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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

    • Scooter Rental Bintan

      by marc83 Online Now Feb 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM


      Since I won a voucher for Bintan Lagoon Resort, I want to stay one night there.
      But since I am also interested in travelling around the Island, I am thinking about renting a scooter for two days and make the following trip:
      - Arrive in Tanjung Pinang Friday evening. Stay 1 night
      - Rent the Scooter on Saturday morning, travel via Trikora Beach to Bintan Lagoon Resort
      - 1 Night @ Lagoon Resort
      - Travel back to Tanjung Pinang

      Is this possible at all? Can you recommend a scooter rental @ Tanjung Pinang?

      Thanks a lot for your replies!

      Best regards,

      3 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 8:31 AM
    • I like to go there alone. How do I get to know an Ojek taxi before I get there?

      by PasirRis Online Now Nov 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      I like to go there alone. How do I get to know an Ojek taxi before I get there?

      2 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 11:29 PM
    • grocery and alcohol shopping

      by twobees2 Online Now Aug 5, 2013 at 1:33 AM

      is there anywhere relatively close to mayang sari - where you can shop for groceries and drinks?

    • A day trip

      by Niki217 Online Now Jun 14, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      Hi, I was planning a day trip with my friends. We are 5-6 girls from Singapore and will return back with the evening ferry. It would be great if some one could advise me on the following questions:
      1. Is Bintan safe for women travellers?
      2. What activities can be done throughout day?
      3. Best way to commute accross island?

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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      Bringing own food from Singapore (by ferry) for BBQ

      by euli Online Now Apr 9, 2012 at 11:41 PM

      Does anyone know if it is possible to bring one's own food from Singapore to Bintan for the BBQ? We will be staying in a villa that has a BBQ pit. I thought of bringing sausages, wings, steak, in an ice-box on the ferry. Will I be able to get past customs?

      5 Answers Apr 12, 2012 at 7:21 PM
    • how can i go to Bintan from Medan

      by peifufeng Online Now Jan 11, 2011 at 6:12 PM

      how can i go to Bintan from Medan?

      2 Answers Jan 12, 2011 at 1:31 PM
    • How much to bring to Bintan

      by jiahwei Online Now Sep 13, 2010 at 8:40 PM

      Hi there,

      Do anyone knows an estimated amount to bring to bintan for spending wise?

      What is the range of prices for their food, souvenirs or the items sold at the factory outlet?

      And also, which currency is more advisavle to bring? USD or SGD or Rupiah?

      5 Answers Sep 24, 2010 at 6:35 PM
    • resort recommendation

      by viarex Online Now Jul 2, 2010 at 12:33 PM

      I will be traveling to bintan with my girlfriend for a 3d2n getaway. pls recommend which resorts should I book. we are budget traveling.

      3 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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      Honeymoon: Bintan, Bali or Phuket?

      by gripdxd Online Now Jun 28, 2010 at 6:43 PM

      Hi All

      What would you recommend for a honeymoon, Bintan, Bali or Phuket?

      3 Answers May 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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      Recommendation for Angsana Bintan

      by Gladyszzl Online Now Mar 10, 2010 at 7:32 AM

      Hello, i will be going to Angsana bintan this weekend 13/3 - 14/3 alone to refresh and pamper myself.

      Anyof you have recommendation for Dinner? I will reach around noon and have my dinner in resort i guess follow by spa at 4pm - 6pm then dinner (location to be recommend). then maybe some chill out place, queit time alone. =)

      3 Answers Mar 13, 2010 at 5:08 AM
    • URGENT :(

      by danyl21 Online Now Dec 11, 2009 at 9:21 PM

      i will be staying at bintan lagoon resort for 2nights...heard there's this nightclub called there any entry fee??

