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Indonesian government freezes 61 more flight permits The Indonesian government froze 61 more flight permits of five airline companies on Friday. "Based an audit results, 61 flight permits were issued to five airline companies, which have been found violating license regulations set by the government," Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan announced during a press conference.

Posted in Travel @ 09 January 2015 19:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Gamalama volcano still angry, Ternate airport remains closed The Sultan Babullah airport of Ternate is still closed at least until Dec. 28 as Mount Gamalama continues activities.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 December 2014 10:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four alleged foreign ISIS members taken to Jakarta Four foreign citizens who have recently be seized by police in Palu, Central Sulawesi, for allegedly being involved in the ISIS network were flown to capital city Jakarta on Sunday morning.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 September 2014 23:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry predicts mudik travelers to reach 27 million The number of home-bound travelers during the Idul Fitri Holiday 2014 is expected to reach 27 million, according to a forecast made by the Indonesian Transportation Ministry.

Posted in Travel @ 12 May 2014 18:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Detachment 88 foils bomb package smuggling attempt Polices Anti-terror Special Detachment, Detachment 88, is reported to have foiled a bomb package smuggling attempt that was sent via freight services from Surabaya to Makassar.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 March 2014 18:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Survey: 'Jokowi's electability remains at the top' The electability ratings of Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo as president still tops the list at 31.8 percent, according to a recent survey conducted by Pusat Data Bersatu (PDB) "As vice president, his electability is also high at 14.5 percent," PDB researcher Agus Herta noted while presenting the survey results here on Friday.

Posted in Elections @ 22 February 2014 00:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police seize drugs worth eight billion rupiahs in Lampung The Lampung police arrested three suspected drug dealers and secured eight billion rupiah (around 666 thousand US Dollars) worth of narcotics in the form of five kilogram of methamphetamine crystal and 3 thousand ecstasy pills.

Posted in Drugs @ 26 December 2013 16:42 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


Five airports get special security for upcoming holidays Transportation Minister EE Mangindaan said five international airports in the country would get special security in connection with Islamic post-fasting holiday of Lebaran.

Posted in Travel @ 01 August 2013 22:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police question seven FPI members following clashes The police questioned seven members of the Islamic Defenders` Front (FPI) following clashes between members of the Islamic-based organization with local people in Kendal (Central Java Province) and Makassar (South Sulawesi), an official said.

Posted in Violence @ 24 July 2013 16:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest two terror suspects in Makassar and Poso Indonesian police officers arrested two terror suspects in Makassar, South Sulawesi, and in Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Saturday, a police spokesman said here on Monday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 10 June 2013 12:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Three illegal mine workers in Maluku buried after landslide Three illegal gold mine workers are believed to have died after being buried in the pit following a landslide at the illegal mine at Gunung Botak in the sub-district of Wamsait, Buru island, Maluku Province.

Posted in Accidents @ 31 May 2013 23:49 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


Total solar eclipse will occur on may 9-10 The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has predicted a total solar eclipse that will occur on May 9-10, 2013.

Posted in General @ 03 May 2013 15:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lippo Group to set up 12 hospitals in eastern regions Lippo Group plans to set up around 12 hospitals in eastern regions next year, its president, Theo L Sambuaga said. "Around 12 hospitals will be built in the future including general hospitals in several eastern regions such as Ambon, Palu, Sorong, Ternate and Kupang," he said at the Grand Opening of Siloam Hospital here on Wednesday.

Posted in Health @ 17 April 2013 20:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sky Aviation touts safety at Sukhoi Superjet unveiling Indonesian airline Sky Aviation assured the public that the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 is safe during a press conference unveiling the first of 12 planes purchased by the small domestic airline on Thursday.

Posted in Travel @ 28 February 2013 13:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Terrorists seeking to break army-police unity The chief of the National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT), Ansyaad Mbai, said terrorists were seeking to break the military- police unity to weaken the power of law enforcers.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 February 2013 17:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KRI Makassar ships 2,000 tons of rice to Mindanao Indonesian warship KRI Makassar-590 has left for Mindanao, the Philippines with 2,000 tons of rice for the victims of typhoon Bopha that swept through the southern Philippine area on December 4, 2012.

Posted in Weather @ 11 January 2013 16:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air adds flights in western Indonesia Already from the very first week of 2013 Lion Air has announced that it will increase the number of flights on a number of their existing routes. These extra flights are put in their daily schedule as rising demand for certain routes is increasing faster than new flights can be added as it seems.

Posted in Travel @ 02 January 2013 12:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Law fugitive arrested by attorney general intelligence service The Attorney General Intelligence Service arrested a law fugitive, John Lucman, at the Mediterania Apartment in Jakarta on Wednesday night. For the time being Lucman is held at attorney general`s jailhouse in Salemba, Jakarta.

