The platform and high-entry door provide what is called 'Platform Level Boarding'.
Platform level boarding refers to a transport system (normally relevant to buses) where the doors are at the same level as the platform the passenger is entering the bus from. The main advantage of such a system is that people can enter and exit the bus faster, as they do ...
It looks like this is for Bali's BRT system (and Lombok has one too under trial), which is modelled on Jakarta's TransJakarta (Tije), a pioneering busway service that aims to provide metro-like reliability, frequency and capacity using buses running on fully dedicated lanes: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TransJakarta
One of the keys to doing this is that,...
Answering this myself as this information is very hard to find online & offline. After doing this rather epic journey, I gathered some quality information that can help you save time & optimize it to your likings.
You have 2 options:
Pay for transportation for each leg of the journey.
Buy a ticket for the whole journey.
Pay for transportation for ...
This journey is broken down in 2 parts:
Go to Bangsal by sea
Bangsal to Mataram by land
Gili Air to Bangsal
Public boats: price is 12’000 IDR, departure is in the morning (around 7-8am), it takes 20 minutes. Just turn up early at the ticket office to buy your ticket & then wait for the boat to be fully booked so it can leave. I’m not sure how many ...
The info below is from 2015.
Type of transportation: ferry
Departure times: every hour, 24 hours a day.
Length of journey: 2h
Price: 20'000 IDR
Any usual/possible delays: not that I read nor heard about, when I did it, it was around noon & I jumped in a ferry that left 10 minutes later.
There are a lot of hotels in Bali and Lombok, so I think you will be fine without booking in advance. However, I would recommend that you do otherwise, unless you're willing to take the first hotel you see. I once did this in Jogjakarta (no booking) and won't do it again. It's a waste of time, going from one hotel to another to find the best price.
Unfortunately, as @Cmaster hints at in his comment, no vaccine for malaria exists.
The best ways to prevent malaria is taking anti malarial medicine and by avoiding mosquito bites.
According to the British National Health Service, the malaria risk in Indonesia varies from area to area. Lombok has apparently been deemed "low risk" for malaria. It might be ...
The CDC recommends the following vaccinations for travel to Indonesia:
(From: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/indonesia )
Some travelers (visit link on top to see if you are one of the travelers who it's recommended for):
Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies
Also Indonesia ...
Apparently you should be aware of alcohol as some die beachside of methanol poisoning.
From smarter travel:
Beware of the alcohol in Indonesia! Several people have died in the last years from methanol-poisoning! DO NOT buy ANY COCKTAILS! And DO NOT buy ANY alcohol in the stores. They mix or make the alcohol diluted with methanol. It is extremely ...
I've done a similar transfer in the other direction recently. The Domestic and International wings of the airport are only a 10-min walk apart. If you check in to both flights in advance, with electronic boarding passes, and have no bags, the connection will be straightforward. However, DPS-SIN is an international flight, so you will need to clear ...
You're looking on the wrong side of the map. Boats to points east depart from Labuhan Lombok on the eastern side of the island, as clearly labeled in the map you yourself posted (!), and all travel agents and operators in Senggigi, Mataram etc ship you across there by shuttle bus before putting you on the boat.
That said, if your aim in this exercise is to ...
There are unfortunately not many options of public transportation in Lombok. I was there recently and decided to rent a motorcycle to drive around the island. There are a couple of places which rent motorcycle for 50-70k IDR/day. If you can't drive or don't have a license, you can rent an ojek (motorcycle with driver). The cost depends on how far your ...
With climate being as changeable as it has been recently it seems that almost anything likely in one season may be possible in another, however the best indication I could find is that December is not a good choice for hammerhead shark spotting in Lombok. Mainly based on:
the best site being 'The Magnet' where schools of hammerheads frequent from the ...
Whilst I had to look this up, it confirmed my gut feeling that recreational use of drones within Indonesia was fine.
Indonesia Drone Laws
There are some common sense restrictions listed in the link. The only ones that stood out for me were:
Don't fly over temples (I'd suggest not near either)
Use common sense and don't fly over crowds
Ensure you are ...
I have lived in Java and am living in Bali, just for reference.
Is Bali/Gili/Lombok the best choice for us to travel to instead of the
more islamic Java?
That depends. I like Bali to live on but as a tourist destination it’s completely different from the experience of Java. In Bali, expect mass tourism and all the things that come with that, like ...
You have two questions, here, actually.
The first is
Can I go from Labuan Bajo to Labuan Lombok by ferry
and it's mostly answered here.
The second is
Can I carry a motorbike with me
and this is a little bit trickier to answer.
If it's a passengers-only ferry (there are), you can't load a motorbike
If it's a mixed ferry, as much as you ...
Go to a travel clinic
There should be a travel clinic specializing in this somewhere near you. They will take into account your medical background, current vaccinations and know which diseases are a problem where you are going.
As proposed by @Roddy:
I'm sure you could pay a small fortune and fly the scooter between islands. Otherwise there are fastboats between the islands -- approach any of the hundred odd operators and ask them how much extra to take your scooter with you.
So the solution is to go to the closet harbor and try your luck.
I recommend you not to book and find a hotel when you get there because in the internet it might look different. And there're plenty of the hotels anyway. Get a list of the hotels where you'll want to stay with the prices. Be aware that most of the locals in Indonesia, such as motorbike and taxi drivers as well owners of guesthouses and street vendors, love ...
I have done research online and offline, as for this question: Go from Lombok to Labuan Bajo by bus & ferry, how to?
So I will answer it myself. But do add your answer/comments if you have anything to say!
The only things that are different with the linked question are:
Departure time of ferry from Labuan Bajo is at 09:00
Bemos going from Sape to Bima ...
The info below is from 2015.
Go to Mataram's Mandalika bus terminal (Terminal Bis Mandalika).
It takes about 3h
Price offered by drivers is 50'000 IDR, this may be negotiable although I asked a few different people at the station and they all mentioned the same price.
Departure time: the bemo must be full (or almost) before it can leave so you may ...