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Indonesia travel FAQ Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/1/2013 at 21:28

This is a (very much work in progress!) collection of links to useful information about Indonesia (both on and off Travelfish). We'll update it as more interesting or useful stuff appears. If you know of another interesting resource worth adding, please mention it in the comments. Thanks! Introduction Home to more than 220 million people and comprised of more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia boggles the mind when it comes to travel potential. The vast majority of travellers get no further than Ba ...

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Indonesia- 10 days itinerary

Posted by lilianastahr on 22/8/2016 at 10:32

Hi all, I'm planning to be in Indonesia in mid October for around 10 days. I'm well aware this is not nearly enough but it's all I have. Because time is limited I was thinking to stay in an island not super difficult to reach but not too touristy. All I'm looking for is a stunning beach to relax, do some snorkeling and explore the local culture in between swims! Am I asking for too much? Does this place exist at all? Indonesia has so many beautiful beaches that my search for a place has becom ...

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Please Help Plan my Itinerary to Indonesia!

Posted by karmax on 13/8/2016 at 11:27

Hello all! I'll be spending some time in Bali this October 2016 & would love to visit Yogyakarta for a day to see the Goa Jomblang cave & then off to Probolinggo to trek Mount Bromo. My question for you is this: will there be time enough to leave Bali & arrive inYogyakarta & Probolinggo all within 4 days? What would be my most efficient way of traveling between these areas? It looks like catching a flight from Denpasar to Yogyakarta would be the quickest route & then fr ...

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Need Help for some Questioner

Posted by koga1989 on 27/7/2016 at 02:40

Hello Guys, Need help for some questioner from you guys. 1. If you are going to travel to Indonesia, where do you want to go at? (excluding Bali) 2. If you given a choice to go to Java, where do you want to go? 3. What is your choice? Small Town? Big Cities? Rural Village? Beach? or what? 4. Do you like a motorcycle or a car? 5. Are you willing to travel by motorcycle for > 300 km ? Please help me with this questioner guys. Thank you so much. ...

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Lembata

Posted by laverysean on 8/8/2016 at 20:33

Hi guys, I'm in the process of throwing a trip together to Lembata island, East of flores. Anyone been? Suggestions of places to stay, things to do? Things to avoid? possibilities of hiring a scooter? Oh, any other ideas about travel east of flores would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Sean ...

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Klotok Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park

Posted by traveller932 on 25/6/2016 at 14:44

Hi there! We're two students from Switzerland and plan to visit Indonesia in the beginning of September. We would like to go on a Klotok tour of 3d/2n to see the orang-utans in the Tanjung Puting National Park, but the prices seem rather high. Anybody want to share the boat? We're intending to go from 6th to 8th of September, but nothing is booked yet, so we're flexible about the exact dates. Thanks! ...

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Motorbiking in Sumbawa

Posted by somtam2000 on 16/3/2016 at 07:22

While I'm still very early into this trip, here are a few pointers for anyone considering doing this -- and I'll add more as I go. The pics are a bit big - sorry! GENERAL RIDING ADVICE There are goats everywhere. Goats appear to have extremely limited road sense. Watch out. There are also dogs, cows and some buffalo -- all are smarter than goats. After rain, kids play on the road, so keep your eyes peeled -- they also kick a ball from one side of the road to the other a lot, which can be a bit ...

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Suggestions for Indo trip

Posted by Jdav on 26/7/2016 at 10:33

Hi Everyone, I'll be spending 5/6 weeks in Indonesia in Sept/Oct and am looking for thoughts on what to choose from the endless options! I am a 30-something female and have the following so far: 1. 5 days TBD (flying in from Brisbane) 2. 1 week in Java: Meet friend in Yogyakarta and visit Borobudur/Mt Bromo/Ijen 3. 1 week Lombok Surf camp 4. 8-9 days TBD but probably Flores area 5. Meet friends in Bali - 1 week I'm looking for some suggestions for where to spend the first 5 days before ...

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Bali, food, and Blogging

Posted by STF008 on 4/8/2016 at 13:16

Hello Guys !!! For you who doesn't know me, my name is Steve. Well, i'm just going to be as quick as possible, so let's get start. 2010, was a fantastic year for me, because it's the time and the first time i'm going to Bali. Bali is such a great place to stay, especially for the trip. The scenery of beach, mountain, through the village, and all, it's amazing. And don't forget to mention : Balinese food. Food in Bali is really, really amazing, with so much spice to complete them all. I rem ...

