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Profesional divers to lift AirAsia plane`s tail The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) has deployed 20 professional divers, divided into two teams, to lift the tail of the ill-fated AirAsia QZ8501 flight. "Each team comprises 10 divers," Commander of the First Squad Indonesian Diver Ebram Harimurti stated here on Friday.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 January 2015 16:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia repatriates 39 human trafficking victims The Indonesian government has repatriated the second batch of 39 people, who had been trapped by human traffickers, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Posted in Crime @ 03 December 2014 20:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


18 of 20 foreign tourists in sinking boat off Bima saved At least 18 of 20 foreign tourist reported missing in the sea off Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, were found safe and rescued by rescue team and local fishermen. The boat with 25 people on board including 5 crewmen capsized off the Sangeang island in the district of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 August 2014 11:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ongoing complaints about new Bali airport terminal The Bali Consumer Protection Bureau (YLPK-Bali) has undertaken a customer service surveys for Bali Ngurah Rai International and the Lombok International Airports.I Putu Armaya, director of YLPK, told Metrobali.com on June 24, 2014, that the survey was undertaken over 5 days ,June 4-8, 2014. The survey involved around 300 respondents - both domestic and international air passengers.

Posted in Travel @ 30 June 2014 07:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Citilink denies planning to acquire Tiger Air Mandala Low-cost airlines Citilink Indonesia had denied speculations that it will acquire Tiger Air Mandala, saying that an acquisition is a complex process. The statement of the Citilink CEO also clarified several news reports about the preparedness of the airline company to acquire Tiger Air Mandala.

Posted in Travel @ 30 April 2014 16:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


An Australian imprisoned for illegal possession of drug Joseph Julie Anne Karen Hope (32) of Australia was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment for illegal possession of drug. The presiding judge of the Mataram district court Bagus Iriawan said Joseph was guilty of drug abuse.

Posted in Drugs @ 03 March 2014 20:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate quake hits Sumbawa An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale shook Sumbawa district, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, at dawn on Monday but there was no immediate report of casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 24 February 2014 17:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrests terror suspects in West Nusa Tenggara The police arrested two alleged terror suspects on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. local time, in the Karang Bongot Village of the West Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara Province.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 January 2014 21:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding spreads to other areas in Indonesia In the past two weeks, floods and landslides have hit parts of Indonesia, particularly Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Kalimantan Islands, and continue to spread further, thereby claiming more lives as torrential rains continue to lash.

Posted in Weather @ 22 January 2014 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-graft body arrests Lombok public prosecutor The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested a public prosecutor on charges of receiving a bribe from a businesswoman on Saturday night. KPK spokesman Johan Budi confirmed the arrest of the head of the public prosecutors office in Central Lombok district, West Nusa Tenggara province.

Posted in Corruption @ 15 December 2013 16:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of houses flooded in Lombok after heavy rain Floods inundated hundreds of houses and an elementary school building in the Suka Makmur Gerung Village in the West Lombok District of the West Nusa Tenggara Province, after the Babak River started overflowing on Thursday.

Posted in Flooding @ 05 December 2013 21:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Earthquake strikes near Lombok An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale shook Bali and itís neighboring island of Lombok at 12:42 pm local time on Saturday, June 22, 2013.Information from the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) said the epicenter of the earthquake was 14 kilometers northwest of Lombok at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Posted in Earthquake @ 23 June 2013 10:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Banten water police catch 80 illegal immigrants The Banten provincial water police caught 80 illegal immigrants from Iran and Myanmar in the waters off Peucang island on Thursday. The immigrants were caught after their boat leaked on their way to Christmas Island in Australia, director of the water police Snr. Comr. Budi Hermawan said.

Posted in Crime @ 07 June 2013 00:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BNN: Number of drug addicts growing in Indonesia The number of drug addicts in Indonesia has tended to increase in the past years, the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) said. "Based on a survey by BNN, the number of drug addicts rose from 3.8 million in 2008 to 4.2 million in 2011," BNN director Tyaswening said here on Thursday.

