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    • Palembang stay is safe ?

      Palembang Yesterday

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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 Yesterday

      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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    Popular North Sulawesi Province Travel Answer Locations

    • Bus trip from Manado to Palu

      Manado Apr 13, 2015 at 3:18 AM

      I'm planning to travel from Manado to Palu by bus. I read in a travel guide book that it takes about 10 hours from Manado to Gorontalo, and 17 hours from Gorontalo to Palu.
      I want to know how frequently the buses operate in each of these sections, and where we can get the bus tickets and where the bus terminal is in Manado.

      Chao.

      4 Answers Apr 13, 2015 at 8:18 PM
    • accommodation and nightlife

      Manado Sep 11, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      Are there several options about middle range clean hotels? Nothing flashy just a clean, safe, hotel or guesthouse with a 15-25,00 euro per day price?Do hotels in Manado would let me bring in the room a friend girl if I meet any? Is there any good nightlife in Manado?
      Thanks a lot

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2014 at 3:54 PM
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      Any Reliable Travel Agency to recommend?

      Manado Nov 25, 2013 at 12:53 AM

      My wife and I will be spending a few days in Manado next month and would like to book day tour package for Minahasa, and Tangkoko with a reliable travel agent. Appreciate it if you can share with me some reliable agent in Manado. Thanks.

    • Looking for a 21 days stay at Manado, close to ECO Diver resort.

      Manado Sep 11, 2013 at 2:14 AM

      Hi, I am taking a DM course at ECO DIVER resort. I am looking for a reasonable AC attached accommodation. Anyone could kindly advice me? Thank you so so much!

    • Wine

      Manado Mar 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      Is there a shop in manado that sells a good selection of red wine by the bottle? I know already that it will be expensive 

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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      Plan to go to Bunaken in May or June

      Manado Jan 12, 2012 at 6:28 AM

      Hi VTs,
      I plan to go to Bunaken. Is May and June will be the best period for snorkeling and diving?

      Any recommendation for a UNIQUE PEACEFUL resort? From Tripadvisor I got info of Chacha resort ... but maybe I missed out something?

      2 Answers Feb 23, 2012 at 5:10 AM
    • Travel time to Bunaken

      Pulau Bunaken Nov 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM

      Hi

      I plan to go to Bunaken next Xmast with my family. These are my questions:

      A. How long does it take to travel by boat from Manado to the island (Bunaken)?
      B. Can someone please help me to understand important 'do' and 'don't' while in Manado and Bunaken?

      Thank you so much for your help

      Kind regards

      1 Answer Nov 27, 2011 at 10:34 PM
    • Short stay in Manado

      Manado May 7, 2010 at 10:46 PM

      Hi Vts

      Will be in manado next week for business trip
      Stay at Novotel Manado

      Any recommendation for interesting place over the weekend?
      And nice food as well (kuliner)

      5 Answers Dec 15, 2011 at 3:49 AM
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      Pulau Bunaken informations

      Pulau Bunaken Mar 18, 2010 at 4:16 AM

      Hi everybody
      Nedxt year I'll go to spend some time in Pulau Bunaken and I would know if anybody has any tip reguarding accomodations excurtions and comments about it.
      i would appreciate any advise.
      Thanks in advance
      Mondodoro

      4 Answers Jul 17, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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      "Mama Ross" lost address

      North Sulawesi Province Jul 19, 2009 at 8:51 AM

      Hello everyone,
      I had a special nice time with that people and sent them photos of my staying with them.
      I have just got the postcard returned one year later. I guess there is something wrong in the address they gave me so...

      does anyone have the post address of "Mama Ross home stay" in Tangkoko, North Sulawesi? (or any way to get in touch with them, last year they didnt have email address)

      Thank you in advance
      Toño

      2 Answers Aug 13, 2009 at 2:42 AM
    • Self Travel in Manado

      Manado May 20, 2009 at 11:00 PM

      My wife and myself will be going to Manado in early June.
      As a travel agency quoted us quite costly for 3 nights stay with half day sightseeing to Bunaken (we are not divers), 1 day to Minahasa and city tour as the package is only for two of us.
      Can someone advise if we can move around on our own to those above mentioned places ? Or is there tourist group we can join so the cost is cheaper ?

