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ive been following some threads on riding in indonesia and whats the deal on needing permission to ride there? is this something you can get before hand or just have to go through the prosseses when you get there? hopefully i'll be entering at Timor end, and most people have come in through sumatera so any and all info would be great thanks all
I entered through East Timor, and rode through to Sumatra only a few weeks ago.
My papers got inspected a couple of times, but nobody asked me for the police perision that folks talk about. They're dead keen on the international driving licence, and you need to have an up to date document of ownership for the bike. I showed them a photocopy of my document, and they seemed to be happy enough with that. One copper asked if he could keep it, so I let him.
You will only get stuck over the police permission if you come into Indonesia via Dumai in Sumatra as that is where they are hot on foreign bikes. All other places I have not been asked to show it.
If you read the info that I posted earlier you will see how to get it in Pukenbura, Sumatra but if you are coming in from Oz you probably wont have any trouble.
To my knowledge, there are no boats or ferries from Peninsular Malaysia to Sarawak or vice versa, you have to fly. There are lots of vehicle ferries running to most all of the major islands within Indonesia, but I am not sure about Borneo. But certainly you will find plenty of ferries along the Timor to Sumatera route.
We looked at taking our bike on a Pelini ship from Flores to Timor and were told that if we could fit the bike through the doors (we could, but barely) and the captain allowed it, we could take the bike. Well, when they asked the captain if we could take the bike on the ship, guess what happened...yes, we could take the bike on the ship, but at a very expensive rate! It was too much for us, so we took a different route. I think he wanted over $100 to take the bike and it was about $10 or so on the ferry.
The right amount of money can open lots of doors in Indonesia though.
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