      2nd question..i heard every friday and saturday night there will be a major beach party!! where is it? and is there a fee charged to it to go?

      lasr question!! how much is alcohol and cigarettes at bintan? where could we purchase cheap liqour and cigaarettes :)

      Reply Soon okay!!! help me n my friends!!! its our first time!! :)

    • Kelong Restaurent Reservations

      by didles Online Now Sep 6, 2009 at 6:47 AM

      Hi, But may i know how do i make a reservation for the restaurent? Is asking the hotel service making it for us feasible?

      thanks! =)

    • Motorbike Hire on Bintan

      by liskay Online Now Jan 22, 2009 at 4:39 PM

      We're taking the ferry over to Bintan (Bandar Bentan Telani terminal) this weekend and will be travelling down to Trikora beach for a couple of nights.

      Ideally we'd like to hire a couple of motorbikes to travel down on and use while we are there.

      Can anyone recommend a motorbike hire shop near the ferry terminal?

      Thanks :)

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      Where can I get cheap alcohol

      by Jawker Online Now Jan 8, 2009 at 12:54 AM

      Intending to visit Bintan (will be staying at Nirvana Beach Club). Where can I get cheap alcohol where I can drink with my friends back in the comfort of our own rooms?

      Is the alcohol in the bar cheap?

      1 Answer Feb 16, 2009 at 9:43 PM
    • Bintan - A few questions

      by Zaahir Online Now Dec 23, 2008 at 10:56 AM


      I want to visit Bintan as part of a trip that I am planning in December 09. I have a few questions so if anyone can answer them I would really appreciate it. I am planning to stay at Bintan Lagoon.

      - Has anyone travelled from Johor Bahru to Bintan? What is it like? Will the seaport that I arrive at have the facility for me to get a VISA?

      - Do I need to make arrangements prior to me arriving at the seaport for transport to the hotel?

      - My next stop will be Singapore. I know that there is a boat from Bintan to Singapore, can I enter Singapore via that seaport?

      Thanks to all those that reply.

      2 Answers May 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM
    • Is langkawi in Malaysia better or Bintan in Indonesia?

      by kejalshah Online Now Nov 30, 2008 at 11:05 PM

      I plan to go to any one of Bintan or Langkawi for 4 days in december end 2008 on a honeymoon. Which one is better?

      4 Answers Dec 1, 2008 at 4:44 AM
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      Visas for Eu citizens

      by worksopian Online Now Aug 22, 2008 at 1:38 AM

      I wish to go to Bintan from Singapore for 1 day.Can I get a visa on arrival.What is the cost for Eu citizens?
      What is the best place to go?
      What is the best ferry company to take?

      3 Answers Sep 18, 2008 at 1:26 AM
    • Visa on Arrival by China PR in Singapore.

      by patrickgoh Online Now Aug 13, 2008 at 11:25 AM

      Can Permanent Resident in Singapore holding China passport, apply for Indonesian tourist visa on arrival by ferry from Singapore, intending to stay weekend at Bintang Resort?

      2 Answers Aug 13, 2008 at 4:43 PM
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      P Mapur: Anyone can help? Tks.

      by bluemanta Online Now May 1, 2008 at 6:37 PM

      Hi all,

      Need help with the following.

      1. How to get to P Mapur from Singapore?
      2. Where to stay on P Mapur?
      3. How is your experience? Worth it?

      Anyone who can share contacts and info, greatly appreciate.
      Pls e-mail direct

      God bless,

    • trikora beach

      by s2b Online Now Mar 30, 2008 at 2:05 AM

      I am curious of anyone has used "Bintan Tours" and stayed away from the resort area at Trikora Beach. Are the facilities truly basic or are there some ammenities that would make the trek worth it. I don't like resorts per say, however, have the family to consider...

      1 Answer Mar 30, 2008 at 2:08 AM
    • Asmara Spa payment

      by speedygal Online Now Mar 25, 2008 at 8:13 AM

      Hi, is it necessary to book first before going to the spa or could it be done on the spot? Also, do they accept VISA / MASTERCARD?

    • Transportation to/fro Angsana resort

      by kyhar Online Now Jan 10, 2008 at 6:43 PM

      anyone know how much are the transfers from ferry terminal to angsana resort ? Approximate cost of a taxi ?

      What about the cost from angsana to nirwana bintan resort ?

      & from angsana to the kelong restaurant ?


