Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Asia
Reload this Page >

A graduation celebration: Two weeks in Singapore, Java and Bali

A graduation celebration: Two weeks in Singapore, Java and Bali

Old Jul 13th, 2015, 07:05 PM
  #41  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,282
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Beautiful photos, ms_go & mr_go! Truly stunning locales, wonderfully photographed. Thank you for taking the time to post these.

I'm not sure that I'll be able to go after all, given a change in jobs, but your blog and photos seriously tempt me to keep to my original plan!
progol is offline  
Old Jul 14th, 2015, 03:32 AM
  #42  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,106
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks, all.

kja--glad we could help you make your decision

progol, I hope you will be able to keep your original plan, but we understand how that goes. It is hard for either of us to take a vacation of this length. Most of our trips lately have not much more than 10 days, and the next two will only be a week each.

scrb11, yes, we did have Internet connectivity everywhere. It's something that's basically a requirement for us when booking, due to work (both of us) and evolving elderly parent matters (me). I wouldn't say the connectivity was perfect everywhere, but it was pretty reliable. Villa Borobudur is up a steep hill, so it was the closest to being "off the beaten path," but it really isn't. There is a very well established $1,000+ per night hotel just a kilometer or so away from it.

I'm not sure about the rain patterns for Singapore, but we picked Indonesia because we would be traveling in June and knew this would be the beginnings of the dry season. It was very hot and humid in Singapore, but sunny. The weather forecasts while we were there predicted a high chance of rain, but that never happened. Java was also warm and very humid, but we only experienced two brief showers, neither of which affected our plans. Bali was warm but noticeably more comfortable--and, again, just one brief shower while we were there. Ironically, it was about 85F and 99-percent humidity in Chicago yesterday and felt a lot like being back in Southeast Asia!
ms_go is offline  
Old Sep 18th, 2015, 02:12 PM
  #43  
TC
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,859
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bookmarking. Thanks for posting.
TC is offline  
Old Dec 27th, 2015, 05:26 PM
  #44  
kja
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 22,985
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Another question, if you will indulge me....

The more I read about Waisak / Vesak Day, the less I think I would like to participate in the procession ... although I might want to see it. But I think I would greatly enjoy seeing the release of the lanterns! Can you tell me how you managed that? Maybe what you've already written should make it clear, and if so, please forgive my confusion....

Thanks so much!
kja is offline  
Old Dec 28th, 2015, 06:00 AM
  #45  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 12,069
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
But I think I would greatly enjoy seeing the release of the lanterns! Can you tell me how you managed that?

Unfortunately, we were bushed and didn't stay up for the lantern release (which was around 1:00 or 1:30 in the morning). It's one of those tough choices one always has to make on a travel adventure... stay up, or rest up!
mr_go is offline  
Old Dec 28th, 2015, 03:48 PM
  #46  
kja
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 22,985
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks! Travel does call for some hard decisions, doesn't it?
kja is offline  
Old Jan 6th, 2016, 12:27 PM
  #47  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am getting ready for a March trip to Indonesia and read your blog... thanks so much for sharing!

We have a bit more time than you and were planning to take the train to Eastern Java and on to Bali from there. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to fly to Denpasar from Eastern Java? From what I am reading the ferry and bus is quite a haul.
LoriHaz is offline  
Old Jan 6th, 2016, 12:34 PM
  #48  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 33,145
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes, you can fly from Eastern Java to Bali. Surabaya has the most connections, but Malang should have a few flights to Bali.
Kathie is offline  
Old Jan 6th, 2016, 01:52 PM
  #49  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks much, Kathy!
LoriHaz is offline  
Old Jan 7th, 2016, 09:19 PM
  #50  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 625
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks so much for all the detail and also the lovely photos.
kovsie is offline  
Old Jan 9th, 2016, 08:33 PM
  #51  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,522
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Glad I stumbled on this. will have to take time to go thru your photos.
yestravel is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
DianneGR
Asia
5
Feb 23rd, 2015 05:03 PM
gcstern
Asia
17
Jun 22nd, 2009 11:55 AM
amz155
Asia
8
Oct 1st, 2008 04:31 AM
24Lisa
Asia
16
Jun 29th, 2005 11:42 AM
MM7
Asia
13
Jun 16th, 2004 07:39 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO