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East Java: '500 billion for southern coastal highway' The East Java provincial government has decided to allocate Rp500 billion in funds to develop the provinces southern coastal highway after the central government has stopped financing the project.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 17 August 2014 23:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Island-wide power blackout hits Bali Bali experienced an island-wide power outage on Saturday night, July 12, 2014 that started just before 9:00 p.m. local time with electricity only returning to Sanur, in Bali’s south, at midnight.The deputy spokesman for the State Power Board (PT PLN) for East Java, Arkad Matulu, blamed a “technical disturbance” for the power outage.

Posted in Power supply @ 13 July 2014 04:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Trucks used to clear out volcanic ash in Yogyakarta Dozens of trucks belonging to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) were deployed to clear out the volcanic ash spewed by Mount Kelud, which erupted on Thursday night.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 22:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flash floods, landslides hit Malang Flash floods triggered by incessant rains have hit Malang, causing landslides and cutting off road access between Malang and Kediri over the past few days.

Posted in Flooding @ 01 February 2014 14:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Communication ministry detects signal interference spots The Informatics and Communications Ministry has detected several signal interference spots for cellular telecommunication due to the application of illegal signal repeater instrument.

Posted in General @ 19 December 2013 15:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI Attempting to March on Bali Tempo.com reports that around 100 members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) from East Java are attempting to cross over on the ferry crossing from Ketapang, East Java to Gilimanuk, Bali. The group is reportedly intent on disrupting the Miss World Competition being held at Nusa Dua, Bali.

Posted in Religion @ 14 September 2013 01:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ex-district head facing 9 years jail term Former Banyuwangi district head Ratna Ani Lestari, tried for alleged corruption by a Surabaya district court, is facing a sentence of nine years in jail.

Posted in Corruption @ 22 January 2013 23:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Escapee captured and thrown in prison again A report in The Jakarta Globe casts questions if not new light on the quality of life behind bars in Bali’s.Muhamad Rawi, together with five other men, escaped police detention in Kuta, Bali on September 15, 2011 while awaiting trial on narcotics charges.

Posted in Crime @ 23 September 2012 09:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air opens several new routes Indonesia's largest airliner, Lion Air, has again opened a number of new routes. Several of them will be operated on less normal routes to fill in ever increasing requests for all kinds of routes on the domestic market. Several of these routes are opened this month already.

Posted in Travel @ 10 September 2012 08:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll reaches 95 in Indonesian immigrant boat sinking The death toll after a ship carrying Australia-bound immigrants sank off the coast of Indonesia on Saturday evening has risen to at least 95, officials said on Friday. Around 100 people remain missing.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 December 2011 19:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Some 75 bodies found in Banyuwangi waters Search and rescue teams operating in Banyuwangi waters have found the bodies of a total of 75 illegal immigrants whose boat capsized in the sea near Prigi, Trenggalek, East Java, recently.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 December 2011 02:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Banyuwangi starts culling dogs from Bali The ministry of Agriculture in the region of Banyuwangi, East Java, is to cull some 40 dogs that were discovered after they were transported from the island of Bali. The animals are currently in quarantine in Ketapang. They are culled to prevent rabies from spreading to the region after all of Bali is now officially a rabies-zone.

Posted in Health @ 20 November 2009 09:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Saving Bali's Serangan island The government of Denpasar is targeting to restore the badly damaged natural environment of Serangan island by establishing a turtle refuge as part of plans to create the island into a marine sports center.

Posted in Environment @ 18 November 2009 01:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nusa Dua Fiesta XIII 2009 Bali's Nusa Dua Complex will once again host the Nusa Dua Fiesta XIII 2009 October 17-21, 2009, which will include participation by 20 different provinces across Indonesia.

Posted in Tourism @ 13 October 2009 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Snipers on the highway? The local police in some districts along the northern highway over the island of Java will install snipers on points where crime is rampant. The snipers will be placed between Situbondo and Banyuwangi in East Java province during the Idul Fitri travel period. "As many as 30 snipers will be placed in the highway to reduce crime rate during the holidays," said Sapto Nugroho, of the Besuku Police.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 12 September 2009 02:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'If trains go faster, people reach their destination earlier' The Minister of Transport has finally seen the light. He stated earlier today that the time needed to travel between Surabaya and Banyuwangi could be shortened from six hours, the current time a train needs, to only three hours. He has come up with a very inventive way to get this done properly:

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 28 August 2009 13:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Illegal jamu seized by Banyuwangi police The narcotics brigade of the regional police of Banyuwangi have seized thousands of bottles of illegal jamu - traditional medicine which are suspected to contain medication that is not allowed. Yesterday the police succeeded in seizing some 100 boxes with bottles and packages of illegal jamu with an estimated value of several million Rupiah.

Posted in Crime @ 11 June 2008 02:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Indonesian workers forced into prostitution in Malaysia Two Indonesian women from the east Javanese town of Banyuwangi working abroad, in Indonesia popularly known as 'TKW', were forced into prostitution when they were caught up in human trafficking. Both of the women were employed in a pub in Malaysia. The young women (24 and 26 years old) were forced into prostitution somewhere in eastern Malaysia without receiving salaries.

Posted in Crime @ 10 June 2008 05:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Railroad near Porong gets more bumpy The railroad near Porong, Sidoarjo, which has been damaged by the mud flow, is still getting worse. However the track is already seen as critical, it is still used to transport people on the routes with destinations Malang, Pasuruan and Banyuwangi. This piece of track is normally used by 40 trains a day.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 13 December 2007 13:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Ijen volcano alert status raised to level II Hundreds of sulfur miners are still working in the crater of the Mount Ijen volcano in Bondowoso, eastern Java, because the activity of the volcano looks still normal. Despite this the alert status of the volcano has been raised to level II, 'on watch'. The volcanic activity of Mount Ijen is still continuing in the border area of the districts of Bondowoso and Banyuwangi.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 09 November 2007 08:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Main tollroad near Porong in southern direction closed The main road near Porong, which connects Surabaya and Gempol, is closed for traffic in the direction of Malang to the south and Jember-Banyuwangi to the east. The closure came in effect at 10.00 local time today. The two lanes which originate in Surabaya and run south are closed because of mud flowing on the road since the last nine days.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 11 April 2007 08:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.0 earthquake strikes just north of Banyuwangi An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter Scale struck just north of the city of Banyuwangi in east Java at 13:28 local time. The quakes epicenter is located close to the ferr crossing to Bali. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties two hours after the earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 April 2007 10:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia, injuring 12 A bus plunged into a 25-meter-deep ravine in East Java province Thursday, injuring all the 12 people aboard. Police believed the driver lost control of the bus as he felt asleep, reported the national Antara news agency.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 October 2006 17:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mudflow scatters villagers in East Java Three weeks of an unceasing, foul- smelling mudflow from a gas well accident have uprooted more locals in Porong district of East Java province and forced them to shelter in cramped markets, schools and government offices. On Sunday, more than 3,800 residents from the four worst-hit villages near Sidoarjo were staying at newly built Pasar Baru Porong market, which was scheduled to begin operation in July. Others are camped out in school buildings, offices and local mosques, local newspaper the Jakarta Post daily reported on Monday.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 20 June 2006 11:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


One night in Banyuwangi On my trip from Yogyakarta to the east, to Bali, Lombok and even Sumbawa, I was scheduled to make a stop-over in Banyuwangi, the last city before I was to enter the boat to Bali to enter a completely different world. After driving a good 1000 kilometers on my brand new motorbike it was time to find a place to sleep for the night. Though Banyuwangi itself is not a harbour city, Ketapang is, however it close to each other, so it doesn't really matter.

Posted in Travel @ 10 April 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quakes hit Bali & Bengkulu Two successive earthquakes measuring 6.0 and 5.0 on the Richter scale rattled Indonesia's Sumatra island and Bali overnight but there were no reports of damage or casualties, officials said Saturday. The first quake, measuring at 6.0 on the Richter scale, occurred at 9:21pm local time on Friday in Bengkulu province and caused panic among residents.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 April 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mob burns down courthouse after priest sentenced Thousands of local residents set ablaze a district courthouse on Flores Island on Saturday, shortly after a judge declared guilty a local Catholic leader in a defamation case. The angry mob also set fire to several buildings belonging to the Larantuka Prosecutor's Office. No fatalities were reported in the incident. The incident began when thousands of residents of Larantuka, the capital of the predominantly Catholic East Flores regency, attended a trial against Father Frans Amanuen, a local charismatic priest.

Posted in Violence @ 16 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Train derailment injures 36 Thirty-six people aboard the Mutiara Timur train were injured when three of the rear cars jumped the tracks and rolled over while passing through Rejoso, Pasuruan in East Java province late on Saturday. No fatalities were reported. According to Sutoyo, a spokesman for state-owned railroad company PT KAI in Jember, six of the victims suffered severe injuries, and three of them were being treated at Sidoarjo Hospital.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 July 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The new autonomy law introduced last year immediately encouraged many Indonesians to set up television stations in remote cities far away from the bustling capital, where the current nationwide stations dominate the landscape of free-TV.

Posted in Culture @ 16 March 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One killed in Pasuruan as unrest continues One person was killed and four others injured in a fierce clash between people claiming to be President Abdurrahman Wahid's supporters and security officers in tense Pasuruan on Wednesday, while another group of people ransacked and torched a Muhammadiyah senior high school in neighboring Situbondo. However, in general the situation remained under control in East Java, the stronghold of Abdurrahman, contrary to people's belief that on Tuesday more people would take to the streets to protest the House of Representative's (DPR) plenary session in Jakarta.

Posted in Violence @ 31 May 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mass demonstrations today Around one hundred thousand supporters of President Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) plan to stage a grand meeting and demonstration themed " Aspirations of the Jember People" at the town square in Jember, East Java, today. The ulemas and religion`s figures will pray for the country currently suffering unabated political disturbance caused by the actions of the political elite to prioritize their respective group`s interests. Deputy chairman of the organizing team, Abdul Muis, said this meeting will provide `concrete evidence` that Jember people are consistent in supporting Abdurrahman Wahid as Indonesia`s President until 2004. He said that Wahid is the constitutionally chosen President. As such, if unconstitutionally ousted from power in the middle of his term, the action will destroy the basic system of the country.

Posted in Protests @ 13 February 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Demonstrations by Gus Dur supporters turn violent Disgruntled supporters of the incumbent President Abdurrahman Wahid continued venting their anger in East Java on Monday by vandalizing the National Awakening Party (PAN) and Golkar Party offices in the town of Gresik, some 30 kilometers northwest of Surabaya. No fatalities were reported, but the police said that they had failed to curb the violent actions committed by at least 2,000 people.

Posted in Protests @ 06 February 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sultan: provocateurs have entered Yogyakarta Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono warned on Tuesday he was tipped off by Jakarta that provocateurs entered the province to ignite unrest over the last two weeks. The provocateurs were three people involved in the unrest in Banyuwangi and 10 others from Jakarta, the Sultan said. The Sultan said that Yogyakarta was considered safe compared to other major cities in the country and recent explosions and bomb hoaxes could tarnish its peaceful image.

Posted in General @ 19 December 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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