      3 Answers Aug 13, 2008 at 7:02 AM
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      Outside Tour from Bintan Resort

      by msbinsaid Online Now Dec 3, 2007 at 8:29 PM

      I am aware that I have to book somekind of external tour with the hotel to venture out from the Bintan resorts area.

      Tanjung Ubai seems nearer. Would this be a good place to go for a day tour. Or could someone advice which area is near and would be ideal for a day tour i.e. we would prefer places with pasar malaams etc. How far is Tanjung Pinang from the resorts? Thank you.

      1 Answer Mar 8, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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      Indra Maya Villa or Bintan Lagoon Villa

      by msbinsaid Online Now Dec 3, 2007 at 8:25 PM

      I am planning to stay at either the villa at Indra Maya or Bintan Lagoon. From websites, the villa at Indra Maya looks nicer with a 4 seater buggy provided. Could anyone please advice whether the Indra Maya is better than Bintan Lagoon Villa.

    • Telecommunication, Internet, Bank?

      by Skie Online Now Nov 27, 2007 at 1:28 AM

      Hi all..

      1. I'd like to know what telecommunication provider is available in Bintan?
      2. Internet facilities?
      3. Bank?

      I'm going to spend some time in Bintan and at the same time I still need to do my work. Phone and Internet is very vital for me. As for banking, to send/receive money e.g Westerm Union, MoneyGram.

      Thank you.

      2 Answers Nov 30, 2007 at 11:33 PM
    • Bintan Hotel's facilities- firefly tour & horse riding???

      by Online Now Nov 26, 2007 at 10:39 PM

      I m considering going to Bintan early nxt mth...but the hotel rates are abit high, range from400-500.*ouch*

      Nirvana beach, its pretty cheap but jus worried about the quality of hotel. Love the idea of Bintan Lagoon, but I tink rates are 500bucks, but it has the firefly tour and horse riding??

      Anyone know whether it is possible to go for these kinda Firefly tour if we stay at Nirvana beach? Are the resort close to each other?Is bintan a small little island by itself and nothing much and must stick to the resort u are in? Then wont it be nothing to do if ur resort has no facilities??

      Sorry ask so many questions...Thanks in advance for your replies!!! :D

      2 Answers Feb 16, 2009 at 9:52 PM
    • From Bintan to Batam ?

      by david_f4ng Online Now Oct 25, 2007 at 8:48 AM

      Hi, I'm going to Bintan from singapore next month, 2 days in Bintan Mayang sari and then heading to Medan. Are there any travel agent that selling domestic air-ticket in Bintan ? Also if i have to go to Batam to buy ticket what is the cheapest way to go to Batam from Bintan resort? Is it free to use the resort shuttle bus to go Tanjung Pinang ?
      I ve so many questions, Thanks a lot for the reply.

      3 Answers Jan 25, 2008 at 9:25 PM
    • Cheap seafood?

      by rottenapples Online Now Oct 21, 2007 at 9:27 AM

      I'm bringing my boyfriend over to Nirwana Beach Club (how I wish I could afford better accomodation ):) for a 2D1N stay during Dec, & I was wondering if there is any place with good & cheap seafood nearby?? Is it safe to cab to the city area outside??
      First time being in Bintan so I'm quite scared haha.


      6 Answers Nov 26, 2007 at 10:51 PM
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      Spa by the beach in Bintan

      by dachel Online Now Oct 16, 2007 at 9:55 PM

      i wld like to plan a spa day trip with husband to Bintan.. anyone can recommend a good one with reasonable price? The ideal one is spa by the sea or nature.. After spa, can walk walk along the beach..

      1 Answer Oct 17, 2007 at 9:15 AM
    • Safety of Bintan Resort Ferry

      by tongkie Online Now Oct 13, 2007 at 10:37 PM

      Hi! I am travelling to Bintan on the 1st week of November. I am traveling with an infant and 1 young child. Is the ferry ride (BRF) safe from Singapore to Bintan? Even at the 8pm trip? or are the waters rough during this season?

      Thank you,

      1 Answer Oct 14, 2007 at 6:07 AM