Makassar - Labuanbajo Ferry in august
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jul 9, 2012 6:03 PM Last Post By: Cheese_Monkey
Jul 5, 2012 11:09 AM
Jul 5, 2012 11:49 PM
Jul 6, 2012 5:09 AM
2Last year a car ferry was running twice weekly from Tanjung Bira to Labuan Bajo and back. It was called the "Sangke Palangga" and, according to a crew member took around 24hrs. Maybe you could ring up Bira Port Authority to find out the next departure. Apart from that, a number of wooden cargo/passenger craft ply between Makassar and Nusa Tenggara ... mostly to Sumbawa but that's pretty close. You would have to enquire at the pinisi port ... I can't remember the name but look it up in LP..... conditions will be quite ??? basic.
I haven't tried either of those options. The first my wife would be happy to try, the second definitely not.
Jul 7, 2012 5:44 AM
3Thank you very much everyone. I would like to go to Labuanbajo. I was there already in March and there was a Makassar-Labuanbajo running but now i just cannot get this info on Pelni website and was wondering whether this route is still operating...
Jul 7, 2012 9:12 PM
4Ok, I'll look it up for you..... Pelni only give a schedule for their ships about a month or 6 weeks in advance. Below is a paste from their present shedule for legs linking those ports. It seems the "Wilis" makes the trip every 2 weeks and the "Tilongkabila one time per month.
KM.TILONGKABILA MAKASSAR LABUAN BAJO 18-07-2012 | 10:00 19-07-2012 | 03:00
KM.WILIS MAKASSAR LABUAN BAJO 08-07-2012 | 10:00 09-07-2012 | 20:00
KM.WILIS MAKASSAR LABUAN BAJO 22-07-2012 | 10:00 23-07-2012 | 20:00
Jul 7, 2012 10:06 PM
5Sunflower,I have travelled on "Tilongkabila" from Labuanbajo to Lembar via Bima, Big ship, good crew. You can get basic foood, hot drinks on board.
Jul 7, 2012 11:50 PM
6With respect Mr. Steve have you actually set foot on Sumbawa? I've been there 6/7 times and have found the people to be very friendly and hospitable. Religosity is no more evident in Sumbawa than any other Muslim majority area of Indonesia that I have visited. One of the reasons why Sumbawa is such a gem of a place is that so few travellers spend any time there which is fine by me. Furthermore, the scenery is quite spectacular. The road between Sumbawa Besar and Sape is as scenic as any I've experienced in Indonesia. If you'd like to see some photos go to: http://journals.worldnomads.com/merantau/
Jul 8, 2012 12:23 AM
7Well we do agree on some things after all. Next time you are there check out the south-west coast around Taliwang/Maluk/Sekongkan - you will not be disappointed. I guess I had the advantage of travelling by bike so could wander as I wished. Being stuck on a bus with ill passengers is not the best way to experience Sumbawa.
Jul 9, 2012 6:03 PM
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