A country made up of 17.508 islands in Southeast Asia with Jakarta as its capital.

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Bribing Indonesian police for missing motorbike license

I really hate to do this, but it seems like I most likely will have to bribe the police at some point because I do not have a motorbike license and I'm driving a scooter in Indonesia for several ...
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Withdraw more than 2.5 million rupees in Indonesia, possible?

It seems impossible to withdraw more than 2.5 million rupees at a time for some reason. Is this correct? If yes, why is that!?
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10% government tourist tax in Indonesia, what's going on with that?

While traveling in Sumatra & Java, I never seen (or noticed) a 10% government tourist tax. When arriving in Bali, many restaurant (& even homestays) display an additional 10% government ...
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How to avoid getting hassled in Indonesia?

Hassling is happening in quite often in Indonesia. Although not as tough as in other countries (i.e. Morocco), it can get on your nerves after a while. Does anybody have tips on avoiding getting ...
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Any good wifi connection in Ubud?

I am looking for a good wifi connection in Ubud (Bali, Indonesia). I need to upload a fair amount of videos and pictures (6+ Gb), and give a couple of Skype/Hangout phone calls. I used Wifi.id in ...
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Ride a 125cc scooter in Indonesia if I only have a European car licence?

I have a European car licence. But I don't have any motorcycle licence. Am I allowed to ride a 125cc scooter in Indonesia?
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Rent a motorbike vs taking an organized ride/tour in Indonesia? [closed]

In Indonesia, there is often a not-advertised way of visiting places. Whether it's about visiting a famous temple, go to a volcano, visit a few local craftsmen, and so on. It's often possible to ...
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Rent a scooter in Probolinggo, possible?

Where can I rent a scooter in Probolinggo? I tried several hotels, one guesthouse, and the tourism information (opposite Probolinggo's train station entrance) but I couldn't find anyone renting out a ...
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Extend 60 days Indonesian visa

I have a 60 days visa. I got it outside of Indonesia, from the Indonesian embassy, as explained on How to get a 60 days Indonesian tourist visa from Singapore? I am now in Indonesia. How can I ...
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Accommodation on Tailana island, is there any now in 2015?

Tailana island is a tiny island, part of the Banyak islands in Sumatra, Indonesia. See Banyak islands map further down. I found information on accommodation on Tailana island (Sumatra, Indonesia) on ...
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Rent a scooter for 2 weeks in Bali

I want to rent a scooter for 2 weeks in Bali. What kind of price should I expect? I have been told that the daily price is usually 50'000 IDR. So I expect a discount when renting for 14 days. I ...
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Renting a motorbike from a private person in Indonesia?

I would like to rent a motorbike (scooter) from a private person in Indonesia. What are the things I should watch out for regarding paperwork? For instance, I have been told the scooter must be ...
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How to go from Flores to Sulawesi?

I want to get to Sulawesi (Makassar I suppose) from Flores. Is there any direct flight or ferry? Or must I go first to another location (i.e. Bali) to take a flight from there? Any budget option ...
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Accommodation in Probolinggo, anything cheap?

I want to stay in Probolinggo (Indonesia), but I could only find quite expensive accommodation online and in guide books. That is, everything seems to be 300'000 minimum, which is expensive for ...
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How to go from Gilimanuk to Denpasar?

I want to get to Denpasar from Gilimanuk (Bali, Indonesia) What transportation options are there available (buses, shared taxi, taxi, or else)? Note that I do NOT have my own car.
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How to buy train tickets in Indonesia?

So I'd like to know 2 things: I want know all the possible options to buy train tickets in Indonesia (assuming you can buy them from different places). Is there any advantages when using one option ...
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Yogyakarta to mount Merapi by scooter, possible?

I would like to avoid the packaged tours, and go to mount Metapi (Selo village) from Yogyakarta by motorbike (scooter). I read Selo village, where the hike to the top of Merapi starts, is about 3h ...
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Probolinggo to Bromo by motorbike, possible?

