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    • zafilm's Profile Photo

      Need info and tips

      Tengger Caldera 35 minutes ago

      Greetings..Me and family of 2 adults,2 teenagers,1child and 1 toddler,plans to have a few days trip to Mt Bromo & off to beautiful island of Bali. Any tips on transportation from Surabaya airport to/from Mount bromo.?. How long will the journey take?. Also any tips to take train,ferry or bus to Bali instead of flight? We want to enjoy a scenic & adventure tour of East Java.Im appreciative of any and all tips, feedback & suggestion. Thank you!...

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      cheap guest house

      Makassar 1 hours ago

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

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    • awanbali's Profile Photo

      night club

      Makassar 1 hours ago

      nice and busy club in makasar, where is that

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      4 stars hotel.

      Balikpapan Apr 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM

      Can anybody recommend a 4 starts hotel at Kuta near to eatery/shopping. I would be there for a short brake for 2 night on 5th May. Is there any special events for these 3 days?

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      Bus schedule from Banjarmasin going West.

      Banjarmasin Apr 15, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      Hello!
      Does anyone know what time buses go to Palangkaraya from Banjarmasin?
      Is the more than one?
      Thank you :)

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      Tanjung Puting National Park - Is anyone going this week?

      Banjarmasin Apr 12, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      Hey there!

      I'd really like to go to Tanjung Puting national park this week. I'm currently in Banjarmasin and am looking for some other people to join up with to go on a tour! I'd like to go in a few days so, any time from 15th April 2014.

      Please get in touch if you're interested!

      Corine

       

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    • beach bungalow/guesthouse Luwuk aerea

      Indonesia Mar 31, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      hello everybody!!

      I am looking for a beach accomodation close to Luwuk Sulawesi.... any body has any ideas ??

      Friendly
      Fred

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    • zafilm's Profile Photo

      How,where,when and what

      Surabaya 12 hours ago

      Greetings..Me and family of 2 adults,2 teenagers,1child and 1 toddler,plans to have a few days trip to Mt Bromo & off to beautiful island of Bali. Any tips on transportation from Surabaya airport to/from Mount bromo.?. How long will the journey take?. Also any tips to take train,ferry or bus to Bali instead of flight? We want to enjoy a scenic & adventure tour of East Java.Im appreciative of any and all tips, feedback & suggestion. Thank you!...

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    • Semarang to Borobudur

      Semarang Yesterday

      Can anyone recommend a transport company to hire a car and driver from to get from Semarang to Borobudur (and return!)?

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      Kintamani or Ulun Danu Temple?

      Bali Mar 30, 2014 at 8:51 PM

      I will be in Ubud for 2 days. I have a plan for Goa Gajah at first. Then, I was planning to go for Ulun Danu Temple for a whole day. After seeing images of Kintamani, I am a bit confused. KIntamni seems to be more beautiful. Can you guys please help me decide.
      Or may be you can help me to know how to cover both.

      Also, please let me know whether there is any reliable travel agency you already know who can help me for this.

       

      Thanks,

      Srijani.

       

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      Kuta accomodation

      Kuta Mar 30, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      Troppo Zone Puri Rama Resort
      Can anyone comment on this accommodation?
      Looking for something budget value for money, good location and a balcony.
      am open to suggestions, just a bit over googling hotels - they all look the same after a while.
      thanks appreciate

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    • massage and spa in Jakarta

      Jakarta Mar 25, 2014 at 5:35 AM

      Hi all -

      Am going to be in Jakarta and am looking for an affordable/cheap place to get a good massage. Will be in South Jakarta but could travel a bit if it's worth it.

      Any suggestions?

      Cheers

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    • Tailor in Tuban

      Bali 23 hours ago

      Can anybody recommend a tailor near Dynasty in Tuban?

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      Public Swimming Pool in South Jakarta

      Jakarta Apr 14, 2014 at 12:23 AM

      I think I'm getting desperate in finding a swimming pool that suits my need near my place in Cipete

      - the one in arcadia is always crowded on weekends and quite spooky on weekday nights (and the bathrooms are rundown)
      - the one in talavera used dark natural stone tiling but only provide 1 underwater lamp so it's almost like swimming blind
      - the one in oktroi is quite ok but finding a parking space is stressing me out
      - the one in citos is also parking-space challenged
      (okay...I know I'm starting to sound like Ms.Nitpicky hahaha)

      Any other place you can recommend?
      I usually swim after office hours ( so after 6pm ) on weekdays
      Nothing fancy, just need decent changing rooms and easy parking.

