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    A short holiday to Indo: What to do?

    Just booked some flights, decided I may as well activate the second entry of my visa in a country that I have always wanted to visit. I will be in Jakarta for a few days. Any locals want to give some suggestions of what to do? Keen not to just do as the Lonely Planet suggests.

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    First thing to donin indo....dont go to jakarta....or if you have to, leave asap...

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    Not a lot to do in Jakarta. Depends what you like.... couple of things to see. Eg: old buildings, bridges, mosque or two. Few bars round blokm or Kemang. Plenty of nightclubs for the well heeled. If you have a few days go to jogja of bromo or Bali or lombok or.....
    Last edited by kingwilly; 17-09-2015 at 04:14 PM.

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    Ah, had no idea Jakarta was the pits. Will extend my dates and check Bali out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    If you have a few days go to jogja of bromo or Bali or lombok or.....
    ......or pretty much anywhere rather than Jakarta!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    If you have a few days go to jogja of bromo or Bali or lombok or.....
    ......or pretty much anywhere rather than Jakarta!
    More or less....


    I was actually trying to convey what a wealth of opportunities for travel Indonesia offers...

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    and pack your gas mask

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    The air's fine in Jakarta, we just mess it all up for our neighbours

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    KW didn't you do a thread on this very subject, 100 things to do in Jakarta?

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    Is there any horse riding available in Jakarta or its environs?

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    Is this that poster who pops up every few months under a different guise with a million and one questions about everything under the sun?
    One minute he's looking for information on dive schools, the next he's looking for a job as surveyor, the next he wants to know how much is a teachers salary on koh Phi Phi compared to Saigon and on and on.
    Is it that guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Is this that poster who pops up every few months under a different guise with a million and one questions about everything under the sun?
    One minute he's looking for information on dive schools, the next he's looking for a job as surveyor, the next he wants to know how much is a teachers salary on koh Phi Phi compared to Saigon and on and on.
    Is it that guy?
    Hasn't there been a few that fit this description over the last year plus?
    Much too familiar.

    Most definitely socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
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    Steeped in culture. A must see.

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    Central Java, panganaran, batu karas, go west and check out krackatinee, bali, lombok, gili air...saw 21 turtles there last week...lombok, nusa penida, komodo group..saw croc there last year, labuan bajo...all great spots to checkout

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    Bali Sulawesi
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    No trip complete without witnessing amazing typing Simian of Djakarta ,can be tracked down with appazaapp find the user posting 100 an hour its actually a really soft fella who has room full of media studes trolls locked ina Bandung Basement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Is this that poster who pops up every few months under a different guise with a million and one questions about everything under the sun?
    One minute he's looking for information on dive schools, the next he's looking for a job as surveyor, the next he wants to know how much is a teachers salary on koh Phi Phi compared to Saigon and on and on.
    Is it that guy?
    Dug? Queujew, Aberleer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
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    Steeped in culture. A must see.
    A shadow of its former self, smart phones and grindr have killed it.

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    No reason to go to Jakarta now the Tanamur is no more, was a great place in the 90's.

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    I would say Jakarta is one of most promising ones destination among for nature lovers. I was there for my studies and love to spend time at Beach at Ancol Dream Park that offers sprawling views of sunshine and nature beauty. So if you wanna roam there like locals and wanna spend good travel time must take a visit there for once.

    Hope it will be helpful for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halen View Post
    I would say Jakarta is one of most promising ones destination among for nature lovers..


    The beach at Ancol is slightly more polluted than Pattya


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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    No reason to go to Jakarta now the Tanamur is no more, was a great place in the 90's.
    Do you remember tambora disco at the top of the bar street in Blok M - that is long gone too.

    Tanamur was the dogs bollocks in the 90's

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    Those days are long gone. Blok M is a former shadow, in part the rise of smart phones and being able to contact mates or girls anywhere rather than needing a meeting spot. Also there's hundreds more bar/nightclub options in the city when before BlokM was almost the only option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halen View Post
    I would say Jakarta is one of most promising ones destination among for nature lovers. I was there for my studies and love to spend time at Beach at Ancol Dream Park that offers sprawling views of sunshine and nature beauty. So if you wanna roam there like locals and wanna spend good travel time must take a visit there for once.

    Hope it will be helpful for you.
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    Try your luck in getting permission to visit West Papua !!

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