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Michael Lee

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Travel to Indonesia
« on: 13/11/2007 22:02 »
I was wondering if anyone can tell me when is the best time of the year to travel to Indonesia.  Specifically, I'm looking for what months would be most ideal.  My thought is to avoid the worst of the rainy season as well as the hottest part of the summer. 

Also, can anyone give me any ideas as far as cheapest airfares from the United States?  What airline?  What time of year?  Travel during the week or on the weekends? 

My intention is to go to West Java. 

Thanks to everyone in advance!

Michael

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #1 on: 13/11/2007 22:29 »
Difficult one to answer as the rainy season varies with region and the amount of rain with altitude. However, the rainy season is not like, for example India, where it will rain solid almost every day, all day for 3 or 4 months. In most regions it just means it rains more.

The rainy season in Java is pretty much October to March. We usually travel at this time because the flights are cheaper! Yes, you will get an hour or two or three of rain most afternoons, and to be honest it doesn't usually have any great impact on your day. Just pop into a warung & have a bite to eat while it passes :)

Having said that, sometimes you may have to plan your travel a bit more carefully. Hmmm, you're on your Supra up in the mountains and there is a downpour. Soaked through, surprisingly cold, water over your footrests, and dodging those lumps of padi that get washed down the road on the torrent ;D

As for flights, I don't know about from the US, but try Emirates, Kuwait Air, Qatar airways, Royal Brunei.....all pretty cheap & cheerful. Otherwise, Cathay Pacific, Garuda, Royal Thai, Malaysian Airways, Singapore Air.....all a bit more costly. We usually end up paying £340-400 ish from the UK.

I can recommend a couple of reasonable cheap places to stay in Jakarta if you like.
« Last Edit: 13/11/2007 22:32 by Gajah »

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #2 on: 14/11/2007 08:01 »

If you are thinking of going to the Bogor area there will be rain all year round, but the months August-September would be the driest. August is a good month because there are always many public celebrations for 17 Agustus including, in around Bogor area, village silat, music and theatre displays.

This year October was very dry in East Jawa, until the rain arrived near the end of the month. The weather is becoming more unpredictable. We have now had a few weeks of rain and sometimes the sky is overcast but never all day. In Bogor, only September was a little dry.

Cheap airlines vary, but staying away from major holiday (vacation) seasons keeps you out of the peak prices.

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #3 on: 14/11/2007 10:12 »
Thank you very much Bram and Gajah!  Exactly the sort of information I was looking for!

When checking out ticket prices online, rates can greatly vary with as little as a few travel days difference. 

Thanks again!
Michael

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #4 on: 06/12/2007 22:48 »
Thanks again to everyone for the advice!  :) [top] :)

I have another question that's along the lines of travel to Indonesia.  Can anyone recommend to me a good language series on tape or CD for learning Indonesian?  Maybe recommend a book I can order from Amazon or something like that?

Also, it's my intention that when I eventually visit Indonesia to go primarily to West Java.  However, I'm sure my travels could take me elsewhere, like Central Java or maybe even Bali.  With that in mind, would it be best that I focus my efforts on learning Basahar (sp?) Indonesian or on a different language like Sundanese? 

Also, I realize that a teacher would be the best way to learn, but I don't have the cash for something like that and even if I did, there isn't any Indonesian language instruction that I'm aware of that is available where I live in Michigan. 

Any advice or feedback along these lines that anyone can provide would be very much appreciated!  [top]
 
warm regards,
Michael
« Last Edit: 06/12/2007 23:01 by Cimande Fan »

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #5 on: 07/12/2007 02:35 »
You'd be better off learning some Bahasa Indonesia & not bother with the other languages. Everyone will understand Bahasa and the fact you are making an effort will be hugely appreciated....even if you mess up ;D

There are lots of Indonesian 'learn it yourself' or 'learn in the car' on ebay. However, I'd recommend something like 'Budi teaches Indonesian' which is for children and hence a very good start.

Of course pleasantries are a good place to start...there is a greeting for every part of the day. I always got those mixed up.

