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    • Internet connection/isp

      Pati Nov 21, 2015 at 8:20 PM

      Hi,can I get some guide/infos,how to get internet connection at pati-sinoman?I've been trying to get some data sim cards to connect to my laptop to get a internet connetion.Failed to get connection to laptop even with some settings,unable to register.Able to get mobile data connection but not for my laptop.And also which type of antenna can be recommended for my Samsung 55"hdtv?Tried normal antenna for my 32" Samsung tv.Picture not clear.What are the connections/connecters required for my tv?Please help/guide me to solve this issues.THANK YOU.

    • tikus tample

      Trowulan Nov 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM

      what do you think about all of this temple?

    • is sharia law practiced in south sulawesi

      South Sulawesi Province Nov 3, 2015 at 12:46 PM

      is sharia law practiced in south sulawesi

    • Flores, Indonesia Overland Travel Route advice

      Indonesia Nov 17, 2015 at 2:10 AM

      Seek for advice from anyonen who explored Flores before or who are familiar with Flores.

      I plan to explore Flores after a LOB Komodo dive trip, the boat will drop me in Labuan Bajo around noon, one of my friend will join me for the extend stay. We have roughly 7 days 6 Night (but the day 7 leaving Flores - Maumere / Ende around 7-8am) for a connection flight at 1pm in Bali back to our home.

      My plan for the overland route is something look like this On 25 April 2016: Depart Labuan Bajo to Dintor / Denge (either Wae Rebo Lodge/ Denge - Wae Rebo lodge look nice as staying near the paddy field and beach side which can spend some visit?). Depart from Labuan Bajo around / 1pm-2pm, Then arrive the homestay overnight

      On 26 April 2016: Go to Wae Rebo trek, stay overnight at the village on top of the hill or come back to the Dintor/Denge on the same day evening for another night at the bottom.

      On 27April 2016: Go to Bajawa, maybe some hotel / homestay nearby Mt Inerie

      On 28 April 2016: Plan A: Sightseeing around Bajawa n Surrounding Mt Inerie, then travel to Moni/Kelimutu area Plan B: Trek up Mt Inerie, then sightseeing Bajawa, another night at Bajawa.

      On 29 April 2016: Plan A: Visit Kelimutu then go to Maumeeree or Edne Plan B: Bajawa to Moni/ Kelimutu area, explore around

      On 30 April 2016: Plan A: Explore Maumeree. Or Explore Plan B: Visit Kelimutu then go to Maumeree or Edne

      On 1 May 2016: Fly back from Maumeree / Edne to Bali (morning flight7am) then to Malaysia (afternoon flight1pm)


      -Ideal plan is to cover Wae Rebo, Mt Inerie, Kelimutu, and a little bit on Maumere/ Ende, as not so sure the exact duration that will be taken from one point to another, really appreaciate some advise so we could see if our plan route is feasible or not, or we need to either drop Wae Rebo (e.g Labuan Bajo to Ruten then Bajawa- Kelimutu- Maumere/Ende) or Mt Inerie/ Maumere/Ende (Plan A or Plan B)

      -How long is the journey from Labuan Bajo to Dintor / Denge? -Is it easy to get a Taxi or Private Car at Labuan Bajo? Believe by the time we reached either Dintor / Denge it is late night already. -Any one stay in Wae Rebo Lodge before? How far is the Wae Rebo Lodge to Denge travel information hut? and do you know if they will arrange the Wae Rebo trip (as we may need transport to go) or it is recommended to directly stay in Denge to skip the transport issue. - Is it possible to do day trip up and down on the same day for Wae Rebo? (Guess, If stay overnight then we will be back on next day afternoon to continue the journey to Bajawa)

      -How far from Denge / Dintor to Bajawa? Easy to get transport from there who willing to bring us Bajawa? if we depart around 12pm/1pm, possible to reach at night to any hotel nearby Mt Inerie or have to stopover one night at Ruteng? Guess the spider web paddy field is on the way.

      -Heard there is one call Manulalu Villa is nice in Bajawa, anyone stay there before? is it close by to the visiting places like traditional village, hot srping and Mt Inerie? or is it recommend to be at the town? How far is the Bajawa town to the visitor places?

      -For Plan B seem there is no time to explore either Maumeree / Edne as i guess we will arrive either of those town late afternoon or evening. If Mt Inerie is a difficult trek, and if there are other simple route that we could still see the nice banjaran of the mountain without hiking it up, we could drop the idea of Plan B, is Plan A enough for one traditional village nearby Mt Inerie and a simple trek (not hike up) around the Mt Inerie? There are many traditional village at Bajawa, which one worth the visit with our limited time?

      -How far from Bajawa to Edne/Moni/ Kelimutu area? Is it recommended to stay Edne on the day before Mt Kelimutu trek? or Eco Lodge at Kelimutu a better option?

      -After Kelimutu visit, thinking the two nearest airport is Maumeree or Edne, which of it worth more to explore? As we only have half day or some time if so happen those nice places are located on the way during the journey to stopbyl (if we are with Plan B)/ one day (if we are with Plan A), so far only know Sikka village with a nice Portogues Church at Maumeree and also a floating village wuring, not so sure about Edne.

      -welcome for any good homestay/ hotel/ guesthouse recommendation, also for any good driver, we are ok with limited or just simple English speaking as we are from Malaysia, able to speak a little Bahasa Indonesia.

