Originally Posted by MarkJ
Cruise is great. Don't come to Indonesia unless really intrepid. Wait for 5+ years till they get their act together. LOL Its a shambles.
Don't anyone hold their breath...
You can go to Malaysia
for free. Langkawi, Pinang and East Malaysia
are all cool.
wants a cruising book (the "green book") a sailing permit
and $100 dollar visitor visas (no matter how you arrive). There are horror stories about requesting cash bonds for the value of the boat - the beauty is you bond at the east end and depart at the west end in another feifdom and the west end has no clue about your bond. "You gotta go back and get it from them mate." - Only to find out that at the national level bonding is not required. Or is depending on the day of the week.
I love Indonesians. I love the beauty of the country but have decided the bureaucracy of visiting them is too stressful for me. I go to easier places.