Sumatra?

Travel Forums Asia Sumatra?

Last Post This thread is marked as being about Indonesia
1. Posted by johnsull (First Time Poster 1 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

we are in mainland SEA at the moment, but are talking about going down through malaysia to sumatra,
does anyone have an idea what the security situation is like there, now that war has finally broken out?

has anyone been there recently?
is there any anti-western sentiments?..

many thanks...

2. Posted by wian (Full Member 8 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Hello. I lived in Malaysia for 2 years and went to Sumatra many times...
Although the last time I was there was July 2002, I would say the security situation is not a problem is Sumatra except if you travel to the very North (100km North of Medan). I spent few days in Medan and went all around Sumatra without any trouble, but that was before the war... People are friendly and they consider themselves the most ''peaceful'' people in Indonesia. Probably true.
Ian