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Garuda to fly Brisbane-Bali in November 2009 Bali Post reports that Garuda Indonesia is considering re-establishing flight service between Bali (Denpasar) and Brisbane, Australia. The re-examination of the viability of putting Brisbane back on the Indonesian carrier's Australian gateways comes on heals of the recent termination of service to Darwin and an ongoing evaluation of route efficacy.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 30 April 2009 14:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal alcohol and counterfeit custom stamps seized Bali's Custom and Excise Officers have conducted a raid on a warehouse in Bali confiscating thousands of bottles of imported wine and alcohol. The raid, conducted in April 16, 2009, uncovered nearly 550 cases of alcohol containing over 5,600 bottles. Also discovered by customs officials were a quantity of counterfeit custom stickers.

Posted in Crime @ 29 April 2009 13:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A peek into Jakarta's nightlife, Stadium However the name might look like you are attending a game of soccer when you enter this piece of 'paradise on earth', it is not anything like it. It could at best be a nice confusion of words if you are smart enough, so you will not be caught for lying when you are telling in all honesty that you went to the stadium, but keep it in English then. The building that calls itself 'Stadium' is not just a club, it is a center of pleasure and entertainment, 24 hours a day, almost all days of the year.

Posted in Nightlife @ 29 April 2009 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet volcano continues to erupt The head of the Center of Volcanology and Disaster Management, Surono, has said that the activity of the Mount Slamet volcano is still increasing. Observations at the observation post for the volcano in the village of Gambuhan show that since April 26, 2009 the number of lava eruptions and tremors is still increasing.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 28 April 2009 15:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Isolation rooms for bird flu changed to swine flu The ever increasing number of victims that contracts H1N1 swine flu in Mexico and other countries across the globe has caused general hospitals in Indonesia to change their preparedness for bird flu into swine flu as isolation rooms are prepared once again. The general hospital in Tangerang for example, has had isolation rooms for bird flu victims since 2008. Now these rooms are prepared for possible swine flu victims.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 28 April 2009 15:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Protestant clergyman and wife killed with machetes Police found Rev Frans Koagow, 64, and his wife Femy Kumendong, 73, at their home, dead, killed with machetes. The couple lived in Manado, capital of North Sulawesi province, where a majority of Sulawesi Island Christians live. Most local Christians are Protestant.

Posted in Violence @ 28 April 2009 07:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia checks airports and seaports for swine flu The Department of Transport follows the Department of Public Health in preventing swine flu from entering Indonesia. A number of airports and seaports have prepared themselves already according to Bambang S. Ervan, a spokesperson for the department earlier today.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 27 April 2009 06:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Activity of Mount Slamet still increases The volcanic activity of the Mount Slamet volcano keeps on increasing. Where there were first some hundred tremors a day which lasted between 20 and 95 seconds, now the volcano also emits molten rock up to heights of 900 meters from the peak of the volcano. The volcano has now released lava some 80 times. The eruptions that occurred today were much bigger than those recorded yesterday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 April 2009 04:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


30 missing in boat accident in Riau waters A boat carrying a group of marriage party-goers sank in Duami waters, Riau province, western Indonesia on Saturday, with 30 passengers still missing, the national Antara news agency reported. The wooden fishing boat carrying a total 60 passengers was sailing from Mundam village, Dumai, to Batu Panjang in Rupat Island.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 April 2009 05:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet volcano erupts with hot molten rock Mount Slamet in West Java province has started to exhaust hot molten rock with flames. The volcano started to show this activity just after sunset yesterday evening. The rocks reached an height of up to 600 meters. The head of the observation post for Mount Slamet, Sukedi, sold that the volcano first ejected blackish clouds before the hot molten rock was exhausted.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 24 April 2009 02:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Indonesia orders Red Cross out of restricted Papua Officials say Indonesia's government has ordered the International Committee of the Red Cross to shut its office in the restricted Papua province. ICRC Indonesia delegation head Vincent Nicod said Thursday four staff members were pulled from the regional capital, Jayapura, in March.

Posted in General @ 23 April 2009 11:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet volcano also sees it's status raised The alert-status of the Mount Slamet volcano has been raised from 'normal' to 'aware' because of a drastic increase of the water temperature inside the crater. The change came into effect yesterday afternoon. Based on information from the observation post for the volcano in the village of Gambuhan, the volcano produces 203 tremors yesterday. Normally this is somewhere between 40 and 90.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 22 April 2009 05:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A peek into Jakarta's nightlife, the women of B.A.T.S. The later it gets the more clear it becomes that it is not all about the music, the band and the alcohol here. Pleasure is okay, but there is much more to get here that just that. The later it gets, a part of the people here starts to show more and more lowbrow attitude. In some areas you will see women hopping from one man to another. It could just be to greet them a 'bye bye', but all changes if you know better than that, because there is more to it.

