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Jun
30
comment Bribing Indonesian police for missing motorbike license
I can tell you that you can travel for year in Medan without any trouble. But the police in Bali is infamous for checking the licence of every "bule" I drove for one month in Java (you will mostly be in Java, right?) without any control
Jun
19
answered Yogyakarta to mount Merapi by scooter, possible?
Jun
13
revised Medan to Singkil, how to?
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Jun
12
comment Is there any night transportation in Sumatra (Indonesia)?
@ adrien Be Dermawan Email is dmawan_skl76@yahoo.com
Jun
12
answered Medan to Singkil, how to?
Jun
8
comment Is there any night transportation in Sumatra (Indonesia)?
I am not in Sumatra now and those info are hard to find on the web. I assume you are in Medan. For big buses, just go to the various terminal. People of the street or becak drivers can often give you those info. For taxi and minibuses, you'll find many outlets next to Mejid Raya. If you especially want to go to Singkil (and Pulau Banyak) phone Dermawan +62 81360170808
Jun
4
answered Is there any night transportation in Sumatra (Indonesia)?
Jun
4
answered Do you need EMV (chip & pin/sign) card in Indonesia?
May
27
comment How to get to Medan (Sumatra island, Indonesia) from Singapore?
If you take indirect route, there are other Ferry (Melaka->Dumai or Klang -> Tunjung Balai) but then, you need to make a tourist visa in some consulate beforehand. There is no visa on arrival in those harbor (there is in Batam harbor, but that's definitely not the direct route)
May
27
comment How to get to Medan (Sumatra island, Indonesia) from Singapore?
There is no international ferry link going to Medan. You would have to transit by Batam (from Singapore) Dumai (from Melaka, Malaysia) or Tujung Balai (from Klang, Malaysia). If you want specific info about north Sumatra, ask me. I lived 2 years there
May
9
answered Rabies vaccine booster dose in Indonesia?
May
2
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Apr
14
revised 31 days in Indonesia
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Apr
14
comment 31 days in Indonesia
I would say that planes in Indonesia are convenient (if not carbon friendly) but island hoping by boat is time consuming and quiet unpredictable (or expensive, depending what boat you take)
Apr
14
answered 31 days in Indonesia
Apr
14
comment 31 days in Indonesia
First of all,be aware that you probably have a 30 days visa. In fact, most country would call this a 29 days visa. You can extend it (once) if you go to the imigration office(about $20) or accept to pay some overstay (I think $15/day)
Mar
12
revised City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?
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Nov
20
comment City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?
In fact, there is almost no native languages in peninsular Malaysia. (modern) Malay came 1000 years ago and culturally wiped out everything. It is estimated only 50 000 people speak an "aslian"language (that is ANY native language other than Malay)
Nov
20
comment Books in Malaysian language in Kuala Lumpur
In English, this language is called "Malay"In Malaysia, it is called "Bahasa melayu", in Indonesia it is called "Bahasa malaysia". In Indonesia, the word "melayu" specifically refers to the Malay people of Indonesia (Mostly living in Riau). In Malaysia, the word "melayu"means both "Malay" and "Malaysian"; as far as I know, the word "Malaysia" does not exist in Malaysian Malay.
Nov
20
revised City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?
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