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    • Catering for wedding

      Bali Oct 19, 2016 at 2:06 PM

      Hi all I am looking for recommendations for catering companies for my Bali wedding next July .. I am looking for great quality food cheers Lisa

    • How many days to spend in Senaru

      Senaru Oct 18, 2016 at 8:06 AM

      We are not climbing and want to hike the waterfall and visit local villages. We have a reservation at Rinjani Lodge for 1 night but wondered if I should stay 2 nights. Is there enough to do if you are not a climber?


      Bandung Oct 18, 2016 at 2:56 AM


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      TCM or Healer in Bali

      Bali Oct 13, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      Can anyone recommend a very good healer or TCM practitioner in Bali. I have an old injury that continues to seriously bother me.

    • Bandung trip in December

      Bandung Oct 20, 2016 at 10:06 AM

      Hi, My gf and i would like to plan 4 days trip to Bandung start from 11th December 2016. I've check the weather forecast in December and it seems like raining and thunderstorm most likely happen in December. Would like to know whether the the weather around december will affect our sightseeing and outdoor trips.
      2. Any interesting places to get delicious and cheap local food around?
      3. Where is the best place to stay if we would like to shop around if not heading for outdoor activities.


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      Intertrips Tour Company

      Bali Oct 17, 2016 at 6:44 AM

      Anyone have any info or experience with the tour company Intertrips. Not much on line. They seem legit and a
      subsidiary of a much larger Chinese travel group. They are currently running some insane deals on travel to SE Asia and Bali with air, accommodations, transfers and a basic tour here and there but with mostly free days. Accommodations check out as good or better tourist class. We usually are independent travelers but these deals are hard to resist.

    • Volcano comparison

      Bandung Oct 7, 2016 at 2:42 AM

      How is Bandung Volcano -Tangkuban Perahu as compared to Kintamani Volcano

    • any special things/ideas/places to take my boyfriend for his birthday near by or in seminyak?

      Bali Sep 25, 2016 at 10:55 AM

      any special things/ideas/places to take my boyfriend for his birthday near by or in seminyak?

    • Tour guide Hire for 4D3N ard Bandung

      Bandung Oct 13, 2016 at 4:44 AM

      Hi there, I am solo travelling to Bandung from 23 Nov - 26 Nov 16. May I know where can I find a tour guide (female preferred) to bring me around places of interests such as white crater, tea plantations, museum, spa/ massages, factory outlets? what would be the budget like? 

      Please help. Any suggestions are welcome :)

    • Bali secret spots

      Bali Oct 7, 2016 at 4:35 AM

      I'm planning my trip to Bali this december. 10 days. I'm looking for the best waterfalls, villages, beaches in Bali. I hate tourism: what I'm looking for is to enter in contact with locals. I'm a videographer and I'd like to shoot locals living their life, child playing in the paddies.. that kind of things. I wanna capture the real face of Bali.

      Can anyone help me? Thank you!


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      What are the attractions around/close to UBUD?

      Ubud Oct 2, 2016 at 9:15 PM

      Hi guys,

      Will you be able to suggest attractions surrounding or are close to UBUD? We'll be staying there for 3d/2n and the rest of the days will be at Seminyak.

      We'd like to cover the areas near to UBUD first

    • Leisure at Jakarta

      Jakarta Sep 30, 2016 at 4:49 AM

      Hi travellers,
      I'll be in Jakarta on 20 - 23 Oct. This trip is mainly for leisure & fun party. I really have no idea on how best to set the itinerary while in Jakarta.

      My questions:
      - Which is the best hotel to stay (close to most happening town & moderate cost)?
      - What is the best club or ktv or fun places to enjoy night life?
      - What other things to do in Jakarta that people should not missed when visit Jakarta i.e. Massage, etc.?
      - Any other ideas are most welcome and really appreciated. I will spend the time in Jakarta with my 3 best friends. But that shouldn't be all for a city that never visited before. So please give me some ideas.