Posted in Drugs @ 16 May 2013 23:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air adds flights in Nusa Tenggara Outside the newly added flights in the western part of Indonesia, Lion Air has also announced that it will improve it's services in the Smaller Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara). More flights will be added from Denpasar to Lombok, Bima, Tambolaka and Waingapu for example.

Posted in Travel @ 02 January 2013 12:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Citilink purchases 25 ATR 72-600 planes Citilink, the low-cost subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, will be ordering an initial 25 ATR 72-600s with an option on an additional 25 aircraft as part of a deal with the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer that will supply aircraft, foreign pilots and maintenance technicians.

Posted in Travel @ 29 December 2012 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air adds flights on existing routes The largest airline in Indonesia - by domestic passengers - Lion Air, has once again added a number of flights on it's existing routes. Two of those flights are evening flights to Pekanbaru and Palembang in southern Sumatra, both from Jakarta.

Posted in Travel @ 26 November 2012 08:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


5.6-magnitude quake jolts W. Nusa Tenggara A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook West Nusa Tenggara province on Thursday, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). The epicenter of the quake which struck at 06.04 p.m. was located 9.27 degrees southern latitude and 116.37 degree eastern longitude or some 60 km southeast of Central Lombok district at a depth of 77 km, the agency said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 August 2012 00:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and Australia to strengthen military cooperation Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said the Indonesian and Australian governments will strengthen military cooperation in humanitarian fields.

Posted in Military @ 03 August 2012 02:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Noted US cleric visit Islamic boarding schools in Lombok Noted cleric from Baltimore, the US, Muhammad Bashar Arafat, is in Lombok, in West Nusa Tenggara province to visit a number of Islamic boarding schools to inform about Islam development in his country.

Posted in Religion @ 14 July 2012 18:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian government sets 2012 haj pilgrimage costs Following long discussions and deliberations, the Religious Ministry and Commission 8 of the House of Representatives set this year`s Haj Pilgrimage Cost (BPIH) at an average of US$ 3,617.

Posted in Religion @ 10 July 2012 13:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds demonstrate in front of Malaysian Embassy Hundreds of Indonesians staged a rally in front of the Malaysian Embassy here on Thursday, urging the Malaysian government to investigate local police who shot and killed three Indonesian workers in Malaysia in March.

Posted in Protests @ 03 May 2012 16:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police officers questioned over immigrant-smuggling attempt Two police officers from the East Lombok resort police command, West Nusa Tenggara, are being questioned over their alleged involvement in a Somalian and Eritrean immigrant-smuggling attempt to Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 25 April 2012 17:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Team to probe into three migrant workers` deaths Indonesia`s foreign ministry has set up a team to investigate the death case of three migrant workers in Malaysia, following allegations from the workers` families that some organs have been removed from the dead bodies.

Posted in Crime @ 24 April 2012 18:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu detected on Lombok island, no human cases Indonesian health officials on Tuesday confirmed that bird flu has been detected in poultry on the island of Lombok, although no human cases of the disease have been reported.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 18 October 2011 16:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian brain damaged after drinking toxic cocktail An Australian nurse has fallen ill after drinking a toxic alcoholic beverage at an Indonesian resort island, local media reported on Wednesday. She is currently hospitalized after eventually suffering from brain damage and kidney failure.

Posted in Accidents @ 12 October 2011 06:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 5 reactions


New Lombok airport finally opened officially Jakarta Globe reports that the beleaguered Lombok International Airport began operations at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 30, 2011. Long delayed for a variety of reasons ranging from funding, lack of supporting infrastructure, theft of building materials, environmental disputes and construction delays - the original opening date of March 2010 was pushed back by 1.5 years.

Posted in Travel @ 02 October 2011 11:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono to inaugurate new Lombok airport President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to inaugurate the newly built Lombok International Airport in West Nusa Tenggara province on October 3, 2011, a spokesman said.

Posted in Travel @ 13 September 2011 01:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New airport on Lombok to be opened on October 1? Vice-president Boediono has ordered the management of PT Angkasa Pura I, the manager of airports in Indonesia, to open up the new Lombok international airport from October 1, 2011. "I want to hear from PT Angkasa Pura I that they will be able to open the airport, because it should have been opened in early 2010 already."

