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A news aggregator on Tourism in Indonesia. Frequently updated. Destinations in Java, Bali, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua. Includes topics on Flora and Fauna, Diving and Surfing, Relaxation, Art and Culture...
Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Hotel Ciputra SemarangHotel Ciputra Semarang is located in the dining and entertainment complex of the famous Simpang Lima Square, with direct access to the popular Ciputra Shopping Mall , just 15-minutes from the Ahmad Yani Airport.The Ciputra Semarang's guestrooms are well-equipped, with internet access and cable TV including national...
Seven countries namely the Philippines, India, New Zealand, the United States, France, Poland and Indonesia are confirmed to take part in the International Flower Festival that is scheduled to take place in theFlower City of Tomohonon the slopes of Mt. Lokon, some 22 km from the capital city ofManado,North Sulawesi.To be held from 8-12 August 2015, highlight of which is the Flowers parade, som...
Trip Advisor has chosen the unique Ullen Sentalu Museum on the slopes of Mt. Merapi near Yogyakarta as the Best Museum in Indonesia.Located on Jalan Boyong at the Kaliurang mountain resort, this gem of a museum relates the story of the ancient and Modern Mataram kingdom, whose descendents are today the Sultan of Yogyakarta, the Sunan of Solo and the royal Houses of Mangkunegaran and Paku Alaman.T...
Metrobali.com reports that the Indonesian Tourism Ministry is supplementing and strengthening the ‘Crisis Center” teams that have been set up across the Republic to help alleviate the disruptions caused by the explosion of Mount Raung in East Java and Mount Gamalama in North Maluku. The Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, in Jakarta on Saturday, July 18, 2015, said his office has formed ‘Crisi...
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After fasting during the entire holy month of Ramadan, Indonesian Muslims, who account for nearly 90 percent of the country''s population, will celebrate the Eid Fitr, locally known as Idul Fitri, Islamic festival, on July 17 or 18 this year. Most Indonesian Muslims follow the tradition of celebrating the Idul Fitri, in their hometowns with their families. As a result, there is an exodus of tra...
Indonesian authorities shut five airports on Friday, including on the popular holiday islands of Bali and Lombok, because of a volcanic eruption, a spokesman for the airport operator said."I can't say at this time how many passengers have been affected," said Farid Indra Nugraha, a spokesman for airport operator Angkasa Pura 1. National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia cancelled...
Indonesia is promoting eco-tourism in numerous regions as one of the means of protecting its rainforests while helping the communities explore other alternative sources of incomes for sustainable development. The Heart of Borneo (HoB) is one of important place remaining in Southeast Asia where the tropical rainforests can still be conserved on a very large scale. In the light of this, the WW...
Eight Australian students from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are learning the traditional Acehnese Saman dance under a summer program held on July 2-10, at the University of Surabaya (Ubaya) in Surabaya, East Java. Interviewed at the Law Faculty of Ubaya on Tuesday, Eleni Alexandra Grady, one of the participants of the summer program, stated that she and her group found Saman d...
The Jakarta Post reports that The Indonesian Foreign Ministry is preparing a regulation that will require Indonesians to register on line before travelling abroad. The promised legislation and a website for reporting planned trips are scheduled to come into effect in August. The desire to create a data base of all Indonesians traveling overseas is intended to help the government keep track of it...
The number of tourists visiting Indonesia rose 5.47 percent to 793,500 in May from 752,400 in April, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS). Cumulatively, the number of tourist arrivals from January to May reached 3.84 million, a 3.85 percent increase compared to the same period last year, BPS Chairman Suryamin said here on Wednesday. The number of tourists visiting Indonesia via...
Lately I have been playing with nifty tool called distance calculator by distancemonk.com. Here is list of distances between top cities in Indonesia.Jakarta (Jakarta Raya) to Surabaya (East Java) Approximately 774.652 kmMedan (North Sumatra) to Bandung (West Java) Approximately 2094.738 kmBekasi (West Java) to Palembang (South Sumatra) Approximately 627.626 kmTangerang (West Java) to Makassar (Sou...
The development of the tourism sector must be intensified as it is cheaper than developing the manufacturing field, an official of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said here on Tuesday. It also has the comparative advantage of attracting tourists, Deputy Chairman of Kadin Rosan Perkasa Roeslani added. "The development of industries, especially manufacturing ind...
The Ampera Bridge has become the most famous icon of Palembang, which is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia and in the past was the capital of the powerful Sriwijaya Kingdom between 670 and 1375. Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra Province, however, is currently mulling over a greater icon than just the Ampera Bridge, which was constructed in April 1962 and stretches 1,177 meters in le...
Photo document of Jalak Bali (Leucopsar Rothschildi) at Bali Safari & Marine Park, Gianyar, Bali. (ANTARA/Nyoman Budhiana)Japans Yokohama city administration and the Indonesian government are cooperating to conserve the Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), locally called jalak or curik, by donating the birds for release at the Bali Barat National Park (TNBB). "This cooperation will last for thre...
The Singapore Tourism Board has launched a lawful (Halal) travel guide book for Muslim travelers from Indonesia. "In connection with the 50th Independence Day, we have compiled a Halal travel guide book for Muslim travelers from Indonesia," Executive Director of the Singapore Tourism Board for Southeast Asia Edward Koh stated here. Singapore has become one of the worlds best travel destinati...
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