I would like to avoid the packaged tours, and go to Bromo (Cemoro Lawang) from Probolinggo by motorbike (scooter). This looks not only cheaper but also nicer and more fun. My only concern is the ...
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Banyuwangi to Kawa Ijen by motorbike, possible?

I would like to avoid the packaged tours, and go to Kawa Ijen (Sempol) from Banyuwangi by motorbike (scooter). This looks not only cheaper but also nicer and more fun. My only concern is the state ...
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I only have $3,500 in cash and want to take a vacation somewhere really cheap for 2-3 months [closed]

Is this even possible with $3,500? (Yeah, I know it's not much). I have heard Cambodia and Indonesia you can sleep in a hostel for around less than $10 a night. Preferably I would like WiFi so I can ...
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Ijen crater and batu secret zoo from Surabaya

I am going to Surabaya from where we plan to take a Mt. Bromo tour. I was wondering if anyone has been to Ijen Crater and Batu secret zoo. Is it worth the travelling distance? Bearing in mind that I ...
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Time required to visit the Prambanan temple in Indonesia

In july, the day before we will go to Borobudur. Then we have the day for Prambanan (also been recomended Plaosan Temple and Ratu Boko which are close). How long would it take? After that I am headed ...
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Medan to Ketambe, how to?

I want to get to Ketambe (Aceh province, Indonesia) from Medan (Indonesia) What transportation options are there available (buses, shared taxi, taxi, or else)? Note that I do NOT have my own car.
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Medan to Singkil, how to?

I want to go to Singkil (located in the southern part of the Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia) from Medan (Indonesia). What transportation options are there available (buses, shared taxi, taxi, or ...
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Singkil to Balai, how to?

I heard there was a public boat but also some speed boat going from Singkil (Aceh province, Indonesia) to Balai (Banyak islands, Indonesia). Is this correct? is there other options of transportation? ...
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Medan to lake Toba (Samosir island), how to?

I want to go to Samosir island (located in the middle of Lake Toba, Sumatra Indonesia) from Medan (Sumatra, Indonesia) What transportation options are there available (buses, shared taxi, taxi, or ...
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How to get to Singkil from lake Toba (Samosir island)?

I want to go to Singkil (located in the southern part of the Aceh province, Sumatra, Indonesia) from Samosir island (located in the middle of Lake Toba, Sumatra Indonesia) . What transportation ...
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What is the best way to see Komodo island, leaving from and returning to Bali?

We will be spending 3 weeks in Indonesia and Bali, and intend to take a trip out to Komodo to see the dragons and wildlife. We predict a three day excursion. There are boat and flight trips offered ...
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Do you need EMV (chip & pin/sign) card in Indonesia?

Do you need to use an EMV (chip & pin, or chip & sign) card in Indonesia? Or do they still accept magnetic swipe cards there?
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Is there any night transportation in Sumatra (Indonesia)?

I have started travelling in the northern part of Sumatra (Indonesia) & noticed there was not many (if any) night transportation. I suppose it's because the quality of the roads is "on & off" ...
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Medan to Bukit Lawang, how to?

Is there some kind of public transportation going from Medan (Indonesia) to Bukit Lawang (Indonesia)? I heard of "tourist buses" but I'm wondering if there is no other ways to do that journey for a ...
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How to go from Medan International Airport to Medan city center?

I want to go to Medan city center (Indonesia) when arriving by plane at Medan International airport (called Kualanamu International Airport). Can I take a public bus? A tuk tuk? A rickshaw? A taxi? ...
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How much is a visitor affected by Ramadan in Aceh (Indonesia) considering it has Sharia law?

The Aceh province, in Indonesia, applies the Sharia law all year round. It does impact a traveler's visit whether one likes it or not, as pointed out in What are the restrictions imposed by the Sharia ...
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How to get to Medan (Sumatra island, Indonesia) from Singapore?