Posted in Economy @ 17 July 2011 11:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia announces $22 billion in infrastructure projects The government of Indonesia on Friday announced 17 new infrastructure projects worth Rp.190 trillion ($22.23 billion).

Posted in Economy @ 27 May 2011 16:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Life in prison for Malaysian drug trafficker in Indonesia A Malaysian man on Monday was sentenced to life in prison for trafficking over 3 kilograms of methamphetamine, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Drugs @ 23 May 2011 17:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali police thwart people smuggling effort News Agency Antara reports that the Bali police successfully thwarted an effort to smuggle more than 50 people originating from the Middle East to Australia via Bali and Madura. "The were 52 immigrants from the Middle East who we taken into custody near Kubu, Karangasem on Saturday night, February 20th," said the director of the Bali Water Police, Agus Doeta Supranggono.

Posted in Human rights @ 28 February 2011 03:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian president Yudhoyono to open new airport in Lombok The beginning of March will see the airport being dedicated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono after all security and safety checks have been completed. Once all the test runs have been finalized the President will be at the ceremony for the opening which is taking place nearly a year behind schedule.

Posted in Travel @ 05 February 2011 03:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia as new Pakistan It seems to be very common these days that after every Friday and Sunday, there are messages in the Indonesian press in which the results of the criminal intolerance of a small group of severely mentally limited people have tarnished the Indonesian state-ideology once more.

Posted in Religion @ 15 December 2010 05:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Another expatís home stormed in religious riot on Lombok A German man was the second foreigner to see his home destroyed in Lombok during the holy month after his complaints about damage to his property interrupted evening prayers. "He barged into the village chiefís house, accusing residents of destroying his statues, and questioned what kind of Muslims we were," Mustan said.

Posted in Religion @ 11 September 2010 02:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air flies between Bali and Lombok Airline Lion Air has started their scheduled flights between Denpasar, Bali and Mataram, Lombok. The airline flies twice a day and directly becomes a strong competitor of long-time monopolist Merpati. With prices that are about the same as those of Merpati, you will get more service for about the same price, who doesn't want that?!

Posted in Travel @ 31 August 2010 12:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Emaar still to invest 600 million dollar in Lombok resort? A fair degree of confusion prevails over the future of a US$600 mega tourism project on Bali's near neighbor of Lombok. A pet project of Indonesia's former Vice-President Jusuf Kalla, the 1,200 hectare site was proposed to house hotels, condominiums and a golf course financed by Dubai-based property Developer Emaar Properties.

Posted in Economy @ 05 August 2010 06:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rinjani volcano on Lombok island comes to life Lombok's Gunung Barujari part of the Gunung Rinjani volcano complex on the island of Lombok has been placed on a "caution" (waspada) list by Indonesian officials following a rash of continuing explosions, sometimes throwing molten ash 1,200 meters skyward.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 May 2010 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


This was in the picture! #20 Magic mushrooms are sold on the small islands northwest of Lombok, better known as the Gili's, and you will find them everywhere nowadays. Officially seen as drugs, they can be purchased and sold freely here in one way or another. But these products of nature should be treated as such; don't bring them off the island and don't bring them across borders.

Posted in Picture guess @ 23 March 2010 01:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lombok international airport still not open yet An international airport, currently under construction in Central Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara, is scheduled to be in operation in the coming months, an official said Tuesday. ďState owned PT Angkasa Pura I, which is in charge of managing the airport facility, was not ready for the soft opening,Ē Baharuddin said in Mataram.

Posted in Travel @ 17 March 2010 02:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Delays in opening of Lombok's new airport Plans to conduct a "soft opening" of the new Lombok International Airport (BIL) in March 2010 are going to be delayed, according the Chief of the Transportation, Communication and Information (Dishubkominfo) office for West Nusa Tenggara province, Ahmad Baharudin.

Posted in Travel @ 01 March 2010 05:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Investors still want to invest money in Lombok Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Gita Wirjawan said at least five investors had reiterated their intention to develop an integrated tourist hub in Lombok island, West Nusa Tenggara province.

