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      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Things to buy and where to get them

      Jakarta Yesterday

      I'd like to get some crafts, I hear woodwork is a popular option, I have enough songket and batik items from Malaysia so I won't focus so much on that, although i will be getting some as well.

      I was thinking of getting some shadow puppets, wood boxes and carvings as gifts. Can someone give me an idea of what's available, common items and things to take home and buy as gifts, as well as where best to get them. I will be in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya. I'm still in the early stages of planning my itinerary so I haven't gotten around to the shopping part yet. I know there are plenty of malls in Indonesia, Jakarta especially but there don't seem to be all that many markets.

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    • 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?

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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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    • Desperate need for a nose cone!!

      Bali 21 hours ago

      Im currently in Seminyak, Bali and coming down with a cold, does anyone out there know where i can buy a nose cone around here?? Went in to 3 different pharmacies and they didnt even seem to know what it was.. Please help!!

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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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    • 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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    Popular South Sulawesi Province Travel Answer Locations

    • Taxi or Bus trip from Makassar to Palu

      Makassar Apr 15, 2015 at 3:14 AM

      I'm thinking of a trip by taxi or bus from Makassar to Palu.
      I want to make a trip on the western coast. Since I wan'na avoid Lake Poso and its visinity, because I heard Lake Poso area is dangerous due to terrolists.

      If by taxi, what is good methods to pick up a reliable one ? How much is a normal cost ?
      How many hours does it take ? A rough figure is okay. Even if the cost is a bit higher, I wan'n choose a safer way.
      And I think the distance maybe 900Km. Do we need to make a stopover along the way ?

      If by bus, are there buses running through this rout - I mean along the western coast of the Slawesi Island ? Making a bus transfer is okay.
      Where is the bus terminai in Makassar ? And if you know, where is it in Palu ?

      Regards,

      6 Answers Apr 21, 2015 at 9:23 PM
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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

      5 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 9:12 PM
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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

      5 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 9:07 PM
    • Getting around

      Makassar Jun 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      How to get to Makassar from Manado, without taking any domestic flights or any expensive boat/ferries?

      3 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 1:21 AM
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      cheap guest house

      Makassar Apr 19, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      cheap and nice guest house near losari beach and central city, info pls, thanks

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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      night club

      Makassar Apr 19, 2014 at 9:38 PM

      nice and busy club in makasar, where is that

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2014 at 9:47 AM
    • Cruise ship - day tours

      Ujungpandang Jan 16, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      Can you suggest a good tour guide

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 3:41 AM
    • 2 days in Toraja with a guide,starting in Rantepao

      Rantepao Dec 15, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      HI all,

      I am very interested in hiring a guide for a 2 day tour of the Toraja land, starting in Rantepao....any agencies or names you can share? i cannot find anything on internet that does not start from Makassar and costs a fortune...

      thanks a lot!
      Rosana

      2 Answers Dec 12, 2014 at 1:14 PM
    • Cheap room near losari beach

      Makassar Jun 21, 2013 at 6:33 AM

      Hi at all
      Does anyone know a guest house or a very cheap hotel but clean near Losari Beach?
      Thanks to everyone for any advice

      5 Answers Jul 1, 2013 at 4:16 AM
    • Makassar Travel agency in Airport

      Makassar Mar 16, 2013 at 5:30 AM

      Hi All
      Does any one know if are there agency in the airport( Litha or Bintang prima ecc.)where i can book night bus ticket from Makassar to Rantepao without going in the down city.
      I would like to book ticket at the same day of my arrival in Makassar.
      Are there Rantepao bus station near the airport?
      Thanks

      6 Answers Aug 6, 2014 at 2:06 AM
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      The best area to stay?..

      Makassar Mar 7, 2013 at 8:11 PM

      Hi,

      i'll be travelling alone from KL to Makassar.. will be arriving around 23rd March 2013..

      i) Which area is the best for me to stay in Makassar? Losari? Pasar Ikan? Town Centre?
      ii) How many days should i allocate for travelling Makassar -Tana Toraja - Makassar?
      iii) Where is the best place to shop for local crafts and souveneirs?