Addressing people by the appropriate term is also important. I like to keep it simple. Mas/Mbak for men/women the around same age(hard to tell sometimes!), Bapak/ Ibu for elder men/women usually shortended to 'Pak & 'Bu.
Remember 'k' is more of a glottal stop!

Anyway, there you go. First mission learn, Good (whatever time of the day), please, thankyou, and terms of address with regard to age and status.

That'll keep you going for a while, there is more there than you think :)

Oh and beware the cewek ;D (or maybe cowok!!!)
« Last Edit: 07/12/2007 03:30 by Gajah »

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #6 on: 07/12/2007 03:08 »
Thanks for the tips Martin!  I will be sure to focus on those items.  Interesting about the titles because in American English, we have a very small number of them, and they are becoming less and less important in vernacular. 

Not to toot my own horn, but languages come very easy for me.  The funny thing is, it wasn't always that way.  Until I learned to speak French, I was one of the worst students of foreign languages.  The only reason I ever took French courses in college was because my school, Wayne State University, had a requriement that all students had to take 3 semesters of a foreign language.  I chose French because I had had 2 years in high school.  For 3 semesters, I was a straight C student (same grades I got in h.s. French).  It was only towards the end of the third semester that it was finally starting to make some sense.  I took a 4th course because I was entertaining the notion of majoring in Art History and that required 4 semesters.  And it was after this 4th course that I qualified for Wayne's summer program in Provence.  While there, I finally learned how to speak fluently, and now the only challenge was learning more vocabulary.  I then studied German, Italian and Polish and picked them all up very rapidly, though I haven't kept up with them. 

And it was at this time that I realized that the reason French was so damned difficult for me for such a long time wasn't because French is more difficult to learn than any other language (although the pronounciation presents many challenges specific to native English speakers), rather, it was that I needed to learned how to think and speak in a different way.  Once that was accomplished, some mental doorway had been opened and it was now easier for me to learn new languages. 

Each languages presentes it's own unique challenges and I'm sure it will be same with Indonesian.  But I'm as eager to learn it as I am to travel there!

Michael

P.S.  What is "Cewek" and "Cowok?"
« Last Edit: 07/12/2007 03:33 by Cimande Fan »

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #7 on: 07/12/2007 03:16 »
Oh and beware the cewek ;D (or maybe cowok!!!)

a Cewek is some kind of Ular ;) better be aware of Banci  ;D

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #8 on: 07/12/2007 03:32 »
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a Cewek is some kind of Ular  better be aware of Banci 


Bwahahaha and many a man has confused the two [lucu]

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #9 on: 07/12/2007 05:29 »
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P.S.  What is "Cewek" and "Cowok?"

Hehehe :w just a little slang  :P As for banci don't go there...could be trouble [lucu]

Oh, I forgot, remember a 'C' is pronounced 'Ch'.

Selamat malam dan mimpi manis :-*
« Last Edit: 07/12/2007 05:31 by Gajah »

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #10 on: 08/12/2007 03:21 »
Martin my friend! 

Without knowing what a 'Cewek,' a 'cowok,' or a 'Banci' are, the joke is lost on me.   ::)
 
If it's inappropriate, please PM me.   :)

Michael

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« Reply #11 on: 08/12/2007 04:38 »
Well, I suppose in the US the equivalents would be something like 'chick', 'guy' and er....transvestite :-X

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Re: Travel to Indonesia
« Reply #12 on: 08/12/2007 04:54 »
Yikees! :o  yes I will be sure to avoid the Ceweks the Cowoks and the Bancis.

Not knocking em' as I'm a big live and let live kinda guy, just not my cup of tea! [top]
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« Reply #13 on: 08/12/2007 05:05 »
LOL

Cewek= 'girl' but more like 'chick' in the US...I don't know what the latest coloquialism when referring to girls is in the US.

Cowok='bloke' in English English. Would 'guy' be a close approximation in the US?

Banci= transvestite......if a girl is just too good looking she may just be a banci ;D

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« Reply #14 on: 08/12/2007 05:23 »
aahhhhh now I get it :)

Well, not being married but having a very serious girlfriend for about a year and half, my eye will not be wandering.

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