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Travelling through Indonesia-is it safe?

Earthquakes,Tsunamis,Volcanoes and terrorist attacks..the list goes on..
13 years ago, December 24th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #125280  
B Posts: 130
Probably not the best destination choice for someone with a Tsunami complex ,but after reading on the foreign commonwealth website and all the warnings about natural disasters i want to know if anyones had any problems whilst out there?any websites etc?xx Reply to this

13 years ago, December 25th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #125313  
if you plan traveling to indonesia-bali island ti's save from that problem Reply to this

13 years ago, December 26th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #125328  
Hello Abi, I think the natural dangers depend on where you are. Yes, the Tsunami a few years ago was a terrible disaster, but the region has been fairly free of similar problems since then. With regard to volcanic problems, they rarely seem to occur without warning, there is normally a lot of time to leave an area is these things start grumbling.

Terrorist attacks are an interesting topic and I do believe that many warnings are overstated. I've seen in your blogs that you have recently been to Thailand and the Philippines - and both of these countries have had similar warnings recently. With regards to Philippines, there are some serious concerns about Mindanao in the far south of the country, but that doesn't mean the whole nation should be viewed as equally unsafe. Reply to this

13 years ago, January 5th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #125954  
Hi Redshoes,
If you are going to be worried any of the above - suggest you stay home.
Pamela who is heading back to Indonesia for 3 months regardless of tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Reply to this

13 years ago, January 6th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #126071  
You are just as likely to encounter Tsunami's, earthquakes etc in any part of Asia or indeed the world so I'd get out there and experience all this amazing country has to offer.

Our view is firmly that if it's going to happen then it will... it certainly isn't going to stop us visiting places because they've experienced a natual disaster in the past.
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13 years ago, January 10th 2011 No: 6 Msg: #126357  
don't worry to come and visit Indonesia. tsunami's, earthquakes, volcano eruption or terrorist attack its make hotel price cheap.. so come here and start to explore Indonesia from west to east island..is not enough for 3 month. welcome to Indonesia. Reply to this

13 years ago, February 1st 2011 No: 7 Msg: #127906  
Hi Abi, I'm Indonesian and live in Jakarta. Please come and visit my country every time. You don't have to worry about the tsunami, earthquakes, volcano eruption or terrorist attack. The International medias are over exposed. As a Journalist, I've been traveling from Medan (Sumatra Barat) until Jayapura (Papua). Even the people has a different characters and local languages but you can meet many kind people here. But I have to warn you to be smart if you want to buy some food, gift or looking for places to rest in some place like in Mount Bromo or Borobudur. Some of those people are dumb and rise the price without thinking. They don't know if the tourist happy to be there, must be million of them happy to visit it. As a local I feel sorry.
Back to the topic, if you want to feel save to visit Indonesia, I suggest you must visit Bali and Lombok. Both of it has kind people, fresh air and good food. Happy visit my country and happy traveling! Reply to this

13 years ago, April 26th 2011 No: 8 Msg: #134624  
Lombok Island is the best place to stay whike you come to Indonesia, better than bali or java....great adventure = mesmerizing memories thats Lombok.....cheers Reply to this

11 years ago, September 8th 2012 No: 9 Msg: #160750  
Being on the ring of fire Bali has always had little rumbles. Mt Agung is still considered active and had it's last eruption in 1963. In fact it is quite a spectacular view when you see the volcanoes on a clear day. Even better to climb into one and see the size close up.
Since the boxing day earth quake, Bali has installed Tsunami evacuation paths and meeting points on all major tourist beaches. That's all you can do as we are still not able to predict the future. Reply to this

11 years ago, September 17th 2012 No: 10 Msg: #161059  
S Posts: 18
Sure its safe ! Recommend you to visit some more great places in Indonesia <snip>
[Edited: 2012 Sep 18 03:17 - Rat on the Road:23681 - URL removed]
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11 years ago, November 16th 2012 No: 11 Msg: #163189  
hi all my fellow comrades emerged 😊, because there to busy right. How are all of his mas abi how well?
if you want to travel for safety in natural disasters we can also all over the place not only where we visit, especially the tsunami, earthquake and others. I live in bali on the island of the gods who supposedly said god island famous for its beautiful and exotic marine sea, all the villas, inns, hotels certainly close to the sea, water boom, bali zoo, and much more ^ _ ^. Reply to this

11 years ago, November 20th 2012 No: 12 Msg: #163316  
I think they are nice to other people. just be good to them. be approachable to others. Enjoy! Reply to this

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