      Thank you

    • Lake Toba, 4 months retreat, visa extensions and guesthouses

      Sumatra Sep 23, 2016 at 10:36 AM

      Hi, I wanted to do some meditation in a quietish place and Lake Toba looked good, but it seems Indonesia only gives 1 month visa so I would need to extend several times.
      Can anyone say if this is easy or possible at Pematangsiantar, or how convoluted the process is, multiple visits ?
      And could anyone recommend a budget clean place ?
      Thanks !

    • snorkeling and beautiful beach

      Lombok Oct 18, 2016 at 8:46 AM

      Looking for the best snorkeling experience and cannot decide between north gili and southwest gili. Also, looking for a beautiful beach for the last few days of our trip and wondered about selong balanak . We are traveling with our 3 adult children and saw Villa Atas which looks beautiful but only has 1 review. I am a little nervous about booking without knowing a little about the area. Any other advice for beach spots would be appreciated.

    • Bali weather in January

      Bali Sep 30, 2016 at 4:47 AM

      Can one goto Bali in January? I have heard the rains are pretty heavy there.

    • transport suggest

      Kintamani Oct 8, 2016 at 7:41 PM

      is better us skuter to kintamani valcano


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      Bus trip from Manado to Palu

      by ironpony Online Now Apr 13, 2015 at 3:18 AM

      I'm planning to travel from Manado to Palu by bus. I read in a travel guide book that it takes about 10 hours from Manado to Gorontalo, and 17 hours from Gorontalo to Palu.
      I want to know how frequently the buses operate in each of these sections, and where we can get the bus tickets and where the bus terminal is in Manado.


      4 Answers Apr 13, 2015 at 8:18 PM
    • accommodation and nightlife

      by tusci1971 Online Now Sep 11, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      Are there several options about middle range clean hotels? Nothing flashy just a clean, safe, hotel or guesthouse with a 15-25,00 euro per day price?Do hotels in Manado would let me bring in the room a friend girl if I meet any? Is there any good nightlife in Manado?
      Thanks a lot

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2014 at 3:54 PM
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      Any Reliable Travel Agency to recommend?

      by chanjoe Online Now Nov 25, 2013 at 12:53 AM

      My wife and I will be spending a few days in Manado next month and would like to book day tour package for Minahasa, and Tangkoko with a reliable travel agent. Appreciate it if you can share with me some reliable agent in Manado. Thanks.

    • Looking for a 21 days stay at Manado, close to ECO Diver resort.

      by tiptopman Online Now Sep 11, 2013 at 2:14 AM

      Hi, I am taking a DM course at ECO DIVER resort. I am looking for a reasonable AC attached accommodation. Anyone could kindly advice me? Thank you so so much!

    • Wine

      by nodogs2cats Online Now Mar 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      Is there a shop in manado that sells a good selection of red wine by the bottle? I know already that it will be expensive 

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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      Plan to go to Bunaken in May or June

      by HistoryLV Online Now Jan 12, 2012 at 6:28 AM

      Hi VTs,
      I plan to go to Bunaken. Is May and June will be the best period for snorkeling and diving?

      Any recommendation for a UNIQUE PEACEFUL resort? From Tripadvisor I got info of Chacha resort ... but maybe I missed out something?

      2 Answers Feb 23, 2012 at 5:10 AM
    • Short stay in Manado

      by ikira Online Now May 7, 2010 at 10:46 PM

      Hi Vts

      Will be in manado next week for business trip
      Stay at Novotel Manado

      Any recommendation for interesting place over the weekend?
      And nice food as well (kuliner)

      5 Answers Dec 15, 2011 at 3:49 AM
    • Self Travel in Manado

      by etech120 Online Now May 20, 2009 at 11:00 PM

      My wife and myself will be going to Manado in early June.
      As a travel agency quoted us quite costly for 3 nights stay with half day sightseeing to Bunaken (we are not divers), 1 day to Minahasa and city tour as the package is only for two of us.
      Can someone advise if we can move around on our own to those above mentioned places ? Or is there tourist group we can join so the cost is cheaper ?

