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    • Jakarta to Bali on November 23 to December 3, 2015

      Bali Sep 27, 2015 at 6:55 AM

      Hi Everyone! Will be traveling alone from Jakarta to Bali. I'm looking forward to meet other backpackers and new friends


      Bali Oct 1, 2015 at 8:19 AM

      looking for recommendation for accommodation for ubud.

      Any thoughts on The Lokha Ubud ?

    • Car and guide driver Tanah Toraja

      South Sulawesi Province Sep 11, 2015 at 9:26 AM

      what / who can you recommend for a private driver from Makassar to Tanah Toraja and a guide in Tanah Toraja?

    • VOA extension or Tourist Visa??? (Repost - not sure if first post went through)

      Bali Yesterday

      Hey guys,

      Myself and a friend are heading to Bali at the end of this month, with the plan to stay there for around 60 days (until around xmas time). But I have still yet to decide whether to get a Tourist Visa beforehand or get our VOAs extended while we are out there. In regards to the VOA extension, do you have to leave and come back into Indonesia (and fly to say Singapore and back) or can you get the extension done without leaving Bali? Also as an additional note, I went to Bali by myself earlier this summer and got a VOA, but didn't get it extended, and left on time (I was there for 29 days). Also we both don't live far from the Indonesian Consulate in London where we would go to get our Tourist Visas.

      So yes if you guys are able to help and give clarity around what you feel is the best option to go for the VOA extension or the tourist visa , such input will be greatly appreciated!

      Many thanks,


    • Where to Stay- Sanur, Nusa Dua or Ubud

      Bali Sep 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM

      we are planning a trip in Feb 2016. Bring a six month old. Cannot decide where to stay - Sanur, Nusa Dua or Ubud?

      We would like to see a mix of everything - The beach and the land.

    • On a budget

      Lombok Sep 15, 2015 at 6:59 PM

      I'll be going on a holiday by the end of October for 3 days.
      Any advice on how to travel around? Which is better, by renting a car or just take a taxi?
      Whats the budget for all (excluding hotel & flight)?

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      Off to Bali soon!!

      Bali Sep 23, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      Looking to go to Seminyak in Bali in Nov 2015, have not done much research yet, I was looking to wing it when we get there actually. Any recommendations, do's and don't s, must see or must stay away, tips and tricks, general advice???

      Anything at all really, we are quite a laid back couple who love shopping, partying, beaches, exploring, great food and chillin out.

      Many thanks in advance

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      Accomodation Java, Jakarta, Bali

      Indonesia Sep 8, 2015 at 5:40 AM

      I'm planning a backpacking trip to Indonesia with my friend. I'm wondering how hostels measure up when it comes to security, hygine and friendliness. We are looking into Bali, Java and Jakarta. Anyone want to share experiences, tips?

    • Scooter Rental Bintan

      by marc83 Online Now Feb 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM


      Since I won a voucher for Bintan Lagoon Resort, I want to stay one night there.
      But since I am also interested in travelling around the Island, I am thinking about renting a scooter for two days and make the following trip:
      - Arrive in Tanjung Pinang Friday evening. Stay 1 night
      - Rent the Scooter on Saturday morning, travel via Trikora Beach to Bintan Lagoon Resort
      - 1 Night @ Lagoon Resort
      - Travel back to Tanjung Pinang

      Is this possible at all? Can you recommend a scooter rental @ Tanjung Pinang?

      Thanks a lot for your replies!

      Best regards,

      3 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 8:31 AM
    • I like to go there alone. How do I get to know an Ojek taxi before I get there?

      by PasirRis Online Now Nov 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      I like to go there alone. How do I get to know an Ojek taxi before I get there?

      2 Answers Mar 4, 2014 at 8:29 PM
    • grocery and alcohol shopping

      by twobees2 Online Now Aug 5, 2013 at 1:33 AM

      is there anywhere relatively close to mayang sari - where you can shop for groceries and drinks?

    • A day trip

      by Niki217 Online Now Jun 14, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      Hi, I was planning a day trip with my friends. We are 5-6 girls from Singapore and will return back with the evening ferry. It would be great if some one could advise me on the following questions:
      1. Is Bintan safe for women travellers?
      2. What activities can be done throughout day?
      3. Best way to commute accross island?

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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      Bringing own food from Singapore (by ferry) for BBQ

      by euli Online Now Apr 9, 2012 at 11:41 PM

      Does anyone know if it is possible to bring one's own food from Singapore to Bintan for the BBQ? We will be staying in a villa that has a BBQ pit. I thought of bringing sausages, wings, steak, in an ice-box on the ferry. Will I be able to get past customs?

      5 Answers Apr 12, 2012 at 7:21 PM
    • how can i go to Bintan from Medan

      by peifufeng Online Now Jan 11, 2011 at 6:12 PM

      how can i go to Bintan from Medan?

      2 Answers Jan 12, 2011 at 1:31 PM
    • How much to bring to Bintan

      by jiahwei Online Now Sep 13, 2010 at 8:40 PM

      Hi there,

      Do anyone knows an estimated amount to bring to bintan for spending wise?

