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Been recently to Indonesia?

Post by shnoukieBRO » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:48 pm

I went years ago...but has anyone gone recently?
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Re: Been recently to Indonesia?

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:59 pm

was in Bali in Oct
wont ever go back

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Tourists return to Bali, the volcano is quieter, and a special offer to readers of this page ($15 to you)

Yes, tourists are returning to Bali, according to a report from a story in Investments Indonesia, below.
And to encourage you to come to Bali, we have a special deal with $15 towards your next trip, if you use the booking code at Booking.com:
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Here is the tourism story:

Foreign visitor arrivals in Indonesia showed good growth in February 2018. Based on the latest data of Statistics Indonesia (BPS), a total of 1.2 million foreigners entered Indonesia for a short visit in the second month of 2018. This constitutes a 9.1 percent increase compared to the preceding month and a 17.4 percent increase compared to February one year ago.
Most foreign visitors in February 2018 originated from China (214,427), followed by Malaysia (205,855), and Singapore (125,153).
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Re: Been recently to Indonesia?

Post by that genius » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:10 pm

Bali is fucked. It was OK in the late 70s and early 80s, then the bogans and limeys moved in...

Uluwatu was the best left in the world at one stage, now overcrowded with wanker gremmies and full of fire-twiddling man-bunnned hipsters: harpoons and sharks work well

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Re: Been recently to Indonesia?

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:31 pm

my last previous trip was in 2002 and it was wonderful, The 80,90's were very good as well.
had a great time in Ubud, Kuta, Lovina and Lake Batur

This trip, did 700 kms around the island by motorcycle, expensive and crowded, the island is indeed fucked.

Chinese are now the number one tourist, with Aussies 2nd
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Re: Been recently to Indonesia?

Post by shnoukieBRO » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:22 pm

Thanks PR for your information. Yes I read the Bali thread but you didn't finish it with your experiences...So good to hear it here.

I'm thinking more along the lines of Sumatra/Java.. though. I read elsewhere of Lombok being described as BAli used to be.

Well anyway just researching cos did Java like 25 years ago on a tour with Trail finders.
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Re: Been recently to Indonesia?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:25 pm

im actually listening to some Evie Tamala right now lol
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Re: Been recently to Indonesia?

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:05 pm

been 30 years since i was in Sumatra but it was lovely back than, especially Bukittinggi to see the Orangutans and an lake Toba
Haven't been to java since 84

Spoke to lots of travelers when i was in Amed and a few had been to lombok and said it was getting busy there as well
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Re: Been recently to Indonesia?

Post by shnoukieBRO » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:18 pm

They seem to reckon that Java is still OK. I guess places change and we have to put up with that or look elsewhere in the nearby vicinity.

One things for sure, Indonesia is huge and can't be all ruined. I guess one must try the more remote parts. Bali was doomed to become a tourist trap.
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Re: Been recently to Indonesia?

Post by frank lee bent » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:04 pm

Toba may be worth a look, plenty tourists for decades, but off the beaten track a bit.
the pelni inter island ships are really great, very inexpensive- some offer first class cabins.

nusa tengarra ( sumba, sumbawa, flores etc ) and sulawesi are well worth a look

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelni#Passenger_ships

http://www.insideindonesia.org/riding-pelni
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Re: Been recently to Indonesia?

Post by bolueeleh » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:21 pm

drove in jakarta traffic, 45mins journey turn into 4hrs nightmare, worst city in ASEAN
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