Replies: 11 - Last Post: Apr 30, 2012 9:06 PM Last Post By: putriduyung
Apr 29, 2012 9:35 PM
Gift IdeasA married couple we know will be doing community work in rural areas of Indonesia for 12 months. They will be moving around quite a bit. My wife and I would like to give them something for the trip but obviously it would have to be small enough etc, they already have ipads. Anyone got any ideas for what we could get them that would be handy in Indonesia?
Apr 29, 2012 9:49 PM
1How about good aluminum re-useable drinking bottles so they don't have to buy the small bottles of water..they can refill as they go from larger containers called aqua galon or at least larger than single serving size water bottles.
A lot of it depends on how remote the areas are they will be travelling and working in.
Apr 29, 2012 10:42 PM
Apr 29, 2012 11:05 PM
3I think a GPS would come on handy for them as well as a Behasa - English Dictionary or Translator would be a good stuff to add for their travel in Indonesia.
Apr 29, 2012 11:09 PM
4I was thinking something to do with water as well - perhaps a steripen - which is a UV travel water purifier. It could be very useful for remote areas, even just as an emergency. Just google them and you'll get a website with the different types available. (I'm just about to buy one!)
I'm trying to think of something else, but am not coming up with anything. Apart from my technical stuff (camera,ipod, kindle, battery chargers), I really don't take much at all to Indonesia, apart from clothes and I usually go for 3 months at a time. Actually, I love it, because I like seeing how few material possessions I need to live comfortably.
Just a thought... It might help for other responses if you let us know approximately how much you wanted to spend).
Apr 29, 2012 11:21 PM
Apr 29, 2012 11:31 PM
6Yeah, a Steripen (that accepts AA batteries) and a filter can be useful if they're unsure about any water and don't have access to those big blue galon bottles.
Most of all, I think E-books or digital movies/tv shows might be really appreciated. Can sometimes get a little boring in the evenings, especially if you've had a long day of being around people and have a language headache and just want to veg.
Apr 30, 2012 6:25 AM
7GPS is probably good in Bali. It wasn't good for my journey from Semarang to Dieng. Grr... I give up on them for intercity traveling.
Why don't you give them a hammock? :D
Apr 30, 2012 9:32 AM
Apr 30, 2012 1:41 PM
9I have some suggestions, but would need to know more about their situation. Consider checking out my packing list to see if they might not have any of the things on there (keychain LED flashlight? silk liner sleep sack?)
Apr 30, 2012 1:43 PM
10Sorry, this list is more succinct:
Apr 30, 2012 9:06 PM
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