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Questions tagged [indonesia]

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

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Why do I need to report to the police when I visit Indonesia?

I will go to Indonesia to marry my fiancee. She tells me that when I arrive there, at her village called Cianjur, I have to report to the police. I don't understand these procedures well so I am ...
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Can a mixed-Muslim unmarried couple share hotel rooms in Indonesia?

I am a muslima with Moroccan passport, and my boyfriend is European. Do you think that we might have problems sharing a room in Indonesia? We do not plan on going to Aceh. We will mostly go to ...
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Why are Damri bus stations elevated?

In Indonesia, certainly on Lombok and I think I also saw it on Bali, there is the Damri bus company. What appeared to me as rather odd, was that their bus stations had an elevated platform (around one ...
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Travelling as an unmarried Western couple in Indonesia

Basically this question but then for Indonesia. In the coming year I (male) plan to travel through Indonesia (Java and Sumatra) with my girlfriend. We will probably travel several weeks, aim to stay ...
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What does this long yellow sign mean in Indonesia?

When moving around Indonesia, I have noticed that some houses have this sign sometimes: What does it mean? Is it just a decoration or does it have some meaning?
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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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Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Sumatra (Indonesia) by roro ferry

Planning a trip by car from Malaysia to Indonesia. Is there a roro ferry to go across into Sumatra from KL ?
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Kawah Ijen (Indonesia) 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 ...
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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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Is there a way to go from Malaysia to Indonesia by Ferry?

We are planing to travel From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by train, Kuala Lumpur to Indonesia by bus and ferry I figured out the first part and still blur about the second part. Does anyone know how ...
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Are JKT and CGK the same Indonesian Airport?

Is Jakarta Airport (JKT) the same as Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK)? If so, why is the code different? If the two codes means the same thing, why do some airport booking systems use JKT and some others ...
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How to avoid getting hassled in Indonesia?

Hassling is happening 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 hassled ...
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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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What kind of plug adapter should I use when traveling in Indonesia?

How would I charge, say, an iPad with the standard U.S. adapter and cable? (Asked on behalf of a twitterer.)
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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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How to extend Indonesian visa on arrival (VOA) in Indonesia

What is the best way to extend visa on arrival in Indonesia? I will have 30 days visa on arrival (25 USD) and I need more 30 days without leaving country. It's possible to extend visa right after you ...
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Quality of WiFi and 3G reception in Amed (Bali)?

I am considering going for at least one month to Amed (to get more into free-diving). I need to be able to make Skype calls and other work-related tasks. I need a speed equivalent to one allowing me ...
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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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Is tipping expected in Indonesia?

I noticed that my taxi driver stood around expectantly for a few moments after dropping me off from the airport; giving him 20k Rupiah seemed to satisfy him, but I was pretty much shooting from the ...
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Which language should I learn for a trip to Bali?

I plan to travel to Bali and want to learn some basic words in native language, like "Hello", "Thank you", .... But I'm not sure which language is native to Bali. It looks like there are Indonesian (...
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Public transport or bus routes in Bali (Indonesia) beaches

we are 2 Indian girls going to Bali (Indonesia) for 10 days. We would like to ask is there any good bus network from Denpasar to nearby beaches.We are unable to find good connections, If no bus ...
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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 that'...
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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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Are there paraglide/paramotor operators around Lake Toba?

I am looking for information on doing a paragliding trip around Lake Toba. I have no paragliding license, so I am looking for a tandem trip with a pilot. I see references to this possibility on e.g. ...
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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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Where can I buy bus tickets for Indonesia?

I can see there is a website for Indonesian train tickets but I am unable to find a comprehensive website for Indonesia bus services. I am looking to buy tickets for the following itinerary: Jakarta ...
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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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Can I leave Indonesia and use the same visa when I return?

I have two options to get to Makassar from Padang: Padang–Yakarta–Makassar Padang–Kuala Lumpur–Makassar The second one is much cheaper than the first one, but I don't know if I'll have problems when ...
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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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Extending Indonesian tourist stay on a visa exempt

Is there a way to extend the Indonesian tourists stamp (visa exempt) which is valid for 30 days without leaving the country? I am a citizen of a visa exempt country. A few months ago I used to get the ...
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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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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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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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Process & recommendations to obtain a prepaid micro-SIM card in Jakarta (Indonesia)?

What are the requirements to obtain a pre-paid micro-SIM in Jakarta, Indonesia (passport, cost, etc)? What are the recommendations for where to obtain a micro-SIM (7-11, cellular company store)?
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Apartments in Jakarta, Indonesia

I am planning to spend 3-4 months in Jakarta, with my little family (wife and kid) I don't want to stay in a hotel for this long, I heard there are nice apartments with reasonable prices in Jakarta (2 ...
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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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Is it possible to see sharks when diving in Belongas Bay, Lombok in December?

I will be in Lombok, Indonesia, in December 2016. Because I'm a diver, I would like to know about underwater life, mostly hammerhead shark. Is there possibility to see sharks there in December?
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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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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 weeks....
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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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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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Indonesia 30 visa-free access - Will I have trouble if I stay for exactly 30 days?

I'm planning to visit Indonesia, holding a passport that gives me visa-free access for 30 days (just like over 160 countries get). From Wikitravel, there is a part that reads: Also note that the ...
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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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In Indonesia, is import duty levied on items intended as gifts?

My brother teaches English in Jakarta and is getting married in Bali in two weeks. I am going to his wedding. I'm flying into Jakarta and will be there a few days. As a wedding gift, I bought a new ...
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Can I enter Thailand or Malaysia or Indonesia with a one-way-ticket? [closed]

I would like to fly from Chennai (India) to Thailand or Malaysia or Indonesia. Best with a one-way-ticket. As I experienced a refusal to enter India with a one-way flight ticket, I would like to ask ...
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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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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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Which is the lowest budget for a trip to Indonesian Papua?

I have a flight to Kuala Lumpur for 30 days. My wife and I want to visit the Indonesian part of Papua and we are low-cost travellers (i.e. we sleep in the cheapest places of any country, we eat as ...
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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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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? ...