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    • Anyone going 21st April 30th

      Bali Apr 12, 2014 at 3:26 PM

      Hi going to Bali on these dates , was meant to be with my ex gf but she done me over. First time travelling and rather nervous ! Is anyone else in the same situation and want to meet up

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    • Jogja Trans from the airport

      Yogyakarta Apr 5, 2014 at 7:32 AM

      Hi! I would like to know which bus should I take from the airport to JL Prawirotaman area? Is there more than 1 bus who leave from the airport?
      Thanks a lot!

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    • Bars in Bogor

      Bogor Mar 30, 2014 at 8:38 AM

      Where can I find a good bar in bogor?

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    • massage in Jakarta

      Indonesia Mar 25, 2014 at 8:49 AM

      Hi all -

      Am going to be in Jakarta and am looking for an affordable/cheap place to get a good massage. Will be in South Jakarta but could travel a bit if it's worth it.

      Any suggestions?

      Cheers

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      What choice do I have?

      Bali Apr 12, 2014 at 3:07 AM

      I am interested in a rafting tour in Bali.
      I am wondering what choice do I have?
      I was having a look at some websites.
      Now I am having the impression that 20 companies are doing the marketing for 2 or 3 tour operators.
      Preferably I would like to book at the tour company itself, and not a pricy website operated by an american company.

      How many boats are rafting down at Ayun river every day?
      In the marketing it looks like only one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
      And that cannot be true.
      I guess there are plenty of them going down the river.

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      Who will be in Bali in May!

      Bali Apr 7, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Hi,

      I am looking into a trip to go to Bali for a few weeks in May. I have been there before so I know of good places to go and am wondering if anyone will be going as well?!

      Canadian boy, 27

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    • Bali 6 - 23 April

      Bali Apr 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      Im going to Bali Tomorrow - 23 of April, my first singel trip.
      Anyone interesting in meetring up?
      I was supose to travel with my boyfriend, but thing changed and im traveling by my self.

      Norwegian girl 27

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    • Good Area to stay at Bali

      Bali Mar 31, 2014 at 1:02 AM

      Hello
      We are 7 families travelling to Bali in end of June, we have grown up kids hence we are confused on the area we should stay
      We love beaches with some night life
      Our preference wit=ll be pure vegetarian food, we are coming from India
      Please advice on the location

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      Ubud accomodation

      Ubud Mar 30, 2014 at 7:44 PM

      Looking for something budget value for money, good location and a balcony.
      am open to suggestions, just a bit over googling hotels - they all look the same after a while.

      I know there is some quaint awesomely cheap accommodation but I find it very difficult to scroll through website accom and would prefer personal recommendation.
      we are 3 middle aged girls just looking to kick back for r & r drinks on our room balcony and a stroll to things to see and do.
      all advice will be greatly appreciated.

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    • accommodation Labuan Bajo, Flores

      Indonesia Mar 29, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      Hi!
      Does anyone know a clean and cheap accommodation in Labuan Bajo? Around 150 000 roupies or less? I'm travelling on a budget so I just need something clean, safe and cheap. Is it safe to walk around Labuan Bajo during the evening? And does anyone know more or less the price for the Komodo Dragon trip during april? Any good cie to suggest?
      Thanks a lot!

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    • Itinerary suggestions for 8 nights in Bali

      Bali Apr 9, 2014 at 8:04 PM

      My friend and I (both female in our 30s) are going to Bali for 8 nights in June. Wondering what other travelers recommend for us to do in that week? I want to avoid Kuta but I do want to do yoga in Ubud. We are not big on surfing, diving or snorkeling but would like to be by the beach for a bit. Do we have time to go to the Gili island or Lombok? We'll hire a driver. Thanks very much!!

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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 Sep 21, 2013 at 6:48 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 Jul 21, 2013 at 11:42 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 Sep 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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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 Jul 13, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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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 Apr 5, 2006 at 8:39 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