Posted in Nightlife @ 22 April 2009 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Mount Kerinci volcano also starts to rumble The activity of the Mount Kerinci volcano is increasing as well. This news follows after Mount Anak Krakatau is also more active than usual yesterday. Since yesterday, the volcano is rumbling without interruption. For now the rumbling takes place inside the volcano. "Since yesterday the activity of the Kerinci volcano is increasing. There are continuous explosions," according to the head of the observation post for Mount Kerinci, Heri Prasetyo.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 21 April 2009 05:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Krakatau volcano goes on higher alert because of eruptions The Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait is once again exhausting hot rocks. The current condition of the volcano forced the Volcanologic and Geological Mitigation Center to raise the alert status of the volcano from 'aware' to 'careful' earlier today. According to seismographic readings there were 126 small eruptions, 149 exhausts of hot steam and over a hundred tremors over the course of a week.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 April 2009 11:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Indonesia court overturns Suharto libel decision Indonesia's Supreme Court has reversed a $93 million libel ruling against Time magazine over a story about the late president Suharto. The court overturned its earlier decision that Time had defamed Suharto in a May 1999 article alleging he had amassed a vast fortune through corruption.

Posted in General @ 19 April 2009 05:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda Indonesia to open route Denpasar - Kupang Garuda Indonesia will commence daily service between Bali and Kupang, effective May 1, 2009, the latest addition in the national carrier’s "look eastward" following the launch of its flights between Bali and Lombok in April 2009. Bucking the worldwide trend of shrinking airlines, Garuda is set to open 18 new domestic routes in 2009.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 18 April 2009 11:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six arrested over deadly beating in Bounty Discotheque A 23-year-old New Zealand man, Sean Headifen, died on Sunday, April 12, 2009, after being brutalized by six men at the Bounty Discotheque in Kuta. The man died from head injuries in the early morning hours of Sunday after allegedly being physically set upon by staff of the discotheque with whom he had a verbal altercation after reportedly throwing a bottle at a staff member. The brutalization that followed took place both inside the popular night spot and in outside premises.

Posted in Crime @ 18 April 2009 11:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


11 feared dead in Papua plane crash A reported 11 people were feared dead in the crash of a small chartered plane Friday in remote eastern Indonesia, police said. Rescue teams said they would be unable to search for the wreckage until Saturday because of bad weather in the isolated Mount Gergaji area near Mimika in the Papua province. Officials told they still were getting a signal from the plane, which was reported chartered by the local government.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 April 2009 03:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Powerful earthquake rocks western Indonesia An earthquake with magnitude of 6. 4 struck western parts of Indonesia on Thursday morning, but there was no report of damage or casualty, Indonesia's meteorology agency said here Thursday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 April 2009 04:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia might propose to host East Asia Summit Indonesia is likely to host the East Asia Summit (EAS) following its cancellation in Thailand, according to the government on Tuesday. "We might propose to host, on the grounds that Jakarta is the location of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Secretariat," said Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah.

Posted in Economy @ 15 April 2009 09:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A peek into Jakarta's nightlife; B.A.T.S. From Aphrodite in Taman Rasuna we took an 'Express' taxi which brought us to the lobby of the five-star Shangri-La Hotel in just a matter of minutes - all of a sudden it went quick because of a lack of vehicles on the protocol-roads of Jakarta. I was happy that I dressed myself decently and also brought enough clothes for the coming days, however an extra blouse with long sleeves would be welcome, but that was something to be taken care of later on.

Posted in Nightlife @ 15 April 2009 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to shut down all airlines with under 10 planes Indonesia will shut down all airlines that do not have at least 10 planes by 2012, a Transportation Ministry official says. The new regulation is part of efforts to improve the country's safety record following a string of deadly accidents including a Garuda Indonesia plane crash at Yogyakarta airport in March 2007 that killed 21 people, including five Australians.

Posted in General @ 14 April 2009 09:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


February 2009 arrivals to Bali down 10 percent Final arrival figures through the end of February 2009 are now in hand from immigration authorities at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport that confirm that while Bali is enjoying a record strong start to 2009, it may also be sitting at the crest of a cimminent downturn. January-February arrivals totaled 304,013 - a 3.05% improvement over the same two months in 2008 (295,025).

Posted in Tourism @ 13 April 2009 07:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Group of wild orangutans discovered in Borneo Conservationists have discovered a large population of orangutans in the eastern part of the island of Borneo which is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The most conservative estimates put the population count at several hundred, but biologists say it could possibly be in the region of 2,000.

Posted in Environment @ 12 April 2009 13:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono returns from Thailand earlier Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono returned home from Thailand on Saturday, earlier than scheduled, after riots hit Pattaya, of Thailand, press officer of the Indonesian Presidential Palace Nachrowi said. "President has returned from Thailand at 19:00 Jakarta time today," he told.

