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    • wus's Profile Photo

      small hike in Banjar?

      Bali Jun 30, 2015 at 9:05 AM

      Is it possible to walk cross country from Air Panas hot springs to Brahma Vihara Arama buddhist monastery, and vice versa? Or are there any deep river beds or canyons inbetween that would prohibit this? Or fences?

       

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    • Transport around North Sumatra?

      North Sumatra Province Jul 27, 2015 at 1:55 PM

      Hi, we're planning on visiting Ketambe for a 4 day jungle trek, and from there go to Pulau Banyak Islands- what is the best way/method to get to Singkil to get the ferry please? And time for this trip?

      After few days on the island we would then like to go to lake toba for a couple of days then on to Barastagi before going back to Medan - is this the best route to do? Time required from Singtel to lake toba? And cost?

      Thanks

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    • Bali with kids at christmas

      Bali Jul 18, 2015 at 4:36 PM

      Hi, just after advice on where is a good place to go for 2 weeks at Christmas wih a 2.5 year old. We know the weather will be wet? But how wet and should that put us off? Was thinking Ubud but hen heard Lombok is also good with kids.

      For those that have traveled with toddlers, how did you get around, did you worry about car Sears? What are good locations?

      Is there anywhere that is off the tourist path that might be quieter?

      Any advice appreciated.

      Thanks
      Meals

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    • North Sumatra

      North Sumatra Province Jul 13, 2015 at 2:46 PM

      I am planning a trip with my 16 yr old son, and have been invited to teach English in North Sumatra. I am wondering if you would advise this trip, as to safety? Pleaseee help me with any advice you have!

      Kindly,
      Colleen

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    • Baggade drop room in Jakarta Airport

      Jakarta Jul 1, 2015 at 7:27 PM

      I wanna leave my baggage at a baggage room inside the Jakarta Airport.
      Is there a baggage drop room ? And if so , where is it ?

      Chao.

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      Help with 3 month rental :-)

      Ubud Jun 30, 2015 at 8:10 PM

      Hallo I am looking for 3 month rental. For the months of June/July/August (I know  !!! Its the "busiest" time in Ubud.) But does anyone know of a hidden gem out there, maybe out Payogan way ? Thanks in advance for replies :-)

       

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    • Two weeks in Bali 11 - 25 July, single traveller.

      Bali Jul 5, 2015 at 7:03 PM

      Hello all - I hope you can help me.

      I've recently retired (with my wife still working) and she's given me the OK to head off to Bali and take advantage of a bargain airfare (only just booked today) and to escape the chill of the Melbourne winter (were both heading the Thailand and UK in September so she's not missing out).

      I would love it if someone could give some ideas on where to go, how to get there and where stay over the two week period. I'm quite happy to stay in a quite few places, or use just a couple as a base to explore.

      We've been to Bali a couple of times for "vegging out" type holidays and stayed in Tanjung Benoa & Sanur - so you'll gather that we're not really into the party / bar scene of Kuta and similar places.

      I'm treating this as a bit of an adventure to do things fairly simply and relatively cheaply (i.e. I'm not bothered about 4 star hotels) and am quite happy to try out homestays / Airbnb type accommodation. The only real criteria being quiet, clean & comfortable with food provided or nearby.

      I arrive fairly late on Saturday evening so though I might spend a couple of nights in Sanure as it is fairly close to the airport and I know the area.

      Thanks for any help - although I accept it is on short notice.

       

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      day trip to Gili's or.....

      Lombok Jul 23, 2015 at 11:06 AM

      wondering if day trips are enough to experience the Gili islands or should be spend a few nights and on what island? Gili T?
      the plan is the spend 3 nights Bali, 6 nights Lombok, 3 nights Gili T.... and can we leave from Gili T to DPS in one trip? flight leaves at 4pm international ... or should we get an airport hotel for the night before??
      Thanks alot
      M

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    • Expected souvenirs

      Indonesia Jul 20, 2015 at 1:14 AM

      Hi, just wanna know what souvenirs do you happy to received from a friend from Indonesia? look forward to your replies. Cheers :)

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    • we still confuse which is comfortable , Hire a Private Driver or Take a taxi meter ?

