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    • Contact details for Hotel Jati Asih?

      Soe 7 hours ago

      Hello, I visited Soe 3 weeks ago (November 2014), and stayed at hotel Jati Asih. Pretty nice and cheap place, which was recommended on the Lonely Planet. The problem is that I forgot a camera in my room when I checked out. I've been desperately trying to get in touch with the hotel, but the number I have seems to be wrong, because I can't get through. The number I have is 038822407

      Can somebody please help?? I'm really sad to lose not just the camera but all my photos on the memory card... :-(

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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 Yesterday

      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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    • 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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    • 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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      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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      trekking in ketambe

      by jacquiebroeckx Online Now Nov 6, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      Wondering what equipment to bring whilst jungle trekking over night in Ketambe?
      Should i buy proper hiking boots?
      Can anyone recommend any kind of leach and bug repellents?
      Can anyone recommend any trek guides that will maximise the experience for my boyfriend and I?

      4 Answers Nov 8, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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      Self Drive Sumatra

      by jacquiebroeckx Online Now Nov 6, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      Anyone have any advice for my boyfriend and I who plan to hire an SUV from Medan and drive around Northern Sumatra?
      Our itinerary is; medan- Tangkahan - Berastagi - Danau Toba - Ketambe - Banda Aceh - Pulau Weh - back down around the west coast to Medan. We've planned to spend about 3 weeks.

      Any advice would be great.

      6 Answers Nov 10, 2014 at 11:40 PM
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      Beach and snorkelling activities in Sumatra

      by Sinosphere Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      Hello,

      I'm interested to visit Java and Sumatra with my parents this winter. Due to the tropical climate and beautiful coastlines I would like to know what are the best beaches on Sumatra. I heard about Iboih Beach but I don't know more.

      Moreover - given that Sumatra is widely muslim - isn't complicated for women mainly to be in swimwear to go to the beach? I remember in Malaysia, men sometimes watched my mother with skepticism. We don't want to offense traditional way of life.

      Thank you.

      6 Answers Sep 3, 2013 at 11:54 AM
    • banyak islands

      by sforte1000 Online Now May 6, 2013 at 3:40 AM

      has anyone visited the banyak islands? would it be ok to bring kids ?

    • trekking in ketambe sumatra with a 5 and 8 year old is it possible

      by sforte1000 Online Now May 5, 2013 at 5:35 AM

      trekking in ketambe

      2 Answers Nov 22, 2014 at 4:41 AM
    • trekking in ketambe sumatra with a 5 and 8 year old is it possible

      by sforte1000 Online Now May 5, 2013 at 5:08 AM

      trekking in ketambe sumatra with a 5 and 8 year old is it possible

      5 Answers May 12, 2013 at 5:23 AM
    • Southern Sumatra Info

      by JTMoore Online Now May 2, 2013 at 4:38 AM

      Can anyone give me info on Way Kambas and/or Krakatau? I want to visit both places later in May. Is it possible to get a ride from Way Kambas to a boat that I could take to Krakatau? Is there any place to stay in or near the Elephant Training Center in Way Kambas? What about Krakatoa?
      -JM

      1 Answer Nov 22, 2014 at 4:41 AM
    • Information about Way Kambas or Krakatau

      by JTMoore Online Now Apr 27, 2013 at 9:34 PM

      I have been living in Bengkulu for over half a year now and it is about time for me to go back to the States, but before I leave my friend wants to take me on a short trip here in Indonesia. I have been really interested in going to Way Kambas park to try and see some of the animals there but recently I have also been interested in seeing Anak Krakatau. If I was in Lampung province for 4 or 5 days would it be possible to see both?
      Does anyone know of someone who could help us get from Way Kambas to Krakatau or just help us with planning a trip in that area? I am very open to suggestions.

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      Sumatra to Surabaya (by land)

      by Dianne2012 Online Now Sep 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM

      Hi all,

      Need advice and help, I am travelling to Padang of Sumatra next month from KL. I want to travel alone by land from Padang to Surabaya in about 2-3 weeks time. What do you suggest especially itinerary, what worth see, what to avoid?

      thanks

      4 Answers Sep 14, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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      Honeymoon Trekking

      by ladybird Online Now Sep 15, 2010 at 1:47 PM

      Hi all

      My fiancee and I are planning to spend our honeymoon next July in Indonesia. We hope to spend two weeks in Sumatra to do some real travelling (see the orangutans, do white water rafting etc)then fly to Bali or Lombok for a week of luxury.

      Can you recommend the best way to spend two weeks in Sumatra with lots of adventure?

      6 Answers Nov 22, 2014 at 4:40 AM
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      what antimalarial drugs in Indonesia (Sumatra)?

      by jirikoo Online Now Jul 24, 2010 at 8:04 AM

      hi fellow travellers,

      im aware this is not the most suitable place to ask, unless some of you are actually medical doctors, but i will give it a shot.

      a few months ago I visited a hospital immunologist consulting possible prophylaxes prescription ahead of my indonesia (sumatra) trip with, which is still due in a couple of weeks. It seems like I was a bit misinformed as i was recommended the medicine Lariam (Mefloquine), which i also eventually purchased.

