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Indonesia: Govt to include 84 more countries in free-entry policy

Posted by altmtl on 21/12/2015 at 05:30 The government is set to waive visa requirements for another 84 countries starting this week in an effort to boost arrivals of foreign tourists to the country. "We decided to apply the visa-free policy to 84 more countries starting this week," Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Rizal Ramli said after a meeting at the ministry's office in Jakarta on Monday, as quote ...

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Viewed 1,064 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 21/12/2015 at 10:15

Visa Extension Maumere, Flores?

Posted by altmtl on 13/12/2015 at 12:03

Has anyone extended their visa in Maumere recently? Due to the holidays... I might have to extend my 30 day (paid) VOA in Maumere... if I'm not able to get my date of issue stamped for Jan. 4th for a 60 day visa from Ottawa... ***"The visa once issued is valid for 90 days as of the date of issue. The maximum stay is 60 days, and You must exit Indonesia before the expiry date. Please take this into consideration when you apply for the visa.” *** “If you are planning to travel ...

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Viewed 1,297 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 15/12/2015 at 04:45

Help teaching English on Flores

Posted by Renah on 13/12/2015 at 11:34

Hi all, I have been travelling on Flores for several month. In Labuan Bajo I met a very nice and friendly english teacher called Sypri ( As I am a teacher too, he invited me to live and eat in his boarding school SMAK St. Ignatius Loyola Labuan Bajo. In return I supported the english teachers in the morning in their class. The school is really interested to invite foreigners to their school, but they have no contact members in foreign countries. They don't expe ...

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Malang-Ranu Pani on automatic scooter

Posted by SendiriNekad on 4/12/2015 at 06:01

Is there anybody who has any idea if the road from Malang to Ranu Pani is doable on an automatic scooter? And, eventually from Ranu Pani to Mount Bromo, on the same scooter? ...

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Viewed 1,214 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by mooball on 10/12/2015 at 01:22

Taking Prescription Drugs to Indonesia

Posted by quigly on 25/11/2015 at 18:28

Hi We are heading out to Bali & Lombok at Christmas time for three weeks. Both my kids are on ADHD medication (Ritalin/Concerta) and I read on the AU gov website that these controlled drugs are highly restricted in Indonesia. I was planning on getting a letter from the Pediatrician but now think may not be enough - any one know or have experience with this issue. Thanks ...

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Safety - Kuta Lombok?

Posted by altmtl on 8/11/2015 at 11:24

I was considering renting a scooter for about a 2- 3 week staying in Lombok but I've read and heard a few things that are a little off putting... "be very cautious if you head to Kuta Lombok. They won't care on your travel experiences. Assaults, robberies, road hold ups happen in and around that area. All instigated from two feuding local villages, their youth take it further and realise the police are unable to cope with their actions. Bikes belonging to local and foreign tourists go missi ...

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Guy heading to Bali 18-21 in Dec.

Posted by Golferlee on 1/12/2015 at 01:29

Hi, Looking for a travel partner to share the villa in Seminyak with me. ...

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Flores Help!

Posted by clayeee on 19/11/2015 at 21:36

Hi everyone, I'm a solo traveller coming to Flores in December, 19th. I have about 1-2 weeks (flexi) to spend on the island before making my way to bali, catch some waves on the island then back to work in Singapore on the 4th. My plan is to travel from one end to the other (Labuhan - Ruteng - Bajawa - Ende - Maumera (or i can start at Maumera too, it doesnt matter)), stay a day or 2 in each town, book daily tours or wing it on a motorbike while there. Ive asked around for all inclusive tour ...

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Telkomsel Sim Card - Connecting in Flores

Posted by altmtl on 11/11/2015 at 02:30

I plan to get a precard sim card in Bali - I at guess at the airport when I arrive in Denpasar -Telkomsel Seeing that wifi may not be available at many places I may be staying - ( I might be even going as far east as Solar and Alor Islands - not sure yet) but will of course be in Moni and LB. How reliable will my connection be? I was thinking of using my iphone as a hotspot for my mini laptop - I'll be traveling 60 days so I guess I'll be able to renew after 30 days - can I only do this in b ...

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Updated Travel Plan - Jan.13th - April 5th

Posted by altmtl on 3/11/2015 at 18:31

Here's my plan... -Landing in Bangkok - will spend a night or two - night train to Trang -Spend a few weeks on Koh Lanta or maybe somewhere else - but want to stay in one place and relax. -Feb. 3rd - Fly from Krabi to Bali - about 2 weeks - flexible - thinking of renting a scooter - do north eastern loop. -Fly to Flores - Maumere - 2- 3 weeks - flexible. I was considering Lombok 1st but appears boat trips to Flores don't begin again until March - will work my way to labuan bajo by public ...

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Viewed 1,472 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 10/11/2015 at 06:04

Advice on Flores -> Lombok boat in January

Posted by quigly on 26/10/2015 at 22:53

Hi all I will be in Bali region for 3 weeks starting Christmas day with the family (2a & 2 kids 11 & 9) All of us are keen snorkelers. We are trying to decide if we want to fly to Flores and do the boat trip back to Lombok via Komodo and Rinca to see dragons etc. Or if we should stick closer to Bali /Lombok/ Gili's Are we likely to have issues with the weather ? Can any one recommend a boat company that does this trip, and given the time of year how much do I need to book in advance. ...