Posted in Economy @ 20 February 2010 02:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


List of ATM machines used in scam Kompas.com quotes the national police spokesman, Inspector General Edward Aritonang, asking all banking customers in Indonesia to exercise caution when performing transactions at ATM machine. Bank customers are advised to be suspicious of anyone observing their transaction from close range.

Posted in Crime @ 07 February 2010 06:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


This was in the picture! #17 The beach of Kuta on Lombok. This beach in the southern part of the island - just like in Bali - is one of the most well-known beaches of the island. It is a nice white sand beach, but the sand is larger in size than that of the southern beaches in Bali. A project to develop this region into another tourist destination failed to materialize, which leaves this area only with a Holiday Inn hotel and houses of local residents. It is a completely different world than the Kuta some 150 kilometers away.

Posted in Picture guess @ 07 February 2010 00:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


This was in the picture! #13 The 'Gili Islands' - which is in fact a strange name because the word 'Gili' already means 'island' - are a series of small islands off the western coast of the island of Lombok which have become very popular in recent years. The islands are known as very free; drugs are said to be widely available. Unfortunately, possession and use of drugs in Indonesia is usually punished with many years behind bars.

Posted in Picture guess @ 26 December 2009 08:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda to open 10 new routes in 2010 National News Agency Antara reports that Garuda Indonesia plans to open at least ten new domestic, regional and international routes in 2010, once 23 new airplanes join the national carrier's armada. Pujobroto, a spokesman for Garuda, told press in Bima on the island of Sumbawa, "following the realization of 18 new domestic routes this year, next year we will open 10 more routes."

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 22 December 2009 02:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hotels on Lombok island almost full for holiday season The upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays have caused 80 percent of all hotels on the island of Lombok, just east of the resort island of Bali, to report completely fully booked weeks. Bookings are made by Indonesians as well as foreigners. On the famous Gili Islands almost all hotels and homestays are fully booked already.

Posted in Tourism @ 20 December 2009 13:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


22 new hotels on indahnesia.com We have added some new hotels again at indahnesia.com. At the moment you can book over 675 hotels in Indonesia directly from our website. We currently offer hotels in 49 different regions and cities across the Indonesian archipelago, with over 300 unique hotels on the resort island of Bali. For your comfort we have even listed Bali's famous tourist destinations.

Posted in Website @ 05 December 2009 01:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jogjakarta awarded 'Best Travel Destination 2009' Jogjakarta has been awarded the award for Best Travel Destination 2009 by the Indonesian Tourism Award 2009 (ITA 2009). It is the first time that the award has been given by Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism in cooperation with SWA Magazine. Nine other cities, Denpasar, Malang, Surabaya, Tana Toraja, Manado, Kutai Kertanegara, Badung, Solo and Lombok also received awards.

Posted in Tourism @ 24 November 2009 01:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


32 children die from malnutrition At least 32 children have died of malnutrition in the province of West Nusa Tenggara this year alone. Some 675 children were recorded to be malnourished. 260 others are being treated in local health centers and hospitals in the province, while others have recovered already.

Posted in Health @ 14 November 2009 04:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 600 hotels at your fingertips Here at indahnesia.com we have been working hard to improve out services. We have installed this new fancy blog and are in progress of updating the forums as well, but outside that we would like you to take a look at the 600+ hotels we are currently offer.

Posted in Tourism @ 29 July 2009 05:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesians flock to illegal gold mines on Lombok Poor people in Indonesia have been flocking to the island of Lombok, where they are finding gold, and it is transforming their lives. They are breaking the law but some have been able to earn more money in a day than they had in a year as farmers or labourers. Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen discovers that there are serious risks to the Lombok gold rush.

