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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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • transport suggest

      Kintamani Oct 8, 2016 at 7:41 PM

      is better us skuter to kintamani valcano


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      Share a taxi from Padang airport to Harau Valley

      Padang Aug 24, 2016 at 8:13 PM

      Hi, we're going from padang airport to harau valley (abdi homestay) on 26/8/2016 around 15h. If anybody needs to go the same direction, we're looking for someone to share a taxi with. Thx, Jan.

      1 Answer Aug 24, 2016 at 8:50 PM
    • Mona Lisa Restaurant

      Bukittinggi Mar 27, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      I m looking for the adress of this restaurant , we where there...22 years ago...and I would like to know if the owner still there.
      We had great time with him and his friends
      We offered hom a little statue , and said to him, we will be back to see him I have to do it.

      4 Answers May 3, 2016 at 6:21 AM
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      Taxi Cost from Padang Airport to Bukitinggi

      Bukittinggi Sep 4, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      How much does it cost to take a taxi from Padang Airport to Bukitinggi?

      5 Answers Sep 6, 2014 at 6:33 PM
    • Padang to Pariaman

      West Sumatra Province Sep 26, 2013 at 6:55 AM

      What time does the train leave Padang on Friday for Pariaman? Thanks for your help!

      3 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 7:20 PM
    • Transportation from airport to Bukit Tinggi

      Padang Mar 31, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      Hi, is there any public transportation from Padang Airport to Bukit Tinggi?

      Thank you.
      B. Hassan

      3 Answers Apr 1, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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      Interesting places to stay around Padang?

      Padang Mar 1, 2013 at 7:32 AM

      Hello! I plan to stay a couple of days by the beach (Paradiso Village), but am wondering if there is anything else nearby which is nice and unique to Sumatra? Any boutique places you could recommend?

      Many thanks!

      5 Answers Mar 8, 2013 at 12:12 AM
    • Where to find a Vanilla farm?

      West Sumatra Province Jul 12, 2011 at 8:44 PM

      This may be a bit weird but I'm looking to visit a vanilla farm or a smallholder who grows and sells vanilla pods in West Sumatra. Has anyone been to one? I've seen references to some in Lampung in North Sumatra but that's a bit out of the way.

      4 Answers Sep 22, 2013 at 6:04 PM
    • visiting in june 2011

      Sawahlunto Feb 11, 2011 at 8:37 AM

      i do not seem to have much time....coming in from padang straight to sawahlunto. is the whole afternnon enough for sawahlunto (without staying overnight).

      what is the temperature like?

      thank you.


      4 Answers Jun 5, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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      transportation in padang

      Padang Nov 23, 2010 at 6:52 AM

      i'm planning to go to padang this december 4th 2010..i want to ask about the transportation in there any angkots that can bring us straight to Bukit Tinggi From the airport and how much would it cost??

      1 Answer Nov 28, 2010 at 2:02 PM
    • traditional massage

      Padang Jul 4, 2009 at 12:04 AM

      can any member recommend traditional massage outlets in padang and bukittinggi?

    • budget accommodation in bukit tinggi

      Padang Jul 1, 2009 at 5:30 AM

      can any member urgently suggest budget to medium priced conveniently located accommodation in bukit tinggi for two days. please provide email address or telephone numbers to enable contact those properties directly.

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2009 at 3:13 AM
    • biaya paket 3hr 2mlm

      Padang May 14, 2009 at 2:08 AM

      Mohon informasi biaya untuk paket 3hr 2mlm dengan peserta k.l. 60 orang (jemput antar di Bandara Minangkabau) menginap di Bukittingi dan P.Sikuai, berkunjung ke beberapa obyek wisata di Ranah Minang.

      2 Answers May 21, 2009 at 11:40 AM
    • travel service from padang airport to bt tinggi

      Padang Apr 2, 2009 at 2:06 AM

      can anyone confirm where we will be able to catch the travel from padang to bt tinggi and what are the current costs.sure comments as to how to reach the starting point of the travel service from the padang airport will be very helpful. please advise whether bus will be a better option.