I "heard" it was possible to go by plane or by ferry to Medan (Sumatra island, Indonesia). I want to find the different ways to go from Singapore to Medan (Sumatra island, Indonesia) in order to ...
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What are the restrictions imposed by the Sharia law in Aceh, Sumatra?

It seems that Sharia law is now applied in the northern tip of Sumatra (Indonesia). That is, in the province of Aceh. The province of Aceh on Google Map. Does anybody have experience traveling/living ...
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How to get a 60 days Indonesian tourist visa from Singapore?

I am in Singapore and I want to get a 60 days tourist visa. Do you know and have experience with the process?
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Rabies vaccine booster dose in Indonesia?

Is it possible to get a (clean/safe) booster dose injection for a Rabies vaccine in Indonesia, preferably Yogyakarta or somewhere else in Java? And if so, where? Other locations in Indonesia are also ...
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2h 15min to change plane & rechecking bag on different tickets in Sydney - Anything to improve my timing?

I've got a problem and would like to hear some experiences or tips, what i can do; My flight goes from Christchurch to Sydney, arriving at 8:05 - i booked this flight with Jetstar, when i wanted to ...
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31 days in Indonesia [closed]

We (2 guys in our early 20s) are going to Indonesia for 31 days in July-August. We have no contacts that have been to or are from Indonesia, so all our planning is based on things we read online. I ...
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Is it safe to drive a motorcycle in Bali without IDP? [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to Bali during the month of July. I have a driving license of India, but I don't have an International Driving Permit. Is it fine to drive a motorcycle in Bali with out it? ...
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Which is the best time of year to visit Bali?

I am planning to visit Bali and I want to do so before the end of 2015. I am looking for best time to visit Bali. I like to enjoy a little bit of rain (not too much) a pleasant weather and I am not ...
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How much is a traveler affected by Ramadan in Indonesia?

I'm planning to go to Indonesia this summer. However, Ramadan, where Muslims have to fast during the daytime, is going to be from June 18th to July 16th this year (2015). I'm planning to go to Bali, ...
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Is it safe to travel from Singapore to Batam by ferry?

I have already read the general question here about ferry safety in Indonesia. However since the trip is supposedly only 20 miles, I am trying to find if it would be safe for a 20 member group to use ...
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Ebola - can I enter Indonesia after being an aid worker in Sierrra Leone?

I will be working in Sierra Leone for 2 months. Then I will either do a 21 day health monitoring quarantine in Canada or France. If I am negative (no Ebola) after the 21 days, can I fly and enter ...
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How safe are the ferries in Indonesia?

I'm planning a holiday to Indonesia and want to visit multiple islands. I had thought to take ferries between the different islands. However, a lot of people have told me bad things about the ferries ...
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Does one need to fill in a form for a Visa On Arrival?

I am specifically looking for the case in Indonesia. If a form is required, what sort of information is required on the form? Or does this simply involve paying a fee and getting a stamp on my ...
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Visa and Immigration delays on arrival in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Denpasar Airport in Bali recently expanded the international terminal. Prior to the expansion, arrival in the evening would usually be accompanied by an hour-plus wait to get a visa voucher and get ...
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Why is Diet Coke more expensive than regular Coca-Cola and other soft drinks in Indonesia?

Here is a photo of a menu in Bali, Indonesia: The Diet Coke is 14,000 rupiah. The regular Coca-Cola, and other soft drinks, are 10,000 rupiah. It isn't just this restaurant, the same is true of ...
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How to get to Yogyakarta from Cemoro Lawang?

I've read that there is a 12 hours bus departing from Cemoro Lawang to Yogyakarta, but I couldn't find timetables and not sure if that's the best option. May be a bus ride to Probolinggo and the train ...
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Kawah Ijen volcano at night

Kawah Ijen volcano is mostly visited by day when the miners are working. But if you look for "Kawah Ijen" in Google Images, a lot of blue lava images appear (is not lava really). I'd like to see this ...