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Re: Indonesia Guide
« Reply #240 on: September 21, 2012, 01:55:02 PM »
usually sis mga outlet store don, halo halo na sa isang shop.  meron kami don nabilhan (Premium Outlet Store yong name ata ng shop), diff brands like Burberry, Hermes, A|X, Guess, etc.  me mga damit din na nakita ko like Esprit etc. sabi nga ni hubby, malamang yon yong mga galing sa factory tapos sineparate na for those outlet stores or yong mga reject from US.  yong mga shoes, me nabilhan kami sa 3rd floor ata (Heaven ang name ng shop) na Vans at Birkenstock (as in yong original form germany where they still use the german name of Brikeensotk).  yong mga nike ang mukhang fake e.

alam ko sa Bandung, andon ang pinakamaraming outlet stores, hindi sa jakarta.
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« Reply #241 on: September 25, 2012, 01:27:11 PM »
^ akala ko yung parang mga outlet stores sa sta rosa laguna, pampanga at sa US. so parang mga surplus shops or export overruns yung mga mostly nasa indonesia. gusto ko sa legitimate outlet stores nung mga brands para sure na original yung mabili namin.

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« Reply #242 on: September 25, 2012, 01:31:50 PM »
^ sa Bandung alam ko surplus din e pero mas marami don kesa sa Jakarta.  Sa jakarta, yong nag-iisang shop lang na yon sa Ambassador ang nakita namin.  At nabasa ko rin yong sa ibang travel blogs.
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Re: Indonesia Guide
« Reply #243 on: October 29, 2012, 12:33:57 PM »
Better ba na USD dala ko instead na PHP sa Indoneisa? And saan dun may super cheap na mga Jakarta dresses (mga daster, ika nga)?
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« Reply #244 on: October 29, 2012, 01:21:05 PM »
^ yup.  Jakarta dresses, parang wala ako masyadong nakita sa Ambassador Mall.  Pero meron isang mall, Thamrin City ata ang maraming batik sis. 
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« Reply #245 on: October 31, 2012, 10:05:27 AM »
^^ i heard madaming batik sa thamrin city. if you feel like shopping na parang divisoria type, try going to ITC malls. parang divisoria mall and you can haggle din. may mga batik stuff for sale din dun.

^^ for me better to have USD than PHP.

^^ for branded outlet stores (pedro, charles&keith , etc) go to FX mall in sudirman. though not massive collection. dun yung mga outlet stores. yung mga outlet stores sa bandung are export overruns/surplus (i think).

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« Reply #246 on: November 02, 2012, 01:50:06 PM »
Thanks for the tips! I'm super excited to see Jakarta and my friend who lives there. I hope we can visit Bandung and Yogyakarta. I hope we have enough time! Five days lang kami dun, from Nov. 8 afternoon to Nov. 13 dawn.
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« Reply #247 on: November 04, 2012, 01:19:27 PM »
^ we used US dollars. pero nung nagpapalit kami lower yung rate kasi may stamp mark daw yung dollars namin. yung dinala naming dollars from the bank dito sa pilipinas. di ko nga alam bakit lahat nang nabigay sa amin na dollars may stamp mark. ipapalit naman nila yun kaya lang lower yung rate. yung isang currency exchange sa loob ng Thamrin City tumatanggap ng peso. kapag peso daw ipapalit namin to idr, ok lang kahit may stamp mark. lesson learned, next time idodouble check ko yung dollars na makukuha ko sa bank. kasi sayang naman kung mas mababa yung exchange rate na makuha ko.

sa grand indonesia mall at taman mini lang kami nakapunta sa jakarta. yung thamrin city napuntahan namin kasi nasa baba lang sya ng apartment na tinirahan namin. nakitira lang kasi kami sa isang pinoy expat dun.

di ako gaano nag enjoy sa taman mini. parang di sya worth it puntahan. pumunta lang kami dun kasi katabi nya yung hotel na tinirahan ng dad namin for his seminar. naka punta din pala kami sa taman mini mall yata name sa may tabi ng taman mini. para syang yung isa sa mga malls sa divisoria.

mas nag enjoy ako sa yogyakarta. yung mga temples magandang puntahan. kaso sa sobrang pagod after namin mag ikot ng temples ay di na kami naka ikot sa malioboro district. dyan kasi yung hotel namin. sa hotel 1001 malam kami nag stay. oka naman dun malinis yung room namin with free breakfast. mabait yung staff at pinayagan kami na late check out.

siguro kung babalik kami ng indonesia sa bali kami pupunta. gusto ko talaga makita bakit ginagaya ang bali ng mga resorts.

