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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?
      THanks

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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?
      Thanks

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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?

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    • 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!

      Thanks
      Lucy

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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

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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 again...so I have to do it.
      Cheers
      Nicolas

      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.

      malaysian

      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 padang...is 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

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

    • budget accommodation in bukit tinggi

      Padang Jul 1, 2009 at 5:30 AM

      hi
      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.
      regards
      musaphir

      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

      hi
      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.
      regards
      musaphir

      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 everyone..my 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.

      -gopeace

      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

      Hi,

      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
      Bariq

      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 ?
      Thanks

      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 mother...so it has to be damn good!! (I love balado....where can I get the best??)

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2006 at 5:14 AM