We are considering a move from Australia to Surabaya and instead of shipping everything, I was wondering if buying once we get there would be a better option? can anyone give me an idea of price ranges for household items,,,if you can just give me a couple of things like fridge, washing machine, beds etc, then it would give me an idea what is the best option. Also, can electronics from Australia work in East java just with a travel adapter, or do we need to buy new electronics and electrical stuff once we get there? Thanks
this my 1st time to singapore, i need to go to surabaya , may i ask what is the best train i can ride to surabaya , be going there on june 28, can u pls help me.tnx .
Hello, I'll arrive Surabaya on April 4 evening and go Bromo directly. Gonna to rent a car for my Bromo trip. Is there anyone who also wants to go Bromo during that day? So that we can share the transportation fees. Thanks you!
Hi, I would like to arrange transport for x2 people from Surabaya airport to Cemoro Lawang (Bromo) on the morning of 26 December, around 9am. Please could members suggest some options? Can I book in advance? How long should we expect the trip to take? Will we arrive before sunset so that there is enough time to climb the crater? From Bromo I'd like to arrange transport to Yogyakarta - again, how much, how long & where can I book. Thanks in advance for your help
Here is my plan to Indonesia: Day 1: arrive Jakarta Day 2: City Tour in Jakarta Day 3: domestic flight to Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta city tour Day 4: Borobudur Day 5: Prambanan Day 6: domestic flight to Surabaya (early morning). Join 2-day tour to Bromo Day 7: see sun rise on Bromo, Go back to Surabaya day 8: Surabaya city tour, see the Komodo dragon in the zoo. Day 9: domestic flight to Lombok Island Day 10: Lombok Day 11: go to Bali, city tour in Bali Day 12: domestic flight to Jakarta Day 13: flight to Hong Kong My questions regarding the part in Surabaya: 1. Plan to catch early flight from Yogyakarta to Surabaya so that I can join a local tour to Bromo. Is this feasible? Am I having enough time to find a travel agency? Shall I book the tour in advance elsewhere, ie Yogyakarta? 2. What is the average price for the local tour? 3. From Surabaya is there flight to Lombok? Thanks a lot!
Hi, I need to go to Mt. Bromo and Mt Penanjakan from Surabaya on 29th and come back on 30th of this month. Please let me know the price using budget taxi to take me to those places. I do not mind by mixing with other group traveling to the same place on the same day.
I'm looking for a driver/guide to take me to Mount Bromo and Madakaripura waterfalls. Thank you.
I've got a job in Surabaya with a contract for two years. I'm looking for an appartmen to rent , one room ,kitchen and bathroom.
Hello. I recently moved to Surabaya from Canada. I am looking for: 1. Wood carver to make some small carved boxes for me. 2. Glass blower to make small simple pieces of glass for me. 3. Painter to make paintings of some photos for me. Can anyone tell me any names, addresses or where to look for this in Surabaya? Cheers. Expateach
Will arrive Juanda Airport at 10pm on July 10, thought of go directly to Bromo, no need to check in hotel, safe cost, any idea on the transportation
Dear VTers, I will be traveling to Surabaya this coming Sunday, and will be heading to Gunung Bromo the next morning. Please may I know if there are budget hotels near Purabaya bus terminal. Originally I wanted to stay near Old City. But judging from the map in Lonely Planet, the Old City is kinda far from both the airport and the bus terminal. Extra question: Is it better to travel to Probolinggo by bus or by train? Thanks for your advice :)
Hi there - we are a family with 4 young children (aged between 4 and 9) and we're planning to visit Bromo and the East Java area at the end of December. We have just less than a week, flying in and out of Surabaya. We were thinking of renting a car and driving ourselves but I'm not sure whether this is a realistic/wise plan - any comments?! Alternatively we will arrange a driver/transport to take us around. Any recommendations of good transport companies or cars/drivers? Ideally we'd take someone from Surabaya where we start and finish. With young children we'd need someone safe and patient....! Also any suggestions as to itinerary? We'd like to climb Mount Bromo of course, and also see as many of the best volcano views in the area as we can. The Ijen crater sounds beautiful. And then Malang sounds like a nice town. Also there are coffee and tea plantations. And Taman Safari sounds good - anyone been there? Lastly - I know it's NE monsoon time so not the ideal time to go - but would it still be possible to climb Bromo? Thanks so much for any advice - much appreciated!
Hi there, I will be going to Surabaya from 2 - 7, June 2011. There are 4 of us. We want to find out of the package tour and cost for a 3 days/2 nights to Bromo and Borobudor. Thank you in advance. Mr Goh
Hi Vts Good days. I am planning to visit Surabaya again this coming december. This tim ei plan to stay at Majapahit hotel which i heard is a luxury antique hotel, an excolonial hotel buidling. Anyone has experience stay in Majaphit before? How was it if compared to Novotel Surabaya? Anyone know how much it cost for s standard room? Thanks ya
Hello there, I am from Borneo and this July I am planning to go on a trip to Surabaya, due to business matters. For about just couple of weeks. However, I have heard a lot told me that Surabaya is very hazardous location to go since earthquake might occur anytime. Is coming earthquake is predictable? Or any travel agency will inform or warn the travelers about the weather as well as any upcoming catastrophes? THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Hello and thanks for the very useful info. Any idea what the website for booking the bus tickets could be? Thx. Cath
Anyone can advice on the departure airport tax for Juanda airport? And if i budget Rp30 000 for each email (lunch adn dinner) is the amount ok? or too little?