      3 Answers May 22, 2009 at 7:03 AM
    • transport from airport to city center

      by spike_thru Online Now Apr 5, 2009 at 8:10 AM

      Dear members,

      Is there any other form of transport from Manado airport to the city center besides the metered taxis? I think the metered taxis will be exhorbitant.

      Also, what else is there to do in Manado if you're not game into diving & snorkelling? TQ

      BTW, I'm going on 10th april, 2009.

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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      Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

      by cheekin22 Online Now Dec 11, 2008 at 12:19 AM

      Dear members,

      I wish to visit Manado.

      Any recommendation of budget accommodation in

      Your reply is very much appreciated & Many thanks in advanced.

      7 Answers Feb 10, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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      Muslim food

      by Inzaneclown Online Now Apr 16, 2008 at 10:51 PM

      Hi..i'll be travelling to Manado in June.I just want to find out if there's any food stall that sell Muslim food?

      3 Answers Apr 17, 2008 at 9:59 PM
    • recommendations for reasonably priced dive center

      by tleong13 Online Now Feb 29, 2008 at 2:47 AM

      hi. i am planning to go diving around manado for the first time. would like to seek your advice on which dive center cum accomodation is recommended. i'd prefer one that is not too costly but gives good insights to dive spots. thanks much.

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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      Re: Budget Accommodation in Manado

      by sybille Online Now Jan 30, 2008 at 10:00 PM

      Selamat Tahun Baru!

      could someone possibly help me with hotel recommendations in Manado City. I need to stay in Manado and looking for a hotel around IDR100.000-IDR150.000 for one night, 1 person. Any suggestions are welcome, but it needs to be in Manado, as I need to meet up with some people there. Thank you very much!

      7 Answers Feb 10, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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      Flights from Manado to Davao City

      by BudgetGeoff Online Now Dec 29, 2007 at 4:41 PM

      Hi all,
      Im looking for information on One way flights from Manado to Davao,
      1. The cost of the flight
      2. Which airline
      3. What days they fly to Davao
      4. Are thier any holidays in Manado near the end of June.

      Hopefully someone can help with this request as I have searched the net looking for info...thanks
      Regards Geoff

      2 Answers Jan 2, 2008 at 9:38 PM
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      Transport from Makassar to Manado

      by travel_bunny Online Now Aug 28, 2007 at 6:14 PM

      Hi everyone,
      Was wondering if anyone can help. How do I travel from Ujung Pandang/Makassar to Manado? Is flight my only option? I read somewhere that I can take boats too - where do I find more details? Thanks!

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2007 at 10:29 PM
    • Bunaken and Manado versus Lombok + other questions

      by kosmo95 Online Now Mar 12, 2007 at 2:29 AM

      I have been thinking of going to the Manado area for diving and some simple beach quiet time. Recently a friend who has been travelling in Indo for several montsh recommended I should just go to Lombok, that Bunaken is not worth the travel hassle (from Bali). Any opinions?

      I was really keen on Manado area as it seems less touristy, the diving is better, the beaches quieter, the prices more affordable.

      Also rumor has it that Murex has closed. Anybody aware of that?

      Finally another question: from reading forums, it seems that the beaches on Bunaken are not that nice, but that they are much better on Bangka, Gangga and Siladen. Nicer in terms of more swimming depth and nicer clean sand. Can anyone give any precision on this?


      2 Answers Mar 19, 2007 at 9:54 PM
    • How long are boat rides from Gangga at Bangka island to Lembeh and to Bunaken?

      by WafafromDC Online Now Nov 10, 2006 at 8:54 AM

      Does anyone know?

