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    • Jakarta to Bali on November 23 to December 3, 2015

      Bali Sep 27, 2015 at 6:55 AM

      Hi Everyone! Will be traveling alone from Jakarta to Bali. I'm looking forward to meet other backpackers and new friends


      Bali Oct 1, 2015 at 8:19 AM

      looking for recommendation for accommodation for ubud.

      Any thoughts on The Lokha Ubud ?

    • VOA extension or Tourist Visa??? (Repost - not sure if first post went through)

      Bali Oct 3, 2015 at 3:50 AM

      Hey guys,

      Myself and a friend are heading to Bali at the end of this month, with the plan to stay there for around 60 days (until around xmas time). But I have still yet to decide whether to get a Tourist Visa beforehand or get our VOAs extended while we are out there. In regards to the VOA extension, do you have to leave and come back into Indonesia (and fly to say Singapore and back) or can you get the extension done without leaving Bali? Also as an additional note, I went to Bali by myself earlier this summer and got a VOA, but didn't get it extended, and left on time (I was there for 29 days). Also we both don't live far from the Indonesian Consulate in London where we would go to get our Tourist Visas.

      So yes if you guys are able to help and give clarity around what you feel is the best option to go for the VOA extension or the tourist visa , such input will be greatly appreciated!

      Many thanks,


    • Car and guide driver Tanah Toraja

      South Sulawesi Province Sep 11, 2015 at 9:26 AM

      what / who can you recommend for a private driver from Makassar to Tanah Toraja and a guide in Tanah Toraja?

    • Where to Stay- Sanur, Nusa Dua or Ubud

      Bali Sep 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM

      we are planning a trip in Feb 2016. Bring a six month old. Cannot decide where to stay - Sanur, Nusa Dua or Ubud?

      We would like to see a mix of everything - The beach and the land.

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      Off to Bali soon!!

      Bali Sep 23, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      Looking to go to Seminyak in Bali in Nov 2015, have not done much research yet, I was looking to wing it when we get there actually. Any recommendations, do's and don't s, must see or must stay away, tips and tricks, general advice???

      Anything at all really, we are quite a laid back couple who love shopping, partying, beaches, exploring, great food and chillin out.

      Many thanks in advance

    • On a budget

      Lombok Sep 15, 2015 at 6:59 PM

      I'll be going on a holiday by the end of October for 3 days.
      Any advice on how to travel around? Which is better, by renting a car or just take a taxi?
      Whats the budget for all (excluding hotel & flight)?

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      Accomodation Java, Jakarta, Bali

      Indonesia Sep 8, 2015 at 5:40 AM

      I'm planning a backpacking trip to Indonesia with my friend. I'm wondering how hostels measure up when it comes to security, hygine and friendliness. We are looking into Bali, Java and Jakarta. Anyone want to share experiences, tips?


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    • Singkawang to East Malaysia (Sarawak)

      Pontianak Jan 12, 2015 at 7:28 AM

      Hi, Im a Singaporean living in Singkawang Indonesia. I have a few questions and hope someone can help me out:
      1)Is there a direct air con comfortable bus from Singkawang to Sarawak? How many hour and how much? If is a car, how much does it cost?
      2)Im holding a Singapore passport and I have 30 days visa upon arrival for Malaysia and Indonesia. I will like to stay in Singkawang for 6 months, is it possible for me to do a visa run every month from Singkawang to Sarawak to extend by visa month by month
      3) How long does it takes for me to Pontianak from Singkawang? Anyone know if there is a visa center there?

      Thanks for all your help

      1 Answer Jan 20, 2015 at 4:35 AM
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      Road Trip

      Bengkayang Feb 19, 2013 at 4:45 AM

      Hi, im planning to drive from Kuching of Malaysia to Sebente, any pointers or guides? I may be driving a sedan.

      1 Answer Feb 21, 2013 at 4:09 AM
    • Tourist Guide

      Pontianak Sep 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      Hi. I am planning to visit Pontianak and would be interested to get in contact with a local english speaking tourist guide to do the planning for my visit. please contact me!

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      Riding thru the Tebedu/Entikong Border crossing

      Pontianak Jul 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM

      Good day fellow travellers,
      I need update information if I can use this border checkpoint to ride from Kuching to Kalimantan.
      For my past riding trips across SEA, I do not need a visa(Singaporean)
      I need to know if my bike requires a Carnet. Your help is much appreciated.

      1 Answer Jul 26, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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      cross borneo trekking

      West Kalimantan Province Jan 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM

      hello, i want to do in april the legendary trans borneo trek. it means 16 days of trekking and canoeing through unspoiled rainforest. for more information please klick here: i`m looking for people, who want to join me.


