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1. Posted by natalie_jayne89 (Budding Member 10 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!


just after advice on which is the best place to visit out of these before I go to Australia im currently in borneo.


2. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Seeing as you are on Borneo you are either already in Indonesia or just a short border crossing away. If your question then relates to which other Indonesian islands you should visit, I would say the Gili Islands off Lombok are a good option. If you're looking for idyllic locations but easier to get to, try the Philippines.

Good luck with your planning!

3. Posted by Rus1 (Budding Member 6 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Indonesia is better, Bali, Komodo Island, Raja Ampat, just to name a few if you like beautiful scenery. :)

GIli off Lombok is also nice, personally I would go to the east starting from Bali all the way to Komodo Dragon via Flores. :)

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Mar-2014, at 18:16 by Rus1 ]

4. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 325 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Rus1

Indonesia is better

Have you been to both?

Both Indo and Phillipines have there merits, personally i loved island hopping in the Phillipines, but at the moment there seems to be simmering political tensions, especially in the southern islands.

As Kellie rightly pointed out, Indo is more logical for you en-route to Aus.


5. Posted by preida_80 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

One of the best in Philippines is Palawan Island. Vast marine sanctuary, very nice people, and delicious food at a cheaper price. I've stayed in Coron Palawan few years back and it was a fantastic experience. Best beach in the country is Boracay. Pristine and finest sand, friendly tourists and natives, night life, adventure in Paraw (sailing boat) and great food as well!

6. Posted by asiamedan (Inactive 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I think you should visit Indonesia instead of Philippines. Indonesia is heaven on earth...Anyone should not miss a visit to Indonesia.

7. Posted by KittyHello (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Indonesia for sure. Indonesia is one of heaven country in the world.
You can visit Jakarta, Bali, Lombok and others city in Indonesia.
You can go shopping in Jakarta.
I visit Jakarta and spend 4 nights for business.
I stay at 4 stars hotel (fm7 resort hotel) which is near to the airport and i go to the downtown to see what happen in Jakarta.
Cheap price for shopping, travelling and accommodation also.

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