      Thaks for all advices in advance


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      Must sees Java Sulawesi

      Indonesia Oct 26, 2015 at 12:36 PM

      We're looking into a 3 week trip to Java and Sulawesi. In Sulawesi our main (only ) objective is to visit the Toraja. Java : obviously Borobudur, also Prambanan, Yogjakarta, Mt Bromo, Ijen NP. But what else should we put on the itinerary?
      We love 'couleur local' (minority villages and alike), nature, culture. We're NO hikers. Do like the 3-max 4 hours easy walk, but there's where the fun ends for me.

    • traveling and need an answer

      South Sulawesi Province Nov 3, 2015 at 12:49 PM

      is sharia law practed in south sulawesi

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      48 hours in Jakarta

      Jakarta Nov 11, 2015 at 7:19 AM

      Dear Jakrta VTers,

      I have a few questions I hope you can help me with.

      My girlfriend is going to Jakarta for a business trip in a couple of weeks and will stay in a swanky hotel in Jakarta Selatan. I might tag along with her, but she's going to be very busy with work so I'm likely to have to fend for myself. I'd like to ask for suggestions for a rough itinerary for 48 hours in Jakarta. I've seen a tip for the free city tour bus and might do that, but I am keen to know about other things I should do.

      I don't really like taking taxis if there is an alternative, but I gather the Jakarta public transportation isn't brilliant - is that right? I don't take motorbike taxis as a rule as I had a bad crash a few years back.

      I have basic Bahasa Melayu, and usually manage to get by as a tourist in Malaysia. Will that be OK in Jakarta?

      Finally, if anyone has any tips about vegetarian restaurants I should eat at, I'd be grateful to hear them.

      Thanks in advance!



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    • Transport around North Sumatra?

      North Sumatra Province Jul 27, 2015 at 1:55 PM

      Hi, we're planning on visiting Ketambe for a 4 day jungle trek, and from there go to Pulau Banyak Islands- what is the best way/method to get to Singkil to get the ferry please? And time for this trip?

      After few days on the island we would then like to go to lake toba for a couple of days then on to Barastagi before going back to Medan - is this the best route to do? Time required from Singtel to lake toba? And cost?


      3 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 11:56 PM
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      North Sumatra Province Jul 13, 2015 at 2:46 PM

      I am planning a trip with my 16 yr old son, and have been invited to teach English in North Sumatra. I am wondering if you would advise this trip, as to safety? Pleaseee help me with any advice you have!


      2 Answers Jul 14, 2015 at 7:34 AM
    • 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?

      3 Answers May 22, 2015 at 10:27 PM
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      Anyone is going to lake toba this coming 31st Jan until 2 Feb?

      Medan Jan 28, 2015 at 8:34 AM

      Anyone?Anyone is going to lake toba this coming 31st Jan until 2 Feb?

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    • quirky or interesting district for accomodation

      Medan 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, :)

      4 Answers Dec 30, 2014 at 10:04 PM
    • Transportation cost

      Medan 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

      Medan 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
    • how is the fishing guides in nias

      Pulau Nias May 25, 2014 at 4:47 PM

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      3 Answers May 25, 2014 at 10:53 PM
    • Recommended budget accomodation in Medan

      Medan 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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      KNO Airport to Tuktuk, Lake Toba

      North Sumatra Province Apr 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      Hey guys,

      I'm going to have a solo backpacking trip to Lake Toba in 2 more days on Apr 30th. I need an advise in terms of travel timing.

      Expected to reach Kuala Namu Int Airport on Wed Apr 30th @1400 hours. Any idea the fastest way to get to Lake Toba from KNO airport? FYI I've booked accommodation somewhere in Tuktuk Siadong, Samosir Island. Not sure if I need to get a ferry ride from Lake Toba to the hotel.

      Since I'm travelling alone which transportation recommended? I'm just scared I can't catch a ferry as they said last ferry from Parapat is 7pm.

      My flight back will be on Sat May 2nd @1400

      Hope to hear from you guys soon. =)

      9 Answers May 6, 2014 at 2:49 AM
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      Taxi from Airport

      Medan 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

      Medan 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 ?

      Medan 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

      Medan 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
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      Medan Feb 11, 2014 at 6:10 PM

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      2 Answers Feb 19, 2014 at 7:57 PM
    • travel between Belawan and Tangkahan?

      North Sumatra Province Feb 8, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      We will be in Sumatra for only one day, from 6:00a.m. until 8:00p.m. on a Saturday in April, 2014. We would like to spend it with the elephants in Tangkahan. Can someone please tell us (1.) if it's feasible to make the journey from Belawan to Tangkahan and back to Belawan in that time period, (2.) the distance / how long the trip is from Belawan to Tangkahan, (3.) what types of transportation are available for this trip -- car and driver? train? bus? ferry? -- and (4.) whether one needs to make advance reservations for transportation and also to wash the elephants. Many thanks for any guidance you may be able to provide.

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2014 at 11:02 AM
    • Medan Help

      Medan 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
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      North Sumatra Province Jan 13, 2014 at 2:49 AM

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    • Solo traveller to lake toba

      Medan 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:
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      Medan Dec 18, 2013 at 5:35 PM

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      Medan, Lake Toba, Gunung Leuser National Park, Berastagi

      Medan Nov 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM

      Hi All,

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      Medan 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!

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      Medan to Lake Toba

      Medan Sep 18, 2013 at 8:41 AM

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      Medan Aug 15, 2013 at 2:11 AM

      Can i get driver contact number or email in order to booking for transport.
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      Medan Aug 15, 2013 at 1:33 AM

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      Medan Jul 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM

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    • How to get from Lake Toba to Medan Airport?

      Medan Jun 30, 2013 at 6:21 AM


      The first week of august I am going with my girlfriend a few days to Lake Toba.
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