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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Beanpole » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:42 pm

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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by saltman » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:52 pm

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Been looking into a trip recently, currently flight specials with garuda in october to padang for $880 return. Was thinking of a land camp in ments but fxcck, exy at the min with aus dollar.
Air Asia via KL to Padang would be a lot less than that
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Drailed » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:11 pm

saltman wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Drailed wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:12 pm
Been looking into a trip recently, currently flight specials with garuda in october to padang for $880 return. Was thinking of a land camp in ments but fxcck, exy at the min with aus dollar.
Air Asia via KL to Padang would be a lot less than that

Shit flight times though
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Yuke Hunt » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:17 am

If I'm not mistaken, Air Asia also charges for boards ... and anything else you require during a flight.

The lengthy layovers at KL are a killer too.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:32 am

they screw you for boards....there's a special advertised for free surfboards...but the fine print is only one board allowed.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:04 am

if you need only one board, that has to be a hypto, hey?
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:15 am

surely a tufflite McCoy?
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:18 am

nah mate ... no need to give up on life just yet. you still got a few good years of hypto in ya.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Yuke Hunt » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:29 am

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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by petulance » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:43 am

Drailed wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:12 pm
Been looking into a trip recently, currently flight specials with garuda in october to padang for $880 return. Was thinking of a land camp in ments but fxcck, exy at the min with aus dollar.
I was looking at flights to Colombo for later in the year. Bloody hell. They are in the low to mid one thousand. And things seems to be pricier in Sri Lanka than they are in Indo.
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If I'm not mistaken, Air Asia also charges for boards ... and anything else you require during a flight.

The lengthy layovers at KL are a killer too.
Their nasi lemak is good. Air Asia used to fly out of the spartan LCCT which was great as it was only a short walk from the aero bridge to the bus stop to get out of the airport. I haven't heard good things about KLIA2. Changi it is not.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Drailed » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:01 am

I wish I was going on Steves boat trip. Just hanging out with Shearer, surfing and lots of smiles.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Cranked » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:02 am

petulance wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:43 am
Drailed wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:12 pm
Been looking into a trip recently, currently flight specials with garuda in october to padang for $880 return. Was thinking of a land camp in ments but fxcck, exy at the min with aus dollar.
I was looking at flights to Colombo for later in the year. Bloody hell. They are in the low to mid one thousand. And things seems to be pricier in Sri Lanka than they are in Indo.
Yuke Hunt wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:17 am
If I'm not mistaken, Air Asia also charges for boards ... and anything else you require during a flight.

The lengthy layovers at KL are a killer too.
Their nasi lemak is good. Air Asia used to fly out of the spartan LCCT which was great as it was only a short walk from the aero bridge to the bus stop to get out of the airport. I haven't heard good things about KLIA2. Changi it is not.
I spent two weeks there early this year. Very unimpressed compared to the rest of SE Asia. About double the price and in general the towns are unpleasant places.

Transport was a killer, minimum of $120/day for a car with/without driver
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by petulance » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:08 am

OK so my initial research seems to be correct about pricing. I was told it is about 1200 Rupees (about AUD$10) to hire a tuk tuk for 3 hours to get to a break that is 20 - 30 mins away.

How were the towns were unpleasant? Were you on the east or south west coast, Cranked?
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Cranked » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:51 am

The towns we stayed at were Colombo/Negombo, Kandy, Nuriwa Ella and Galle. And, obviously, we passed through a fair swathe of Sri Lanka as we did that circuit.

A primary aim of the trip was to check out if it was a place we would want to go to regularly. The answer was no.

Didn't check out the surf coast at all. My neighbour here in Bali spends a few months there every year with his family and a bunch of friends every year and loves it. Its a family surf/holiday thing though, his pure surf centred trips are numerous and elsewhere
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by Cranked » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:01 am

How were the towns unpleasant?

They were dirty, dusty, crowded, dominated by trucks and buses belching clouds of diesel polution, no real character. Some were OK, mainly the hill towns, but there was nothing compelling to make me want to go there at all, let alone again.

I think the endless civil war devastated the country, life was more geared to survival, not to their built enviroment.

For comparison, I think KL or Jakarta and tons of other asian towns are also not tourist destinations. Malaca and Panang are OK, once.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by petulance » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:13 am

Thanks for the info, Cranked.
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For comparison, I think KL or Jakarta and tons of other asian towns are also not tourist destinations. Malaca and Panang are OK, once.
Oh but one can make an argument that KL and Jakarta are foodie destinations though one can find much better food north of KL.
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by saltman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:49 pm

KL and Jakarta are strictly transit cities
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Re: Mentawai quiver.

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:52 pm

Looks like a quiver decision has been made for me....tried to get a stripped fcs grub screw out of a board and made a right mess of it.

anyone had any luck with that before?
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