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Situated on the beautiful island of Bintan and located just a 10-minute drive from BBT Ferry Terminal, The Sanchaya offers luxurious and modern getaway with a private beach area, an outdoor pool, free WiFi access in all areas of the property, and free on-site parking for guests who drive. This resort also offers free return transfer service to the ferry terminal.The beautifully designed rooms...
The Head of the Tourism Office of the Riau islands, Guntur Sakti, informed the press recently that for 2015 the province has set itself the target to welcome2.5 million international visitors. While, the island of Batam alone,  the main entry gate to the Riau Islands,  is expected to receive 1.7 million foreign tourists,up from this year's 1.2 million. Which means that the other Riau islands compr...
The 34th edition of ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) kicked off today at Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC) 1 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar with the 41st Meeting of the ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (NTOs). Some 300 delegates including tourism ministers and NTO officials are flying in for the event which is being held in Myanmar for the first time. Over the next few days, some 2,000 de...
Aussie holidaymakers heading to Bali look set to continue paying for visas on arrival until Indonesia can get fees waived for its citizens visiting Australia.In November, Indonesia's tourism minister announced the government may scrap the $US35 fee for citizens of Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia from this month.But so far, the ruling only applies to Japan.Agus Barnas, spokesman for...
New intel on AirAsia Flight QZ8501 reveals the jet might have climbed too fast in the air. According to the transport minister for Indonesia, an ongoing investigation indicates that the plane was soaring upward at an excessively rapid rate of 6,000 feet per minute, which is anywhere between two to three times the average. (Examiner)...
Raja Ampat district was honored with The Best Destination for Adventure category 2015 award by the Finnish Mondo Travel Magazine during the Matka Nordic Travel Fair (Matka 2015) in Helsinki, on January 15-18, 2015. The award was presented by Mondo magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Kati Kelola, to the representative of the Indonesian Embassy in Helsinki, according to embassy spokesman Made P Sentanajaya.
Sixty years ago on 19 April 1955  Bandung, capital of West Java Province, made world history when leaders from 29 Asian and African emerging countries, most of whom had just gained independence from centuries of colonial rule, gathered to walk together and join hands  in the First Asian African Confernece,  determined to create their own future. This year, thishistoric moment will be celebrated in...
The Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) has again suggested to the Government to put a temporary freeze or moratorium on permission to build new hotels in a number of areas in Indonesia suffering from an oversupply of hotel rooms.Wiryanti Sukamdani, the chairman of the PHRI, recently told the press assembled outside the office of the Indonesian vice-president, “We have made our re...
Indonesian divers on Tuesday (Jan 13) retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from beneath the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea as the airline's boss vowed to overcome the "toughest times" he has known.It came a day after the plane's other black box, the flight data recorder, was recovered. The devices should provide investigators with vital information about what caused th...
The island of Lombok in the West Nusa Tenggara Province will once again celebrate the age-old tradition of Bau Nyale or catching the Sea Worms Festival in the forthcoming month. This year, following a meeting of the council of government officials, traditional community leaders and keepers of the four cardinal directions, the event will be held from 9th to 10th February 2015and centered at Seger B...
The Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander General Moeldoko has revealed the Flight Data Recorder of AirAsia QZ8501 after its recovery from waters in the south of Kumai Bay in Central Kalimantan on Monday."The search operation, however, has not yet finished as we still have to find the Cockpit Voice Recorder and the fuselage as well as the bodies of more passeengers," he said at the Iskandar airbase.
The Donggala Arts Council will hold Donggala Heritage 2015 on January 23 to 25, in Banawa, Donggala District, 40 kilometers northwest of Palu, Central Sulawesi."Donggala Heritage 2015 is part of the efforts to preserve the citys most valuable cultural heritage," Secretary of the Donggala Arts Council Zulkifly Uun Pagessa stated here on Friday."The citys existence must be maintained because it belo...
Centrally located in Jakarta, just a 5-minute walk from National Monument, Mercure Jakarta Sabang offers contemporary and cosy accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi access in all areas of the property and free on-site private parking for guest who drive.It takes a 15-minute walk from the property to Gambir Railway Station, and a 15-minute drive to Grand Indonesia and Plaza In...
 On 2 January 2015, Indonesia's National Statistics Board informed that the total number of  international tourist arrivals to Indonesia nationwide during January to November 2014 reached 8.52 million, -   a growth of 7.29% year on year  compared to  the total of 7.94 million received  the same 11 months of 2013.  Based on these figures Indonesia is confident that the target of 9.3 million for the...
The beautiful shore of Pangandaran in the Pangandaran Regency on the southern coast of West Java will turn into a special cycling track for hundreds of bikers from all over the country as the Tour de Pangandaran 2015 is set to be staged from 17th to 18th January 2015.The event will also be a gathering arena for cycling enthusiasts and is organized by bike 2 work community in Tasikmalaya in collabo...
The Jakarta Night Festival — possibly the biggest festivity the capital city has ever hosted, was far from flawless, but Jakartans said they still loved it and wanted it to be held annually.The city police estimated that about 200,000 people swarmed Jl. MH Thamrin and Jl. Sudirman in Central Jakarta, where the city administration erected 16 stages that showcased various performances to entertain...
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