Hi Vts, Anyone know about the following hotel - hotel widodaren. I try to book through aero wisata the price is 100 000Rp more expensive than the price mentioned in others traveller blog experience. I was quoted Rp 265 000 but in blog mentioned about Rp 175 000 only. Any one can help? Btw, had anyone know about Hotel Paprica Dua which is just open in Surabaya, jl Genteng Besar? i cant find their website for booking as their promotion price Rp175 000 is very attractive. Any idea ? Hotel Widodaren Surabaya – 19/9/08 Jl. Widodaren No. 5-7 Surabaya Ph. 62 31 532 9620 www.aerowisata.com Located in the heart of the city, 15 mins walk from Tunjungan Plaza
Hi, I am planning for solo trip to Mt. Bromo in this year. Anyone can tell me when is the best time to visit ? Is it safe to travel alone ? Thanks :)
Hi Vts Good day. Travel to bromo and Ijen in May. In Jogja Out Surabaya. Will have one night spent in Surabaya. Looking for reasonable accomodation in Surabaya. Around 200,000 to 300,000rph. I saw a blog about Puri Kenchana, anybody know this hotel? Any others recommendation for my hotel price range? Please help ya.....
Hi Vts, I will be reaching CemoroLawang from Jogja on 20th May. Wish to find a transport agent who can handle our transport for the Bromo-Ijen-Batu-Surabaya. Below is the itinerary: 21st May Bromo Sunrise, Savanna then depart to Kawah Ijen after lunch 22nd may Ijen tour then depart to Malang and Batu after lunch 23rd May Batu, Singosari and tour before depart to Surabaya (overnite Surabaya) 24th May Surabaya city till departs Please kindly comments on the iti. Btw, how is the road condition from Batu/Malang to Surabaya? Any places for shopping in the above location? Any tour contacts for recommendation? we in group of 7pax many thansk for your help.
Hi guys!!we Just came back from golfing in jakarta.we plan to go to surabaya for golfing trip this july.any tour agency can hep us ??we would like to play at ciputra golf,bulit darmo and at pandaan ,finna dan taman dayu ...
Last week, I posted a question in Yogya forum, saying that I planned to visit Borobudur and Mt Bromo. But now I am considering another option: leave Borobudur to 2011, and visit Bromo + Kawah Ijen this year. Here is the itinerary in my mind: Day 1: Arrive at Surabaya Day 2: Surabaya to Cemoro Lawang Day 3: Mt Bromo in the morning. Leave for Bondowoso after breakfast. Day 4: Join an organized tour to Ijen Day 5: Bondowoso to Malang Day 6: Malang to Surabaya airport Questions: (a) I intend to take public transport throughout the trip, except for the morning tour in Bromo/Tengger Caldera, and the tour to Ijen. Is this possible? (c) How do you think of my itinerary in general? Will I need 7 days instead of 6? Many thanks in advance.
I am planning on taking a trip to Surabaya to visit my girlfriend. I am coming from USA. I was wondering if I travel alone will it be safe considering I'm an American? My family feels my life will be threatend over there, because they feel Muslims hate Americans. Thanks for your help! -Mark
what temperature range will I be expecting high up in Bromo for sunrise watching?
can somebody tell me the estimated temperature I can be experiencing in Bromo sunrise watching area?
Hi all, Just wanted to know what you would recommend as the best way to arrive in Surabaya from Yogyakarta, based on time, money and convenience (number of hours). Upon arriving in Surabaya, what would be the best mode of transportation to get to the city center? Is there a good hotel like IBIS which is around 400,000 Rp. per room (for 2 persons) per night in the city center? Would it be near a shopping mall as well? What would you recommend to see in Surabaya? I have read that Malang is worth the trip. Would you recommend staying in Malang for 1 night then going back to Surabaya since we need to fly to Denpasar after Surabaya. Thank you for the help!
Is there any hotel close to the airport. I have an overnight connection and I do not really wish to travel all the way to Surabaya itself if possible.
Can anyone please advise an ideal itinerary for an 11 day visit to java and bali? i got 11 full days. flying in to jakarta, my option is to connect to bali by plane, or to surabaya to visit mt. bromo. Then fly on to bali from surabaya? 3-4 days in bali, then fly to yogya to visit borobudur, from there perhaps a night train to jakarta? Can anyone please advise the better thing to do to manage time? Many thanks.
Hello! I'll be visiting Surabaya with family of 6 persons (adults & teens), could you please let me know mode of transportation from Juanda airport to Pregolan Hotel. I understand Pregolan rate for deluxe room is IDR 188,000, i'm not sure if 2 rooms could accommodate us. I would appreciate if you guys could let me know if this hotel is clean or please suggest alternative. Please let me know also how much rate for van (6 person) transportation if available from the airport. Thanks & regards,