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    • Bangka or belitung

      Pulau Bangka Nov 30, 2014 at 9:42 PM

      Hi.....i am a expat living in Jakarta and planning a three day trip to Bangka belitung in December.

      I just have a quick question --- i should plan to spend more time in Bangka or in Belitung? this will help me decide where should I book my flights to and hotel?

      Thanks in advance, Piyush

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    • bandung bandung!!!

      Bandung Dec 13, 2014 at 6:45 AM

      Where to stay?
      Point of interest?
      Where to hire driver to go taman safari in bogor?worth going and how long does it take from bandung?
      Shopping and cafe to recommend?

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    • need help on solo

      Solo Dec 2, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      need to know on the above mention place to stay near nightlife

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    • Raja Ampat transport

      Raja Ampat Dec 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      Hi,
      I am going to Raja Ampat In about two weeks. I will arrive in Sorong next December 24, and i will spend 9 days staying in two different homestays. I have a few questions:

      I would like to stay in Batanta island; is there a public transport to get there?(I am travelling alone)

      Is it better to book the homestays in advance or is it easy to find a place when i get there?

      Do you know some good homestays on different island Which are possible to reach without spending a lot of money chartering a boat just for myself? (I would like a place with beach-front snorkeling)

      Thank you very much for your information

      Bye bye Alessandro

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    • Driver recommendation for 2 days

      Bandung Nov 24, 2014 at 8:58 AM

      Hi all. I will be heading to Bandung for a 3D2N trip and intended to hire a driver for the first 2 days. Anyone can recommend some reliable with good reputation drivers/company to me please? Anyone used DOM and Zafiracar before? Any comments on their service? Thank you very much.

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    • Is it cheap to live in Bali more than 6 months

      Bali Dec 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

      Is it cheap to live in Bali more than 6 months i.e. and operate an online business. Is there good internet etc there?

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      What are the current office addresses of Xpress Air and Citilink in Jakarta?

      Jakarta Nov 29, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      Hi, can I know the Head Office addresses of Xpress Air and Citilink in Jakarta? I just want to be sure they have not moved elsewhere.
      The addresses (from 2010) : Xpress Air, Boutique Office Park, Kemayoran, Jln. Benyamin Sueb Blok A No. A11, Jakarta 10210.
      Citilink, Menara Citicon, Lt. 16, Jl. Letjen S. Parman Kav. 72, Jakarta Barat, DKI, Jakarta 11410.

      Kindly advise if there are changes in their addresses.

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    • Taking Lamb meat

      Bali Nov 25, 2014 at 6:33 PM

      Hi there,
      does anyone know about new rules for taking Lamb meat to Bali?
      we are going Bali in December and plan to take 20 kg of lamb meat with us, i know we have declare it but what is the procedure after that?
      thanks

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    • joglosemar bus to semarang

      Solo Nov 22, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      Hi
      I have not been able to glean much information from their website about the travel time to semarang and the tariffs.
      appreciate if any member who has ridden with them can help.
      regards

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    • Exchanging $100 USD Bills

      Bali 15 hours ago

      Hello folks,

      I'll be arriving in Bali next week from India and i have been told that i cannot exchange USD $100 bills printed prior to 2006.Is this correct ? The USD $100 bills i have received from my forex agent are the newer 2009A series bills,the one with Blue 3D security ribbon ? Is this something i need to worry about ?

      Thanks !

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      Bandung Experts...?

      Bandung Dec 14, 2014 at 11:14 PM

      I'm about to head off on a magazine assignment to Bandung, Java, and I wondered if anyone could recommend any really exciting (and preferably unexpected) things to see or do...? Anything that is new or particularly iconic for Bandung (ie not something you can easily see elsewhere) would be perfect.
      Terima Kasih
      Mark

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    • Hotels near Borobudur

      Yogyakarta Nov 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      Hi everyone, I read in this forum that the Manohara Hotel is the closest hotel to Borobudur, so I supposse it is about one hour from Yogiakarta. Can you tell me the location, and aproximate rates?
      Does anyone know the Amanjiwo Hotel? Is it located near Borobudur? Can someone tell me how far is this hotel from Yogiakarta?
      Thank you for your help.
      Alfredo

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      fair price tour.

      Rantepao Dec 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      Hello...I am trying to arrange a tour to Rantepao but they are charging a fortune...Can anyone recommend a reliable guide with a fair price? How much would be for a 4 days tour from Makassar? tks

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      tour guide

      Makassar Nov 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      Hello
      Can anyone recommend a guide to spend 4 days in Rantepao area?
      thnks

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      Lombok: how to get from Lembar Port to North part or to Gili ?

      Bali Nov 25, 2014 at 8:44 PM

      Hello :)

      Could you help me, please? :)
      My husband and I are going to Bali & Lombok / Gili in April 2015.

      1) Maybe do you know, how we can get from the port in Lombok (Lembar) to the North area in Lombok? :)
      Here is map what I mean: http://oi59.tinypic.com/28thoqd.jpg

      2) If we get off the boat (cheaper one: lombok-network.com/by_boat.h...) in Lombok at 01:00 am or 7:00 am - do you know is there any buses which can takes us to Nothern area of Lombok?
      2a) If yes, do you know where I can find time of departures this buses and prices? ;)
      (We hear that is better to avoid taxi drivers and thats why we prefer buses)

      3) Or how to get from Lombok to Gili?

      I will extremely thankful for you for any information :)
      Kind regards! :)

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    • Which beach for Snorkelling? getting there advice needed as well

      Bali Dec 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM

      Hi all

      Need some quick responses as I'm trying to decide whether to visit Bali pre-Christmas till Boxing Day and need to book flights soon.