Posted in Politics @ 11 April 2009 06:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


KPU quick count shows even bigger win for secular parties The first quick count results from KPU, the Indonesian general election commission, show that the secular parties have gained even more than what first indicated by various surveys held on election day, yesterday. Below is the quick count result from KPU, the final counts will be announced within one month.

Posted in Elections @ 10 April 2009 04:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quick count: Secular parties win over Islamic parties The democratic party of current president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono comes up as the winner during quick counts made by several different organisations. The party gets around 20 percent of the votes nationally. Numbers two and three are the Democratic Party of Struggle from former president Megawati Sukarnoputri and Golkar, the labour party of former president Suharto.

Posted in Elections @ 09 April 2009 13:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia goes to the polls today Indonesia holds legislative elections today, amid concerns about vote buying, fraud and some regional violence in the country. But the elections mark a transition for the young democracy. Indonesia's legislative elections span thousands of islands with more than 40 political parties and tens of thousands of candidates.

Posted in Elections @ 09 April 2009 04:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police fire on Papuan independence rally Indonesian police have shot and injured 11 people at a pro-independence rally in Papua province. Four are in a critical condition at the Nabire Regional Public Hospital. The demonstrators were urging an election boycott of Thursday's parliamentary elections on Thursday and July's presidential election.

Posted in Violence @ 08 April 2009 04:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A peek into Jakarta's nightlife; Aphrodite It is a humid night - like most nights in Jakarta indeed - after some light rain when I sit in a taxi on my way to meet two female friends. First something to eat and then enjoying the nightlife until the early hours of the next day, that was the deal we made by SMS during the course of the day. SMS-ing is much more convenient than calling each other all the time because connections are often not optimal. Another important thing is that SMS-es can be read again in case you forgot something.

Posted in Nightlife @ 08 April 2009 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Brebes police seizes over 5.000 bottles of liquor As much as 5.680 bottles of liquor from various brands and types were seized by Brebes police. The liquor was seized from food stalls which are known to sell drinks. Most of the liquor was seized from obscure places. The thousands of bottles will be destroyed soon. Other than branded liquor, the Brebes police also seized dozens of bottles of diluted alcohol.

Posted in General @ 07 April 2009 06:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda pilot sentenced to two years in jail over accident An Indonesian court on Monday sentenced a pilot from the country's national airline Garuda to two years in jail for crashing a passenger jet in 2007 in the central Javan city of Yogyakarta, killing 21 people. The court found M. Marwoto Komar guilty of criminal negligence.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 07 April 2009 04:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


24 killed in military plane crash at Bandung airport A Fokker 27-03 belonging to Indonesian Air Force with 23 passengers on board crashed and burst into flames at Sastranegara airbase, in Bandung, West Java, at 1.02 p.m on Monday, airport officials said. Yanto, an official at the operator center of Husein Sastranegara airport, confirmed the incident. "It is true that a Fokker 27 of the Indonesian Air Force had crashed at the airport," he said.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 April 2009 17:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake hits north of Sulawesi island A shallow earthquake measured 6.5 on the Richter scale rocked eastern parts of Indonesia earlier today, but no tsunami warning was issued and there are no reports of damage or casualties, the country's meteorology and disaster management agency said here. The quake struck at 00:31 Jakarta time (17:31 GMT) with epicenter at 117 kilometers northeast of North Sulawesi and at a depth of 10 kilometers, an official of the agency told.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 April 2009 06:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police investigates possible corruption at Situ Gintung The Greater Jakarta police is investigating the head of the Public Works department of Tangerang, Eddy Adolf Nicolas Malonda. He was called in relation to possible corruption with funds meant for the improvement of the Situ Gintung dam, which collapsed last week. A Jakarta police representative said that Eddy was called to give answers to some questions. "Until now the cooperation is optimal," he said.

Posted in Corruption @ 04 April 2009 03:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's central bank cuts key interest Indonesia's central bank has reduced its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 7.5 percent. The governor of Bank Indonesia said Friday the decision was made after closely watching economic developments at home and abroad.

Posted in Economy @ 03 April 2009 02:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Canadians arrested for drugs on Lombok island Two Canadian women are facing four years' jail in Indonesia after being arrested while allegedly smoking a marijuana joint during their holiday, police said Thursday. The women, aged 31 and 30, were arrested in February on the eastern island of Lombok and remain in custody, police said.

Posted in Drugs @ 02 April 2009 05:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Some 90 still missing after Situ Gintung dam burst, 100 dead Since last night, no new victims of the Situ Gintung dam burst in the southern Jakarta suburb of Ciputat have been found. According to the Cirendeu neighborhood there are still 14 people missing. According to other sources, the number of missing still stands at 91.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 April 2009 15:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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Posted in Website @ 01 April 2009 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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