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« Reply #248 on: November 05, 2012, 11:18:59 AM »
^ Thanks sis! :) Yung BDO, may stamp yung dollars na binigay sakin for my Bangkok trip last week. Buti di maarte exchangers dun. I'll make sure to ask for clean bills.

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Btw, can anyone share their experiences with IOs sa Indonesia (particularly Jakarta)? Do they still single out Pinoys?
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« Reply #249 on: November 05, 2012, 11:31:25 AM »
actually, kami ni hubby, walang inikutan sa Jakarta kundi Grand Indonesia (kasi malapit lang hotel namin don, we booked in Fave Hotel) tapos sa Ambassador Mall. So talagang shopping lang, hehhe.
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« Reply #250 on: November 05, 2012, 12:31:26 PM »
^ Maayos naman kayong nakatalampas ng immigration, sis?
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« Reply #251 on: November 05, 2012, 01:47:44 PM »
^ ok naman sis, wala naman tinanong sa amin mga IO when we went there.   pero galing kasi kami ng KL e and we've been travelling a lot so baka kaya di na rin kami tinanong masyado.

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« Reply #252 on: November 05, 2012, 03:17:43 PM »
alexandrea, sa experience namin ng sister ko wala naman tinanong sa amin yung IO. yun nga lang gusto nila one by one kausapin instead of by family. from manila via pal kami dumating sa jakarta.
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« Reply #253 on: November 06, 2012, 09:35:09 AM »
Btw, can anyone share their experiences with IOs sa Indonesia (particularly Jakarta)? Do they still single out Pinoys?

i never encountered problems with their IOs. nung first time ko dumating dito, they only asked for my return ticket. yun lang. hehe.

wala mashadong maikutan dito sa jakarta. if you're into museums you could include "kota tua".  para shang intramuros version. though i haven't gone to their museums yet, cafe batavia lang napuntahan ko.

try niyo manuod ng sine dito! haha! maganda sinehan nila, yung cineplex XXI nila. may subtitles ang english movies nila plus masarap din yung caramel popcorn.  ;D

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« Reply #254 on: November 13, 2012, 08:05:48 PM »
Maayos kaming nakapasok ng Jakarta! :) No questions asked. Nag smile pa sakin yung cutie na IO hahaha!

My friends and I went to Bandung by train then to Yogyakarta via plane. Sayang no time na kami for Bali, but it was a fun trip nonetheless. I found Indonesians to be friendly and polite, kaso talagang may language barrier eh.
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« Reply #255 on: November 13, 2012, 08:21:58 PM »
^yes yes, the Indonesians are friendly and polite, no? :) unlike when we went to Singapore, ang daming snob na locals, oh well..
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« Reply #256 on: November 13, 2012, 08:38:35 PM »
^ Yes, very helpful ang Indonesians, especially the men, which surprised me. Wala akong na-encounter na pambabastos or pang-i-isnab whatsoever. Some are even chatty, lalo na yung may konting alam sa English. Parang excited na ma-practice English nila! :D

And I agree, may pagka-snobs ang locals sa SG.
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« Reply #257 on: November 16, 2012, 05:23:53 AM »
Supre bait mga Indonesians. :) i love them! Namiss ko tuloy friends ko..
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« Reply #258 on: November 16, 2012, 11:48:51 AM »
^yes, ang bait and polite nila. and what's so great is that Filipinos look so much like them because we both come from the Malay race. kaya sometimes you'll be mistaken as an Indonesian tapos magugulat sila na hindi pala. :)

nakakatuwa when i was there, i went to 7-11 tapos the staff talked to me in Indonesian, tapos sabi ko "sorry, i don't understand" - tapos nagulat sila na nag-english ako kasi akala nila local ako. :) tinanong nila what nationality ko, sabi ko filipino. :) nakakatuwa, i love the indonesian people. if you're the kind of tourist who loves to immerse yourself into different cultures, Bali Indonesia is great. :D
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« Reply #259 on: November 16, 2012, 02:01:10 PM »
Oo nga pala, may airport departure tax na 150,000 IDR when you fly out of Indonesia. Cash lang ang tinatanggap. So keep that in mind when you're using up your rupiahs sa last day ng trip ninyo. :)
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