      by Astral86 Online Now May 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      Dear forummers,

      I will be heading to Medan (2 pax trip) on 22nd May till 26th May and would appreciate some suggestions on the tentative itinerary. Unfortunately, I'll be arriving at the airport only at 9.30pm, will there be any transport directly to Parapat at that time? Or is it a better idea to stayover at Medan city and head to Parapat/Samosir the next morning?

      Night 1 (~10pm):
      Direct to Parapat from airport OR overnight in Medan

      Day 2:
      Samosir Island. Overnight

      Day 3:
      Depart to Berastagi. Si piso-piso waterfall, Gundaling Hill. Overnight in Berastagi.

      Day 4:
      Depart to Medan. Flight at 9pm

      Is the itinerary feasible transport & time wise for a first timer traveller in Medan.

      Thanks in advance for your assistance

      7 Answers Jul 16, 2012 at 5:58 AM