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Topic: southern sumatra

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replies: 52

By:

Rod

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southern sumatra

« on: November 15 2006 19:11:00 »

Hola all, I was wondering if anyone had any info on the logistics of getting to and staying in Krui. Once in Jakarta can I take a ferry over and then catch a bus or is it better to fly and if so where do i find the bus once in Bandar Lampung? Also are there many places to stay in Krui? I would rather stay at a local losman rather than a surf camp, they seem rather expensive comparitively. Thanks, R

By:

mas_sebastian

RE: southern sumatra

« Reply #1 on: November 16 2006 02:11:00 »

Good question...no need to spend $100 a day to stay in a surf camp where land access to waves is easy and there are local places to stay and eat.

Getting there= from Jarkarta flights are cheap search airlines indonesia google there are many cheap flights garuda is the most expensive Adam air and Lion air are the cheapest dont know if they fly there though try merpati,silk air,sriwijaya,airasia,batavia there are many more most have websites but wait until your in indo to book flights for best prices flights get cheaper as departure gets closser but rarely book out..

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2nd part continued

RE: southern sumatra

« Reply #2 on: November 16 2006 02:11:00 »

Overland by bus and ferry is also possible and cheaper if you have the time buses in indo are as cheap as chips, look in lonely planet guide for info or ask on the thorn tree lonely planet site.

You could also get a Bemo from Bandar lampung but they will try to rip you off, out of bali bemo prices are suprisingly more expensive id expect to pay rrp400,00 it would be hard to get it cheaper than that id expect the bus to be less then rrp50,000 and rrp500 for every young busker boy that comes on with his guitar at every stop possible :)

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3rd part

RE: southern sumatra

« Reply #3 on: November 16 2006 02:11:00 »

(wont let me post to much at a time)


There is the odd losmen to stay in Krui i hear there is a place owned by locals just down the road from the point, just get there in Indo you will always find somewhere to stay everyone wants your money.

Good luck...And to anyone who thinks i have given to much info....thats nothing to the so called surf camps in the area exploiting an area that is free to all, you dont need a boat here like the offshore islands five to ten years time this place will be just like lakeys crowded but cheap i just hope the locals get more of a slice of the pie.



By:

me again

RE: southern sumatra

« Reply #4 on: November 16 2006 02:11:00 »

Ps. For those who do stay at the surf camps in the area to know where your dollars are going.

Heres your choice.

Andys-the abnoxious yank who is trying to buy up the coast a place south and north and on the point and he now owns the hotel in town.

Aussies place next door on the point-Owned by a group of Aussies one is said to be Nev.

Not so secrets-Owned by boadyboarders with the 3 second wave the peak out front.

Or you can help put a mea on the locals table who like most of indonesia people are a lucky to earn $100 US a month.

By:

me again

RE: southern sumatra

« Reply #5 on: November 16 2006 02:11:00 »

Ps. For those who do stay at the surf camps in the area to know where your dollars are going.

Heres your choice.

Andys-the abnoxious yank who is trying to buy up the coast a place south and north and on the point and he now owns the hotel in town.

Aussies place next door on the point-Owned by a group of Aussies one is said to be Nev.

Not so secrets-Owned by boadyboarders with the 3 second wave the peak out front.

Or you can help put a meal on the locals table who like most of indonesia people are a lucky to earn $100 US a month.

By:

Rod

RE: southern sumatra

« Reply #6 on: November 18 2006 16:11:00 »

yeah, thanks for all of your replies. i haven't been able to get much response from any other travel forums. So once i get to bandar lampung and want to take a bus to Krui how and where do i find out where to get it etc...
  While i realize every surfer is trying to get his slice of pie, it  It seems as if you have to travel further and further to escape the masses. I hear Desert Point has all sorts of land camps (most likely local losmans but just the same) and that is super crowded all of the time. What a shame. Thanks to all the big mags for repeatedly doing photo shoots for spoiled pros and plastering the names of spots all over their mags while they line their pockets. Or is it just me?

By:

rika

RE: southern sumatra

« Reply #7 on: November 19 2006 07:11:00 »

At bandar lampung bus station, catch bus Putra Rafflesia to bengkulu, krui located between lampung and bengkulu. 3 years ago it was 50 thousand rupiah. Ombak Indah losmen can be your choice to stay and surf in krui.

By:

mas_sebastian

RE: southern sumatra

« Reply #8 on: November 20 2006 14:11:00 »

Hi Rika :)

Except Ombak Indah losmen(deciving name) is actually one of the surf camps owned by the Aussies "the big rock five" a group of australian guys including Nev, who also own another losmen in west java.

Prices on there surf travel website for budget start at $1,200 AU per 13 nights. (Budget?)

By:

Chris Nock

RE: southern sumatra

« Reply #9 on: December 02 2006 09:12:00 »

Rod, there are no Losmans close to Tanjuk Setia the surf camp. I had a look there 20th Nov, it's closed up, and it is expensive because you have to book through an agency in Bali. I stayed in a homestay about 10 mile to the north in Krui called Selalaw, clean and reasonably priced. You can catch a bus direct from Jkt to Krui or Badar Lampung but private transport is best, ie hire a car and driver from Bandar Lampung.


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