      Bali Jul 10, 2015 at 3:09 AM

      We planed to visit Bali on Next Setember 15 with all of our family 6 persons. We will stay in Seminyak Umalas Hotel . But now we still think twice about transpotations in Bali. As we have read alot of forums and Blog that said driving a scooter is not recommended even is cheaper some time got trouble with the cops. We have read recommended blog for a driver in Bali seminyakbalidriver.wordpress... it seem convinience for a day tour with private driver . But how about if we get to go short distance ? Do the taxi meter, that we read about bluebird taxi meter is cheaper way ? Or we keep charter the driver for whole time our stay in Seminyak ? Any suggestion please ?

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    • Travel advice

      Bali Jul 10, 2015 at 5:42 AM

      With the volcanic ashes spewing do you think we should still stick to our plan of visiting Bali for week from 27th July to 2nd of august? Or we should postpone. Please advice. Thanks

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    Popular West Sumatra Province Travel Answer Locations

    • Mona Lisa Restaurant

      Bukittinggi Mar 27, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      I m looking for the adress of this restaurant , we where there...22 years ago...and I would like to know if the owner still there.
      We had great time with him and his friends
      We offered hom a little statue , and said to him, we will be back to see him again...so I have to do it.
      Cheers
      Nicolas

      3 Answers Mar 27, 2015 at 7:47 PM
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      Taxi Cost from Padang Airport to Bukitinggi

      Bukittinggi Sep 4, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      How much does it cost to take a taxi from Padang Airport to Bukitinggi?

      5 Answers Sep 6, 2014 at 6:33 PM
    • Padang to Pariaman

      West Sumatra Province Sep 26, 2013 at 6:55 AM

      What time does the train leave Padang on Friday for Pariaman? Thanks for your help!

      3 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 7:20 PM
    • Transportation from airport to Bukit Tinggi

      Padang Mar 31, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      Hi, is there any public transportation from Padang Airport to Bukit Tinggi?

      Thank you.
      B. Hassan

      3 Answers Apr 1, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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      Interesting places to stay around Padang?

      Padang Mar 1, 2013 at 7:32 AM

      Hello! I plan to stay a couple of days by the beach (Paradiso Village), but am wondering if there is anything else nearby which is nice and unique to Sumatra? Any boutique places you could recommend?

      Many thanks!

      5 Answers Mar 8, 2013 at 12:12 AM
    • Where to find a Vanilla farm?

      West Sumatra Province Jul 12, 2011 at 8:44 PM

      This may be a bit weird but I'm looking to visit a vanilla farm or a smallholder who grows and sells vanilla pods in West Sumatra. Has anyone been to one? I've seen references to some in Lampung in North Sumatra but that's a bit out of the way.

      4 Answers Sep 22, 2013 at 6:04 PM
    • visiting in june 2011

      Sawahlunto Feb 11, 2011 at 8:37 AM

      i do not seem to have much time....coming in from padang straight to sawahlunto. is the whole afternnon enough for sawahlunto (without staying overnight).

      what is the temperature like?

      thank you.

      malaysian

      4 Answers Jun 5, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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      transportation in padang

      Padang Nov 23, 2010 at 6:52 AM

      i'm planning to go to padang this december 4th 2010..i want to ask about the transportation in padang...is there any angkots that can bring us straight to Bukit Tinggi From the airport and how much would it cost??

      1 Answer Nov 28, 2010 at 2:02 PM
    • traditional massage

      Padang Jul 4, 2009 at 12:04 AM

      hi
      can any member recommend traditional massage outlets in padang and bukittinggi?
      tks
      musaphir

    • budget accommodation in bukit tinggi

      Padang Jul 1, 2009 at 5:30 AM

      hi
      can any member urgently suggest budget to medium priced conveniently located accommodation in bukit tinggi for two days. please provide email address or telephone numbers to enable contact those properties directly.
      regards
      musaphir

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2009 at 3:13 AM
    • biaya paket 3hr 2mlm

      Padang May 14, 2009 at 2:08 AM

      Mohon informasi biaya untuk paket 3hr 2mlm dengan peserta k.l. 60 orang (jemput antar di Bandara Minangkabau) menginap di Bukittingi dan P.Sikuai, berkunjung ke beberapa obyek wisata di Ranah Minang.

      2 Answers May 21, 2009 at 11:40 AM
    • travel service from padang airport to bt tinggi

      Padang Apr 2, 2009 at 2:06 AM

      hi
      can anyone confirm where we will be able to catch the travel from padang to bt tinggi and what are the current costs.sure comments as to how to reach the starting point of the travel service from the padang airport will be very helpful. please advise whether bus will be a better option.
      regards
      musaphir

      7 Answers Dec 18, 2013 at 5:40 AM
    • interesting places in padang

      Padang Nov 4, 2008 at 5:23 PM

      salam..hye..!good day everyone..my friend n i are going to padang for 5days trip.can anyone suggest me any interesting places to visit in padang..?we r in grp of 25 persons..thanks!

