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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.

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      Jakarta Sep 30, 2016 at 4:49 AM

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      Medan Jan 28, 2016 at 6:37 AM

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      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?


      3 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 11:56 PM
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      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!


      2 Answers Jul 14, 2015 at 7:34 AM
    • Lake Toba to Medan

      North Sumatra Province May 21, 2015 at 6:04 AM

      I planned to have 3 days vacation Indonesia. 1st day i straight to berastagi. 2nd day I planned to go for a Mount Sibayak trekking and in evening go to lake toba. The 3rd day I planned to have a tour in lake toba for a while and then shoot to medan airport. Is it possible?

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

      Medan Jan 28, 2015 at 8:34 AM

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

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      Medan Oct 14, 2014 at 11:23 PM

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      Medan Aug 9, 2014 at 6:56 AM

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      Diving spots and beautiful beaches

      Medan Jul 3, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      Are there beautiful beaches and diving spots in Medan or somewhere in North Sumatra?

      5 Answers Jul 4, 2014 at 6:42 AM
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    • Recommended budget accomodation in Medan

      Medan May 12, 2014 at 8:22 PM

      Hey everyone, I'm new to this site but I've already seen some really helpful info. I arrive in Medan on the 29th of September at 19:10. I have to get to Bukit Lawang but I figured it might be best to spend the night in Medan and head to Bukit Lawang the next morning by bus. can anyone recommend a nice cheap save place to sleep and also an easy save way to get there from the airport. I'll be traveling solo.

      Thanx in advance.

      7 Answers May 13, 2014 at 9:16 PM
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      KNO Airport to Tuktuk, Lake Toba

      North Sumatra Province Apr 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      Hey guys,

      I'm going to have a solo backpacking trip to Lake Toba in 2 more days on Apr 30th. I need an advise in terms of travel timing.

      Expected to reach Kuala Namu Int Airport on Wed Apr 30th @1400 hours. Any idea the fastest way to get to Lake Toba from KNO airport? FYI I've booked accommodation somewhere in Tuktuk Siadong, Samosir Island. Not sure if I need to get a ferry ride from Lake Toba to the hotel.

      Since I'm travelling alone which transportation recommended? I'm just scared I can't catch a ferry as they said last ferry from Parapat is 7pm.

      My flight back will be on Sat May 2nd @1400

      Hope to hear from you guys soon. =)

      9 Answers May 6, 2014 at 2:49 AM
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      Taxi from Airport

      Medan Apr 8, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      Hi ,
      I will be reaching Medan tomorrow in the evening around 7:30 pm at Kualanamu Airport. I need to go to Sibayak Multinational Resthouse, Berastagi.
      What I am asking is : Is it safe to travel from Medan to Berastagi at night?We are 2 persons. I heard it takes 4 hours. Is Medan safe at night? Or is it better if I stay back in airport that night and start next day morning?
      And,. which Taxi should I choose from airport??? I am considering both safety and money..
      I talked to someone in Medan for Taxi transport. He told me that he will charge 600,000 IDR!.. I believe it is too much!
      Please reply soon...

      Waiting for the reply...

      Thanks in advance.


      8 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 1:59 AM
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      Sibayak Multinational Resthouse

      Medan Mar 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      I need to book some rooms in Sibayak Multinational Resthouse, for the month of April. But, I am unable to find any contact details of them in any hotel booking websites.  Can anyone please help me??? And also please let me know if there any other good hotel in that localtion. I will be going for a  hiking at gunung sibayak.

      Thanks in advance. Srijani


      7 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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      Where I can buy a Sim ?

      Medan Mar 2, 2014 at 4:07 AM

      I will be travelling to Indonesia next month. I will reach Medan on 9th April, evening, aruound 6-7 pm. On next day early morning I have a plan to start for Berastagi. I will be in Indonesia for >2weeks, so I guess I should get a sim. Anybody have any idea where I can get a sim? is there any store available in airport in Medan Kualanamu airport? One more question: My mobile is bought from Thailand. So, it shouldn't get locked if I use any indonesian sim I guess.. is it?



      10 Answers Mar 16, 2014 at 9:37 PM
    • Airport Transport

      Medan Feb 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

      What is the rate(charges)by bus, train, and taxi from Kualanamu Airport to Medan City? Also, between what times do they operate, and the frequency of the service? Thanking you.

      9 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 6:10 AM
    • Volcano eruption

      Medan Feb 11, 2014 at 6:10 PM

      Hello, im planning to visit medan-berastagi-lake toba end of february. is it safe to visit as im concern the mt sinabung has been repeatedly erupted. how is the air condition in berastagi?