Posted in Economy @ 25 July 2009 10:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Lion Air MD90 skids of runway on Lombok airport An MD90 plane with flight number GT 652 which belongs to Lion Air skidded off the runway at the Selaparang airport on the island of Lombok. The plane had just arrived from Jakarta when it skidded over the runway. Based on information the pilot should have turned the plane at the end of runway 09, but did this earlier on the runway. The airport was closed for 3.5 hours and two other flights had to wait for their departure.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 June 2009 02:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Mount Rinjani on Lombok island volcano erupts Mount Barujari, the most recent volcanic cone of the Mount Rinjani volcano on the island of Lombok in the Lesser Sunda Islands is once again erupting. The volcano erupted for the first time last Wednesday. The eruption of the almost 4.000 meter high volcano does not cause tremors. Local residents are not worried about the current eruption of the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 May 2009 09:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Drug bust nets two Swedish men at Kuta hotel Two Swedish tourists, Kjell Avald Holst (25) and Karl John Bronell (26), have had an abrupt change of accommodation during their Bali holiday following their arrest by Bali police at a popular Kuta hotel and their removal to holding cells at police headquarters.

Posted in Drugs @ 02 May 2009 14:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 13 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 carrierís "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


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


Bali marks New Year's Day of Silence Residents and tourists on the popular Indonesian resort island of Bali on Thursday celebrated the annual Day of Silence, a Hindu New Year observance during which the island shuts down and people are banned from the streets. The New Year, called Nyepi, is one of the most important religious events for Balinese Hindus, and this year, they welcomed the Saka New Year of 1931.

Posted in Religion @ 26 March 2009 03:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lombok Emaar project not dead? The reported death a US$600 million tourism project in Lombok as reported by Bali Discovery and based on a Jakarta Globe report, is being adamantly denied by high-ranking Indonesian officials who insist the deal is far from dead and that a three-month deadline extension has been negotiated by the government with the Dubai-based Emaar International Group.

Posted in General @ 23 March 2009 08:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Emaar withdraws from US$600 million Lombok project The Jakarta Globe reports that a massive US$600 Million mega-resort planned for South Lombok is now in jeopardy. The project of shopping, recreation areas, golf courses and luxurious hotels on a 1,200 hectare site is a "pet project" of Indonesia's Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, who personally invited Dubai's state-owned Emaar Properties to spearhead the investment.

Posted in Economy @ 17 March 2009 05:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Garuda expands regional route network Bisnis.com reports that Garuda Indonesia will open 18 new regional routes commencing January 16, 2009. Pujobroto, the Airline's Corporate Vice-President, depicted the opening of the new routes as part of Garuda's overall growth plan. "The development of the new routes will be supported by 14 new Boeing 737NG that will begin gradually arriving in mid-2009," explained the Garuda official.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 10 January 2009 08:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Call for more flights Bali to Melbourne Bisnis.com reports that Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, has called on Garuda Indonesia to increase flight frequencies between Denpasar and Melbourne from four times a week to five in order to meet strong market demand. "The route Denpasar-Melbourne is always packed with passengers, we need to add flight frequencies," explained Minister Wacik in remarks made at the opening of the Indonesian Tourism and Travel Fair 2008 in Jakarta.

Posted in Tourism @ 13 September 2008 12:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali to face tough competition from Lombok An article in Nusa Bali has spotlighted growing concerns that a tourism mega-project on the nearby island of Lombok, currently being developed by the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), may represent strong future competition to Bali. Located in the southern part of the island, the Lombok project is being financed by an U.A.E. company, Emaar Properties at an estimated project cost of 400 million euro.

Posted in Tourism @ 20 May 2008 04:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Missing Malaysian girls believed to be in Indonesia Many Malaysian girls reported missing by their families have ended up in Indonesia, PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa said. Husam through his non-governmental organisation Kijang Care and in collaboration with other NGOs, has traced two Malaysian girls who were taken to Lombok, Indonesia, without the consent of their families.

Posted in General @ 08 May 2008 06:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Emaar builds expansion to Indonesia with office in Jakarta Emaar Properties, the Dubai-based property developer with a significant presence in 36 markets globally, has accelerated its development plans for Indonesia with the opening of its country office in Jakarta. The office will steer the development of Emaar's first project in the country, the mega-tourism and mixed-use project in Lombok, and also explore new opportunities for growth.

Posted in Tourism @ 07 May 2008 03:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The southern edge of Yogya: The eroded beach of Samas Some days you will most likely not have a full agenda so you can finally do something that has been waiting for some time. Earlier this month I had such a day, I have more than one a month fortunately, but I can not always do what I want because the weather often has to be nice as well. This time it was jack pot; a nice blue sky in the early morning and some small clouds at the time I was about to depart for a days out. My plan was to take a motorbike trip to the beach of Samas.

