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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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    • Getting Around Bali

      Bali 20 hours ago

      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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    • Tour operators

      Balikpapan Yesterday

      Are there many tour operators in Balikpapan, and where?

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    • 4 bedroom villas in Sanur

      Sanur Apr 14, 2015 at 11:56 PM

      Hi there,

      We are a group of 7 adults and 5 kids (below 10 yrs) traveling to Bali in June. I am having a difficult time finding a 4 br villa for all of us. Would greatly appreciate any suggestions. We are looking to stay 5 nights and want a villa with a pool. Anything under USD 600/700 per night will be good with us...

      Thanks for your help!

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    • Karma Jimbaran through The Bali Getaway

      Jimbaran Apr 13, 2015 at 6:41 PM

      We are looking at staying at Karma Jimbaran through a Bali Getaway offer. I'm just wondering if anyone has experience with either the Karma Jimbaran or The Bali Getaway.
      The price they have offered is incredibly cheap and from what I have found out this is because they are going to try and sell us timeshare and take us to a 2 hour (expecting half day) sales pitch. I'm fine with that and happy to give them a half day for the price.
      I just want to make sure that I'm not going to pay and then find out that it was a total scam and my money disappears.

      I would also love any feedback on the resort itself.

      Thanks so much,

      Cathy

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      where the natural attractions in Bandung best

      Bandung Apr 11, 2015 at 8:43 AM

      I'm planning a vacation to Bandung, and I want to spend the night and enjoy the atmosphere of the night in Bandung in the open, where the location of the best natural attractions that can provide a great place and accommodation [ http://tempatwisatadibandung.info/

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    • Getting Around Bali

      Bali 20 hours ago

      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!

      more
    • Bringing a friend from Bali to Australia

      Indonesia Apr 26, 2015 at 5:29 AM

      Hi I'm wanting to bring a friend from Bali to Australia for a holiday does anyone know what you have to do and how much it would cost to pay for everything like passport, visa ect...

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      First days in Bali

      Bali Apr 19, 2015 at 4:27 AM

      Hej :)
      I'm arriving on Bali in the first days of May and would like to hear your opinion about how to start the first days.
      As I land in Denpasar in the late evening, I was thinking to take taxi directly to Tanah Lot, spend a night there, have a day of sight seeing and continue to Ubud. Would a day be enough? How should I travel to Ubud, by taxi or bus?
      Or would it be better to go directly to Ubud and take a daily tour from there to Tanah Lot?

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    • Bus trip from Manado to Palu

      Manado Apr 13, 2015 at 3:18 AM

      I'm planning to travel from Manado to Palu by bus. I read in a travel guide book that it takes about 10 hours from Manado to Gorontalo, and 17 hours from Gorontalo to Palu.
      I want to know how frequently the buses operate in each of these sections, and where we can get the bus tickets and where the bus terminal is in Manado.

      Chao.

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    • Alamat Hotel Di Bali

      Indonesia Apr 8, 2015 at 8:34 PM

      hallo semua

      saya berencana ingin berlibur ke bali, namun saya masih binggung, kira-kira di mana yah hotel di bali yang fasilitasnya bagus namun harga tak terlalu mahal?

      terimakasih

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    • looking for trusted driver in jakarta

      Jakarta Apr 23, 2015 at 11:59 PM

      Hello,

      Recommend any good service plus trusted driver in jakarta?

      recommend which nice & cheap shopping mall nearby swiss belhotel mangga besar and also some famous and delicious restaurant around?

      is taman safari, bogor is a worth place to go?

      Thanks!

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      Transportation to Prambanan, Sewu Temple and Ratu Boko.

      Prambanan Apr 23, 2015 at 7:45 AM

      How long do I need for this 3 places? Intend to stay for sunset in Ratu Boko.

      I will be staying Eastparc, will it be sufficient if I leave at 3pm?
      Is it easy to get a taxi/ car to drive us to this 3 places?

      Is it easy to get a taxi there to return back?

      How much will it be?

      Thank you.

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      7 days in Seminyak and Ubud

      Seminyak Apr 13, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      Hi to everyone,
      I'm going to Bali in May, and spendiong 4 days in Seminyak before going to Ubud (3 nights).
      Do you have any recommendation for the journey ?
      Is it possible to visit volcanos?
      Which hotels can you recommend to me (maximum 100$ per night)
      Do you recommend me to book only for the first night, and then try to find a better accomadation when i'll be there?
      Thanks in advance

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    • What is there to do in Bali

      Bali Apr 15, 2015 at 9:15 PM

      Hi! I'm headed to Bali for a four day trip with two girlfriends in May. We are 3 21-year-olds, pretty much broke, and we're looking for stuff to do in our four days there. So far we are thinking:

      - Coffee tasting (anyone have any places to recommend?)
      -Seminyak Beach
      -Potato Head Beach Club
      -Tanah Lot

      We don't know what else to do, we have four full days there, and we are staying in Seminyak. What would you recommend? :)

      Thank you so much!

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    • 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,

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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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    • First timer to bali

      Bali Apr 24, 2015 at 9:21 PM

      hi guys, can you suggest a trendy beachfront place to stay which caters to a younger crowd and is within a stones throw to bars, discos n restaurants. I'm not looking to break the bank but will settle for a decent 4-5 star such as hard rock sheraton etc. also please recommend which area I should choose to stay. I'm traveling solo n will be in Bali for about 5 nights. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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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