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No Alcohol on Sumatra?« on: February 15 2011 09:02:00 »
I just heard there is no way to find alcohol on Sumatra because its illegal... I know Sumatra is Muslim, but i went to Lombok last year and they had bars and booze in Kuta Lombok even if its also Muslim...
ALcohol« Reply #1 on: February 15 2011 16:02:00 »
How is the night life around balis surf sports??
RE: No Alcohol on Sumatra?« Reply #2 on: February 15 2011 18:02:00 »
Night life Kuta, Bali is HOT!
RE: No Alcohol on Sumatra?« Reply #3 on: February 16 2011 06:02:00 »
You can drink in Sumatra. Have been to south Sumatra and Nias.
Bintang is for sale!
RE: No Alcohol on Sumatra?« Reply #4 on: February 16 2011 15:02:00 »
You can drink and buy alcohol in Sumatra...but
Bintang and some other beer almost everywhere, places like Krui/south sumatra,Nias, Padang, you can even get warm at supemarkets...spirits are harder to find and expensive, night life not much to none, all the surf camps/resorts sell bintang and some sell spirits.
However in Aceh, that includes Simeulue Island and Banyaks Alcohol is often very very hard to find, dont think illegal, but not far of, and drunkeness frowned on and you could get yourself in a lot of trouble very easily.
If you want to Party head to Bali and Jakarta, Jakarta nightlife is crazy.
RE: No Alcohol on Sumatra?« Reply #5 on: February 17 2011 22:02:00 »
Alcohol is widely available in sumatra. Supermarkets sell it even. Agree with above comment, spirits are just too expensive for it to be worthwhile, they obviously don't want it around. Beer on the other hand is tolerated but running around local villages openly drinking or drunk is not cool.
Save all that for crazy places like jakarta or bali. Respect the enviroment your in & you"ll get to enjoy real indonesian culture, & be able to remember it.
RE: No Alcohol on Sumatra?« Reply #6 on: February 17 2011 23:02:00 »
"Respect the enviroment your in & you"ll get to enjoy real indonesian culture, & be able to remember it."
RE: No Alcohol on Sumatra?« Reply #7 on: February 22 2011 07:02:00 »
thanks for the reply guys, im really not interested on any nightlife at all. Indonesia is reallly not about that for me its more about surfing, nature and having a a good time, thats why i wanted toknow if theres any beautiful Bintangs for sale on sumatra!
RE: No Alcohol on Sumatra?« Reply #8 on: February 28 2011 11:02:00 »
You can also buy VODKA SCENTED vodka in sumatra but best to have a local friend or guide get it for you. also arak is available but harder to get than "vodka".
7000rp a 300ml bottle.
I think its moonshine.
RE: No Alcohol on Sumatra?« Reply #9 on: March 12 2011 19:03:00 »
beware the "mansion house" it will burn a hole in your guts