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    • Hospital facilities in Sorong

      Sorong Mar 2, 2015 at 1:32 PM

      What is the name of the Hospital in Sorong and please describe its facilities/standards

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      Travelling to Jemaja with a baby

      Indonesia Mar 2, 2015 at 7:34 PM

      I'm planning to meet my parents in Pulua Jemaja, Letong Kampong on or around the 25th March for about 5/6 days. I'm based in Singapore.

      The problem is that I'm travelling with my 10 month old baby. Although she is a good traveller, I don't fancy my chances at keeping her happy and content for what seems would be a whole day of travelling on VERY long ferry trips.

      So very simply I would like to know if there is a quicker (doesn't matter if it's more expensive) way to get there. I did wonder about driving up to Mersing and getting a ferry from there, or even flying up to Kuantan and getting a ferry from there but I don't know how regular (or if at all) ferries go from either of these places.

      If anyone has any tips I'd love to hear them!


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      Personal Trainer in Ubud?

      Ubud Mar 21, 2015 at 6:44 PM

      Hi all,
      I am entered into the Las Vegas WBFF in August. I am going to be in Ubud during the 3 months leading up to the comp. Can anyone recommend a PT that would be able to work with me?

    • Yogyakarta-Bromo-Ijen-Bali trip

      Indonesia Mar 5, 2015 at 10:44 AM

      Hi! I am travelling to yogyakarta in the end of march with my family and we are trying to plan the whole jogja-bromo-ijen-bali trip. There are 7 of us, so I am guessing it is better to travel by road rather than train. I am not sure if flight is a better option as compared to the long road journey between jogja and bromo. Any suggestions?

      Also, could any of you please suggest a good travel agency who can arrange a car and guide for us for the whole trip from jogja to ijen? What would be the approximate cost for this 5D4N trip covering prambanan, borobudur, bromo and ijen including accommodation and travel? Could you please share contact details of reliable and reasonable travel agencies from jogja if you have them.



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      How to find most budget transfer to Derawan Island..?

      Pulau Derawan Mar 4, 2015 at 10:54 PM

      If anybody ,ll be please to tell me the actual schedule - public boat or ferry- between Derawan and Tarakan, Drerawan and Tanjung Batu....I am solo traveller, need to find most budget transfer to Derawan Island, planning trip in May 2015/

    • Mona Lisa Restaurant

      Bukittinggi 16 hours ago

      I m looking for the adress of this restaurant , we where there...22 years ago...and I would like to know if the owner still there.
      We had great time with him and his friends
      We offered hom a little statue , and said to him, we will be back to see him I have to do it.

    • Is Indonesia safe for 2 young female travellers to stay in for 3 weeks?

      Indonesia Mar 17, 2015 at 1:12 PM

      My best friend and I are both 18 years old and are hoping to travel to Indonesia for 3 weeks, however my parents are having some difficulty with letting me go as they think it won't be safe. My friend is a very experienced British traveller, travelling throughout Africa, Middle East and Europe throughout her childhood with her family and also living in Malawi for many years previously. I am from India and have experience travelling there with the family. How can I convince my parents it would be safe for me to go? If it even is.

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      Betel nut farms in jambi .?

      Jambi Province Mar 5, 2015 at 1:25 AM

      Hi.. I am planning to go jambi. I have heard qit's a beautiful place and is one of the highest producer of betel nut in indonesia.  I want to explore betel nut farms in jambi. Can anybody let me know where are the farms exactly in jambi ? Betel nut is also known as Areca nut.

      your help will be highly appreciated :)

      thanks n regards


    • Bali or Pattaya-BAngkok?

      Indonesia Mar 11, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      I am planning to visit BALI at Indonesia from Singapore for my Bachelor's party with my close friends, can you please suggest if BALI is better place for thjis or should I look at PATTAYA/ BANGKOK.

      Any suggestion would be appreciated.

      Thanks in advance.

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      culture and performance

      Bali Mar 16, 2015 at 5:09 AM

      Me and my friends are in a tight budget travelling to Bali. We are very much interested in observing and blend in with the local culture, which is better? Ubud or Batubulan considering the budget factor. Which temple should we visited to experience the richness of culture in Bali? We thinking of staying for three nights. with one day at the beach. This is our first time there and is public transport or tourist shuttle bus is available to go to these places?

      The initial itinerary as follow; first day in Kuta(pantai Kuta)/South Kuta(padang-padang beach) for the beaches-second day to Uluwati for the beaches,temple and GWK-third day and fourth to either Ubud/Batubulan for the cultural sightseeing.

      I know I am Missing a lot of thing but any suggestion for the itineraries? We are very flexible but on tight budget(sorry for mentioning it again and again...lols)

    • IS Lombok safe for foreigners

      Lombok Mar 26, 2015 at 3:38 AM

      There has been a rapid spread of the paramilitary criminal organization throughout Lombok in the past 2 years. These criminals are armed and dangerous, they wear full military uniforms and often use this to intimidate their victims althought they arealso not afraid to use their weapons including bush knives and pistols. This is a extremist paramilitary criminal organization run mainly by people from Bima (Sumbawa) , a well known breeding ground for Islamic extremists. IS LOMBOK SAFE FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS?

    • 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


      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.


      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

      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

      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.

      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?


      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


      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

      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

      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


      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