      Tq
      Syam Aris
      Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

      4 Answers Mar 15, 2015 at 1:02 PM
    • Travel to Toraja

      Makassar Nov 13, 2012 at 3:17 AM

      Hi .. Iam plan to go Toraja. I Only know English language , How can i go from Makassar ( Prefer to by public transport ) Can I find place for accommodation ( Not Luxuary one ) how can go to the interesting places from there ?
      Thanks for your tips ( Mathi143@gmail.com)
      Michael

      4 Answers Nov 14, 2012 at 2:37 AM
    • Travel to Toraja

      Makassar Nov 13, 2012 at 3:17 AM

      Hi .. Iam plan to go Toraja. I Only know English language , How can i go from Makassar ( Prefer to by public transport ) Can I find place for accommodation ( Not Luxuary one ) how can go to the interesting places from there ?
      Thanks for your tips ( Mathi143@gmail.com)
      Michael

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      Sulawesi and Papua Itinerary...Any Good?

      South Sulawesi Province Aug 31, 2012 at 1:37 PM

      Hello VTers

      My wife and I are considering making a two week trip to Sulawesi and Papua.
      Could you let me know your thoughts on the itinerary below...don't hold back...you always have great insight and ideas... Thanks.

      Day 01

      Arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar. Set out for a drive to Tanjung Bira. On the way visit Bissappu waterfall in Bantaeng. At Tana Beru see Traditional Perahu construction.

      Day 02
      Island trip (Liukang Island or Ara Island) depends to the weather, using local boat. Then back to Bira.

      Day 03
      Transfer to Sengkang. Visit the museum of Andi Mapasissi then go to catch the sunset over the Lake Tempe. Cross the lake by motorized canoe and visit the fisherman families who do live on the floating villages.

      Day 04
      Visit silk factory, then transfer to Tana Toraja via Palopo. In the afternoon arrival in Rantepao.

      Day 05
      Exploring Toraja. Visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Onwards to Suaya to discover the secret of the Baby Tree. Also visiting today Londa, to see an ancient grave where the deceased are entombed. At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages see Tongkonan, and old rice barns.

      Day 06
      Trip to Batutumonga enjoying views over Rantepao and surrounding valleys. Walk along the rice fields and the daily Torajan live. Also visiting Pallawa, Sa’dan.

      Day 07
      Transfer back to Makassar. A coffee-stop at Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the view. Lunch at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. Go to hotel.

      Day 08
      City Tour of Makassar, visiting the Old Dutch Fortress Rotterdam and Paotere Anchorage the Buginese boat harbor. Onwards transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch flight.


      DAY 09 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL CONNECT TO WAMENA
      Arrival at Jayapura airport, then to Wamena. After arrival explore the area and Napua Hills with its panoramic view of the valley, Wesaput village and its traditional hanging bridge, some Dani villages and a traditional market.

      DAY 10 : WAMENA - SOGOKMO - KURIMA - WAMENA
      Drive in 35 minutes to Sogokmo village and start to have a day trek for about 4-5 hours through Dani sweet potatoes gardens until we get to Kurima the sub-district. Then heading back to Sogokmo where the cars pick us up to Wamena.

      DAY 11 : WAMENA - KIMBIM/PYRAMID - WAMENA
      Drive to Western part of Baliem Valley to exploring the way of life of Lani people. Before we do a short trekking to Lani villages, see local market first at Kimbim. Then proceed to Pyramid. Then drive back.

      DAY 12 : WAMENA - JIWIKA (Pig Feast and Dance) - WAMENA
      Drive 30 minutes to Jiwika in the Northern part of Baliem valley to see the 250 years old Mummy. Then walk 10 minutes to village of Anemoigi to view the Dani Mock battle and Pig feast. Then visit the Mili Mountain to see how the Dani women make a salt in the traditional way.

      DAY 13 : WAMENA - JAYAPURA
      Flight back to Jayapura. Sightseeing tour including Mac Arthur 2nd World War monument, Sentani lake by long boat to visit Assey and Ayapo villages how the Sentani tribe make the bark painting. Visit he Anthropology museum then Hamadi market & Jayapura city.

      DAY 14 : JAYAPURA - Home

      Any opinions? Is it ok? We are missing the Koroway tree people cause my wife is not a mosquito bug person and the trip is a bit too adventurous. Is this itinerary advisable...any good???

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      Weather mid June

      Makassar Mar 3, 2012 at 6:35 AM

      Hi. Can anyone advise me what the weather will be like mid June? Thank you.

      8 Answers Apr 11, 2012 at 2:02 AM
    • Looking for Gold Toraja Pendant

      Makassar Oct 14, 2011 at 7:03 AM

      Does anyone know where i can purchase this?

      I recently lost a small gold chain with a gold Toraja house pendant.

