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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Indonesia 55 47.41%
Philippines 61 52.59%
Voters: 116. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:46 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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That's odd. Bali (and Jakarta) are the most targeted areas in Indonesia due to the concentration of foreign tourists and embassies. I find regions other than these two potentially safer in terms of terrorist threats.
Yeah I'm not sure how it is, they also mentioned local conflict, nothing to do with terrorists targeting Westerners, in much of Indonesia like Sulawesi or Irian Jaya.

 
Old 01-26-2013, 09:02 PM
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Location: Malaysia & Singapore
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Yeah I'm not sure how it is, they also mentioned local conflict, nothing to do with terrorists targeting Westerners, in much of Indonesia like Sulawesi or Irian Jaya.
yes... most conflicts are either secessionist movements or religious conflicts. i find most of these have died away (or at least not as rampant as before) in recent years.

having visited north sulawesi, i have the intention to visit south sulawesi too (the bugis homeland and the toraja highlands), but not before i make it to sumatra, flores, lombok, and the moluccas.
 
Old 01-26-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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yes... most conflicts are either secessionist movements or religious conflicts. i find most of these have died away (or at least not as rampant as before) in recent years.

having visited north sulawesi, i have the intention to visit south sulawesi too (the bugis homeland and the toraja highlands), but not before i make it to sumatra, flores, lombok, and the moluccas.
Maybe this will help promote Indonesia as a tourist destination. Although eco-tourism can have it's drawbacks , I think the benefits will be greater, and the alternative is worse. Much of Kalimantan has been ravaged by logging. Sabah and Sarawak have been quite successful with eco-tourism, although logging in Malaysia still continues. Ecological and cultural tourism will help raise more awareness, build up the economy and preserve the environment/cultures, maybe allowing many minority ethnic groups live a more traditional lifestyle into the future.
 
Old 05-12-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Manila
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Indonesia is my FAVORITE country in Southeast Asia outside my homeland...
 
Old 05-13-2013, 12:10 AM
 
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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java - known for the ever-active Mt. Bromo (the most famous and the most easily accessible) and Mt. Semeru, the highest volcano in Java






I am interested to visit some of those
 
Old 05-13-2013, 12:13 AM
 
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Indonesia is so much bigger and varied. Why would anyone vote the Philippines over Indonesia?
 
Old 05-13-2013, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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Indonesia is so much bigger and varied. Why would anyone vote the Philippines over Indonesia?
dont forget how much of a ****hole southern luzon PI is compared to Indonesia
 
Old 05-13-2013, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Manila
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dont forget how much of a ****hole southern luzon PI is compared to Indonesia
Well, if you're speaking about Mega Manila - Metro Manila and the surrounding provinces - then you've got a point. Talk to my friends (also locals) and there are plenty of things they'd LOVE TO change about the place.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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dont forget how much of a ****hole southern luzon PI is compared to Indonesia
That's part of what makes it comparable though--Jakarta is also a humongous hot mess.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Canada
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What is the cuisine in Indonesia like? And what about the nightlife?
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