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AirAsia introduce MANDATORY checked bag fee for domestic Indonesian flights

Posted by somtam2000 on 28/12/2012 at 04:37

I only found this out when I tried to book a domestic flight in Indonesia today with Southeast Asian low cost carrier AirAsia that there is now a MANDATORY checked luggage fee of 40,000 rupiah per passenger. This fee is payable regardless of if you have to check bags or not. When I quizzed AirAsia on Twitter about it, they said: "@travelfish Hi,pls note mandatory 15kg checked baggage apply to all Indonesia domestic flights. Details" MA ...

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Apartment Accomodation Ubud -

Posted by Merryroman on 26/12/2012 at 07:34

Heh, I'm interested in a long-term apartment/bungalow/hut/room etc rental for two people in Ubud for approximately 2 months from the end of Feb. I have a few health issues I need to work out so I want to stay somewhere low-key, cheap and relatively easy access the township so I can concentrate emotionally, physically and financially on health, food and wellbeing. Does anyone have any suggestions on the accommodation? and also love to hear any suggestions on good places to do yoga, health pr ...

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Viewed 1,318 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by daawgon on 31/12/2012 at 21:36

Bike Tour Ubud / East Bali

Posted by Wizardofoz on 11/12/2012 at 21:41

Overwhelmed by choices but looking for something relatively small and personal for 4 pax and not a huge group tour. Any recent recommendations? ...

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Viewed 1,571 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by mumun_indohoy on 30/12/2012 at 10:09

Snorkeling/beach time in Bali: Pemuteran vs. Gilis?

Posted by mattgrieger on 20/12/2012 at 21:21

Hi everyone, I'm looking to spend a few days snorkeling and lounging on the beach in Bali and am debating between Pemuteran vs. the Gilis. I'm leaning toward Pemuteran due to its proximity to the national park, mountains, etc. Both seem to have beautiful, clear water but I'm not sure about the relative merits of the coral reefs and the sea life. Are sea turtles equally prevalent in both places? I would appreciate your input! Matt ...

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Posted by nrose01 on 5/12/2012 at 17:41

I plan on flying into Jakarta and then going up through Sumatra and eventually crossing to KL to then head up towards Bangkok. What are the stand out sights and features of Sumatra? I'm not that into trekking so I'd be interested in mainly relgious sites, cities, possible beaches (?) etc. Will roughly $30 a day be enough and are hostels available? Also is there a ferry available to Malaysia? Any information would be great. Cheers, Nathaniel ...

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Bali Layover - What to do?

Posted by b3y0nd on 8/12/2012 at 21:44

Hey guys I am flying into Bali (DPS) tomorrow arriving at 10pm, and my connecting flight is at 6am the next day. Does anyone have any tips of what to do for this period of time? I've tried looking for the condition of Bali's airport but havent found much. I was wondering if anyone had any advice, or recommendations to do for that time. Is it worth getting a hostel for the night? Cheers ...

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Lake Toba / Berastagi / Bukit Lawang

Posted by Sawf35 on 27/3/2012 at 18:23

Hi all, A mate and I are arriving in Medan at about 17:00 on June 21st and flying out again at 8:00 on July 1st, giving us 9 full days. We will obviously have to stay in Medan the night before we leave, due to the early flight, but we were wondering whether it is too ambitious to make it to all of Lake Toba, Berastagi and Bukit Lawang in that time? If we have to skip one of those places, I'm leaning towards missing out on Berastagi based on the research I've done, but I'm interested in hearin ...

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April/May or June?

Posted by time2fly on 9/10/2012 at 17:15

What month have you experienced the best weather in Indonesia? I like heat and little rain... Thailand in April was perfect!!!! this year at least ...

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Viewed 1,445 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by undersky_onthel on 28/11/2012 at 21:26

I need a good gym in Bali

Posted by tyler on 6/2/2012 at 02:01

I will be arriving in Denpasar on February 10 and will spend a few days in either Cenguu, Seminyak or Sanur. I am hoping that someone can give me some information as to where I can have a good workout. I would like a place with good exercise equipment, free weights and cross trainers. Thanks in advance for any replies. ...

