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    • diment69's Profile Photo

      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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    • Transportation in Ternate Island

      Ternate Apr 30, 2015 at 12:31 AM

      I'm going to Ternate Island in the coming July.

      (1) Can we pick up ojek or a taxi at the airport in order to go to some downtown area ?
      (2) If we wanna use a taxi in a town, can we find one on the street ?
      (3) If we wanna rent a taxi for one day excurtion - say, 8 hours - how much will it be ? A rough idea is okay.

      Chao.

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    • Lake Toba to Medan

      North Sumatra Province Yesterday

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Bringing a friend from Bali to Australia

      Indonesia Apr 26, 2015 at 5:29 AM

      Hi I'm wanting to bring a friend from Bali to Australia for a holiday does anyone know what you have to do and how much it would cost to pay for everything like passport, visa ect...

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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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    • looking for trusted driver in jakarta

      Jakarta Apr 23, 2015 at 11:59 PM

      Hello,

      Recommend any good service plus trusted driver in jakarta?

      recommend which nice & cheap shopping mall nearby swiss belhotel mangga besar and also some famous and delicious restaurant around?

      is taman safari, bogor is a worth place to go?

      Thanks!

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      Transportation to Prambanan, Sewu Temple and Ratu Boko.

      Prambanan Apr 23, 2015 at 7:45 AM

      How long do I need for this 3 places? Intend to stay for sunset in Ratu Boko.

      I will be staying Eastparc, will it be sufficient if I leave at 3pm?
      Is it easy to get a taxi/ car to drive us to this 3 places?

      Is it easy to get a taxi there to return back?

      How much will it be?

      Thank you.

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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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      Help me for Itinerary

      Bandung May 2, 2015 at 11:13 PM

      My Family and i plan go to bandung early June 2015 for 5@6 days....my question are:
      1) how i can go to bandung from soekarna Hatta Airport in jakarta bcoz we already bought the flight ticket....the fastest way

      2) can i get local driver or good local tour guide during our trip in bandung?

      3. Which hotel u recommend for family n close to shopping area

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    • First timer to bali

      Bali Apr 24, 2015 at 9:21 PM

      hi guys, can you suggest a trendy beachfront place to stay which caters to a younger crowd and is within a stones throw to bars, discos n restaurants. I'm not looking to break the bank but will settle for a decent 4-5 star such as hard rock sheraton etc. also please recommend which area I should choose to stay. I'm traveling solo n will be in Bali for about 5 nights. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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    • what is Cerwerk

      by stuartmm11 Online Now Feb 13, 2015 at 9:38 PM

      What is a cerwerk in Batam Island

      5 Answers Feb 15, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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      Batam Centre to Nagoya Hill

      by kenn21983 Online Now Jan 22, 2015 at 7:59 AM

      Hi,

      Just want to know how much it will cost for taxi from Batam Centre to Nagoya Hill? Is there any bus also on same route?
      Thank you.

      3 Answers Mar 12, 2015 at 2:24 AM
    • Cita Rasa Seafood , Sembulang, Galang

      by shep_67 Online Now Jan 10, 2015 at 8:26 PM

      Can anyone give me road directions to get to this resteraunt please?

      3 Answers Jan 10, 2015 at 11:14 PM
    • Transportation from Turi Beach Resort to Nagoya Area

      by huiwen Online Now May 14, 2014 at 1:21 AM

      Hi. I am going to Batam this December and stay in Turi Beach Hotel. How shouls I get to Nagoya Area? And I am the first time to visit Batam, what is the most interesting place I should visit?
      Thank you

      4 Answers Oct 14, 2014 at 1:40 AM
    • Travel Alone to Batam

      by MikeRonald Online Now Feb 27, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      Is it safe to travel alone to batam and Pagoya Area?

      8 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 12:30 PM
    • Cost of taxi fare

      by HelenMcCarthy Online Now Oct 12, 2013 at 7:07 PM

      Am looking for approximate cost of taxi from Batam Island ferry to Golden View Hotel.

      1 Answer Dec 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM
    • Batam Center to Turi Beach

      by matty15aug Online Now Sep 16, 2013 at 7:43 AM

      How do I go from the Batam Center Ferry terminal to Turi Beach for the Water Sports. Please let me know the price for the same. Are the Water Sports available for the Public as well or only for the ones who are staying in the Resort there??

    • Polo Ralph Lauren Store & First Factory Outlet

      by joypws Online Now Jul 28, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      (1) Do both the stores accept Visa or Master or Amex cards?

      (2) Are the garments sold in First & Polo stroes genuine products?

      (3) What are the brands sold in First Factory Outlet? Any Calvin Klein? Any Emporio Armani?