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Viewed 2,024 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 10/11/2015 at 04:28

The beauty of Indonesia :D

Posted by AsokaRemadja on 8/11/2015 at 08:29

Hello guys im new here, and i wanted to share with all of you guys, my website, - it shows you the beauty of Indonesia,and all the details about the place that i visited - so if you want to visit Indonesia, please visit my website, ask me anything and ill get right back at you asap ...

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Labuhan Lombok onward transport

Posted by amnicoll on 29/5/2015 at 06:08

Have posted on LP but to date no response so: Any help would be greatly appreciated as I play with options on lombok after arrival in Labuhan Lombok en route to Bali. Not sure yet of time frame as will depend on how long I stop on Flores and Sumbawa Are there regular buses from Labuhan Lombok to Bayan (heading to Senaru) Are there regular buses from Labuhan Lombok towards Tetebatu what route does the bus take and where might one stop off for the direct bus from Labuhan Lombok to Mataram th ...

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Viewed 2,209 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 8/11/2015 at 05:22

Postal service from Lombok to Overseas? Reliable?

Posted by altmtl on 1/11/2015 at 21:18

I was wondering about people's experiences with from Lombok as I am considering sending a package from Lombok to Canada - thx ...

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Viewed 1,100 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 3/11/2015 at 07:59

Extending a 30 day visa on arrival - my experience

Posted by mooball on 24/10/2014 at 04:20

Just wanted to provide the latest on what I have experienced with extending the 30 day visa on arrival (VOA) in the city of Bandung . I understand that the process is similar in Bali as well. First of all, you need to go to the immigration office and approach a counter and ask for someone to help extend your visa. In Bandung, there is no sign so you just have to wander around until you find someone to point you in the right direction. To save yourself time, I can tell you the counter you nee ...

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Viewed 3,833 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by sambalgoreng on 30/10/2015 at 00:12

Bali in November advice

Posted by nic867 on 9/2/2015 at 15:56

Hi everyone. For my 30th birthday in November I had planned a trip to Bali, starting in Ubud, moving up to Sidemen, Mt Batur, Lovina and Bedugul with activities such as cycling, mountain trekking and snorkling. However after much reading I'm getting more worried and off put by the weather conditions I might expect during this time including stifling hot weather, 80% humidity and downpours not to mention bad conditions for the planned activities! I really had my heart set on this trip but fe ...

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Viewed 9,239 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by mooball on 28/10/2015 at 01:20

Indo Snorkelling in January and February 2016

Posted by Malvis on 5/9/2015 at 08:04

I am not too familiar with Indonesia, but I have been trying to do a lot of reading and am starting to get very confused. I am an avid snorkeler and spend all my time in the water, and my other half loves lazing on the shore catching some sun with an occasional snorkel here and there. We are both in our thirties. Not into the party or touristy or crowded scene. We have been to Thailand 3 times, choosing less touristy islands (Ko Kradan, Ko Racha and Ko Hai) who all had very nice snorkeling opti ...

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Viewed 2,441 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by quigly on 26/10/2015 at 23:06

Mt Bromo

Posted by ScottDon20 on 23/10/2015 at 12:05

Hi all, The date is approaching that I am due to start my expedition to SE Asia. I am flying to Jakarta on the 4th Nov, and have booked my accommodation for the first night and will then fly to Surabaya on the 6th of Nov. From here I intend on visiting Mt Bromo and seeing the sunrise. I have enquired with a few companies but wish to get a vague understanding on how much it will likely cost. I have been quoted £160 - 3,250,000 RP which includes the following: Hotel - Bromo Permai/Nadya ...

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Two weeks in Bali 6/14 nights booked - what next?

Posted by LucasSeveryn on 19/10/2015 at 02:59

I am visiting Bali with my girlfriend in November. For now, I booked the following: -4 nights seminyak -2 nights ubud thinking to fit 3 nights in Gili T for diving, or maybe there is a better alternative? Then maybe few nights in uluwatu? We are planning to relax in seminyak and then do all the adventure stuff. where should we go next? We don't care about nightlife or partying. Mostly adventure stuff, we'd definitely like to do: -white water rafting -diving -paragliding -volcano h ...

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Viewed 890 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Lindsaymic on 19/10/2015 at 05:48

Bali or Luang Prabang?

Posted by valentinaforno on 15/9/2015 at 03:33

Hello guys, I will be in SEA for 2 and a half weeks at the end of December/beginning of January. My partner and I will spend 1 week in Koh Lipe to get out PADI certification, and I was looking into where to spend the week we have left. We've already been in Thailand (all the must sees), Cambodia (Siem Reap) and Vietnam (Hanoi to Saigon), so I was looking into Luang Prabang in Laos or Bali. To my surprise the flight prices for those destinations are the same from Bangkok, so I can't decide upon ...

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Viewed 4,735 times, with 27 replies. Last reply by valentinaforno on 19/10/2015 at 02:57

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