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A Memorable Solo Month in Singapore, Java, and Bali

A Memorable Solo Month in Singapore, Java, and Bali

Mar 13th, 2018, 08:23 PM
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@ dcd: I suspect that the number of mosquitos you encounter will depend on exactly where and when you are out and about, but I must admit to being a complete wimp when it comes to those little buggers. I slathered (and reslathered) myself with picaridin and wore long-sleeve UV-protecting blouses and full-length pants except when I planned to visit a temple (when I wore a sarang and doubled up on the picaridin). I also took a full course of a malarial preventative, and made sure I was up-to-date on all relevant vaccines. Have you checked the CDC website or spoken with your physician? I would recommend that.... Sorry i can't be more helpful! I'm sure you'll find much to enjoy in Bali!
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Mar 14th, 2018, 07:21 AM
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kja, the vaccines are current.

Now I'm getting nervous about prescription drugs. There's a 250 post thread on TA about that starting in 2012 and going thru the present time. Seems like my wife and I might need a doctor's letter of some kind, plus the prescription. Have no idea what's meant by "prescription" since the meds have already been filled. Do you have any info on these issues?
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Mar 14th, 2018, 05:06 PM
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@ prashnatnative: I agree Ė public transportation in Singapore is excellent!

@ dcd: Iím sorry, but I donít think I can help. I wasnít ever asked for information about the prescription medications I carried, but those included only an emergency supply of Cipro and (before I reached Bali) the last few doses of my antimalarial, and I did have copies of the actual prescriptions -- something I ALWAYS take when I travel. In other words, I didnít do anything out of the ordinary, but Iím also fortunate enough to live without routine prescription medications. You might try an embassy or consulate, the CDC, or perhaps a travel clinic. Good luck!
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Mar 14th, 2018, 05:46 PM
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I've never heard of anyone having trouble bringing prescription medicines for personal use into Bali or anywhere in Indonesia. In emergency many branded and generic medications can be purchased over the counter (without a prescription) at pharmacies (apotiks) in Bali.
Mosquitos can be a problem early morning or early evening, but less so during the day unless you're in a forest or rice paddy. I find that a quick spray on the ankles does the trick. Off! is readily available in Bali.
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Mar 15th, 2018, 06:29 PM
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@ marmot: Thanks for providing your expert insights!
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Mar 16th, 2018, 04:00 AM
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Thanks kja and marmot!
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Aug 12th, 2019, 06:35 PM
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Great Post

Thanks for the information this really helps my planning.
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Aug 12th, 2019, 06:55 PM
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I'm glad to know you're finding it helpful!
Enjoy your time in Bali -- it is a delightful place.
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