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Viewed 16,670 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by undersky_onthel on 28/11/2012 at 21:17

Urgent help to get from Kuta to Bromo

Posted by HollyN on 24/11/2012 at 03:09

Hello I am wondering if anyone could please help. Me and my friend are currently in Kuta and want to visit Mount Gunung Bromo. Can anyone tell us how to get there and how much roughly this will cost? We know we need to get to Ubung, (according to lonely planet a taxi would be 70,000 rupiah) then a bus, then a ferry.. However, there are tours available for 2 people, 3 days 2 nights for around $270 per person, which is return transport and a hotel for 2 night with breakfast. It works out about ...

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Viewed 2,554 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by undersky_onthel on 27/11/2012 at 21:58

Kelimutu vs. Rinjani

Posted by feiticeira on 13/10/2012 at 16:40

Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone out here has done both Kelimutu and climbed Mt. Rinjani and can recommend one over the other as a more must-see/must-do option and what your experiences were like (including the "down-time" or travel time in order to get to these places where most tours take you to experience the local culture a little bit more. I have to decide what to do with my last 3 remaining days in Indonesia (coming from Denpasar) and want to make it the most worthwhile and curr ...

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Viewed 2,537 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by mooball on 20/11/2012 at 04:32

Bali, the worst place in the world?

Posted by altmtl on 27/9/2012 at 08:12

is Bali really a lost cause? ...

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Posted by Pelicoo on 2/11/2012 at 00:31

I'll be in Pangkalan Bun next week and I'm wondering... do you have to book a tour with an agency for Tanjung Puting NP? I've read online that they're around $300. Also I'm limited on time so can you stay for one night or do you have to stay for longer? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks ...

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Rice terrace accommodations in Bali

Posted by mattgrieger on 5/10/2012 at 20:21

Hi everyone, I'll be spending a few weeks in Bali in January and I really want to find a guesthouse somewhere (perhaps around Ubud?) with great views of rice terraces. I don't really care where in the country it is; I just want to wake up and sit outside on a veranda and look at rice terraces. I'd like to not spend more than $50/night. Any suggestions? Thanks, Matt ...

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Viewed 1,539 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by tezza on 1/11/2012 at 19:43

Need Thailand Beach Resort?

Posted by Mayravictoria on 30/10/2012 at 07:33

Hi, We are planed to go vacation to Thailand on February 1st week 2013. So we need beautiful Beach vacation resort at a best price. Thanks Mayra Victoria ...

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Viewed 1,071 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by tezza on 31/10/2012 at 22:09

Late Nite Arrival -- What to do?

Posted by KhowNeow11 on 7/9/2012 at 04:00

My flight in to Jakarta from HCMC tomorrow night(procrastination?..) is due to land at 23:25, and while I'm in the process of confirming accommodation for the night, i'm hoping to get out of Jakarta as quickly as possible (with a final destination of pangandaran). I've just discovered that there are buses to Bogor or Bandung directly from the airport, which is perfect for me, but by the time i arrive it seems all the routes will have suspended for the night. hence my predicament. i'd rather ...

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island hopping by plane

Posted by imbrian943 on 17/10/2012 at 08:24

i will be trying to go flores kapang ambon ternate manado is this possible using local airlines as boat travel will be too slow ...

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Bali accomation for 5-8 middle of December ?

Posted by Winstan on 16/10/2012 at 08:49

I've had a quick look around the Internet. Any suggestions please , I think near Kuta looks a good place , we are a group of males (UK) Over Christmas, possibly new year also , budget maybe 500-800 a week for the apartment / villa .. And then I'll maybe head of alone for a week on my own, thanks for help. ...

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New years in & around Yogya

Posted by AletS86 on 13/10/2012 at 04:16

I'm going to visit the Yogya area the week around new years. Where is the best place to celebrate new years eve? I'm hoping to see alot of fireworks and a good backdrop. ...

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60 day Indonesian visa - how to...

Posted by fontbleu on 2/5/2012 at 05:09

Hi guys thought i'd share how i got my 60 day indo visa. very simple - went to the Indo embassy in kuala lumpur. turn up at 10am at the latest and you can get it done for the next day - just need two passport photos and photo copies of your face page in your passport and photo copy of the visa you have for entry to malaysia. costs 175 rm Give it back to you next day, but i believe are closed on Wednesdays. Telephone number of embassy for any further questions is 03 21164000 ext 4013/4014 ...

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