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The standard "on-the-spot fine" for minor and/or imaginary traffic infractions while white is Rp. 50,000. Indonesians may get away with less, the average bule will need to haggle to get even that low. I'd advise you to reconsider renting a scooter though. First, you do need that license to drive legally, and any insurance you may have is likely ...


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Depending on which city you are visiting, generally speaking you can use international driving license (if you have one). The problem however lies on the human aspect. Local police doesn't really know about this rule They don't speak english that well. They can be bribed... I know many foreigners riding scooter without proper license in Bali, Lombok or ...


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I think it would be best to get in touch with the local department of Indonesian Traffic. Usually it is not allowed as per the country rules but can be applicable if you certify yourself through Indonesian Government Rules. The main reason for not applicable is due to the rules of driving in particular country. Then also it would be best as I said to get in ...


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For upper body, you’ll need a windproof, breakable jacket and a medium jacket full of down or synthetic fill. For lower body, you'll need a pair of gore-tex windproof, waterproof and breathable trousers. Some medium weight polar fleece trousers, some medium weight thermal leggings, a pair of walking trousers (not cotton), some nylon shorts (not cotton) ...


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State of the road The road from Banyuwangi to Sempol is awesome. The road is like new. There is tarmac all way to the entrance of the Kawa Ijen (national?) parc, there are very few potholes on the road (if any). The reason for this, is that there is now a bicycle race called Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen, running every year since 2012 (or 2013?) so the road ...


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The primary reason for doing it on your own is usually lower cost and more flexibility. The primary reason of doing it with a guided tour is the local knowledge that your guide can share with you. So a traveler needs to decide, do they want to save money and just go look at it, or do they want to come away with an insiders understanding of it. And no, ...


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Info from June 2015 It's very hard to rent a motorbike in Probolinggo. Forget about finding a motorcycle rental company, there is none at the time of writing (2015). I literally spent an afternoon trying to find one. Your best option is to rent it from either: your hotel (they provide this service sometimes) in Probolinggo a private individual. Don't be ...


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I'm a Probolinggonese and right now (June 2015) there's no place in Probolinggo that rents any motorbike or scooter to bromo. It was possible in 2012-2014 as "lonely planet Indonesia" book (edition 2013) mentions on page 183. At that time, Sinar Harapan hotel provided motorbikes for rent. It was my friend and I's idea, but it's not working anymore.


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State of the road The road from Probolinggo to Bromo is fine. Locals in Cemoro Lawang do ride scooters to move around the area. It's just like any regular country side ride in Indonesia. Riding in the day No problem at all, just do it :) The ride takes around 1.5h Riding in the night Probably doable, just drive more slowly. I have not done it ...


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Suggestion If you cannot speak Indonesian, it is better for you to be always accompanied with an Indonesian you trust when making any contract. The hotel staffs might be the best choice because they can speak both Indonesian and English. As giving tips is common in Indonesia, just give them about 25,000 rupiahs for a 30 minute task. It should be enough to ...


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The daily rental price varies depending on the location, demand and the condition of the units (either new or old). For example, sewamotordibali.com rent the unit with price starting from 70,000 rupiahs (for customer using it infrequently) to 55,000 rupiahs (for customer using it frequently). Other site, for example, www.sewamotor-bali.com offers cheaper ...


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Well, you can't drive right to the top, obviously. But you can certainly drive up to the roadheads on the slopes. It's a short, straightforward run up to Kaliuramg. Otherwise you could make a pleasant loop along the road linking the main Magelang road with Boyolali, passing between Merapi and Merbabu, via the trailhead village, Selo. This is a really lovely ...


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I did it, on the back of a moped. So there should be no problem if you are alone on your scooter. As I remind it, it is less than 3 hours


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I have been to Bromo a couple years back (2011). We took a tour bus there and a public bus back however. If memory serves me right, it's a proper road (for Indonesian standards), with a lot of potholes, but some sort of solid covering. Not well maintained, but definitely doable with a scooter if it's not your first time riding one. There are also a lot of ...



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