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    Any nice location to look out for? or any activities?

    Is there a need to rent a car? or just take taxi around?

    tour?

    Is it safe to walk around with DSLR?

    Planning this go either this month or next month.

    And will be staying for a week.

    thanks thanks.
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    I think hire a driver will be better cos bali is 5 times bigger than Singapore. Moreover, there are lots of nice location (temples, beaches, trekking etc) all over entire Bali. Let me know If you need a driver!

    Don't worry, its a common item(DSLR) over there.



    Quote Originally Posted by desertstrike View Post
    Any nice location to look out for? or any activities?

    Is there a need to rent a car? or just take taxi around?

    tour?

    Is it safe to walk around with DSLR?

    Planning this go either this month or next month.

    And will be staying for a week.

    thanks thanks.

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    shutterbux shared useful info in my thread http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=768091

    I also think hire a driver better. perhaps you can try noinoi driver and we can share travel experiences among ourselves
    my maiden trip akan datang

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoiNoi View Post
    I think hire a driver will be better cos bali is 5 times bigger than Singapore. Moreover, there are lots of nice location (temples, beaches, trekking etc) all over entire Bali. Let me know If you need a driver!

    Don't worry, its a common item(DSLR) over there.
    yea, i think i will need a driver, any good one to recommend?

    or is it better to drive myself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blurfoto View Post
    shutterbux shared useful info in my thread http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=768091

    I also think hire a driver better. perhaps you can try noinoi driver and we can share travel experiences among ourselves
    my maiden trip akan datang
    omg... thats is serious...

    btw, what is noinoi and what is akan datang?
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertstrike View Post
    omg... thats is serious...

    btw, what is noinoi and what is akan datang?
    Noinoi is a nickname in clubsnap and consider as a human operating a keyboard lah...

    The driver charges as follow:
    RP350 000 per day with unlimited hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoiNoi View Post
    Noinoi is a nickname in clubsnap and consider as a human operating a keyboard lah...

    The driver charges as follow:
    RP350 000 per day with unlimited hours.
    oops, hahahahaha, i din realised that paiseh

    anyway, the charges a bit on the high side... can negotiate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertstrike View Post
    oops, hahahahaha, i din realised that paiseh

    anyway, the charges a bit on the high side... can negotiate?
    I don't know whether the charges are neg or fixed. I use him for my last Bali trip and didn't neg with him. By the way, the charges includes a 7 seater car, driver, driver meal, petrol and carpark) excludes insurances.

    I heard from my friend there are even cheaper rates like RP250000, but for sure the driver will lead you to all places that offer the driver big commission.

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    There is a guy that I use when I was in Bali. He speaks pretty good English. Interested you can try contact him at his email address: nengah_gunadi@yahoo.com

    My friend recently used his transport for one day and was very impressed by his service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoiNoi View Post
    I don't know whether the charges are neg or fixed. I use him for my last Bali trip and didn't neg with him. By the way, the charges includes a 7 seater car, driver, driver meal, petrol and carpark) excludes insurances.

    I heard from my friend there are even cheaper rates like RP250000, but for sure the driver will lead you to all places that offer the driver big commission.
    Okie, can pass me the contact? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Tan View Post
    There is a guy that I use when I was in Bali. He speaks pretty good English. Interested you can try contact him at his email address: nengah_gunadi@yahoo.com

    My friend recently used his transport for one day and was very impressed by his service.
    Thanks, will check it out
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    hello!! went to bali last dec! if you are more adventurous and have more days/time over at bali try renting a car! equipped with a GPS system(loaded with Indonesia map) hardly had any trouble getting around! it was cheap renting a car and petrol there is very cheap and you get less hassle with drivers around, but tiring!

    also WATER RAFTING is a must! bring a waterproof cam if you have scenery were beautiful, you can only see amazing scenery from the river cheers!

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    actually i would prefer to rent a car in bali because its cheaper and you have the flexibility to go where you want. its easy to navigate and road signs are quite ok too. i think it was only S$30 a day for a small car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertstrike View Post
    Okie, can pass me the contact? Thanks
    His website:
    http://abadidriver.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by moi-liang View Post
    hello!! went to bali last dec! if you are more adventurous and have more days/time over at bali try renting a car! equipped with a GPS system(loaded with Indonesia map) hardly had any trouble getting around! it was cheap renting a car and petrol there is very cheap and you get less hassle with drivers around, but tiring!

    also WATER RAFTING is a must! bring a waterproof cam if you have scenery were beautiful, you can only see amazing scenery from the river cheers!
    no waterproof cam...

    anway, er u mention that it will be tiring as in, driving there is tiring? or finding the way ard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sethgoh View Post
    actually i would prefer to rent a car in bali because its cheaper and you have the flexibility to go where you want. its easy to navigate and road signs are quite ok too. i think it was only S$30 a day for a small car.
    oh icic, but this does not include the petrol/time for navigation/parking rite?

    i was comparing noinoi's driver, i think 50+ a day
    but those are included, maybe less headache...

    hmm... whats ur view on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoiNoi View Post
    thank you very much!!!
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    Places of interest in Bali are spread around the island of Bali. Being unfamiliar with the roads and road condition you can't really estimate the time you need to travel from point A to point B. You may end up wasting a lot of precious time.

    The last time I was there the road cave-in and we need to detour. If that happen, can you use GPS to find alternative route. You need 100% concentration when driving and that can be very very tiring. Australian rent motorcycles to move around town and beaches. You can try that too to minimize cost.

    Bali is dominantly Hindus, there are many interesting temples for photography. However, there are certain customs to follow when entering temple areas. If you wear shorts, you must rent a sarong to wear over your shorts. If you wearing long pants, just rent a cloth belt to tie around your waist. For ladies it's different if you wearing sleeveless you need a scarf over your shoulder. If you not familiar with their custom you may offend people so it would be better if you have a driver cum guide.

    My friend goes to Bali frequently to buy arts and crafts to sell in his shop. Even though he know the places very well and speak good Indonesian Malay he stills prefers to be driven. It's not really expensive. Personally I wound just concentrate on my photography and enjoy the scenery and let some else do the driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Tan View Post
    Places of interest in Bali are spread around the island of Bali. Being unfamiliar with the roads and road condition you can't really estimate the time you need to travel from point A to point B. You may end up wasting a lot of precious time.

    The last time I was there the road cave-in and we need to detour. If that happen, can you use GPS to find alternative route. You need 100% concentration when driving and that can be very very tiring. Australian rent motorcycles to move around town and beaches. You can try that too to minimize cost.

    Bali is dominantly Hindus, there are many interesting temples for photography. However, there are certain customs to follow when entering temple areas. If you wear shorts, you must rent a sarong to wear over your shorts. If you wearing long pants, just rent a cloth belt to tie around your waist. For ladies it's different if you wearing sleeveless you need a scarf over your shoulder. If you not familiar with their custom you may offend people so it would be better if you have a driver cum guide.

    My friend goes to Bali frequently to buy arts and crafts to sell in his shop. Even though he know the places very well and speak good Indonesian Malay he stills prefers to be driven. It's not really expensive. Personally I wound just concentrate on my photography and enjoy the scenery and let some else do the driving.
    woah, i think u totally convince me man, thanks a lot!
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    Hi TS,
    Millions of apologies, please do not approach the driver that I have recommeded. Please refer to the below website:

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...ully-Bali.html

    Thanks.

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