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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

    • Good Snorkeling on Ambon?

      Pulau Ambon Jun 13, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      I see there s a lot of diving to be done, but how is the snorkeling, preferably from the beach?
      We think about visiting there in March 2017, flying into Ambon through Manadao/Makassar.
      Eventually we want to take the Express Bahari 2B to Bandaneira and stay there for 1 or 2 weeks. Any comments on the snorkeling subject, our main objective are welcome. Have done Sipadan last year and are anxious to make a comparason.
      Many Thanks in Advance from

      Peter A. Scheffer

      6 Answers Jun 15, 2016 at 12:55 AM
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      Transportation in Ternate Island

      Ternate Apr 30, 2015 at 12:31 AM

      I'm going to Ternate Island in the coming July.

      (1) Can we pick up ojek or a taxi at the airport in order to go to some downtown area ?
      (2) If we wanna use a taxi in a town, can we find one on the street ?
      (3) If we wanna rent a taxi for one day excurtion - say, 8 hours - how much will it be ? A rough idea is okay.


      1 Answer Dec 1, 2015 at 5:40 PM
    • Spice tour

      Ambon Oct 14, 2014 at 2:24 AM

      Hi,Is it possible to view spice processing areas or factories.

      With thanks Alan Wallis.

      1 Answer Jan 4, 2016 at 5:37 AM
    • Buying Spices

      Maluku Province Oct 4, 2014 at 12:49 PM

      Hi,hoping to arrive Ambon in the near future,looking for buying and cultivation of spices.

      Best location for this and knowledge tours.

      With thanks Al.

      2 Answers Oct 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM
    • pemerintahan di pulau Yamdena

      Pulau Yamdena Feb 5, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      Nomer serta alamat email yang bisa dihubungi jika saya dan teman-teman ingin datang untuk mengeksplor sumberdaya laut terutama kondisi terumbu karang, apakah ada? terimakasih

      1 Answer Feb 8, 2014 at 2:03 PM
    • Name of the Australian woman

      Maluku Province Dec 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM

      What is the name of the Australian woman who is running an ecotourism place in Maluku islands for the last many years?

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      Maluku Province Nov 22, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      Hi, My brother and I will be visiting Morotai in August 2014. We will need a guide and interpreter as we do not speak Indonesian. Does anyone know of one? Thank you kindly

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM
    • Patra guesthouse

      Pulau Ambon Oct 9, 2013 at 2:44 AM

      hi there, we are planning to have some days diving in Ambon. the dive shop is located in laha village and recommend us to stay at Penginapan Patra closed by. How is the guest house? What about food opportunity? How can I go to the town by public transport?

      1 Answer Oct 10, 2013 at 2:37 AM
    • Travel Ternate to Morotai

      Pulau Ternate Oct 5, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      Have you flight time of planes

      2 Answers Oct 13, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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      mobile sim chips.

      Ambon Nov 2, 2011 at 2:04 AM

      can anyone tell me what is the situation of telecommunication in Ambon, can i buy a disposal able chip at the arrival airport in denpassar or Jakarta. and can be used all over the Indonesian Acapulco.

      2 Answers Nov 14, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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      how i can i contact the owner for a booking in October 2012

      Pulau Saparua Oct 25, 2011 at 10:21 PM

      a very beautiful place, i would like to know how i can book for accommodation for may one week stay before i leave back to Ambon and than home in Sydney Australia. can any one please give me an insight and a helping hand, please.

      6 Answers Oct 26, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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      home pilgrimage 2012

      Pulau Ambon Oct 23, 2011 at 6:31 PM

      can anyone advice me please, my name is George ANAKOTTA, i live in Australia cobar nsw2835. i have a disability full pension and i am 65 yrs of age fit of sort with diabetic and slight heart nothing serious.
      my question is i know Garuda flies from Sydney to Jakarta than to Ambon, there i need to have a cheap place to stay, and see the sights for 4 days or more, and than how can i go to Pulau Saparua birth place of my ancestors. question is how can i reach there and living accommodation in Saparua and mode of transport to Pulau Saparua from Ambon. all advice will be welcome thank you all in advance.
      which is the best month to travel to Ambon than most important.