      Thank you

      3 Answers Oct 18, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    • Rantepao - Hire a car or easy to do by public transport?

      Rantepao Jul 11, 2011 at 1:59 AM

      Hi,

      Is it possible to get to Lemo, K'su Ketu etc by bemo? or is it preferable to have a car. Any idea on what a car for 3 days with driver would cost?

      And is Pia's poppies comparable to Wisma Maria 1?

      Bellenomade

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM
    • Bus from Makassar tot Manado

      Makassar Jul 6, 2011 at 12:59 PM

      Is there a possibility to book the bus ticket for this long journey online? I haven't found any website to do so? We are planning on travelling with the Bintang Primus bus from Makassar to Torajaland/Rantepao, stay there for four nights, and than take another bus to Manado in the north. Is this at all possible?

      6 Answers Nov 15, 2011 at 2:00 AM
    • NIGHT BUS FOR RANTEPAO

      Rantepao Jun 19, 2010 at 1:45 PM

      Hello, please somebody tells me if there are any night bus from Makassar to Rantepao? I need to have a bus schedule time to see when is the last bus in the night

      thanks a lot
      Lorenzo

      2 Answers Jun 20, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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      Getting to South Sulawesi from Bali or Java

      South Sulawesi Province May 13, 2010 at 2:55 PM

      Hello all,
      I will be visiting Bali and Java over the next month and I'm hoping to get over to Sulawesi for about a week. Does anyone know of the best ways to get there? I'm willing to take a boat or a plane
      Is it best to depart from Bali or Java?

      Thanks so much in advance,

      --Dan

      6 Answers May 15, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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      Hotel(s) near to Hasanuddin International Airport

      Makassar Jan 11, 2010 at 6:26 AM

      Hi, I am flying to Makassar next month and would like to stay in a clean and comfortable hotel near to Hasanuddin International Airport (about 5 to 10 minutes or less from the airport) so that I can catch a flight early next morning to Sorong. Can anyone recommend me? Kindly provide the phone number of the hotel(s) also. Really appreciate your help here. Thank you so much.

      1 Answer Jan 29, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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      Bus from Hasanuddin airport to Makassar city

      Makassar Jun 16, 2009 at 12:27 AM

      Hi all,

      I want to know, is there any public bus from Hasanuddin International Airport to Makassar city ? If any, what time is the last trip ? Thank for your information.

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2014 at 7:47 AM
    • Morning bus from Rantepao to Makassar

      Rantepao Dec 29, 2008 at 11:23 PM

      Is there any morning or day bus from Rantepao to Makassar. I need to be in the airport before 7.00 pm to catch my flight back to KL.

      1 Answer Dec 31, 2008 at 12:35 PM
    • Bus to Ratapeo

      Rantepao Jul 14, 2008 at 1:46 AM

      Is it possible to make a busreservation? Can`t find any mailaddress. Thank you

      4 Answers Jun 20, 2012 at 7:02 AM
    • looking long term accomnodation in Makassar

      Makassar May 13, 2008 at 10:54 PM

      im looking for long term, chip accomodation in makassar, starting around october 15th. small house or guest house can b ok....

      4 Answers Jul 11, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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      Place to stay in Makassar

      Makassar Aug 7, 2007 at 8:00 PM

      I'll be in Makassar 18-21 August 2007. I'm looking for a mid-range hotel less than USD40@night. The ideal location should be near to restaurants and shopping plazas. Any tips? Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2007 at 9:30 PM
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      Left luggage at Makassar airport

      Makassar Jun 30, 2007 at 2:32 AM

      could it be possible to leave there a luggage for a week?

      6 Answers Jul 5, 2007 at 2:02 AM
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      looking to get in touch with Celebes Tourist Service and Tour

      Rantepao Jun 11, 2007 at 2:30 AM

      Anybody heard about them and Mr.Benny?
      It's hard to get in touch, only by phone which is expensive and it's not very clear comunication..... I hope they have an email...

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2007 at 11:03 PM
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      Can I fly to Rantepau

      Rantepao Feb 19, 2007 at 9:11 PM

      I will be visiting Indonesia in March ... Can I fly to Rantepau if so from where?

      1 Answer Feb 20, 2007 at 1:25 AM
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      Dive operator in Padang?

      Padang Feb 9, 2006 at 6:26 PM

      Hi,
      Does anyone know of any Dive Operator in Padang? We would like to dive there but don't know who to contact.
      Thx!

      1 Answer Feb 16, 2006 at 8:15 PM