      What is the range of prices for their food, souvenirs or the items sold at the factory outlet?

      And also, which currency is more advisavle to bring? USD or SGD or Rupiah?

      5 Answers Sep 24, 2010 at 6:35 PM
    • resort recommendation

      by viarex Online Now Jul 2, 2010 at 12:33 PM

      I will be traveling to bintan with my girlfriend for a 3d2n getaway. pls recommend which resorts should I book. we are budget traveling.

      3 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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      Honeymoon: Bintan, Bali or Phuket?

      by gripdxd Online Now Jun 28, 2010 at 6:43 PM

      Hi All

      What would you recommend for a honeymoon, Bintan, Bali or Phuket?

      3 Answers May 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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      Recommendation for Angsana Bintan

      by Gladyszzl Online Now Mar 10, 2010 at 7:32 AM

      Hello, i will be going to Angsana bintan this weekend 13/3 - 14/3 alone to refresh and pamper myself.

      Anyof you have recommendation for Dinner? I will reach around noon and have my dinner in resort i guess follow by spa at 4pm - 6pm then dinner (location to be recommend). then maybe some chill out place, queit time alone. =)

      3 Answers Mar 13, 2010 at 5:08 AM
    • URGENT :(

      by danyl21 Online Now Dec 11, 2009 at 9:21 PM

      i will be staying at bintan lagoon resort for 2nights...heard there's this nightclub called there any entry fee??

      2nd question..i heard every friday and saturday night there will be a major beach party!! where is it? and is there a fee charged to it to go?

      lasr question!! how much is alcohol and cigarettes at bintan? where could we purchase cheap liqour and cigaarettes :)

      Reply Soon okay!!! help me n my friends!!! its our first time!! :)

    • Kelong Restaurent Reservations

      by didles Online Now Sep 6, 2009 at 6:47 AM

      Hi, But may i know how do i make a reservation for the restaurent? Is asking the hotel service making it for us feasible?

      thanks! =)

    • Motorbike Hire on Bintan

      by liskay Online Now Jan 22, 2009 at 4:39 PM

      We're taking the ferry over to Bintan (Bandar Bentan Telani terminal) this weekend and will be travelling down to Trikora beach for a couple of nights.

      Ideally we'd like to hire a couple of motorbikes to travel down on and use while we are there.

      Can anyone recommend a motorbike hire shop near the ferry terminal?

      Thanks :)

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      Where can I get cheap alcohol

      by Jawker Online Now Jan 8, 2009 at 12:54 AM

      Intending to visit Bintan (will be staying at Nirvana Beach Club). Where can I get cheap alcohol where I can drink with my friends back in the comfort of our own rooms?

      Is the alcohol in the bar cheap?

      1 Answer Feb 16, 2009 at 9:43 PM
    • Bintan - A few questions

      by Zaahir Online Now Dec 23, 2008 at 10:56 AM


      I want to visit Bintan as part of a trip that I am planning in December 09. I have a few questions so if anyone can answer them I would really appreciate it. I am planning to stay at Bintan Lagoon.

      - Has anyone travelled from Johor Bahru to Bintan? What is it like? Will the seaport that I arrive at have the facility for me to get a VISA?

      - Do I need to make arrangements prior to me arriving at the seaport for transport to the hotel?

      - My next stop will be Singapore. I know that there is a boat from Bintan to Singapore, can I enter Singapore via that seaport?

      Thanks to all those that reply.

      2 Answers May 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM
    • Is langkawi in Malaysia better or Bintan in Indonesia?

      by kejalshah Online Now Nov 30, 2008 at 11:05 PM

      I plan to go to any one of Bintan or Langkawi for 4 days in december end 2008 on a honeymoon. Which one is better?

      4 Answers Dec 1, 2008 at 4:44 AM
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      Visas for Eu citizens

      by worksopian Online Now Aug 22, 2008 at 1:38 AM

      I wish to go to Bintan from Singapore for 1 day.Can I get a visa on arrival.What is the cost for Eu citizens?
      What is the best place to go?
      What is the best ferry company to take?

      3 Answers Sep 18, 2008 at 1:26 AM
    • Visa on Arrival by China PR in Singapore.

      by patrickgoh Online Now Aug 13, 2008 at 11:25 AM

      Can Permanent Resident in Singapore holding China passport, apply for Indonesian tourist visa on arrival by ferry from Singapore, intending to stay weekend at Bintang Resort?

      2 Answers Aug 13, 2008 at 4:43 PM
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      P Mapur: Anyone can help? Tks.

      by bluemanta Online Now May 1, 2008 at 6:37 PM

      Hi all,

      Need help with the following.