      Someone provided the following info:

      Bunaken/Manado Tua : 1 hour from Tasik Ria Resort by boat
      Lembeh : 2.5 hours from Tasik Ria Resort by car
      Popoh : 15 min from Tasik Ria Resort by boat

      And I am looking for something similar for staying at Gangga


      2 Answers Nov 14, 2006 at 9:38 AM
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      Dive operators/resorts in Manado

      by rohinimol Online Now Aug 17, 2006 at 8:28 PM


      My husband and i are planning to be in Manado during the first week of October this year and i need the following advice. Keeping in mind that we are divers -

      1. Where would be best for us to be be based - Bunaken, Lembeh or Manado?

      2. Can anyone suggest any nice resort that they have stayed in? We do not mind small local resorts as long as they are clean and have good basic facilities. We want to go moderately cheap...not cheap dumps though :-)

      3.Can anyone suggest any dive operators that they have dived with - all we want is well maintained equipment and if possible foreigner-owned joints.

      Thank you in advance for the information!

      5 Answers Oct 9, 2006 at 11:16 PM
    • Bunaken Diving

      by Danniethediver Online Now Nov 6, 2005 at 4:59 PM

      Can anyone recommend a dive resort on Bunaken? I want to go diving there again but the place I stayed last time (MC Homestay) had bad food and bad service. They also tried to cheat us with the bill. I visited the other places on Pangasilang Beach and some looked OK, with bungalows of varying quality, but I would be interested to hear reports about places on Pantai Liang on the other side of Bunaken.

      6 Answers Nov 29, 2006 at 2:11 AM
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      Where can I have a suit made?

      by steevie_wanders Online Now Aug 27, 2005 at 1:42 PM

      I will be visiting Manado in October to attend a wedding, and I need to get a suit made. Does anyone know of a cheap and reliable tailor in Manado, who can make me a jacket, trousers and shirt. Any ideas roughly how much this might cost, and how long it would take to make? Thanks, Steve.

      3 Answers Jun 12, 2006 at 12:59 PM
    • Any long term accommodation in Manado?

      by bhbg Online Now Jun 4, 2005 at 1:22 AM

      Hi, We're leaving for Manado in a few weeks, July'05, and plan to stay there for six months. We're a couple and looking for long term accommodation somewhere in Manado-town. Has anyone stayed there on a long term basis, or know how we can go about finding a place for about 6 months? We haven't managed to find any information so far.. Also any info on where to stay when we get there, more budget-end than top-end, would help! thanks.

      5 Answers Jun 9, 2005 at 5:19 PM
    • Travel advice - Is it safe?

      by Olz Online Now Apr 26, 2005 at 11:45 AM

      Hi, My girlfriend and i are planning a trip i august to North-Sulawesi. We only
      have one month and plan to stay relatively long a few places and dive/relax.

      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark, says don't go to Poso, and we don't plan to. But they also writes about a potential risk of getting kidnapped by Philipinese terrorists? What's your oppinion about that risk? They don't warn about the Philipines? The same oppinion is posted ont the foreign affairs departments of the US, Australis, Canada and so on. To me it seems a political issue?! Whats your oppinion?

      Did anyone of you travel as a couple (man/woman)? I think about travelling in religious areas without being legally married, and do anyone had any issues as a woman traveller?

      General travel advises, on the Bunaken, Manado, Lembeh areas is warmly welcome! :)


      3 Answers May 8, 2005 at 8:23 PM
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      Manado beaches

      by jorgegomes Online Now Nov 23, 2004 at 6:06 AM

      Hi all, I'm intending to spend a week, next March in Manado, and I want to know how are the beaches over there. I want to dive but my wife like more to stay on the beach... Any hint about resorts (not too expensive) and with a nice beach would be appreciated. Thanks Jorge

      4 Answers Nov 14, 2006 at 9:46 AM
    • Manado recommendations

      by tanglc Online Now Aug 23, 2004 at 12:30 AM

      hi there, anyone been to manado before? whr's a good place to stay & what to look out for?

      5 Answers Sep 11, 2004 at 6:03 PM