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      Do it yourself tour or via agency

      by gretchenmarielim Online Now Jul 11, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      Hi! I'll be visiting Batam by the end of the month with my mom. What is cheaper? do i book for a tour via travel agencies
      or a do it yourself tour? Many thanks!

      5 Answers Dec 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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      Bad Images Batam custom immigration

      by AJS77 Online Now Jun 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      Should custom not allowed a tourist come in to Batam??????
      First time happened in my life, Batam is not Singapore.

      38 Answers Jan 8, 2015 at 7:47 PM
    • Ferrys

      by John16082001 Online Now Feb 28, 2012 at 4:30 AM

      I know the ferry for Jakarta sails wed only, does anyone know when other ferrys leave to and on what days. I am having no success with the ferry company's web page.

      Thanks a lot.

      John

      5 Answers Mar 5, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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      2D1N in Batam

      by flirtyguy Online Now Feb 22, 2012 at 5:16 AM

      Hi! Me and my wife are going to Batam this 25Feb for the 1st time. As part of a package, once we arrived at Batam, there will be a whole day tour to various places including a lunch at Golden Prawn Seafood. I think the tour will be completed around 6pm. Then we will be sent to Harmoni One hotel or checkin and 1hour massage.
      Considering our hotel's location:
      1. Is there any good and reasonably priced seafood restaurant nearby? How much is the taxi fare?
      2. Do we have enough time to go around Nagoya area for shopping, dining and maybe another massage te following day if we get the latest ferry back to Singapore? Or should we extend our stay for 1more night?
      3. How much is the taxi fare from Harmoni One to Nagoya area? From Nagoya to Batam Centre Ferry?
      4. Is Megamall worth visiting compared to Nagoya Area?

      Basically we just want to have relaxing massages, eat seafoods and shop a bit during our stay in Batam but we are just afraid that the tour will eat up most of our time there. Just looking for some advice. Thank you!

    • Ferry to Jakarta

      by John16082001 Online Now Feb 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM

      Hi I am trying to get to Jakarta by ferry, the only information I can get is about the weekly (wed ) ferry. I don't arrive in Singapore until the Thursday, are there other ferrys to Jakarta from batam that go via different islands to save me waiting nearly a week. Also any web sites you recommend for the ferrys.

      Thanks in advance
      John

      3 Answers Dec 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM
    • Ferry to Jakarta

      by John16082001 Online Now Feb 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM

      Hi I am trying to get to Jakarta by ferry, the only information I can get is about the weekly (wed ) ferry. I don't arrive in Singapore until the Thursday, are there other ferrys to Jakarta from batam that go via different islands to save me waiting nearly a week. Also any web sites you recommend for the ferrys.

      Thanks in advance
      John

      8 Answers Feb 15, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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      Day Trip Nagoya Shopping Mall then Turi Beach Resort: Doable?

      by eyalala Online Now Jan 13, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      Hi! My family and I are going to Batam next Saturday. From morning till 1 or 2 pm, after arrival from ferry, we want to go shopping at Nagoya Hills Shopping Mall. Then hire a taxi to drive over to Turi Beach Resort, where we will lounge around a bit (using their Daytour Package). Then we take the last ferry trip back to Singapore via Nongsapura Ferry Terminal which is near Turi Beach).

      Is this possible?

      Thank you.

      2 Answers Dec 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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      need help

      by adnan1977 Online Now Dec 25, 2011 at 6:25 AM

      i want to go to Batam, indonesia via singapore by using free. My problem is to find a hotel that is very near to the shopping centre. Another question, which ferry terminal should of choose if i stay the one that you all reommended.

    • kepri mall

      by musaphir Online Now Oct 15, 2011 at 11:30 PM

      i believe a new mall KEPRI MALL has opened up in Batam. Can any member please advise how far this mall is from Pacific Palace hotel. What are the special features of this mall. We normally shop at the BCS mall. Would Kepri mall be a better alternative?
      how much would be taxi be to kepri mall from pacifica palace ? urgent replies appreciated please as travelling next week end.
      musaphir

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2011 at 12:19 PM
    • Tips on cycling in Batam

      by Qiumeiling Online Now Sep 28, 2011 at 6:07 AM

      Hey all I am planning a cycling trip to Batam with some friends. Is it necessary to engage a guide with vehicle support? Many thanks!

    • Taxi Fee

      by ChiaSH Online Now Sep 27, 2011 at 12:24 AM

      Hi Guys,

      How much for taxi fee for whole day services, The taxi driver charge me bout100 dollar from Turi Beach Resort to Town area? Is it expensive? BTW, I will bring my parent to there on 30 Sep. Just dun want to disappointed them.

