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Forum: Asia
Jul 25, 18, 2:34 am
Replies: 1,008
Views: 167,382
Posted By GibSpmuh

The only thing I'd caution is to watch out for...

The only thing I'd caution is to watch out for the taxi touts after you leave the arrivals hall. They're more annoying than dangerous, but if you have a lost look on your face they'll swarm pretty...
Forum: Asia
Jul 24, 18, 7:26 pm
Replies: 1,008
Views: 167,382
Posted By GibSpmuh

Pantai Indah Kapuk is the nearest area with...

Pantai Indah Kapuk is the nearest area with decent malls and restaurants - about 15 minutes from the airport (outside of morning and evening peaks) and directly connected to the freeway. PIK Avenue...
Forum: Asia
Apr 15, 18, 8:46 pm
Replies: 1,008
Views: 167,382
Posted By GibSpmuh

Market City or The Food Hall in Pantai Indah...

Market City or The Food Hall in Pantai Indah Kapuk would be better options. They're closer to the airport and avoid needing to take the Outer Ring Road as well (which always seems to be jammed these...
Forum: Asia
Jun 29, 14, 6:29 am
Replies: 1,008
Views: 167,382
Posted By GibSpmuh

For the length of time that you're in Jakarta I...

For the length of time that you're in Jakarta I wouldn't recommend going further afield (though for those with a longer stay then Bogor and Bandung definitely get the thumbs up). As others have said,...
Oct 31, 13, 1:30 am
Replies: 28
Views: 6,596
Posted By GibSpmuh

Great to see this upcoming sale - especially...

Great to see this upcoming sale - especially given my wife loves a buffet breakfast. I was just about to pull the trigger on some rooms under the current private sale, but I guess I'll hold fire for...
Oct 22, 13, 8:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,523
Posted By GibSpmuh

Last year there was a similar selection of...

Last year there was a similar selection of private sales on offer from the 23-29 October, followed by the Super Sale from the 12-22 November (though the date ranges were a little different between...
Forum: Asia
Oct 13, 13, 4:43 am
Replies: 1,008
Views: 167,382
Posted By GibSpmuh

One of the few positives about Jakarta in the...

One of the few positives about Jakarta in the Christmas-New Years period is that traffic is generally lighter due to people taking holidays (second only to Lebaran I'd say for quieting the capital...
Forum: Asia
Aug 9, 13, 2:27 am
Replies: 1,008
Views: 167,382
Posted By GibSpmuh

I'd agree that it's a tight connection. Even if...

I'd agree that it's a tight connection. Even if you manage to get through the Visa on Arrival and Immigration formalities quickly due to the VIP service there can be quite a wait for baggage at times...
Forum: Asia
Apr 15, 13, 7:30 am
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By GibSpmuh

I know this is an old thread but I was pleasantly...

I know this is an old thread but I was pleasantly surprised on a recent visit to Pulau Bangka. I stayed at the Novotel Bangka which is a pretty new Novotel and quite nice (in a cookie cutter Novotel...
Forum: Asia
Apr 15, 13, 6:40 am
Replies: 1,008
Views: 167,382
Posted By GibSpmuh

It's worth checking out Batik Keris - I'm a...

It's worth checking out Batik Keris - I'm a pretty large lad and I've always been able to find a few in my size there. There's plenty of branches all over Jakarta and elsewhere as well.
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Views: 63,020
Posted By GibSpmuh

The only worthwhile improvement I could see was...

The only worthwhile improvement I could see was for the CP Canberra which is down to 30,000 (though it was only 25,000 a night a year ago before the previous devaluation to 35,000).

Given the...
Dec 9, 12, 1:46 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,208
Posted By GibSpmuh

It'll be off to CGK and back again on QF -...

It'll be off to CGK and back again on QF - fortunately it's a JASA redemption so should be a comfortable one (and the luggage allowance is looking like being fully utilised too :eek: ).
Nov 12, 12, 8:53 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 5,792
Posted By GibSpmuh

I noticed that the Novotel Lombok was another to...

I noticed that the Novotel Lombok was another to pretty much double its prices ahead of this promo. Fortunately there's plenty of other Accor hotels across Indonesia that haven't jacked up their...
Forum: Asia
Sep 23, 12, 11:38 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By GibSpmuh

If lounging around the pool is your desire then...

If lounging around the pool is your desire then the Renaissance KL has probably the largest pool of those in the city centre area. The rooms are decent enough and the location is OK (though a bit of...
Forum: Asia
Sep 23, 12, 11:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By GibSpmuh

I've taken the Argo Gede between Jakarta and...

I've taken the Argo Gede between Jakarta and Bandung a few times and I recommend the journey - there's some nice scenery once you get closer to Bandung (though the journey through the suburbs of...
Mar 19, 12, 5:38 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,846
Posted By GibSpmuh

I just checked the link and it looks like the...

I just checked the link and it looks like the rates have been loaded now. Pricing looks good for NZ at least. ^
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 28, 11, 12:58 am
Replies: 119
Views: 10,806
Posted By GibSpmuh

Jakarta (CGK) is one I'd definitely put on the...

Jakarta (CGK) is one I'd definitely put on the difficult list. Fortunately taking a Silver Bird taxi into town isn't too pricey if you want a comfortable journey - given if you arrive at the wrong...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Oct 16, 11, 9:32 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 13,763
Posted By GibSpmuh

Now there's an Australian version ready to go...

Now there's an Australian version ready to go head to head with your offering - bring on the sodium overload!

http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2011/09/10/1226133/894562-vegemite-chips.jpg
Jul 27, 11, 1:47 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By GibSpmuh

I just booked an Any Seat Award from CGK-SYD as...

I just booked an Any Seat Award from CGK-SYD as well and was surprised to have received an e-ticket a couple of hours later despite having the warning pop up about having to go to the Jakarta Office....
Replies: 4,992
Views: 717,836
Posted By GibSpmuh

I'm another of those happy to see the IC Jakarta...

I'm another of those happy to see the IC Jakarta back on the list again - worked out very well for a planned visit there and definitely beats shacking up at the in-law's place. :p
May 28, 11, 6:13 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,640
Posted By GibSpmuh

I flew HBA-MEL-SYD on the 27th and there was...

I flew HBA-MEL-SYD on the 27th and there was definitely poor weather in MEL. We circled for quite some time on the HBA-MEL leg before landing and waited a long time before taking off on MEL-SYD due...
Mar 7, 11, 8:06 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By GibSpmuh

Issues with "Upgrade With Points" option using kiosk?

Just seeing if anyone else has had issues with the "Upgrade With Points" option when checking in using the kiosks? The past two weeks I've tried a couple of times and both times it seems to get half...
Replies: 296
Views: 43,692
Posted By GibSpmuh

I stayed at the IC Rialto the weekend before last...

I stayed at the IC Rialto the weekend before last and even though I've dropped back to a regular Ambassador from RA they upgraded me from a Deluxe Room to a Premium Room with Club Access. Certainly...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By GibSpmuh

Received E-Mail - "Invitation to Join the Priority Club® Rewards Private Community"

Just received an email with the following details



From completing the survey it appears to target those residing in the Asia-Pacific region (which works for me). So might be worth keeping an...
Replies: 248
Views: 105,448
Posted By GibSpmuh

For going to the resort I don't think there's any...

For going to the resort I don't think there's any way to avoid it. As for going back to the airport I can't say whether they charge for both the tour and the transfer, just that there was certainly...
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