Posted in Travel @ 13 April 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Construction of 'Trans Nusa Highway' to be kicked off soon The National Road Building Agency for Indonesia's 8th District will soon begin realizing the construction and upgrading of 3,000 kilometers of major road stretching from Bali's western port of Gilimanuk to Atambua in West Timor. The entire road project, scheduled to get underway in March 2008, will cost Rp. 730 billion (54.3 million euro), allocated to be paid from the 2008 State Budget.

Posted in General @ 18 February 2008 05:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


High waves worsen abrasion at Mataram beaches Bad weather and high waves in the waters west of the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, have worsened the abrasion of the beaches near the city of Mataram. The bad weather also causes fishermen to be forced to stay on land. For the fishermen these four days already is quite a long time, but they don't know yet when they can hit the seas again.

Posted in Weather @ 26 December 2007 03:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lombok International Airport to open in 2010 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 51.95 million euro), the new airport for Lombok will be located in the central province of that island. Construction on the new Lombok air gateway commenced in 2006 and is expected to be completed by 2009, with formal operations to commence the following year.

Posted in Tourism @ 04 September 2007 02:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ericsson awarded network expansion contract by XL Ericsson has been awarded an expansion contract by PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL) to expand its GSM/GPRS and WCDMA/HSPA in the country.

Posted in Economy @ 07 August 2007 08:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


600 million euro investment in tourism for Lombok Taj Hamaad, an Advisor to the Dubai-based Group Emaar International Properties, has confirmed that they will invest 600 million euro in a new tourism resort development in Lombok, an island just east of Bali. According to Hamaad, technical agreements and final a final memorandum of understanding (MOA) are now being hammered out prior to ground-breaking ceremonies planned for later this year.

Posted in Tourism @ 06 August 2007 05:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Freighter Marta capsizes in Kangean Island waters The freighter ship M.V. Marta carrying thousands of sacks of cement on board, had reportedly capsized in waters near Sekala Island, in the Kangean island group, off the coast of Madura earlier today.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 May 2007 11:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven climbers die on Mount Rinjani Seven climbers have been found dead on the slopes of Indonesia's second highest volcano. Their bodies were found on Mount Rinjani, an active volcano rising more than 12,000 feet above sea level on the island of Lombok.

Posted in Accidents @ 12 March 2007 23:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Is Lombok the next Bali? As the tropical monsoon clouds roll in, obscuring the towering volcanos along the Bali coastline, the pristine neighboring island of Lombok seems a world away from Indonesia's premier tourist destination. In fact, it almost is.

Posted in Tourism @ 18 January 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's crowded skies It's been four days since budget carrier Adam Air's Flight 574 disappeared over the Indonesian archipelago, and despite a search and rescue effort involving ships, planes and ground patrols, authorities are no closer to finding the wreckage or any possible survivors. The Boeing 737-400, which took off from Indonesia's main island of Java en route to the popular diving destination of Manado with 102 people on board, emitted a signal from its emergency beacon over the mountainous island of Sulawesi before dropping out of sight on New Year's Day.

Posted in Travel @ 05 January 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslides and floods in Lampung, Mataram, Semarang and Sambas Heavy downpours continue to cause severe problems throughout the Indonesian archipelago. In several places flash floods and landslides occurred in the last few days. Indahnesia.com gathered several messages and put them together as a news item.

Posted in Weather @ 02 January 2007 12:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


All rescued after ferry sinks near Bali Indonesian search and rescue teams have found all 11 passengers and crew from a ferry which sank off the resort island of Bali, reports said Monday. Nine were rescued by a passing cargo ship on Monday after they were found floating in their lifejackets in the Java sea, AFP reported citing ElShinta radio. Two others had managed to make it to Pantai Bukti beach on the northeast of Bali on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 09:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A handful of tickets, 6 Quite a lot back in time, about two-and-a-half to three years already, but when I found these bills again there were certain memories returning to my mind. It's time once more to write down some of them here on this virtual paper, so I can reduce my current heap of entrance- and parking tickets and other useless prove of payment. I always keep all of them, just in case. But there is never a just in case until I find them again, like today.

