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    • steven1117's Profile Photo

      Accommodations near Kupu Kupu Barong Villas or closer to town

      Ubud Dec 31, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      I'd read some really conflicting reviews of the above place, and while the setting looks fantastic, the food looked awfully lacklustre and expensive. Given that it's a bit off the beaten path, are there any other places of the same range and style nearby that you could recommend? Or....even closer to town, but preferably with elevation.
      We arrive Friday evening.
      Thanks.

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      Anyone is going to lake toba this coming 31st Jan until 2 Feb?

      Medan Yesterday

      Anyone?Anyone is going to lake toba this coming 31st Jan until 2 Feb?

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    • Can I buy beer on the islands?

      Pulau Seribu Jan 19, 2015 at 6:22 PM

      I am planning a weeks holiday on any or many of the 100 islands (pulau seribu) in indonesia, will I be able to buy beer whilst there?

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    • Is anyone going to Yogyakarta ?

      Yogyakarta Jan 14, 2015 at 9:30 AM

      I will be in Yogyakarta between Jan 31st to January 2nd. Anyone interested in hanging out and touring together ?

       

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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

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      Batam Centre to Nagoya Hill

      Pulau Batam Jan 22, 2015 at 7:59 AM

      Hi,

      Just want to know how much it will cost for taxi from Batam Centre to Nagoya Hill? Is there any bus also on same route?
      Thank you.

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    • Can one buy beer?

      Pulau Seribu Jan 19, 2015 at 7:07 PM

      Is it possible to buy beer on any of these islands?

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      Things to do in Puncak, Indonesia

      Puncak Jan 17, 2015 at 10:54 PM

      What are the things to do and see in Puncak?
      How many days dose it take to see?
      What type of transportation available?
      What is the best time of the year to visit?

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    • Please help me out with the itinerary for 4 day trip in bali?

      Bali Jan 14, 2015 at 3:10 AM

      hello Guys,

      I`m travelling to bali with my husband over the weekend to celebrate my bday.We are staying for 4 days (landing on Friday and flying on Monday).We are staying at seminyak.
      Can you`ll please help me with an itinerary for the same .
      We like to party so the suggestions given for that are Kudeta, Potato Head , Rock bar. we would like to party all 3 nights.
      Besides that we would like to visit a temple , go for a atv ride or some other activity.
      we dont want to make it we very hectic trip.
      So if someone can suggest how to plan these aslo what is better to hire a driver with a car or to ride around on the bike by ourselves.
      And which local to get a local sim to get.

      Thanks ,
      Aditi

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    • How do I get to Aimere from kupang

      Kupang Dec 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

      I heard there is ferry kupang to Aimere

      Where can I get the tickets, check the schedule and is it daily ferry?

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    • Cita Rasa Seafood , Sembulang, Galang

      Pulau Batam Jan 10, 2015 at 8:26 PM

      Can anyone give me road directions to get to this resteraunt please?

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    • Bound for Takengon - what is the best route to fly and/or drive in Sumatra?

      Takengon Jan 5, 2015 at 12:11 PM

      Hello there,
      I am wondering if you have traveled to the Takengon area of Indonesia. If so, can you recommend where I should fly into to get there? I am also from the PNW (Vancouver, Washington) and thought that you would have a good insight as to how I should do this travel. Thank you for your advice in advance! Connie K

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      Volcano climb

      Bali Jan 27, 2015 at 3:14 AM

      Hi

      I want to trek a Volcano. My first choice is Mount Rinjani in Lombok unfortunately the reviews for Rinjani are not too good due to litter,rats. Are there any treks in Bali what are of similar height views etc. Could you also provide guide details.

      Cheers

      Sean

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      Backpacking in Bali

      Bali Jan 21, 2015 at 9:27 PM

      Hi humans,
      I will be backpacking in Bali during March by myself.
      As i haven't been to Bali before, so i was wondering if i miss out any places in Bali that is a must visit kinda place or is my itinerary kinda wrong or something?

      23rd- Mt Batur (Ubud)
      24th- Yoga (Ubud)
      25th-27th- Surfing (Kuta)
      28th-29th- Nothing in mind yet

      In between, i will need help with adding places of interest into my itinerary.

      Thanks in advance:)

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    • Cruise ship excursion to Komodo

      Komodo Jan 4, 2015 at 2:35 PM

      Can anyone confirm that you can disembark your ship at Komodo, pay $US25 park entrance fee, and then ask a Park Guide to take you on the tour for a fee? We are trying to avoid the extremely expensive ship's tour

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      Transport for 3 day trip (Ubud, Nusa Dua, Kuta)

      Bali Jan 6, 2015 at 9:29 PM

      Hi all, It seems hiring a private car / tour guide+driver is the best way to go around Bali. I am arriving to the airport early 8am in March 7 and departing about the same time in March 10, so that leaves me with three full days of sampling the island. I have already booked accommodations in Ubud, Nusa Dua and Kuta. My question is with transportation and if it is feasible to get a driver (or at least the same booking serivce) for the duration of the trip, and a rough estimate of the costs? Would be great to get contact details of drivers you've tried so I can start inquiring too.

      My route and estimated travel time is as follows:

      Day 1: Airport (8am pick-up)) >> Tirta Gangga >> Ubud hotel (3pm drop-off)  -- halfday trip

      Day 2: Ubud hotel (10 am pick-up) >> Taman Ayun >> Tanah Lot >> Nusa Dua hotel (4pm drop-off)  - halfday trip

      Day 3: Nusa Dua hotel (1pm pick-up) >> Kuta hotel  (should I take taxi instead, and how much?)

      Departure: Kuta hotel (6:30am pick-up) >> Airport   (should I take taxi instead, and how much?)

      Thanks! Ellie

       

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      Visa problem (My brother needs help)

      Jakarta Jan 22, 2015 at 3:07 AM

      Hey guys, My brother has a problem with his visa in Indonesia, he has a 5 years old kid and I'm looking for a reliable agent to help him.
      if you have any useful information regarding it, Please let me know ASAP.
      you can email me to : khavariali0@yahoo.com an leave your phone number for me.
      or if you have a Viber you can call me at : 0060162960261.

      Best regards.
      Reza.

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    Popular West Sumatra Province Travel Answer Locations

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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
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      Travel Buddies to Padang/Bukit Tinggi

      West Sumatra Province Aug 21, 2006 at 8:22 PM

      Dear All,

      I'll be going to Padang/Bukit Tinggi this 31/8/06 from KL for a few days and would like to know if anybody else is going there. Who knows, we could be travel buddies.

      Regards
      Kissman Che Lah