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    • Currency exchange

      Bali Jan 13, 2017 at 1:42 AM

      Hi, should I exchange my GBP£ for Bali currency in the UK or should I wait until I get to Bali?

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      Guide in Banjarmasin

      Banjarmasin Jan 7, 2017 at 12:15 PM

      I shall visit Banjarmasin for a few days in early March 2017. Can you recommend a good guide to show me around and help with short tours in the area of South Kalimantan. Thank you!

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      7 hours layover in Jakarta airport

      Jakarta Jan 8, 2017 at 9:47 AM

      Hi. On my way back from hols near Sorong I will have about 7 hors before my flight. Even counting check in time for the second flight etc., it leaves me with 5 hours. Any idea of where to park myself? Is there any lounge, spa, even day hotel within the airport?

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      Seminyak or Sanur

      Bali Jan 3, 2017 at 11:47 PM

      If staying for two days before departing, which one would you prefer?

    • Last 4 nights Uluwatu or Lombok?

      Bali Jan 5, 2017 at 7:28 AM

      I am travelling to Bali for 14 nights in June and I am seeking advice on where to visit and for how long.

      This is a loose plan so far however I am open to suggestions!

      4 nights Seminyak
      3 Nights Ubud
      3 Nights Gili T
      4 Nights either Lombok with a day trip to Uluwatu during our stay in Seminyak or 3 nights in Uluwatu and an extra night in Gili T with day trip to Lombok.

      In terms of what we are looking for on our trip, we are looking for a variety of things. We are a young couple and like going out and partying however we also want to do lots of cultural things as well and see some temples. We prefer to stay in five star hotels/villas and we have already chosen ones we like in Seminyak, Ubud and gili T.

      Ideally we would like at least one destination on our trip to include nice white sand beaches however we are not big water sports people so that is not mandatory. We have decided against Nusa Dua though as we want to experience more of what Bali has to offer rather than stay in a 5 star resort the whole time.

      I would also like to swim with turtles which I have heard you can do in Gili T and see some waterfalls which seem to be abundant on Lombok however I was wondering if this could be a day trip?

      I want to visit all of the above at some point during the trip however I am undecided on whether to do a day trip to Lombok when in Gili T and stay in Uluwatu for 3 nights or to visit Uluwatu for a day trip while in Seminyak and then stick with Lombok for 4 nights. My main concerns are how few and expensive the nice resorts are in uluwatu are (I am finding it difficult to find the right accommodation in terms of price, availability and service level) while I have found this to be easier on the north side of Lombok I am concerned about the travelling time staying in Lombok will add on to the trip and that the nice beaches seem to be much further south far from the hotels in the north?

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


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      Travel Route

      Bali Dec 25, 2016 at 11:33 PM

      I have a thought on travel route in Bali (7nghts) and would like the experienced members to comment on the pro & cons
      ....Go direct from airport to Sanur and stay for two nights (leaving one case in local storage)
      Then travel to Ubud for two nights
      Then travel up onwards over hills to Lavina or Pemuteran (recommended by lonely planet) for two nights
      Then take west coast road back and stay in Seminyak for one night before collecting case & departure

      I am estimating travel time in car with driver, subject to traffic....are these correct?
      30mins from Sunur
      2.5 hrs from Ubud to Lavina
      3 hours from Pemuteran to Seminyak
      25mins Seminyak to Airport

      I look forward to your comments

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      Is Lonely Planet Ebook worth buying?

      Bali Dec 22, 2016 at 10:00 PM

      Is lonely planet ebook on Bali worth buying and upto date?
      I head off in a few weeks and wanted to ask members if any had bought it and thought this ebook was a worth while addition for their trip?
      Will not go diving so don't need it on that front.
      While writing can members advise if Sanur is worth a two or three day visit .....current thought is to perhaps head straight there from flight arrival as it should only take 25mins with roads being quiet late at night.

      All thoughts welcome and appreciated

    • Extending 30 day (paid not free) VOA at Malang Immigration Office

      by twinkle70star Online Now Oct 12, 2015 at 9:40 AM

      Hi, Has anyone recently tried to extend a 30 day VOA at the Malang Immigration Office? We are hoping to do this next week and were wondering how long the process will take? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

      4 Answers Nov 16, 2015 at 9:56 PM
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      Transport to/from Jatim Park 1 & 2

      by traveldream Online Now Jun 13, 2012 at 8:40 PM

      Anyone know how to go to and from Jatim Park 1 & 2? The hotel we're going to stay in says it can drop us off at Jatim Park, but for going back we need to find transport ourselves. How easy is it to find a taxi from there?