      3 Answers May 22, 2009 at 7:03 AM
    • transport from airport to city center

      Manado Apr 5, 2009 at 8:10 AM

      Dear members,

      Is there any other form of transport from Manado airport to the city center besides the metered taxis? I think the metered taxis will be exhorbitant.

      Also, what else is there to do in Manado if you're not game into diving & snorkelling? TQ

      BTW, I'm going on 10th april, 2009.

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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      Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

      Manado Dec 11, 2008 at 12:19 AM

      Dear members,

      I wish to visit Manado.

      Any recommendation of budget accommodation in
      Manado?

      Your reply is very much appreciated & Many thanks in advanced.

      7 Answers Feb 10, 2009 at 7:34 AM
    • Rainy season?

      North Sulawesi Province Sep 18, 2008 at 1:40 PM

      Is it possible to go to North Sulawesi in February? Or is it too rainy to be enjoyable?

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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      Muslim food

      Manado Apr 16, 2008 at 10:51 PM

      Hi..i'll be travelling to Manado in June.I just want to find out if there's any food stall that sell Muslim food?

      3 Answers Apr 17, 2008 at 9:59 PM
    • recommendations for reasonably priced dive center

      Manado Feb 29, 2008 at 2:47 AM

      hi. i am planning to go diving around manado for the first time. would like to seek your advice on which dive center cum accomodation is recommended. i'd prefer one that is not too costly but gives good insights to dive spots. thanks much.

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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      Re: Budget Accommodation in Manado

      Manado Jan 30, 2008 at 10:00 PM

      Selamat Tahun Baru!

      could someone possibly help me with hotel recommendations in Manado City. I need to stay in Manado and looking for a hotel around IDR100.000-IDR150.000 for one night, 1 person. Any suggestions are welcome, but it needs to be in Manado, as I need to meet up with some people there. Thank you very much!

      7 Answers Feb 10, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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      Togean

      North Sulawesi Province Dec 30, 2007 at 11:32 AM

      Hello.
      Can anyone tell me the easies way to get to Togean Island

      2 Answers Jan 1, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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      Flights from Manado to Davao City

      Manado Dec 29, 2007 at 4:41 PM

      Hi all,
      Im looking for information on One way flights from Manado to Davao,
      1. The cost of the flight
      2. Which airline
      3. What days they fly to Davao
      4. Are thier any holidays in Manado near the end of June.

      Hopefully someone can help with this request as I have searched the net looking for info...thanks
      Regards Geoff

      2 Answers Jan 2, 2008 at 9:38 PM
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      Transport from Makassar to Manado

      Manado Aug 28, 2007 at 6:14 PM

      Hi everyone,
      Was wondering if anyone can help. How do I travel from Ujung Pandang/Makassar to Manado? Is flight my only option? I read somewhere that I can take boats too - where do I find more details? Thanks!

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2007 at 10:29 PM
    • Bunaken and Manado versus Lombok + other questions

      Manado Mar 12, 2007 at 2:29 AM

      I have been thinking of going to the Manado area for diving and some simple beach quiet time. Recently a friend who has been travelling in Indo for several montsh recommended I should just go to Lombok, that Bunaken is not worth the travel hassle (from Bali). Any opinions?

      I was really keen on Manado area as it seems less touristy, the diving is better, the beaches quieter, the prices more affordable.

      Also rumor has it that Murex has closed. Anybody aware of that?

      Finally another question: from reading forums, it seems that the beaches on Bunaken are not that nice, but that they are much better on Bangka, Gangga and Siladen. Nicer in terms of more swimming depth and nicer clean sand. Can anyone give any precision on this?

      Thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 19, 2007 at 9:54 PM
    • How long are boat rides from Gangga at Bangka island to Lembeh and to Bunaken?

      Manado Nov 10, 2006 at 8:54 AM

      Does anyone know?