      3 Answers Oct 24, 2011 at 9:25 AM
    • visiting Ambon March 2012

      Pulau Ambon Aug 19, 2011 at 4:04 AM

      I have the honor of bringing to Ambon via Jakarta, a party of ex Jap-POW's- British World War 11 veterans. Many are now in the late 80s -early 90s and it will be a very poingnant visit, and realistically, probably their last visit. Many are now widowers, living on their own, and some are quite impoverished. The trip is being funded by some charities, and National Lottery. However there will be little spare spending money and I need to look at making savings wherever possible.

      Any offers of assistance by way of being a point of contact general adviser, and occasional tour guide would be appreciated. Wages are terrible-NONE! But a few beers, and the gratitude of the veterans will be on offer. Plus autograph signing and photoshoots.

      1 Answer Aug 19, 2011 at 4:32 PM
    • Travelling to the Banda islands mid - end September

      Bandanaira Aug 12, 2011 at 9:47 PM

      We want to travel to the Banda islands. Somewhere between mid and the end of September. In total we have about 2,5 weeks. We live in Indonesia and our travel schedule can be a little bit flexible.

      I hear the seas around the islands can be rough. Some websites say till mid September others say till October. Can anyone give me more accurate information on this based on their experience?

      The latest information I got about flights to Bandanaira is 2 times a week. Book ahead about a week. Flight back from Bandanaira book a week ahead, use a local agent.
      Can anyone tell me whether the situation is still like this. Also can anyone recommend a local agent who I can contact to book my flights.
      Any other usefully information you want to share is more than welcome.

      4 Answers Aug 22, 2011 at 8:06 PM
    • Traditional Hotel in Ambon

      Pulau Ambon Mar 21, 2011 at 8:47 PM

      What's the name of traditional hotel in Ambon ?
      we want to come next week...
      please help me...

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2011 at 1:55 AM
    • ambon airport transportation

      Pulau Ambon Nov 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM

      Hi everyboby,
      I'm flyimg next 18 December from jakarta to Ambon. What is the cheapest way to get from Ambon airport to downtown Ambon?
      thank you for your information,


      1 Answer Nov 24, 2010 at 6:58 PM
    • from ambon to banda

      Maluku Province Nov 9, 2010 at 3:25 PM

      I am flying from jakarta to Ambon saturday 18 december 2010, then I would like to get the pelni ship to Banda. Is there a ship scheduled for that day? What time? I have the choice to leave jakarta at 1 o'clock in the morning arriving in Ambon at 6 o'clock,or at 6 o' clock arriving around 12 o'clock.
      Thank you very much for your information.

      2 Answers Nov 21, 2010 at 10:34 PM

      Ambon Aug 11, 2010 at 12:27 AM

      My Grandfather was in the battle of Ambon in WWII, and for my 22nd birthday i wish to go there. but im looking for the funnest way, i dont want to catch a plane first class there, i want to island hop and backpack from East Timor to Pappa New Guinea (KAKODA!), with ambon and others in the middle.
      can anyone help me in finding a fun way for this trip out of the square?
      any suggestions?


      3 Answers Aug 14, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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      Maluku Province Mar 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

      Hello, Is Siao one of the islands between Maluku and Mindanao. Or where is it exactly?

      1 Answer Mar 1, 2010 at 1:25 PM
    • Banda and Kei islands in August?

      Maluku Province Jul 7, 2009 at 3:07 AM

      Hi guys, I'm in trouble. I've been planning to go to Maluku this August but I forgot to check about the weather and now I know it's rainy season there!
      So my question is, is it worth going there this August? If i want to do some diving, snorkelling, fishing...and laying on the beach.
      Thank you very much for your help in advance!

      1 Answer Jul 7, 2009 at 12:13 PM
    • Best time of year?

      Maluku Province Mar 27, 2009 at 10:20 PM

      Hi, I want to go to the Banda Islands and the Kai Islands (and briefly to central and north Maluku) next year. Can someone please tell me the best time of year to go? Thanks, Malcolm

      2 Answers May 20, 2009 at 10:33 PM
    • National parks in Maluku

      Maluku Province Mar 4, 2009 at 10:57 AM

      Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend some good national parks in Maluku. The Manusela one sounds pretty hard and possibly costly - has anybody been to some others in the area they could recommend?


      5 Answers May 20, 2009 at 10:26 PM
    • 4 weeks Makassar - Maluku & back

      Maluku Province Nov 2, 2008 at 1:20 AM


      I will fly to Makassar around mid-december. 30 days later I will fly back to KL from there.

      Now i have 4 weeks to burn around Maluku.