      1 Answer Jan 20, 2011 at 3:21 PM
    • West Kalimantan - Beaches and Islands

      West Kalimantan Province Jan 15, 2010 at 11:09 PM

      Hi guys
      We're heading into West Kalimantan for about 4 weeks and are trying to make up some kind of itinerary which involves both some inland forest time as well as a bit of a spell by the water.
      I'm having a bit of trouble finding any information in regards to beaches and islands though and was wondering if anyone could recommend somewhere nice, ideally with interesting snorkeling (I know East Kalimantan is much better for this, but we just don't have the time or funds to get across there as well!). The places we've come across are the karimata Islands, Pagatimun, Randayan Island or the beaches around Singkawang (Samudra or Pantai Pasir), but we haven't really been able to find much information on any of them. Has anyone been to any of these places and could give us a bit of an idea what they are like?
      Our makeshift itinerary at the moment is looking at including walks in Gungung Palung and/or Bukit Baka-bukit Raya, Singkawang and then potentially Ketapang and the Karimata Islands or Pagatimun. Does this sound achievable in 4 weeks or are we being a bit too ambitious?
      Any thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated. And the sooner the better, we are on a bus from Kuching into kalimantan tomorrow. Once again we have left our run a little late in regards to planning...!
      Cheers, Rowena

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      Traditional Iban Longhouse Putussibau Interior

      Putussibau Mar 12, 2008 at 6:00 AM

      Hi all,

      Would somebody share some info or experinces about visiting Traditional Iban Longhouse in Putussibau interior area. How can I get permission from the Tuai Rumah?? How to get there from Pontianak? Thanks

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      Pontianak to Ngaung Keruh (Iban longhouse)

      West Kalimantan Province Feb 13, 2008 at 8:10 AM

      Would somebody please give me info how to get to Ngaung Keruh from Pontianak? What should I do to be a guest of the longhouse?? any contact can be reach for assistance in Pontianak?? Thank you

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      Travel to and from Pontianak

      Pontianak Aug 3, 2007 at 11:27 PM


      I was in Pontianak years ago and am now planning a trip back. But I'm sure things have changed! I'd be very grateful if anybody could offer information on flights upriver to Putussibau. Also has anybody travelled from Jakarta to Pontianak by ferry? If so, how long does it take, what does it cost and what is the frequency?

      I'd be very grateful for any responses to

      With thanks

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2007 at 10:34 PM
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      5 days in Pontianak

      Pontianak Apr 25, 2007 at 8:00 PM

      We are a group of 4 (or 5), planning to do a tourism research. We are four students and one mentor. Need info on:

      1. Nice but cheap accommodation (hotel, motel, boarding house, etc) to sleep and make small discussions.

      2. Good or excellent but unknown (not yet promoted) West Kalimantan tourist destinations. Please rate its uniqueness (1 to 10 scale).

      3. What's the safest time to go about the area?

      4. How can we thank you? I was thinking of giving you (whoever you are) a credit in our report. The final report will be in a seminar in Jakarta.

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      Pontianak Mar 23, 2007 at 5:14 AM

      Hello ,

      My name is Theo Tellings.
      I live in the city Enschede in the Netherlands .
      My vather was born in Bandoeng and my grandmother was born in Borneo .
      And i want information of a safe and good guesthouse or cheap hotel in Pontianak.
      My girlfriend lives in Kuching and i am bussy to get visa to Indonesia .
      When i can stay in pontianak on a good adres then i can meet my girlfriend .

      Pontianak is near Kuching thats way i hope i can get a room or else by people or guesthouse for a cheap price .

      I hope some one can help me, then i can staying there .
      My hobby's are cultures, digital art and Music, i playing self music

      Some time i hear people take some in the house as guesthouse .
      I hope i get reaction am a trustfull persone non smoker or drinker .

      On this time iam bussy to get visa to stay in Indonesia .
      My wish is to stay near my girlfriend from Kuching .

      If you have information for me or a adres to stay please let me no .
      Greetings of me ,\


    • Singapore To Pontianak

      Pontianak Nov 13, 2006 at 7:41 PM

      I have a friend working in Pontianak and I am planning a visit there. It seems quite a complex job getting from Singapore to Pontianak; there being no dirct air links between the two places. That at least is what I gather from my net search so far.

      Any advise on a good way of getting to Pontianak from Singapore will be much appreciated.

      Thanks a lot


      4 Answers Nov 18, 2006 at 4:57 PM
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      Budget transport from Pontianak to Kuching.

      Pontianak Dec 21, 2005 at 11:35 PM


      I plan to visit Kuching from Pontianak for the first time. I need some information about the bus from Pontioanak to Kuching (The fare and time schedule). How long it take time for it ? Someone can help me ! Thank you very much your reply.

      sincerely your,

      2 Answers Aug 26, 2007 at 1:47 AM
    • To pontianak town

      Pontianak Mar 31, 2005 at 12:15 AM

      Anyone can assist me how to go to Pontianak via bus from Kuching, Malaysia? I'm flying to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur. Any contacts of bus operators where I can purchase online? TQ.

      2 Answers Apr 24, 2005 at 8:46 AM
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      Pansor Karangan - where is it?

      Pontianak Mar 25, 2005 at 11:40 PM

      Please let me know where is the village (Kampung) of Pansor Karangan. I have search on the internet and found a map that only show Karangan. My friend live in West kalimentan and is near Pontianak, she left me and gone back to Pansor karangan. I really have to get there. There is no paved road leading to Pansor karanagan. My map show the general area and if you know please confirm it.

      She said it is a small village with about 300 people and the only way to get there is by motorbike. The place is mostly padi (rice) planting.

      please help! shed some light as to where it is on the map.

      Thanks a million.

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      i want to go to Pontianak forest

      Pontianak Oct 21, 2004 at 1:50 AM

      i want to ask where can i reach the forest from the city. restaurant or recreation place in Pontianak ?

      5 Answers Apr 25, 2005 at 7:42 PM