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Old 24 Apr 2012
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Need a shipping from malaysia to Indonesia

Hello,

after the (for years working) Shipping-Connection from Penang to Medan with the Onion Boat of Mr. Lim is NOT running anymore since April 2012, coz the Authorities in Port Belwan (Indonesia) do not allow anymore to unload Bikes from Mr. Lims Boat, we are searching for other Options to go to Indonesia.

IF anybody has some Contacts that can help us: Agents, Shipping Companies or Traveler who did is with another way or even heard from other an option, please let us know.

PS: we tried already the option from port klang with the passenger ferry. but didnt worked out coz of broken down ferry. so we searching for alternatives.

Dont ask, why the authorities in belawan not allow anymore to unload bikes. I guess they Authorities are pissed of, of something.

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It probably of no use but in 2008, i shipped Medan to Penang!!!! I think mr lim helped out then from his penang office...do a hubb search coz a few of us where doing the same thing and passing the details along....

If i remember correctly shipping to Belawan will mean problems getting in as the indonesian cuctoms there want some sort of letter to say u have permission to ride. Stick at it Indonesia is a highlight...bloody great place..

Sorry i cant help more good luck
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Arrow Try Aseantex

Hi guys,

You might want to try a company called Aseantex . It is owned by two brothers (Abul and Assir 1$). Very helpfull blokes and they do a lot of overlanders (bikes and trucks).

Their office is located in Port Klang.

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Hi guys,

You might want to try a company called Aseantex . It is owned by two brothers (Abul and Assir 1$). Very helpfull blokes and they do a lot of overlanders (bikes and trucks).

Their office is located in Port Klang.

Cheers,
Don
Don - do you know if these two guys have ever helped with shipping a bike in the opposite direction; that is from Sumatra (any port) across to Malaysia, again via any entry point? I ask because I'll be facing this issue in a couple of months' time.

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If i remember correctly shipping to Belawan will mean problems getting in as the indonesian cuctoms there want some sort of letter to say u have permission to ride. Stick at it Indonesia is a highlight...bloody great place..
At least 4 years ago entering my Finnish-regoed bike using mr. Lim´s onion boat was a breeze... took probably 10 minutes with the customs (we had the carnet), and after all the horror stories I´d heard, I remember thinking ´wow.. this cannot be so easy´!!

But later on in Indonesia, I personally met several bikers, who were having very large problems to get their bikes to Indo at all, even with carnet, and some of them mentioned some mysterious ´letter´ that they, according to the customs, were missing. One even said customs demand from him a ´Recommendation letter from the United Nations´!!

I am 100% certain, that such a letter was not required at Belawan in February 2008... but I know it´s Asia, so things are bound to change. Penang->Belawan seemed like a good route to take at that time, because it was frequently used by many overlanders, and so the customs knew the correct procedures for temporary import. If they don´t, that´s often how your troubles start (like when you go to some less-frequently used border station).

And yeah, Indonesia is an amazing place to ride!
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Hey guys. Not sure if you read my firt entry

connection penang belawan with mr lim does not excist anymore: So thanks for all that tipps
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Hi Ingo and Roland..

still in KL... comming too, c u in 2 to 3 Weeks time if u r still there...


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hi we just shipped from madan to panang using mr lim's onion boat so its still
working from indo to malasia.
i know people have been using aseantex marine services to ship to dumai
they are at port klang
9a lorong cempening
42000
gps n 03.00403
e 101.39925
his phone no 603 31680000 mobile 60193576777
ask for abul
we are in kl about to ship back to uk ,abul is a nice guy and has shipped loads
of bikes
hope this helps , ben
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thank you ben,

maybe you didnt read it though, we are loking to go to Indonesia not back to Malaysia from Indo...

It s about the Indonesian site, they dont let you unload even if you are at the port in Indonexia....
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hi i know you want to go to indo thats why i recomended you try port klang to dumai
using aseantex.
but i dont think it will be as cheap as mr lim's onion boat.
mr lim told me that it was the indo navy that was the problem wanting big bribes.
cheers , ben
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Thats what Mr. Lim wrote me:

Dear Sir,

So far we have sending a few hundreds of motorbikes from Penang to Belawan until last month, and i am sorry to inform you that from this month onwards the Indonesia authorities will not allowed our "onion boat" to carry motorbikes to Belawan. My advice is: try Port Klang to Tanjong Babai, or port of Malaka to Dumai in Indonesia. other wice you have to use container.

Good luck,
Lim


@ben - when did you shipped your bikes from belawan to penang?
do you have the contacts from the agent on indo site?
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we used Pt melda jaya
Jl bangka timur 49
Belawan.
We shipped on 17 april, no good for shipping from malaysia to indonesia only working for bikes leaving indonesia. REcommend for bikes going from malaysia to indonesia to get in touch with aseantex at port klang!
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we used Pt melda jaya
Jl bangka timur 49
Belawan.
Do you have the co-ordinates for this location Ben?

[a Google search for it didn't provide any clues]

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hi gps for office are
n 03 46.831
e 098 41.120
the office does not open till 10 not much english spoken
but they ring a man who can.the boat goes on tuesday
we payed 700.00 in belawan then 400 ringits in panang
about $200
they will give you a address that does not exist go straight
to mr lim at karka shipping top bloke
187.third floor (right at fire station)
lebuh pantai 10300 in the middle of georgetown
stayed at banana guest house good parking at rear.
one of the easiest shipping experience i have ever had.
cheers ben
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Perfect! Thanks ben ..

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