      1. How to get to P Mapur from Singapore?
      2. Where to stay on P Mapur?
      3. How is your experience? Worth it?

      Anyone who can share contacts and info, greatly appreciate.
      Pls e-mail direct

      God bless,

    • trikora beach

      by s2b Online Now Mar 30, 2008 at 2:05 AM

      I am curious of anyone has used "Bintan Tours" and stayed away from the resort area at Trikora Beach. Are the facilities truly basic or are there some ammenities that would make the trek worth it. I don't like resorts per say, however, have the family to consider...

      1 Answer Mar 30, 2008 at 2:08 AM
    • Asmara Spa payment

      by speedygal Online Now Mar 25, 2008 at 8:13 AM

      Hi, is it necessary to book first before going to the spa or could it be done on the spot? Also, do they accept VISA / MASTERCARD?

    • Transportation to/fro Angsana resort

      by kyhar Online Now Jan 10, 2008 at 6:43 PM

      anyone know how much are the transfers from ferry terminal to angsana resort ? Approximate cost of a taxi ?

      What about the cost from angsana to nirwana bintan resort ?

      & from angsana to the kelong restaurant ?


      3 Answers Aug 13, 2008 at 7:02 AM
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      Outside Tour from Bintan Resort

      by msbinsaid Online Now Dec 3, 2007 at 8:29 PM

      I am aware that I have to book somekind of external tour with the hotel to venture out from the Bintan resorts area.

      Tanjung Ubai seems nearer. Would this be a good place to go for a day tour. Or could someone advice which area is near and would be ideal for a day tour i.e. we would prefer places with pasar malaams etc. How far is Tanjung Pinang from the resorts? Thank you.

      1 Answer Mar 8, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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      Indra Maya Villa or Bintan Lagoon Villa

      by msbinsaid Online Now Dec 3, 2007 at 8:25 PM

      I am planning to stay at either the villa at Indra Maya or Bintan Lagoon. From websites, the villa at Indra Maya looks nicer with a 4 seater buggy provided. Could anyone please advice whether the Indra Maya is better than Bintan Lagoon Villa.

    • Telecommunication, Internet, Bank?

      by Skie Online Now Nov 27, 2007 at 1:28 AM

      Hi all..

      1. I'd like to know what telecommunication provider is available in Bintan?
      2. Internet facilities?
      3. Bank?

      I'm going to spend some time in Bintan and at the same time I still need to do my work. Phone and Internet is very vital for me. As for banking, to send/receive money e.g Westerm Union, MoneyGram.

      Thank you.

      2 Answers Nov 30, 2007 at 11:33 PM
    • Bintan Hotel's facilities- firefly tour & horse riding???

      by Online Now Nov 26, 2007 at 10:39 PM

      I m considering going to Bintan early nxt mth...but the hotel rates are abit high, range from400-500.*ouch*

      Nirvana beach, its pretty cheap but jus worried about the quality of hotel. Love the idea of Bintan Lagoon, but I tink rates are 500bucks, but it has the firefly tour and horse riding??

      Anyone know whether it is possible to go for these kinda Firefly tour if we stay at Nirvana beach? Are the resort close to each other?Is bintan a small little island by itself and nothing much and must stick to the resort u are in? Then wont it be nothing to do if ur resort has no facilities??

      Sorry ask so many questions...Thanks in advance for your replies!!! :D

      2 Answers Feb 16, 2009 at 9:52 PM
    • From Bintan to Batam ?

      by david_f4ng Online Now Oct 25, 2007 at 8:48 AM

      Hi, I'm going to Bintan from singapore next month, 2 days in Bintan Mayang sari and then heading to Medan. Are there any travel agent that selling domestic air-ticket in Bintan ? Also if i have to go to Batam to buy ticket what is the cheapest way to go to Batam from Bintan resort? Is it free to use the resort shuttle bus to go Tanjung Pinang ?
      I ve so many questions, Thanks a lot for the reply.

      3 Answers Jan 25, 2008 at 9:25 PM
    • Cheap seafood?

      by rottenapples Online Now Oct 21, 2007 at 9:27 AM

      I'm bringing my boyfriend over to Nirwana Beach Club (how I wish I could afford better accomodation ):) for a 2D1N stay during Dec, & I was wondering if there is any place with good & cheap seafood nearby?? Is it safe to cab to the city area outside??
      First time being in Bintan so I'm quite scared haha.


      6 Answers Nov 26, 2007 at 10:51 PM
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      Spa by the beach in Bintan

      by dachel Online Now Oct 16, 2007 at 9:55 PM

      i wld like to plan a spa day trip with husband to Bintan.. anyone can recommend a good one with reasonable price? The ideal one is spa by the sea or nature.. After spa, can walk walk along the beach..

      1 Answer Oct 17, 2007 at 9:15 AM
    • Safety of Bintan Resort Ferry

      by tongkie Online Now Oct 13, 2007 at 10:37 PM

      Hi! I am travelling to Bintan on the 1st week of November. I am traveling with an infant and 1 young child. Is the ferry ride (BRF) safe from Singapore to Bintan? Even at the 8pm trip? or are the waters rough during this season?

      Thank you,

      1 Answer Oct 14, 2007 at 6:07 AM