      1. What beach is good for snorkeling? I did some research and seems Blue Lagoon and Amed are good?

      2. The beaches that are good for snorkelling seem further away than the usual Kuta, Nusa Dua etc. How do I get there? Any idea of cost of driver and car hire? Is it possible to get a driver and car from the airport or do I have to pre-book?

      3. Is it a good idea to travel from this seemingly out of the way beach to Ubud?

      Thanks for replies!

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    • Travel Tips

      Bali Dec 4, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      Any tips when travel to Bali?

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    • Bandung 22 - 26 December

      Bandung Dec 10, 2014 at 9:30 PM

      Hi

      Am considering a short trip and Bandung is on the list. However, the impression I get is that traffic may be mad during this period. Any advice on this? What's Christmas like in Bandung?

      Thanks!

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      Best way from Bali to Bromo

      Indonesia Nov 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM

      I am leaving from Bali heading to Yojakarta.
      I would like to visit Bromo on the way.
      What is the best way to do that? By plane? Bus?
      Tks

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    • Cheap but Affordable Hotel in Bali

      Bali Nov 18, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      Hi,

      Anyone with a suggestion? This is for 2 persons only. Also is it recommended to hire a private driver to tour us around? Hope someone can help. Thanks!

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    • joe_lim3@yahoo.com

      Pekanbaru Aug 10, 2014 at 5:23 AM

      is there bus service from pekan baru airport to city ?

      1 Answer Aug 10, 2014 at 5:57 PM
    • the prices in Batam

      Riau Province Jul 9, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      Hi! I am from a European country. My friend now lives in Palembang (South Sumatra). We plan to live in Batam for a few month. My friend got information about prices in Batam. I was shocked. I think that my friend got wrong information. Could you tell me, is it true?
      He found a dorm for us. There is one room for us and a bath and a kitchen for a few rooms. The price is 2.000.000 rupiah for the room + 500.000 rupiah for security + electricity. The total price is around 3.000.000 rupiah for the room per month! The dorm is located in Plamo Garden, Block B (south of batam Centre Area). Could you tell me, is it normal price for Batam?
      We will visit almost every day Sekolah Tinggi Teknik Ibnu Sina which is located in Nagoya Area. We will use city transport (bus). He told that one ticket costs 10.000 rupiah. We have to use two buses to come from Plamo Garden to STT Ibnu Sina. One person will spend 40.000 rupiah per day. So, one person will pay 1.000.000 rupiah per month for transportation. Is it true that we have to use two buses? Is it true that the price of one ticket in the bus is 10.000 rupiah? Could you tell me the shortest and cheapest way?
      He said that he has to get Batam citizenship card (identity card). The price of the card is 1.000.000 rupiah. Why so expensive? I could get the card for free in my country.
      Thank you!

      4 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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      Batam - Pulau Lingga

      Pulau Lingga Jun 20, 2014 at 1:38 AM

      I would like to go to Pulau Lingga and would like to stay there. Would appreciate if you can advise me the best itineray during my stay. I will fly to Batam on 21 - 24 Sep 2014. My plan i will stay 1 night at Nagoya, 1 night at Nongsa and 1 N at Pulau Lingga.

      1 Answer Jun 20, 2014 at 6:49 PM
    • Transportation from Turi Beach Resort to Nagoya Area

      Pulau Batam 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

      Pulau Batam 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
    • How to travel to Jemaja island?

      Pulau Jemaja Feb 10, 2014 at 8:04 AM

      What is the best way to travel to Letung, Jemaja Island from USA?

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM
    • Scooter Rental Bintan

      Pulau Bintan Feb 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM

      Hi,

      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,
      Marc

      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?

      Pulau Bintan 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
    • Cost of taxi fare

      Pulau Batam 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
    • Good Shopping Zone, Money for Value in Tanjung Balai?

      Pulau Karimun Besar Oct 6, 2013 at 7:27 PM

      Can you tell what are the interesting items for shopping here? What about halal fresh seafood and best food in town? What are the interesting places to visit beside masjid and beach???
      Are there anything for children, I mean toy shop, place for play and wholesalers for clothing, prayer clothes etc?

    • is there a garden?

      Bengkalis Sep 16, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      is there a garden or something like that near Bengkalis?

      1 Answer Sep 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM
    • Batam Center to Turi Beach

      Pulau Batam 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??

    • grocery and alcohol shopping

      Pulau Bintan Aug 5, 2013 at 1:33 AM

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

    • Polo Ralph Lauren Store & First Factory Outlet

      Pulau Batam 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

      Pulau Batam 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
    • A day trip

      Pulau Bintan 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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      Bad Images Batam custom immigration

      Pulau Batam 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.

      37 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 6:37 PM
    • Papua/Raja Ampat from Tanjung Puting NP?

      Tanjungpinang May 17, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      Hi all would anyone be able to advise me as to how to get to Papua/Raja Ampat from Tanjung Puting National Park?

      5 Answers Jul 21, 2013 at 11:42 AM
    • 3D2N itenary

      Pulau Karimun Besar Mar 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      Can anyone suggest what to do in Tg Balai for 2 nights? Tq
      Where should we shop? etc

      1 Answer Apr 4, 2013 at 1:05 PM
    • what is the nearest airport to Duri

      Duri Jul 2, 2012 at 8:46 AM

      what is the nearest airport to duri

      2 Answers Feb 7, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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      Bringing own food from Singapore (by ferry) for BBQ

      Pulau Bintan 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
    • Ferrys

      Pulau Batam 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

      Pulau Batam 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

      Pulau Batam 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

      Pulau Batam 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?

      Pulau Batam 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

      Pulau Batam 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

      Pulau Batam 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

      Pulau Batam 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

      Pulau Batam 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