Posted in Travel @ 01 January 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nine missing after ferry disappears near Bali A ferry with 11 passengers on board went missing on Sunday off the Indonesian resort island of Bali, a report said. Two people on board the "Sinar Baru", that was en route to Lombok from Surabaya, had managed to make it to Pantai Bukti beach, 110 kilometres (69 miles) northeast of Bali's capital Denpasar, AFP reported citing the official Antara news agency.

Posted in Accidents @ 31 December 2006 09:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Deforestation in Indonesia reaches 2 million hectares annually The deforestation rate in Indonesia has reached two million hectares annually while its reforestation rate is only around 600,000 hectares per year, a local official said here on Wednesday. The deforestation rate has tended to increase from year to year, Dr. Harri Santosa, secretary of the organizing committee of the National Forest and Land Rehabilitation Program, said.

Posted in Environment @ 28 December 2006 09:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian jailed over child sex offences in Lombok A 48-year-old Australian man has been sentenced to four years' jail on the Indonesian island of Lombok after being found guilty of child sex offences. Four boys aged between 13 and 15 accused Don Storen of sexually molesting them in his room as he encouraged them to watch pornographic videos. The boys said Storen had promised gifts of shoes and other items.

Posted in General @ 19 December 2006 10:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian foreign minister to sign security pact in Indonesia next week The Australian foreign minister will visit Indonesia next week to sign a security pact the government says signals an end to diplomatic rows over East Timor and Papuan asylum seekers, a statement said Friday. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer will visit the island of Lombok on Monday to sign the Australia-Indonesia Agreement on the Framework for Security Cooperation with his Indonesian counterpart, Hassan Wirajuda, according to a statement released by Downer's office.

Posted in Politics @ 10 November 2006 02:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anarchy reigns in West Lombok Back to Lombok after almost two years - my last visit to this beautiful and quiet island east of the messy Bali dates back to January 2005 - I noticed that certain things had changed, and too bad not only for the good of the island. It has nothing to do with increased tourist numbers to the island or the fact that big positive points are to be awarded.

Posted in Culture @ 05 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Man reported for sodomizing children An Australian man was reported to the police Thursday in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, for allegedly sodomizing four minors. The case was uncovered when police detained four children on charges of stealing the Australian man's belongings in a hotel where he lived. Only when the police started questioning the children did they found out that the children may have been victims of sexual assault.

Posted in General @ 13 July 2006 14:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Canadian climber dies on Mt. Rinjani A Canadian mountain climber died after falling off a cliff on Mt. Rinjani, Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara province, said an official of a search and rescue team. The body of Paul Ohashi, 27, was found by local search and rescue team early on Wednesday on Segara Muncar cliff, head of Mataram Search and Rescue team IBG Budhisma was quoted by Antara news agency as saying Saturday.

Posted in Accidents @ 10 June 2006 10:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aussie faces 10 years jail in Indonesia An Australian woman arrested with a small amount of marijuana on the Indonesian island of Lombok faces court on Monday, with the possibility of a 10-year jail sentence. Local resident Barbara Kathleen Higgs, 43, was arrested in February, allegedly with 50 grams of cannabis and two small bags of seeds, at the resort beach of Sengiggi, where she part-owns a hotel named the Bulan Baru, or New Moon.

Posted in Drugs @ 22 May 2006 06:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A handful of tickets, 3 Whether it's in Bali, Sulawesi or Java, you will get tickets for everything, everywhere. Most of them end up in the trash can - or on the street for that matter - right away, but some of them are worth while keeping as a memory to places you have ever been. Maybe it's not important to remember whether you have been there, but maybe it's more important when you were there.