      5 Answers Oct 14, 2011 at 1:41 PM
    • Charter Private Minibus

      by sbalisa Online Now May 13, 2011 at 2:55 AM

      I'm going to Batam next month with 12 other people.
      The resort I'm staying at is charging alot for a private bus.
      Anybody knows of any other bus companies that will provide this service? and how much it costs?

      5 Answers Oct 14, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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      Motorcycle Rental

      by nexusangel Online Now Mar 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

      Does anyone have any contacts for companies that rent out motorcycles in Batam?

      Thanks!
      Amelia

      1 Answer Mar 6, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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      HELP PLEASE. batam beaches itinerary

      by poepat Online Now Jan 30, 2011 at 4:21 AM

      We are going to Batam in may for 4 days and three nights. No accomadation booked yet.
      Can anyone advise about where the best beaches are for snorkelling and paradise.
      Also can anyone advise whata good itinerary would be.
      we enjoy beaches, nightlife, restaurants bbq etc, and eco type tours off the beaten track.
      Many thanks Patpoe

      1 Answer Jan 30, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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      Hotel, transport & activites

      by potatoes_chips Online Now Jan 28, 2011 at 6:19 AM

      Hello,

      Got lots of questions as my trip to batam is next week.
      Our friends arrive in different groups, so we need some help here.

      1) are there any budget hotels($40 range) within walking distance from ferry terminal, batam centre?
      2) if there isn't, how much is the taxi fare?
      3) We wish to play paintball, where can we find it?
      4) thinking of doing some island hopping. where is a nice beach?
      Or is it possible to take a ferry to bintan from batam?

      Thanks for all replies

      Lai peng :)

      5 Answers Jan 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM
    • Nagoya city

      by paulinewoon Online Now Dec 20, 2010 at 2:33 AM

      HI,
      As my family and I intend to do some shopping in Batam, i read that the best place to stay is Formosa Hotel near Nagoya City. If this hotel is fully booked, which 3-star hotel is the next best choice nearest the city. Also, how much do we have to pay the taxi/bus fare from the termninal to Nagoya city? Thanks.

      2 Answers Dec 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM
    • oceania theme park

      by putriayim Online Now Nov 21, 2010 at 11:01 PM

      how do i get there from batam centre or from my hotel (harmoni)? how much is the cost and how long is the journey?

      1 Answer Jan 5, 2011 at 8:29 PM
    • Original RL shop in Batam?

      by adaang Online Now Nov 8, 2010 at 12:34 AM

      Where to find this Original RL shop in Batam?

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      Need Advise!!

      by sillyger Online Now Oct 31, 2010 at 6:22 PM

      I need advise on the following

      1) Planning to book 3d2n stay under Nongsapoint Marina & Resort, can I have the review if the resort is in good condition?

      2) Can I find tropical spa or massage nearby the area?

      3) Understand there are 2 harbour in Batam, please advise if it is very ex to travel on cab if I would take Penguin Ferry and from there to Nongsapoint?

      4) Is nongsapoint far from Golden Prawn 933 Seafood Restaurant?

      I really need help urgently as I'm going to book both ferry and the resort this week..

      Thanks a million

      1 Answer Dec 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM
    • "ojek" motor taxi fares in batam

      by jemc1984 Online Now Oct 13, 2010 at 7:53 PM

      i'm planning to visit batam on my own i was thinking of renting an "ojek" or motor taxi i was wondering if 206,399.72 rupiah would be enough i want to visit the following places. Barelang Bridges, Vihara Buddhi Bakti Temple, Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist temple & the mega mall considering the motor taxi wwill have to wait for me I want to know if my budget is fair enough for the motor taxi. lets just say I want to rent an ojek for a day tour please suggest fare prices for the trip I'm planning so I can have a better idea thanks

      1 Answer Jan 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM
    • TAXI WATERFRONT CITY TO PUNGGUR FERRY TERMINAL

      by nataliejane Online Now Sep 5, 2010 at 12:30 AM

      Does anyone know the cost and distance by taxi from Waterfront City, Batam Island to Punggur Ferry Terminal. Thanks.

      1 Answer Dec 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM
    • Itinerary for Harris 2D1N Honeymoon Package

      by illidann Online Now Jul 5, 2010 at 12:01 AM

      Hi,

      Has anyone taken the above package before? I am thinking of getting that but I am unsure on the itinerary that I should plan since there is a spa and dinner package thrown. I would like to hop onto the free shuttle to Nagoya town and it seems that the timing is abit tight.

      Any suggestions?

      Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Aug 4, 2010 at 7:24 AM