      Now doing my final research, I've come across on worrying reports and info (even on wikipedia) as for resistance to this kind of antiparasitic in indoenesia and in whole SE Asia for that matter. Not to mention all the undesirale effects the drug has got...

      ok, no big deal, i havent intaken a tablet so far, so i can easily switch but, i was wondering your views and experience.

      i can assure you I will visit the doctor again and ask him what he thinks now about the choice. Meanwhile, you go ahead... :)

      thanks a lot

      jirikoo

      8 Answers Jul 27, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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      Sumatra - various questions

      by jirikoo Online Now Jul 7, 2010 at 4:11 AM

      Hey guys,

      i have a few questions related to my upcoming trip to Sumatra.

      1) I am attracted to the idea of seeing the Kubu tribe in Sumatra. How much time should i reserve for this activity? I was advised that i'll need a guide from Kerinci to see them. How much can expect to pay? Has anyone actually tried this?

      2) I would like to see flowers Rafflesia Arnoldi and Amorphophallus Titanum. I am aware that one the places where I can see these flowers is Kerinci National Park. In what other places in Sumatra can i for sure see the flowers? The thing is that i am still thinking if I will ever visit Kerinci NP, or I will give it a miss.

      3) I'm keen to see and some exhibits of the local traditional dance or singing performance. I've heard of Minangkabau performing arts centre in Bukittinggi open on thursdays. Is it worth? I look for nothing organized or posed only for tourists; rather something that is sort of ad hoc. Are there any places in Sumatra?

      4) When in Padang, how long in total does it take to get from there to Medan? To understand this, I dont want to make any trips or long breaks on the way there since i just want to absorb the countryside and the journey this way; ...thus missing out on the Lake Toba, etc.. My objective is to get to Medan as soon as possible and then proceed to Pulau Banyak islands.

      5) Upon this, what is the best possible way to Medan? The cheapest option of transport is preferable. Could you please specify exactly what modes of transport should i take? im used to a rough solo travelling, so i don't mind using slow public buses (or even hitchhiking and individual transport if necessary). I'm open to any suggestions and if you say its not worth or its no spectacle, i may skip this route and will fly direct to Medan, anyhow...

      thanks a lot

      5 Answers Nov 22, 2014 at 4:40 AM
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      Sinabang, Simeulue.............

      by worldtraveller0 Online Now Apr 3, 2010 at 6:44 AM

      Hi
      I plan to travel to Sinabang in Oct this year. I would be grateful for any help with how I get there from Jakarta and details of any cheap hotels, losmen I could stay in. Any other information would be greatly appreciated.
      Thanks

      4 Answers Apr 13, 2010 at 3:47 PM
    • Buddhist temple??

      by njeanfinney Online Now Mar 23, 2006 at 2:17 AM

      Hi - I am just beginning my research on Sumatra because I saw a documentary on Arte - I am in France now - about the matriarchal society, the martial arts there, and most of all because of the old Buddhist temple - tenth/eleventh century - that has exquisite sculpture and it seems practicing monks! all that is striking and I am trying to find out more about the temple, where it is etc - Does anyone have inof? I also read that summer is the best time to visit, dry, but in VT one guy says that is the monsoon season - thanks for any help - Jean

      3 Answers Nov 22, 2014 at 4:40 AM
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      Hotel

      by flexthelegend Online Now Dec 29, 2005 at 11:32 AM

      Hi,
      I have a business trip to aiport code MES and need a place to stay for 4 days that is close by. The only hotel I cam up with is : Emeral Gardenia Hotel
      Does anyone know if this place is good or have any other suggestions for me? Thanks.

      Damian.

      2 Answers Dec 29, 2005 at 8:11 PM
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      BUKIT LAWANG & BERASTAGI, SUMATRA, INDONESIA

      by BLUEVOY Online Now Sep 19, 2005 at 5:16 AM

      HELP! I am travelling to Bukit Lawang, Sumatra this Saturday, Sep 24th and I would like to seek suggestions from anyone who has been there recently as to conditions of accommodations and the Orang Utang Rehab Center after the floods of late 2003. Also any info on lodging and activities in berastagi will be highly appreciated. Thanks a million to anyone who can help.

      2 Answers Sep 26, 2005 at 6:20 PM
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      sumatra travelling

      by bahaiano Online Now Jun 8, 2005 at 5:44 AM

      hello vt lesr

      i was thinking about traveling up from jakaaarta through sumatra to malaysia. anything intressting on this way worth a stop :-) i d be glad for every tip! thanx and have a nice time

      eric

      13 Answers Jun 28, 2005 at 10:18 PM
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      Who knows about Ipuh???

      by datuk Online Now Jan 10, 2005 at 5:03 AM

      Hi! My concern is about Ipuh in Bengkulu Provinve in Sumatra. There was a quake there just after the tsunami and I would like to know how badly the region was affected. I have a friend who is from Ipuh. I cannot reach him since his mailbox is now full and I do worry a lot for him and his family. Let us never forget the victims....

      1 Answer Jan 11, 2005 at 9:47 AM
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      ATM's in Sumatera

      by arnonieuw Online Now Aug 1, 2004 at 1:14 AM

      Is finding an ATM in Sumatera just as easy as it is in Jawa and Bali? Or are there any areas where you still have to rely on money changers? Thanx, Arno

      3 Answers Aug 6, 2004 at 10:19 AM