      7 Answers Dec 18, 2013 at 5:40 AM
    • interesting places in padang

      Padang Nov 4, 2008 at 5:23 PM

      salam..hye..!good day friend n i are going to padang for 5days trip.can anyone suggest me any interesting places to visit in padang..?we r in grp of 25 persons..thanks!

      4 Answers Nov 10, 2008 at 4:59 AM
    • interesting places in padang...?

      Padang Nov 4, 2008 at 5:20 PM

      salam...hye..!good day everyone..i'm going to padang for a trip with my friends for bout 5days.can anyone suggest me any interesting places at padang to visit?please...we r going in grp of 25people.thanks!

      3 Answers Nov 6, 2008 at 10:57 PM
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      Car Hire

      Padang Oct 10, 2008 at 5:44 AM

      Can anyone recommend somewhere to rent a car in Padang? I am going for a long weekend (4 days) later this month. I do not need a driver.

      1 Answer Oct 12, 2008 at 7:32 AM
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      Damri Airport Bus (MIA) timetable

      Padang Sep 13, 2008 at 10:46 AM

      Dear all,

      May I know what is the timetable for Damri Airport bus to Minangkabau International Airport? Can I wait for the bus at Minang Plaza?

      Thank you.


      3 Answers Sep 17, 2008 at 4:28 PM
    • Vaccinations for Sumatra

      Padang Jun 3, 2008 at 11:28 PM

      Can anyone tell me if one would need any vaccinations when travelling to Sumatra? My son is heading off on a surfing safari & will spend only one day in Padang. Does he need to be taking maleria medication now, or have any injections?

      3 Answers Jun 4, 2008 at 5:15 AM
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      beaches for surfing around Padang?

      Padang Dec 29, 2007 at 6:08 PM

      I´ll be travelling indo next feb /march. I´d appreciatte any informationa about that.

      2 Answers Jan 1, 2008 at 11:58 PM
    • Trip to Medan & Padang

      Padang Nov 7, 2007 at 2:22 AM

      Hi, im planning to to visit Medan & Padang, it will be a 6days trip on late January next year.
      1. Please recommend me how to spend that 6days effectively. Which interesting places both in Medan & Padang that worth a visit? And how to reach those places (considering im taking my mom & aunt, I think I need quite comfortable transportation).
      2. Any suggestion on where to stay (budget accommodation if possible)?
      3. I already purchased plane tickets from Jakarta to Medan and from Padang to Jakarta. But still wondering how the best way to go from Medan to Padang? By bus or plane or else? How long does it take to reach Padang?
      I appreciate any comment..

      Thanx a lot!
      - nes -

      10 Answers Mar 31, 2008 at 8:15 PM
    • Bukittinggi

      Bukittinggi Sep 13, 2007 at 12:26 AM

      Hi, thank you for the info on the hotels. Read that an earth quake had happened in Padang yesterday also affecting bukittinggi. Have made plans for my trip to bukittinggi in Dec but now I am not so sure if I should proceed with my visit or cancel it. Is it still safe to go? Hope anyone in padang or bukittinggi could give some opinion. I am looking forward to this trip.
      Thank you.

      4 Answers Sep 20, 2007 at 1:24 AM
    • Hotels in Bukittinggi

      Bukittinggi Aug 28, 2007 at 12:42 AM


      I'll be in Bukittinggi this Dec. Between Dymens Hotel, Nikita Hotel and Ambun Suri..which is the better one? Nearest to the clock tower? Can anyone give me their rates?

      Thank you.

      3 Answers Nov 5, 2007 at 8:00 AM
    • Guide on Transportation to Bkt. Tinggi & Shopping

      Bukittinggi Jul 6, 2007 at 9:58 PM

      How much will it cost to take taksi from the airport to Bkt. Tinggi. I had terrible experience with taksi in Indonesia. They tend to charge ridiculous price if they know you are not local.

      I am looking for the embroidery material/fabric in bulk. Where can i buy the material in Bkt. Tinggi with wholesale price? Where is the factory producing those nice embroidery fabric.

      Thank you very much!

      1 Answer Jul 7, 2007 at 1:34 AM
    • Shopping Trip to Padang& Bukit Tinggi

      West Sumatra Province Jul 5, 2007 at 10:47 PM

      Hi all, My best friend and I will coming to Padang & Bukit Tinggi for a shopping trip this coming August(8-10th 2007).Kindly advise@ update us on :

      1) The economical@ safest ways of transportation (for ladies)from Tubing airport to Bukit Tinggi and Padang since we r not following any travel package.