Posted in Travel @ 30 April 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Calls grow for foreign property ownership Many long-term expatriate residents here cannot consider Indonesia a welcoming second home when they are barred from owning property here. "Property ownership is the core around which one builds one's life. Why should foreigners be handicapped here?" complains Robert Eskapa, a British businessman who has opened a pizza-chain in Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 27 February 2006 15:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Adam Air offers 'surprise' bonus destinations Indonesia's budget carrier Adam Air is receiving some unwanted scrutiny from law enforcement agencies and Indonesian Air Transportation officials following a series of technical and safety incidents that have received front-page publicity across the nation.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 22 February 2006 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods strike dozens of villages in Nusa Tenggara A flash flood inundated a village with 2 meters (6 feet) of water, killing three villagers and forcing hundreds to flee their homes on the Indonesian island of Lombok, a local official and media report said on Sunday. The flood in the Sambalia subdistrict also left six people missing, Kompas online reported on Sunday.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 January 2006 10:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three more die of malaria in Lombok Three more people in East Lombok regency have died of malaria since Friday, bringing the total number of deaths in the current outbreak to nine. Two of the three latest deaths occurred in the subdistricts of Sekarwangi and Ijobalit, while the other death was in neighboring Pijot subdistrict.

Posted in Health @ 22 November 2005 08:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Six die, 266 others hospitalized in Lombok malaria outbreak At least six people have died and 266 others have been treated at local hospitals and community health centers in East Lombok since a malaria outbreak was first detected in the regency at the end of October. The outbreak struck three subdistricts in the regency concentrating on the Ijobalit and Sekarwangi areas, with the six dead and 232 other people contracting the disease there. The 34 other cases were found in Pijot.

Posted in Health @ 19 November 2005 09:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Violence mars fuel cash aid distribution Hundreds of people attacked and vandalized local government offices on Tuesday in West Lombok and Tangerang, signaling that public frustration is growing over the messy distribution of fuel compensation money across the archipelago. Tuesday's incidents were the latest in a series of violent incidents across the nation since the government started disbursing cash aid to the poor to offset the impact of the fuel price hikes on Oct. 1.

Posted in General @ 19 October 2005 07:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A boat trip from Bali to Lombok Only for the first time since 1999, I was about to make some boat trips. After planning a trip by motor from Yogya all the way to Sumbawa Besar (yes, on Sumbawa island), I soon discovered there was no road all the way, but there were some stretches of sea to cross as well. By plane was one option, but then I had to check in my motorbike several times. I didn't even think about using a plane, since it was most likely a lot of work arrange six flights to and back from some of Indonesia's eastern islands.

Posted in Travel @ 19 September 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cases of malnutrition also reported from Alor regency More malnutrition cases were reported on Thursday as the central government dispatched a team of health workers to West Nusa Tenggara to study the cases that were first revealed in the province a day earlier.

Posted in Health @ 27 May 2005 09:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to put airport, railway projects to tender As a follow-up to January's Infrastructure Summit, the Indonesian government is slated to open bidding for two airport and one railway projects worth some 4.24 trillion rupiah (3.54 billion Euro) in June, a local newspaper said Saturday.

Posted in Economy @ 16 May 2005 10:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


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


A police experience in Bali and Yogyakarta A different world of course, since Bali is located about 500 kilometers east of Yogyakarta. It's another island, another culture and whatever more, but one thing I encountered amazed me the most, but in fact I only realised it when I was home again, bringing back memories with some friends and beers. This is about the difference in approach, if you can call it that, of the local police concerning 'traffic violations'. For a start I would like to admit that I do actually make mistakes. Probably nothing close to a miracle.

Posted in Travel @ 20 February 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fresh earthquake jolts western Java, no casualties Two earthquakes, the strongest measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, shook Indonesia, injuring several people and damaging houses, officials said. The resort island of Bali and Lombok were shaken by the more powerful of the two quakes at 10:00 pm (1400 GMT), some 15 kilometres (10 miles) southwest of Lombok's capital Mataram, seismology officials said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 February 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


On a usual early morning, around seven, I woke up from my last night in Bira, a small coastal town on the lifted coral sediments of the south-western tip of Sulawesi. It was time to get dressed, have some breakfast, which isnít much choice here, but well, itís Bira, a place with only a handful of people living here, compared to other places in Indonesia. Getting dressed and packing my backpack again I was thinking I would not be here for quite some time. I hadnít planned a second trip to Sulawesi yet, so this is probably the last I would see of Bira in quite some time.

Posted in Travel @ 06 November 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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