      Someone provided the following info:

      Bunaken/Manado Tua : 1 hour from Tasik Ria Resort by boat
      Lembeh : 2.5 hours from Tasik Ria Resort by car
      Popoh : 15 min from Tasik Ria Resort by boat

      And I am looking for something similar for staying at Gangga

      Thanks

      2 Answers Nov 14, 2006 at 9:38 AM
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      Dive operators/resorts in Manado

      Manado Aug 17, 2006 at 8:28 PM

      Hi!

      My husband and i are planning to be in Manado during the first week of October this year and i need the following advice. Keeping in mind that we are divers -

      1. Where would be best for us to be be based - Bunaken, Lembeh or Manado?

      2. Can anyone suggest any nice resort that they have stayed in? We do not mind small local resorts as long as they are clean and have good basic facilities. We want to go moderately cheap...not cheap dumps though :-)

      3.Can anyone suggest any dive operators that they have dived with - all we want is well maintained equipment and if possible foreigner-owned joints.

      Thank you in advance for the information!

      5 Answers Oct 9, 2006 at 11:16 PM
    • Bunaken Diving

      Manado Nov 6, 2005 at 4:59 PM

      Can anyone recommend a dive resort on Bunaken? I want to go diving there again but the place I stayed last time (MC Homestay) had bad food and bad service. They also tried to cheat us with the bill. I visited the other places on Pangasilang Beach and some looked OK, with bungalows of varying quality, but I would be interested to hear reports about places on Pantai Liang on the other side of Bunaken.

      6 Answers Nov 29, 2006 at 2:11 AM
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      Where can I have a suit made?

      Manado Aug 27, 2005 at 1:42 PM

      I will be visiting Manado in October to attend a wedding, and I need to get a suit made. Does anyone know of a cheap and reliable tailor in Manado, who can make me a jacket, trousers and shirt. Any ideas roughly how much this might cost, and how long it would take to make? Thanks, Steve.

      3 Answers Jun 12, 2006 at 12:59 PM
    • Any long term accommodation in Manado?

      Manado Jun 4, 2005 at 1:22 AM

      Hi, We're leaving for Manado in a few weeks, July'05, and plan to stay there for six months. We're a couple and looking for long term accommodation somewhere in Manado-town. Has anyone stayed there on a long term basis, or know how we can go about finding a place for about 6 months? We haven't managed to find any information so far.. Also any info on where to stay when we get there, more budget-end than top-end, would help! thanks.

      5 Answers Jun 9, 2005 at 5:19 PM
    • Travel advice - Is it safe?

      Manado Apr 26, 2005 at 11:45 AM

      Hi, My girlfriend and i are planning a trip i august to North-Sulawesi. We only
      have one month and plan to stay relatively long a few places and dive/relax.

      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark, says don't go to Poso, and we don't plan to. But they also writes about a potential risk of getting kidnapped by Philipinese terrorists? What's your oppinion about that risk? They don't warn about the Philipines? The same oppinion is posted ont the foreign affairs departments of the US, Australis, Canada and so on. To me it seems a political issue?! Whats your oppinion?

      Did anyone of you travel as a couple (man/woman)? I think about travelling in religious areas without being legally married, and do anyone had any issues as a woman traveller?

      General travel advises, on the Bunaken, Manado, Lembeh areas is warmly welcome! :)

      Cheers.
      Kristian
      Denmark

      3 Answers May 8, 2005 at 8:23 PM
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      Manado beaches

      Manado Nov 23, 2004 at 6:06 AM

      Hi all, I'm intending to spend a week, next March in Manado, and I want to know how are the beaches over there. I want to dive but my wife like more to stay on the beach... Any hint about resorts (not too expensive) and with a nice beach would be appreciated. Thanks Jorge

      4 Answers Nov 14, 2006 at 9:46 AM
    • Manado recommendations

      Manado Aug 23, 2004 at 12:30 AM

      hi there, anyone been to manado before? whr's a good place to stay & what to look out for?

      5 Answers Sep 11, 2004 at 6:03 PM