      2) The reccomendated budget hotel

      3) the place for shopping and eating

      Thanks in advance

      1 Answer Jul 6, 2007 at 2:35 PM
    • Trip to Padang

      Padang May 28, 2007 at 11:51 PM

      Hi, I'm taking my family to Padang in mid dec. Eidul Adha (raya korban)may falls on the 19th or 20th Dec. Are shops, restaurants and tourist spots closed for this day? Thank you.

      1 Answer May 30, 2007 at 12:47 PM
    • need some advice

      Bukittinggi Jan 9, 2007 at 1:09 AM

      Hi all,

      Me and my girl friend are planning to go bukittinggi on 6 day vacation in feb. I have narrowed down the places of interest we plan to go as given below. Based on your experience hope you can answer my questions.

      1) Is it easy to get cab from airport in padang to bukit tinggi? Are there any alternate transport options available apart from taxis, if so pls guide.
      2) Whats the economical way of traveling in and around bukittinggi ?
      3) Is it good option to hire a tour guide from hotel or better to goto the tour agents ?
      4) Any idea if motorbikes are on hire in BT ?
      5) Here is the list of places of interest I have planned, do advice if I miss out anything good. Will appreciate if you can share your itinerary, coz iam not sure what to visit in a day or say which place is near which place

      a) Payakumbuh & Harau valley
      b) Gunung Merapi
      c) Lake maninjau
      d) Ngarai sianok canyons
      e) Pagaruyung palace + padang lavas
      f) singkarak lake + rice fields

      Thanks in advance

      5 Answers Jan 10, 2007 at 6:10 PM
    • mount merapi

      Bukittinggi Dec 13, 2006 at 8:33 AM

      I read I need a guide to go to Mount Merapi. i would like to know the price to have a guide ?

      2 Answers Jan 14, 2007 at 5:39 PM
    • Liburan di Minangkabau.

      West Sumatra Province Nov 7, 2006 at 12:29 AM

      Saya ingin melancong bersama keluarga ke Minagkabau hujubf bulan ini. Ada cadangan hotel/wisma/losmen yang baik di Padang dan Bukit Tinggi? Bajetnya sederhana. Kami bercadang untuk mencuba Hotel Benyamin di Padang dan Villa Merdeka di Bukit Tinggi. Ada yang pernah menginap atau sampai di sana?

      Sewa kereta dari Padang ke Bukit Tinggi: berapa harganya?

      Terima kasih kerana membantu!

      3 Answers Aug 11, 2008 at 8:36 AM
    • Discovering Minangkabau soon!

      West Sumatra Province Nov 7, 2006 at 12:24 AM

      Am taking my parents to visit the land of the Minangs end of this month. Any place to recommend in Padang and Bukit Tinggi?. Mid range budget. Considering Hotel Benyamin in Padang and Villa Merdeka in Bulit Tinggi. Anyone been/ stayed at these places before?

      Taxi from Padang to Bukit Tinggi: How much approximately?

      Thanks in advance!

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      Trip to Bukittinggi in December

      Bukittinggi Nov 6, 2006 at 5:33 AM

      My wife and I will be visiting Bukittinggi next month (Dec 18-21) and would be grateful for advice on the following:

      i) Transport - is it at all possible/advisable to hire a self-drive car?
      ii) Taxi - Minangkabau airport to Bukittingi - what's the typical one-way cost? How long does it take from the airport to Bukittinggi?
      iii) Accommodation - the internet searches only comes up with Hotel Pusako or Novotel - this is OK for our budget. However, are there any unique/quaint guest houses that are clean and affordable? Perhaps something like an old colonial house, eg like in Camerons Highlands in Malaysia?

      Lastly - where can I sample the most awesome Minangkabau food in Bukittinggi/Padang. This is the main reason for coming over to the Minang highlands...and I must warn you, I am of Minangkabau descent and the best food is cooked by it has to be damn good!! (I love balado....where can I get the best??)

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2006 at 5:14 AM