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Foreign Flights Increase Could Benefit Tourism

May 5th, 2008 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

To garner more visitors for Indonesia’s tourist program dubbed Visit Indonesia Year 2008, the government should grant more foreign airlines increased flight frequencies into Bali and other tourist destinations, an industry leader said. “If the government wants to be totally committed to making (the program) a success, it should start wooing other foreign airlines besides Singapore Airlines,” Tengku Burhanuddin, Secretary General of the Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA), said.

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Image of the Day: Pura Ulu Danau Batur, Bali

April 10th, 2008 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Whenever you travel to Kintamani in the north of Bali, have a look at one of the most beautiful temples on the island - Pura Ulu Danau Batur. This sacred temple overlooks Danau Batur and Gunung Batur.

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Image of the Day: Taman Sari, Yogyakarta, Central Java

April 2nd, 2008 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Taman Sari is a part of the Kraton, or Sultan’s Palace, in Yogyakarta. It is a definite ‘must see’ if you are visiting this cultural city. The best times to go are early in the morning and late afternoon when the light is excellent for photography. At both times you will at least avoid the tourist buses that daily fill the carparks.

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Global Warming Threat: Maluku Islands

March 30th, 2008 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

An increase of three degrees Celsius in the sea water temperature as a consequence of global warming will cause the sea surface to rise by seven meters and the submersion, sinking or disappearance of large swathes of coastal area on Maluku`s 1,340 islands, a marine research official said.

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The Story of `Gatutkaca Luweng’

March 30th, 2008 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Following is a synopsis of the Gatutkaca Luweng drama, which the Wayang Wong Bharata performed on Jan. 5, 2008, from 8:30-11:15 p.m. at their home theater:

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Bandung Badly Polluted: West Java

March 1st, 2008 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Nearby mountains and penetrating forests do not guarantee a city’s air quality, at least if West Java’s capital, Bandung, which sits 750 meters above sea level, is anything to go by. Bandung’s air pollutants are trapped by a combination of surrounding mountains and the city’s concave, bowl-like footprint, preventing their release into the upper atmosphere. Research conducted by experts at the Bandung Institute of Technology, using a series of air quality index boards, has shown city residents only enjoy about 55 days of clean air per year.

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Clean water a Basic Necessity

January 1st, 2008 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The government says extreme weather events are a serious threat to water security. During the wet season floods large swaths of the country, including Jakarta, are inundated by floods. At other times droughts cause drinking water shortages for millions. Below is the final article in a series of six on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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Tourist Arrival Target Achievable

December 29th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

With a wide range of promotional programs both at home and abroad, the government is optimistic that the Visit Indonesia Year 2008 campaign will draw at least 7 million foreign tourists according to a Business News report.

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Visit Safer Indonesia

December 29th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

The just-launched campaign aiming to increase tourism in 2008 started with a small but embarrassing grammatical mistake in the slogan. The government, nevertheless, recognized the mistake and revised the tagline to ensure it says, “Visit Indonesia Year 2008, celebrating 100 years of national awakening” and not “nation’s awakening”.

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Police and Military Security for Christmas

December 23rd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The Police, with the back-up of the Indonesian Military, are gearing up for heightened security operations during Christmas
and New Year’s celebrations in West and Central Java, an official said. In West Java, 19,000 police officers will be deployed to safeguard the Christmas processions of 412 churches throughout the province.

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