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Snorkeling offshore

Posted by DanieleC on 6/7/2016 at 06:50

Hi all, I'm from Italy. I'm searching for guesthouse/bungalow/hotel with the beach for good snorkeling from the shore in Sulawesi. I've been in Maratua Guesthouse and Kanawa Island and I loved it. Thanks in advance. Daniele ...

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Been to Simeulue recently?

Posted by devo on 22/7/2016 at 15:19

Aloha travelfish.. Looking for some insight on losmen style accommodation on Simeulue island north sumatra. I know sinabang will have have some of these, but what about other villages on the west side of the island?...Just not interested in USD$65-100 surf/yoga "resorts", rather direct deposit my rupiahs into the local economy. Western amenities not required or desired really. Ive got a bit of rusty Bahasa and a few budget into surf trips under my belt, so not afraid of a little effo ...

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Sumbawa dreaming

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/3/2016 at 00:30

Hi all, Am planning a roughly three week trip to Sumbawa at the moment, and looking for suggestions - as while I've flown over it numerous times have never set foot on it. Broadly, so far I have Bima, Tambora (to climb), Lakey Peak, the breaks near Taliwang and very curious about the islands in the inland sea kind of thing below Tambora. There's also supposed to be some great beaches down past the Newmont mine in the southwest. Suggestions welcome & appreciated! ...

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Looking for fellow travellers in Late April - Early June!

Posted by bleeploads on 3/3/2016 at 23:57

I'll be backing indonesia from the abovementioned dates. I'll be starting with Sumatra and then just head down before my time's up! Looking for people to tag along with. I'm Singaporean and I can speak Malay, so that should help us quite well along the trip! Do let me know! ...

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Alor Islands ...Flores

Posted by laverysean on 3/3/2016 at 22:39

Hi everyone:) I'm planning a trip through Flores for a month, flying into Maumere then drifting across to Larantuka then Lembata ( Alor Islands) I was wondering of anyone lingering here had done something like this and if they had any handy tips? It's hard to get information about boats from Flores to Lembata... Any help would be greatly appreciate. Cheers Sean ...

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Motorbiking Sulawesi or Malaysian Borneo

Posted by Abi2016 on 5/6/2016 at 02:36

Hi all, I am looking for a travel buddy to join me on a motorbike trip around either Sulawesi (Indonesia) or Malaysian Borneo. I am relatively flexible in terms of my travel options, and haven't decided yet which of the two would be best. From what I've read online, long term motorbike rental (for up to a month) seems to be possible in both places. The dates I'm thinking of doing this are (approx) 17 June - 17 July. I am a 27 year old female from the UK. Im travelling alone, and have previou ...

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Few questions on Indonesia

Posted by ruthmichaels182 on 11/7/2016 at 03:26

Hey I have a few questions on Indonesia. 1. Is there a particular area that is good for rock climbing? 2. how to recharge phones credit in Indonesia? thats all the questions I can think of for now ...

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Translation please. Booking domestic flights

Posted by SBE on 28/9/2012 at 15:06

I emailed Batavia the other day with this fairly simple enquiry: Is it possible for a foreigner to pay for a domestic flight online with a foreign credit card? My bank is in Europe. I do not have a bank account in Indonesia. Here is the answer I got. Can anyone tell me if they said yes or no? It used to be only possible to book flights on Indonesian airlines if you had a credit card issued by an Indonesian bank. Just wondering if that is no longer the case? Has anyone actually managed to boo ...

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Bali to Flores by boat?

Posted by KatMachine on 16/1/2012 at 20:47

Hi, is it possible to go from Bali to Flores by boat? If yes, how long will it take and how much? ...

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23 day itinerary

Posted by globetrotter19 on 3/7/2016 at 19:06

Hi there, I am in my early 30s and will be travelling to Bali solo very soon for 23 days. I have a rough itinerary planned. I was planning on spending the first four days in the Seminyak/Kuta/Legian area, five days Ubud/Gunung Kawai/Munduck. Three nights on Gili islands. Since reading about Indonesia I really want to explore a bit of Java, although I am a bit anxious about exploring this area solo. I was thinking of spending 10 days in Java then fly back to Bali to get my international flight ...

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Places to stay in Yogjakarta

Posted by Digitarius on 17/6/2016 at 13:48

Hello fellow travelfishers, Anyone have any info on places to spend 2 nights in Yogjakarta. I was told Alun Alun is where I should look for a decent place to stay. Just wanted to see if anyone had any advice on that. I wanna keep it around about $50-$60 an night. I did look up a few but wasn't impressed with the reviews. I might visit Bandung also. ...

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