      4 Answers Nov 10, 2008 at 4:59 AM
    • interesting places in padang...?

      Padang Nov 4, 2008 at 5:20 PM

      salam...hye..!good day everyone..i'm going to padang for a trip with my friends for bout 5days.can anyone suggest me any interesting places at padang to visit?please...we r going in grp of 25people.thanks!

      3 Answers Nov 6, 2008 at 10:57 PM
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      Car Hire

      Padang Oct 10, 2008 at 5:44 AM

      Can anyone recommend somewhere to rent a car in Padang? I am going for a long weekend (4 days) later this month. I do not need a driver.

      1 Answer Oct 12, 2008 at 7:32 AM
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      Damri Airport Bus (MIA) timetable

      Padang Sep 13, 2008 at 10:46 AM

      Dear all,

      May I know what is the timetable for Damri Airport bus to Minangkabau International Airport? Can I wait for the bus at Minang Plaza?

      Thank you.

      -gopeace

      3 Answers Sep 17, 2008 at 4:28 PM
    • Vaccinations for Sumatra

      Padang Jun 3, 2008 at 11:28 PM

      Can anyone tell me if one would need any vaccinations when travelling to Sumatra? My son is heading off on a surfing safari & will spend only one day in Padang. Does he need to be taking maleria medication now, or have any injections?

      3 Answers Jun 4, 2008 at 5:15 AM
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      beaches for surfing around Padang?

      Padang Dec 29, 2007 at 6:08 PM

      I´ll be travelling indo next feb /march. I´d appreciatte any informationa about that.

      2 Answers Jan 1, 2008 at 11:58 PM
    • Trip to Medan & Padang

      Padang Nov 7, 2007 at 2:22 AM

      Hi, im planning to to visit Medan & Padang, it will be a 6days trip on late January next year.
      1. Please recommend me how to spend that 6days effectively. Which interesting places both in Medan & Padang that worth a visit? And how to reach those places (considering im taking my mom & aunt, I think I need quite comfortable transportation).
      2. Any suggestion on where to stay (budget accommodation if possible)?
      3. I already purchased plane tickets from Jakarta to Medan and from Padang to Jakarta. But still wondering how the best way to go from Medan to Padang? By bus or plane or else? How long does it take to reach Padang?
      I appreciate any comment..

      Thanx a lot!
      - nes -

      10 Answers Mar 31, 2008 at 8:15 PM
    • Bukittinggi

      Bukittinggi Sep 13, 2007 at 12:26 AM

      Hi, thank you for the info on the hotels. Read that an earth quake had happened in Padang yesterday also affecting bukittinggi. Have made plans for my trip to bukittinggi in Dec but now I am not so sure if I should proceed with my visit or cancel it. Is it still safe to go? Hope anyone in padang or bukittinggi could give some opinion. I am looking forward to this trip.
      Thank you.

      4 Answers Sep 20, 2007 at 1:24 AM
    • Hotels in Bukittinggi

      Bukittinggi Aug 28, 2007 at 12:42 AM

      Hi,

      I'll be in Bukittinggi this Dec. Between Dymens Hotel, Nikita Hotel and Ambun Suri..which is the better one? Nearest to the clock tower? Can anyone give me their rates?

      Thank you.

      3 Answers Nov 5, 2007 at 8:00 AM
    • Guide on Transportation to Bkt. Tinggi & Shopping

      Bukittinggi Jul 6, 2007 at 9:58 PM

      How much will it cost to take taksi from the airport to Bkt. Tinggi. I had terrible experience with taksi in Indonesia. They tend to charge ridiculous price if they know you are not local.

      I am looking for the embroidery material/fabric in bulk. Where can i buy the material in Bkt. Tinggi with wholesale price? Where is the factory producing those nice embroidery fabric.

      Thank you very much!

      1 Answer Jul 7, 2007 at 1:34 AM
    • Shopping Trip to Padang& Bukit Tinggi

      West Sumatra Province Jul 5, 2007 at 10:47 PM

      Hi all, My best friend and I will coming to Padang & Bukit Tinggi for a shopping trip this coming August(8-10th 2007).Kindly advise@ update us on :

      1) The economical@ safest ways of transportation (for ladies)from Tubing airport to Bukit Tinggi and Padang since we r not following any travel package.

