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Visibility levels in Sumatra and Kalimantan have decreased sharply as haze blanketed various parts of the islands and neighboring Singapore and Malaysia over the weekend.In South Kalimantan, the cities of Banjarmasin and Martapura were blanketed by haze caused by forest fires.According to state news agency Antara, visibility levels in Martapura stood at 200 meters, but it was even lower in the are...
PT Pelni Promoting Cruise Programs on its Fleet of Vessels to Selected Indonesian Destinations the State-owned inter-island passenger shipping company is falling into step with the Indonesian government’s desire to develop cruise tourism by promoting cruise programs under the theme â€œShip Xperience: New Way to Explore Wonderful Indonesia.”Beritabali.com reports that 5 destinations that are be...
Thousands of tourists from Italy, France, Germany, Australia, and South Korea, among other things, were present to enliven the Togean Festival, opened by Central Sulawesi Vice Governor Soedarto in Tojo Unouno district on Saturday.Held from Augut 27 to 31, 2016, the Togean Marine Festival aims to promote the natural beauty and unique underwater paradise in Tojo Unouno district, according to Central...
The first half of the year is usually a lean season for tourism industry in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, a center for halal tourism. This year, however, the Lombok Island enjoyed a significant increase in tourist arrivals.The beautiful island recorded some 2.2 million domestic and foreign tourist arrivals during the January-July 2016 period, and the hotel room occupancy rate reached...
For Garth Simmons, the chief operating officer of AccorHotels for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, the hotel chain's landmark acquisition of three luxury hotel brands — Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel — is a game changer that will cement the world-leading travel and lifestyle hotel chain's reputation."For us, we say it is a really strategic acquisition," he told the Jakarta Globe in a recen...
This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort boasts facilities such as an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness centre and a spa. Each room comes with a hot tub and free Wi-Fi access is provided on its premises. The resort is within a 15-minute drive of the Hindu temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu and Nusa Dua Beach. A 20-minute drive leads to Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural...
Batak Ulos @Indonesia.travelFor the Batak ethnic group of Lake Toba in North Sumatra, - as indeed with other communities in Indonesia, - their meticulously handwoven textiles, known as â€œulos” are not merely made to wear as clothing, but are significant symbols of status, serve as precious heirlooms, or are ceremonial gifts during rites in human’s life cycle from births and weddings to deaths...
Festival (SVF) August 24-28, 2016 will be treated to an entertaining collaboration of top musical talent representing both the East and West.The main stage that will host musical performances throughout the four-daySVF event will continue the tradition of hosting top-name entertainers.Among those confirmed to perform are the internationally renowned jazz pianist and vocalist Indra Lesmana and Bali...
Indonesia is set to host the prestigious PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Travel Mart 2016 at its newest Convention Hall, the Indonesia Convention and Exhibition (ICE) hall at Bumi Serpong Damai  (popularly known as BSD), located in the Banten Provice,  to be held from 7-9 September 2016.  The event is fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia. BSD is one of many satellite citi...
This year, the impressive and truly panoramic Lake Toba in North Sumatra will be the cultural center of the 71st Commemoration of Indonesia’s Independence Day as the spectacular Lake Toba Independence Day Carnival  is to be held at Balige (Toba Samosir Regency) and Parapat (Simalungun Regency) on the shores of Lake Toba, on 20th to 21st August 2016. Aside from signifying a milestone of the count...
The Baliem Valley Cultural Festival being held on August 8-10, 2016, in the Jayawijaya district area of Walesi had garnered praises from the international community for showcasing Indonesias cultural diversity.The unique annual festival has been enlivened by various fascinating art and cultural performances, including traditional Papuan dances, and more interestingly, a dance performed by Indian d...
 Photo source: Photo document of Anak Krakatau Mount. (ANTARA/Muhammad Iqbal)The Lampung provincial government, along with representatives from 15 districts and cities in the province, will host the 26th Krakatau Festival 2016."A series of activities have been prepared to enliven the Krakatau Festival," Head of Public Relations and Protocol of Lampung Province Bayana stated in Bandarlampung on Thu...
Indonesias Tourism Ministry appointed two international celebrities, Christy Chung and Shawn Chang, as ambassadors of Pesona Indonesia to attract Chinese tourists to visit the country.A press release issued by the Tourism Ministry and received here by ANTARA on Wednesday said China has become one of the premier tourist markets for Indonesia and the target is to attract 2.1 million Chinese tourists...
A hotel association has warned the government and the legislative body that Indonesian tourism will “collapse” should the House of Representatives pass a bill prohibiting alcohol in the country.The bill, introduced by the United Development Party (PPP) and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), both Islamist parties, does not take into account voices from players in the tourist sector.Despite the...
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport's Terminal 3 Ultimate was officially opened to the public on Tuesday morning (09/08), with several domestic flights operated by flag carrier Garuda Indonesia departing and arriving at the airport's largest and newest terminal.Garuda Indonesia's flight from Jakarta to Jayapura, Papua, was the first to depart from Terminal 3 Ultimate at 1.20 a.m. The new terminal...
The government has revealed plans to develop surrounding areas of Borobudur temple in Magelang regency, Central Java as new tourist destinations, including Bener district, Salaman and Tritis. "Among the new destinations in the development concept are Bener district in Purworejo regency, Salaman in Magelang regency and Tritis in Kulonprogo regency," said Central Java Tourism Agency head Prasetyo Ar...
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