      1 Answer Jun 15, 2012 at 8:36 PM
    • From Malang airport to Sendang Biru - how?

      by Barkay Online Now Apr 7, 2011 at 12:10 AM

      I with my wife arrive to Malang by air from Jakarta at the end of May 2011.
      We plan to go to the village Sendang Biru and Pulau Sempu and stay there for 3-5 days.
      Can we get to this village from airport? How much does it cost?
      Or we weed to go to Malang first and take a transport to the village there?
      Can you recommend us a hotel or a guesthouse in Sendang Biru? Do we need to book a room in advance? I couldn't find it in the web.
      Is it possible to come in contact with an english-speaking local as a guide there?
      Thank you very much.

      6 Answers Apr 8, 2011 at 11:41 PM
    • Kusuma agro or Surya Indah

      by ikira Online Now Apr 2, 2010 at 9:19 AM

      Hi Vts

      I will be arriving in Batu Malang from Jogja during 20th May.
      Is now the season for apple, orange ?
      Our agent recommend us to stay at Kusuma agro and we saw a blog recommending Surya Indah. Both also in Batu. Which one is more worth the money?

      As we only have one night in Batu. The next day after lunch we will depart to Bromo. Is Kusuma Agro too "much" for us? Shall we go for cheaper accomodation? Any good recommendation?

      id we stay in Budget hostel, we can we go to visit Apple plantation? Can we enter kusuma agro just by bying their 20 000 rph ticket?

      Please advice.. many thanks.

      7 Answers Mar 8, 2011 at 10:54 PM
    • To Batu, Malang

      by ikira Online Now Mar 27, 2010 at 8:29 PM

      Hi Vts,

      We planning of going to Batu, Malang from Kawah Ijen.
      Anyone can advice how long it take to reach batu, malang from Kawah Ijen?
      We depart after lunch from Ijen.

      We plan to spend a night in Batu and then vist the apple, orange and fruit orchards. Wish to visit singgosari as well.

      On the next day we are heading back to Surabaya from Batu.
      Any one can advice how long it takes? And how is the journey from Batu to Surabay? I heard the Lapindo case has destroyed the tol road betweem surabaya and Malang? What is the latest condition?

      Thanks ya

      1 Answer Mar 28, 2010 at 2:15 AM
    • Hong Kong to Malang

      by Katherinekan Online Now Jul 22, 2008 at 3:47 AM

      Which Airport should I fly to for getting to Malang ??


      2 Answers Jul 22, 2008 at 6:41 AM
    • malang transport options

      by musaphir Online Now Jun 14, 2008 at 8:47 PM

      can anyone advise about the options available for travel within malang area and surroundings - can taxis or any form of transportation be hailed from the road side or from designated taxi stops or we have do it any other way.

      our objective is to move around within the town and visit some of the interesting sights in the region.

      2 Answers Mar 8, 2011 at 10:56 PM
    • malang or probolinggo

      by musaphir Online Now May 14, 2008 at 12:15 PM

      we have three days to spend around the surabaya region. various VT posts indicate that surabaya is a huge port city and may not merit a three day stay. we have threfore considered malang/batu or probolinggo as extensions. could travelling with a baby prove challenging travelling to probo.

      how much could taxi fare cost to probolinggo?

      we have received some extremely useful suggestions from some members (harish e.g) but would like to cover mt bromo if possible.

      all ideas welcome.

      4 Answers May 16, 2008 at 12:29 AM
    • accommodation in malang

      by musaphir Online Now May 14, 2008 at 12:07 PM


      i am planning to stay at the katrika graha malang.this hotel claims to be the biggest entertainment centre in malang. is anyone aware of the kind of entertainment facilities available at this property e.g. is is this family entertainment or a karaoke type which might be noise pollutive. how is this property in terms of location - connectivity to the shopping areas and retaurants etc.

      is malang (city centre) spread over an expansive area or it could be explored on foot.

      what are the similar budget alternatives.

      8 Answers Mar 8, 2011 at 10:53 PM
    • Who's going to Malang this year

      by Deventer Online Now Jun 23, 2003 at 1:19 AM

      Is there anyone who's going to travel to Malang specialy people from Holland ??

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2010 at 2:13 PM