Ruteng, Flores
Indonesia

Area Code 0385, $1=8500Rp, Aug 6, 2001

 

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Very nice middle size town laid on the slope of the mountain. North is higher and South is lower. The old cathedral is visibly standing in the N of the town.
In the middle of the town, there is a football field, a good place to get off. Very busy market is just S of the football field. The bus terminal is 2 block E from the football field, well hidden by the shops.
When you arrive by a bus, you may ask the driver to drop you off at your hotel, otherwise you may get off at the market.
FF: football field
Exchange
is possible only at banks. No money changers are found.
$1 Bank BNI: Take the street, 1 block E from FF, to N It is on the left side, just N from Yantel. $1=8500 The best place to change money. Other currencies may be possible but the rates are lower.
$2 Bank Indonesia: Take the street, 1 block W from FF,to S., opp from Sinbha Hotel. $1=6000Rp. Very low.
M0 Post Office: ?
M1 Telephone Yantel: 1 block E from FF, to N It is on the left side. 24hr, Rate/min: To USA/Canada/AZ 8300, UK/Japan 9400, German/France 10,700Rp
H Hospital: From the FF N side, go W.
Hp Pharmacy: A few around the market.
m Market Area: S and E from the FF and around the bus terminals. Many small shops and stalls.



Transport
B Bus terminal: 2 block E from FF, behind many small shops. Buses also leave from the street just W from the bus terminal Most buses go around the town for a hour before they actually leave from the town. They come back a few times to the bus terminal or the street near by.
Bus
To Labuan Bajo:
15,000Rp Many buses, 6hr
To Bajowa:
15,000Rp Many buses 5hr
To Ende:
20,000Rp, A few buses in the morning. At least 9:00. Also night buses are running. 10hr


Local Transport
The town is not so small, may be 2-3km long. But I did not see any kind of transport.



Accommodation
LOW MIDDLE HIGH

HOTEL CODE
GHs and hotels are scattered around the town. When you arrive this town, many people sincerely help you and take you to a hotel.
h1 Sinbha: Jl Yos Sudarso, SW from the market area. off from Bank Indonesia. T21197, f sb 20,000, ab 30,000, TV 40,000, HW80,000 10% tax C3-4
h2 Rima Hotel: Jl. Amad Yani #14. Walk 1km from n side of the FF, T21195, sb s20 d30,000, ab s25 d40,000 C4 Very cozy communal place. Highly Rec
h3 Dahlia: Walk 500m S from W side of the bus terminal. T21377, sb 30,000, ab 40,000 TV80,000 C4. Rec

Food
There is a restaurant just n from Dahlia Hotel which serve acceptable Chinese food with reasonable price


Sight

S We did not research sight information
A staff at our hotel, Dahlia was offering a tour using public transport with very reasonable price, visiting traditional villages and local transport.

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