“Boraspati Express Tours & Travel Service”

Address:  No. 77, Jl. Dazam Raya - Medan 20112, North Sumatra - Indonesia

Director:  C. H. J. Gultom (Tom)

Phone:  +62(0)61-4526802, 4158708, 453958, 453959

Fax:  +62(0)61-45467906

Cellular:  +62(0)81-163 8661

Mobile:  +62(0)61-7777 8661

Email: or

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Book flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur to Medan and Gunung Sitoli, Nias.  Flight time is approximately from LAX 24 hours but well worth the time.  Go a minimum of 10 days for travel days.  Tours of NIAS and local Islands can be arranged.  There are many points of historical interest.


OTHER INQUIRES:                                    

Owner & Founder

Mark Arico

U.S.A 310-877-6932

Onsite Host, Losmen Manager & Co Founder

Damien Wau

The government of Indonesia has changed its visa policy for foreign tourists effective February 1st., 2004.

Visiting Indonesia Without Any Visa:

Entering Indonesia without any visa is possible now only for nationals of the following 11 countries and territories: Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Citizens of the above countries will be issued on arrival a stay permit for 30 days free of charge upon presentation of a passport which is valid at least for another 6 months. This stay permit cannot be extended or converted into another type of visa.


This facility is available for nationals of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.  Citizens of these countries will be able to apply for a VoA valid for either 3 or 30 days upon arrival by air in Bali, Jakarta and a few other international airports or by ship at a limited number of Indonesian sea ports. A 3-day visa costs US$10 and a 30-day visa costs US$25.

The VoA cannot be extended or converted into any other kind of visa. Also be aware that Immigration officials calculate the 30-day period as follows: your arrival day is counted as your first day, and you must leave the country on the 30th day!

How to Obtain the "VISA on ARRIVAL" (VoA):

Travelers from the above countries must be in possession of a passport which is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and the completed embarkation/disembarkation card they received from their airline. They must also be able to prove they have sufficient funds for their stay in Indonesia.

Arriving travelers with Visa-On-Arrival status have to go first to one of the 'VoA Counters' to pay the appropriate fee and have their passports stamped with the VoA before proceeding to the Immigration Clearance Desk. An official bank is part of the VoA service counters. Payment of visa fees can only be made in US dollar bank notes, Indonesian Rupiah equivalent or by VISA or MASTERCARD.