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Practicalities for a Long Bike Trip

October 5th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Cheaper to buy and run than a car, the motorbike is the vehicle of choice for many Indonesians. Bikes have the added advantage of maneuverability in the country’s notorious traffic: in Jakarta an ojek (motorbike taxi) can often get you to your destination in half the time of a four-wheeled taxi.

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Garuda Urged to Open Direct Jakarta-Darwin Flight Service

September 26th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

Garuda Indonesia should open a direct flight service between Darwin and Jakarta in view of the high economic potential of Australia’s Northern Territory and Darwin’s need to have an air link with Asian cities via Jakarta, according to a Garuda official. Darwin is seen as an isolated city in Australia. It seems only logical considering next year will be Visit Indonesia Year.

Mandala Air Expands Routes: Bali

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

mandala.jpg Indonesia’s Mandala Airlines have announced three new routes from their new secondary air hub of Bali with the addition of Denpasar-Jogjakarta, Denpasar-Banjarmasin (Kalimantan) and Denpasar-Balikpapan (Kalimantan) - effective October 1, 2007.

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Lombok International Airport to open in 2010

September 9th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

PT Angkasa Pura I is targeting to commence operations of a new international airport in Lombok, Bali’s near neighbor to the east, by 2010. To be built at an estimated cost of Rp. 665 billion (approximately US$72.3 million), the new airport for Lombok will be located in the central province of that island as Bali Discovery explains.

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U.S. to Lift Travel Warnings: Bali

September 3rd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The U.S. will soon lift its travel warning to Bali as the Ngurah Rai
international airport
has met international security standards — a move that will hopefully give a considerable boost to tourism.

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Water Taxis: Palembang, Sumatra

September 1st, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

In a bid to ease traffic congestion, the Palembang city administration recently launched a water taxi service along the Musi River.

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Cheap Flights to Java from Bali

August 25th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Recently launched flight service connecting Bali (Denpasar) and the East Java city of Malang recorded 100% load factors over its initial launch period which coincided with Indonesian national school holiday periods.

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Indonesian Airlines Pursue IATA Standard

August 15th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Several Indonesian airlines have pledged to join the “extra-tough’ audit program of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to improve their safety reputation.

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Plans to Replace Bajaj: Jakarta, West Java

August 2nd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The city administration will continue replacing old and rusty bajaj (three-wheeled pedicabs) with eco-friendly models fueled by compressed-natural gas (CNG), Governor Sutiyoso announced.
Sutiyoso said the replacement was aimed at cleaning air and noise pollution from the city.

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