      2) The reccomendated budget hotel

      3) the place for shopping and eating

      Thanks in advance

      1 Answer Jul 6, 2007 at 2:35 PM
    • Trip to Padang

      Padang May 28, 2007 at 11:51 PM

      Hi, I'm taking my family to Padang in mid dec. Eidul Adha (raya korban)may falls on the 19th or 20th Dec. Are shops, restaurants and tourist spots closed for this day? Thank you.

      1 Answer May 30, 2007 at 12:47 PM
    • need some advice

      Bukittinggi Jan 9, 2007 at 1:09 AM

      Hi all,

      Me and my girl friend are planning to go bukittinggi on 6 day vacation in feb. I have narrowed down the places of interest we plan to go as given below. Based on your experience hope you can answer my questions.

      1) Is it easy to get cab from airport in padang to bukit tinggi? Are there any alternate transport options available apart from taxis, if so pls guide.
      2) Whats the economical way of traveling in and around bukittinggi ?
      3) Is it good option to hire a tour guide from hotel or better to goto the tour agents ?
      4) Any idea if motorbikes are on hire in BT ?
      5) Here is the list of places of interest I have planned, do advice if I miss out anything good. Will appreciate if you can share your itinerary, coz iam not sure what to visit in a day or say which place is near which place

      a) Payakumbuh & Harau valley
      b) Gunung Merapi
      c) Lake maninjau
      d) Ngarai sianok canyons
      e) Pagaruyung palace + padang lavas
      f) singkarak lake + rice fields

      Thanks in advance
      Bariq

      5 Answers Jan 10, 2007 at 6:10 PM
    • mount merapi

      Bukittinggi Dec 13, 2006 at 8:33 AM

      I read I need a guide to go to Mount Merapi. i would like to know the price to have a guide ?
      Thanks

      2 Answers Jan 14, 2007 at 5:39 PM
    • Liburan di Minangkabau.

      West Sumatra Province Nov 7, 2006 at 12:29 AM

      Saya ingin melancong bersama keluarga ke Minagkabau hujubf bulan ini. Ada cadangan hotel/wisma/losmen yang baik di Padang dan Bukit Tinggi? Bajetnya sederhana. Kami bercadang untuk mencuba Hotel Benyamin di Padang dan Villa Merdeka di Bukit Tinggi. Ada yang pernah menginap atau sampai di sana?

      Sewa kereta dari Padang ke Bukit Tinggi: berapa harganya?

      Terima kasih kerana membantu!

      3 Answers Aug 11, 2008 at 8:36 AM
    • Discovering Minangkabau soon!

      West Sumatra Province Nov 7, 2006 at 12:24 AM

      Am taking my parents to visit the land of the Minangs end of this month. Any place to recommend in Padang and Bukit Tinggi?. Mid range budget. Considering Hotel Benyamin in Padang and Villa Merdeka in Bulit Tinggi. Anyone been/ stayed at these places before?

      Taxi from Padang to Bukit Tinggi: How much approximately?

      Thanks in advance!

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      Trip to Bukittinggi in December

      Bukittinggi Nov 6, 2006 at 5:33 AM

      My wife and I will be visiting Bukittinggi next month (Dec 18-21) and would be grateful for advice on the following:

      i) Transport - is it at all possible/advisable to hire a self-drive car?
      ii) Taxi - Minangkabau airport to Bukittingi - what's the typical one-way cost? How long does it take from the airport to Bukittinggi?
      iii) Accommodation - the internet searches only comes up with Hotel Pusako or Novotel - this is OK for our budget. However, are there any unique/quaint guest houses that are clean and affordable? Perhaps something like an old colonial house, eg like in Camerons Highlands in Malaysia?

      Lastly - where can I sample the most awesome Minangkabau food in Bukittinggi/Padang. This is the main reason for coming over to the Minang highlands...and I must warn you, I am of Minangkabau descent and the best food is cooked by mother...so it has to be damn good!! (I love balado....where can I get the best??)

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2006 at 5:14 AM
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      Rakan Jalan2

      West Sumatra Province Aug 21, 2006 at 8:24 PM

      Salam,

      Saya akan liburan ke Padang/Bukit Tinggil tanggal 31/8/06 nanti dan tertanya kalau ada rakan2 lain yang juga ke sana. Mungkin boleh kenal2.

      Salam,
      Kissman Che Lah

      1 Answer Aug 22, 2006 at 3:05 AM