      2 Answers Feb 19, 2014 at 7:57 PM
    • travel between Belawan and Tangkahan?

      North Sumatra Province Feb 8, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      We will be in Sumatra for only one day, from 6:00a.m. until 8:00p.m. on a Saturday in April, 2014. We would like to spend it with the elephants in Tangkahan. Can someone please tell us (1.) if it's feasible to make the journey from Belawan to Tangkahan and back to Belawan in that time period, (2.) the distance / how long the trip is from Belawan to Tangkahan, (3.) what types of transportation are available for this trip -- car and driver? train? bus? ferry? -- and (4.) whether one needs to make advance reservations for transportation and also to wash the elephants. Many thanks for any guidance you may be able to provide.

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2014 at 11:02 AM
    • Medan Help

      Medan Jan 24, 2014 at 1:40 AM

      Hi all,
      I am planning for a trip to medan. Unsure to do it for 2 night or 3 nights. I am planning to either travel to Bangkok OR Bandung after Medan for shopping. So shopping is not the main objective of my Medan trip.

      I need help on places I should go first after I arrive at the airport, any reliable contacts or tours anyone can share with me?

      Looking forward to your sharing experience with me!

      6 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 3:43 AM
    • volcano mount sinabung

      North Sumatra Province Jan 13, 2014 at 2:49 AM

      I am due to fly into Medan this saturday (18th), is it safe? and is the area bukit lawang safe to visit?


      4 Answers Jan 19, 2014 at 2:29 AM
    • Solo traveller to lake toba

      Medan Jan 2, 2014 at 10:17 PM

      I am planning to detour to Lake Toba on my way back from Pulau Weh. 1st day - arrive Medan airport at 1pm and 3rd day depart at 8pm flight. Hope someone will help answer some of my questions:
      - Is it safe for a female to travel solo to Lake Toba?
      - If I arrive Medan airport at 1pm, will I be make it for the last ferry to LT?
      - Will 3D2N be sufficient to visit "must see" sights?
      - Is there a "left luggage" at the airport?

      Thanks in advance.

      5 Answers Jan 25, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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      Medan Dec 18, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      i want to rent a car to travel around medan (with driver), any suggestions?

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      Medan, Lake Toba, Gunung Leuser National Park, Berastagi

      Medan Nov 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM

      Hi All,

      I am planning to visit Medan, Lake Toba, Gunung Leuser National Park, Berastagi with my friends on June-July , 2014 from Thailand. Can you guys please help me regarding the following:

      1. June-July is a good time to visit Medan & surroundings?

      2. Should I bring my VISA from Thailand? or VISA on arrival is available for Indian Citizens?

      3. I have a 5 day plan to visit Lake Toba, Gunung Leuser National Park & Berastagi centering Medan. Not interested in shopping. Will it be possible in 4 nights & 5 days? 4. What is main travel medium if I want to travel these places from Medan? What is the approx cost for that?

      Thanks in advance!!

      8 Answers Jan 25, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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      Medan Oct 28, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      Hi. I purchased a flight tix to Medan for 3 days and there is 2 things that I really wish to accomplish while I'm there. 1)Explore Lake Toba and 2)Shopping at the town. Can anyone advice me whether it would be possible to do all that within 3 days? Was hoping could stay in Lake Toba area for a night and the other night in the town. But I heard people telling me that the distances there is quite far from one another and there is no way I can do both visit lake Toba and Shopping at town together. Plz help!

      11 Answers Oct 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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      From Nias to Banyak

      Pulau Nias Oct 14, 2013 at 1:35 PM

      Hello! Need advice of travellers and locals. Have a dream about to places on Earth, but cant find any information about transportation! How we can get from Nias to Banyak island?

      5 Answers Oct 19, 2013 at 4:59 AM
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      Medan to Lake Toba

      Medan Sep 18, 2013 at 8:41 AM

      is there any car rental office at the airport? Is it safe to drive on our own, a family of four, to lake Toba area? or is it advisable to take the taxi or bus?

      5 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 7:24 AM
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      Medan Aug 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      Where can I get them in Medan

      1 Answer Aug 28, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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      Trust and Cheaper number please

      Medan Aug 15, 2013 at 2:11 AM

      Can i get driver contact number or email in order to booking for transport.
      thank you all

      4 Answers Aug 16, 2013 at 12:58 AM
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      Medan Travel 4D3N - 25th Sept 2013 - 28th Sept 2013

      Medan Aug 15, 2013 at 1:33 AM

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      3 Answers Aug 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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      Medan Aug 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM

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      3 Answers Aug 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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      North Sumatra

      Medan Jul 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      What date does the new airport in Medan North Sumatra begin operating?

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