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

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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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Where to buy a 4G Telkomsel sim card in Indonesia?

I have been seeing advertising about the Telkomsel 4G sim card but I'm not able to find any place to buy it. I tried many small resellers but they only have 3G SIM cards.
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What mobile network has the best 4G coverage in Indonesia?

I want to use 4G as much as possible when traveling in Indonesia. Does anyone know (has experience?) which mobile network provides the best 4G coverage in Indonesia?
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What mobile network in Indonesia has the best 3G coverage?

I'm worried about 3G coverage because I am traveling all over Indonesia. That is: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi & Komodo.
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Freediving schools in Indonesia

Where can I find freediving schools in Indonesia? I've heard there are some around Bali but I'm also interested in freediving in Java, Komodo & Sulawesi. Any insider tips appreciated.
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How to obtain a 60-day Indonesian tourist visa in Singapore?

I am in Singapore and I want to get an Indonesian 60-day tourist visa. Do you know and have experience with the process? Note: A big advantage of a 60-day tourist visa over a 30-day visa on arrival ...
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How to get 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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What are the average transport fees for travel in Denpasar?

What are the usual expected fees for transportation fares in Denpasar? For instance, if I have a journey of 10km, what would I approximately pay to do this journey by: Public bus (Bemo) Motorcycle ...
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Rent a surf board for one month in Bali

I want to rent a surf board for 1 month in Bali. What kind of price should I expect? The daily price is usually 100'000 IDR in Canggu. So I expect a discount when renting for 1 month, I just don't ...
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Timeframe for extension of Indonesian 60 days tourist visa

How soon can I apply for a one month extension of my Indonesian 60 days tourist visa?
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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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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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How to travel from Lombok airport to Gili Trawangan in cheapest and fastest way? [closed]

I want to ask the best alternative for me to travel from Lombok airport to Gili Trawangan? and how much time it will take to travel from Lombok airport to Gili Trawangan?
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Go from Lombok to Labuan Bajo by bus & ferry, how to?

I am in Indonesia and been told it's possible to go from Lombok to Labuan Bajo (Flores) by bus and ferry. I am NOT interested in doing this by any other mean (ie. plane or sailing trip). How does ...
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Get an international driving license in Indonesia

I am in Bali (Indonesia) and I have a Swiss driving license. Is it possible for me to get an international driving license? For those wondering: I want an international driving license because ...
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What is the safest and cheapest 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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Labuan Bajo to Lombok by bus & ferry [duplicate]

I am in Indonesia, in Labuan Bajo (Flores) next to the Komodo national park, & I have been told it's possible to go to Lombok by bus & ferry. © OpenStreetMap contributors
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How to extend Indonesian 60 days tourist visa in 2015?

I have a 60 days tourist visa. I got it outside of Indonesia, from the Indonesian embassy in Singapore, as explained on How to get a 60 days Indonesian tourist visa from Singapore? I am now in ...
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Poto Tano to Sape, how to?

I am in Indonesia, in Sumbawa. I would like to cross Sumbawa from west to east, that is, from Poto Tano to Sape. Is there any transports doing this journey (Public buses, modern buses, shared taxis, ...
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How to get from Flores to Lombok by sea with stops?

Next August I'll be traveling with some friends in Indonesia (4 to 6 people). One of our destinations is Labuan Bajo (Flores island). We want to visit Komodo National Park and some islands in our ...
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Where are the companies sailing from Lombok to Komodo?

I would like to sail from Lombok to Komodo. I want to follow the advice of a backpacker I met in order to get the best possible deal: go to the harbour to directly negotiate with the companies ...
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Gili islands to Mataram

I'm in Indonesia, I want to go from the Gili islands to Mataram. That is, from either of the islands called Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, & Gili Air. © OpenStreetMap contributors
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Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan by boat?

I am in Indonesia and I want to go by boat from Padang Bai (Bali) to Gili Trawangan (Gili islands, Lombok). What are my options available (ie. Public boat, shared fast boat, chartered fast boat, or ...
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Gili Trawangan to Gili Air/Meno by boat?

I am in Indonesia and I want to go by boat from Gili Trawangan to Gili Air or Gili Meno (Gili islands, Lombok). What are my options available (ie. Public boat, shared fast boat, chartered fast boat, ...
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Senggigi to Labuhan Lombok, how to?

I plan to go from Senggigi (west Lombok) to Labuhan Lombok (east Lombok). Is there any buses or shared taxi doing this journey? If yes, where can I take it? how much is it? and how long does the ...
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Mataram to Labuhan Lombok, how to?

I am in Idonesia, in Lombok, & I plan to go from Mataram (west Lombok) to Labuhan Lombok (east Lombok). Is there any bemos, buses or shared taxi (or else) doing this journey? If yes, what are ...
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Labuan Bajo to Ruteng to Bajawa by motorcycle, possible?

I'm in Indonesia, in Flores island, and I want to go from Labuan Bajo to Ruteng and then to Bajawa by motorcycle but I'm unsure of the state of the road. If you can provide the following details ...
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Sape to Labuan Bajo, how to?

I am in Indonesia, I want to go from Sape (east of Sumbawa) to Labuan Bajo (west of Flores) by sea transportation. I'd like to know: Type of transportation Departure times Length of journey Price ...
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Labuhan Lombok to Poto Tano, how to?

I am in Indonesia & I want to go from Labuhan Lombok (east Lombok) to Poto Tano (west Sumbawa). I'd like to know: Type of transportation Departure times Length of journey Price Any ...
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BNI and BRI cash machines, what are the differences?

I constantly see BNI and BRI cash machines across Indonesia. What are the differences between the two?
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Any fast internet (good wifi) in Ubud (Bali)?

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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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 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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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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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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How to go from Manado to Davao on a budget?

I want to go from Manado (Sulawesi, Indonesia) to Davao (Philippines). The problem is that the only solution I found was to fly for 400 USD. This price is out of my budget so I started looking for ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...