      My wishlist is the following.

      Flores - Ende, Moni , Mount Kelimutu
      Pulau Alor
      Kai Islands
      Banda Islands

      if enough time: Tana Toraja

      Is it possible to squeeze these highlights in a 4 weeks trip . Makassar and back!?

      If u know other things which are not to be missed pls advise.
      Also what about Malaria? Are Kina or Roche (Indo tabs) sufficient..or would u go for expensive Lariam?

      Thank you so much for assisting

      U may also drop me some lines @ im also in facebook

      Thanks heaps guys! I appreciate it so much!

      3 Answers Dec 4, 2008 at 10:43 PM
    • Aru Island Travel advice

      Maluku Province Oct 17, 2008 at 5:07 AM

      Can anyone out there tell me how I can travel from Ambon to the Aru Islands?
      And if I'll find anywhere to stay when I get there?
      And how easy it will be to travel between the islands once I'm there?

      Any practical advice/top tips welcome.


      3 Answers Dec 4, 2008 at 10:46 PM
    • Tribes and culture

      Pulau Buru Jul 16, 2008 at 1:10 AM

      Hi, I'm Marulam Marbun from Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia.
      I'm going to be working on a project in Pulau Buru, and I need some information about the island.
      Please inform me about tribes in Pulau Buru, and about their culture.
      And how about the people of Pulau Buru.
      Is there any preparation that i need to do before going to the island?
      Thank you for your help.

      4 Answers Jul 17, 2008 at 7:52 PM
    • Visiting Ternate in October 2008 - help with resources for tracking Family Tree

      Maluku Province Jan 21, 2008 at 6:26 AM

      Hi everyone

      We have been doing some research on my wifes family tree, and found that her ancestors (Cornabe) are from the Moluccas Islands, and it seems mainly Ternate. In fact Alexander Cornabe was governor there in 1780-1793. His wife was Margaretha Durr, and they all eventually track back to Holland.

      We would like to visit the island, but i can find very little on island transport and hotels. Could you help us with a contact to arrange accomodation and transport, and have you any knowledge about how we may be able to look at records of the islands history?

      Currently we plan to visit in September/October 2008 and will be coming from the UK, but there does seem to be plenty of information on the travel side, so no problems there.

      Any help you can give would be really appreciated.

      Kind regards


      8 Answers Mar 4, 2013 at 1:43 AM
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      no restaurant on Pulau Lilei?

      Pulau Lilai Nov 4, 2007 at 3:42 PM

      Hi Laszlo, no warungs, okay, but shouldn't the chalet on Lilei provide meals if asked? It sounds weird to open some chalets in the middle of nowhere but then not offer food to the guests - or is it they who provide what you call simple rice and fish meals?

      1 Answer Dec 24, 2007 at 8:12 PM
    • any good suggestions?

      Bandanaira Jul 25, 2007 at 6:00 AM

      Hi, i'm planning to go to the banda islands in nov. Can anybody give me any good tips. About flying to ambon to bandaneira. And from bali tp ambon?
      Or just book when i arrive in indonesia? i need some help to get there!!
      BTW my email:
      What is the best thing to do??

      1 Answer Jul 25, 2007 at 1:37 PM
    • Travel Permit for South Maluku Province

      Maluku Province Apr 3, 2007 at 4:52 AM

      We have been told by the Indonesian Embassy that we need a travel permit still to visit mauluku . We ( a group of 6 friends) plan to go to Banda and Kei in July August 2007. I was in Maluku before in 1998, before the troubles.
      Pls inform if it is really necessary to get this permit from Jakarta or not important and we can forget it.

      5 Answers May 30, 2007 at 1:17 PM
    • Questions about Maluku

      Maluku Province Mar 6, 2007 at 1:10 PM

      Hi everybody,
      Next month I'm going to visit South of Moluku and East Nusa Tenggara. I already
      read some travel books, search informations. Terefore I'm searching some more informations with people who already visit these places to give me
      some advice, or tell me their
      experience, where is the most beautiful places (island, beaches, town,
      nature)and witch places are less interesting...
      I'm interesting to visit Banda island, Kei island, Aru island, Tanimbar island,
      Wetar island, Alor island, Sumba island and Flores island.
      Have you got some other suggestions?

      One more question: Do it has boat between Aru island and Agats (Papua)?

      Thank you for the informations

      6 Answers Mar 15, 2007 at 9:49 PM