Posted in Crime @ 06 December 2012 11:22 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


Four police members nabbed when enjoying drug party Police`s anti drug squad caught red handed four police members enjoying drug party in a housing complex in this South Sulawesi capital. The four police officers and a civilian were arrested on charge of drug abuse, Makassar police spokesman adj. Sr. Comr Endi Sutendi said here on Sunday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 18 November 2012 18:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Workers demand revocation of outsourcing system Thousands of workers took to the streets in many parts of the country on Wednesday to demand among other things revocation of outsourcing system they consider hurting workers.

Posted in Protests @ 03 October 2012 16:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Aircraft forced to land for having no flight permit A US civilian plane was forced to land at Sepinggan airport in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan and is being held at the Air Force base. Base commander Col Djoko Senoputro said here on Monday that the Cessna 208 with flight number N354RM was being held at the air force base.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 01 October 2012 21:11 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


Denny ready to face OC Kaligis` legal challenge Vice Minister of Justice and Human Rights Denny Indrayana has said he is prepared to face a lawsuit from senior lawyer OC Kaligis in view of his recent statement that was considered to be offensive to lawyers.

Posted in Politics @ 28 August 2012 21:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Six airlines offer extra flights during Lebaran Six airlines have offered extra flights in anticipation of increased passenger traffic during the Lebaran holiday season, according to Air Transportation Director General Herry Bhakti.

Posted in Travel @ 07 August 2012 17:03 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


USAID provides US$33.7 million for sanitation The United States Assistance for International Development (USAID) has provided assistance worth US$33.7 million for sanitation program over the past five years in Indonesia.

Posted in Health @ 04 June 2012 00:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sriwijaya Air opens business class and new routes Indonesian airline Sriwijaya Air has officially announced that newly delivered Boeing planes will be used to fly on a few new restinations in their route network. Starting from the end of May, Sriwijaya Air will also start offering business class services on a number of routes.

Posted in Travel @ 11 May 2012 03:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


SAR team rescues Australians, British in Makassar waters A local search and rescue (SAR) team has rescued two Australians and two British persons sailing from the Philippines to East Timor in Makassar waters.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 May 2012 14:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda prepares Bombardier planes for Medan hub State-owned airline company PT Garuda Indonesia said it has prepared Bombardier CRJ 1000 planes for flights on the Medan and Makassar hubs starting in November 2012.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 31 March 2012 15:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda Indonesia ready to grow further Garuda Indonesia is adding 11 new aircraft this year as they expand their air network. At the same time, Garuda is adding 10 airplanes to the armada of their low-cost subsidiary Citilink serving domestic routes.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 26 March 2012 14:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police take DNA sample of terrorist suspect family member Police have taken the DNA sample of a family member of one of the terrorist suspects killed in Bali recently, in their efforts to assure the identification of the suspects.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 March 2012 15:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven hospitals expected to be internationally accredited Seven state-owned A-class hospitals are expected to receive international accreditation by 2014.

Posted in Health @ 07 March 2012 14:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lawmaker urges govt to give sanction to Lion Air The government should sanction local airline company PT Lion Air due to drug problems involving a number of its pilots, according to member of parliament from Commission IX Muhammad Firdaus.

Posted in Drugs @ 13 February 2012 14:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Merpati plane fails to land at Kalabahi airport Bad weather prevented a Merrpati plane with 30 passengers on board from landing at Malli Alor Airport in Kalabahi, East Nusa Tenggara, on Thursday, a passenger said.

Posted in Travel @ 02 February 2012 13:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


New route and added flights for Lion Air Indonesian airliner Lion Air has once more announced it will open new routes. They will start flying on the route Luwuk - Makassar - Luwuk with a daily flight starting on January 18. The flights will be executed by daughter company Wings Air. Departure from Luwuk is at 06:00 local time, departure from Makassar at 15:50 local time.

Posted in Travel @ 16 January 2012 05:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Wall collapses in Indonesia's South Sulawesi, killing 11 Eleven people were killed on Sunday afternoon when a wall enclosing a housing construction project collapsed in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, officials said on Monday. Several others were injured.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 December 2011 22:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 212 hajj pilgrims die in the Holy Land The number of Indonesians who died in the Holy Land while making the hajj pilgrimage this year had by Saturday afternoon local time reached 212, official data showed.

Posted in Religion @ 14 November 2011 00:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Merpati Nusantara cancels flights over unpaid fuel bills Despite disruption to its flight schedules operating to other destinations, Merpati Nusantara (MZ) flights to and from Bali operated without interruption on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Posted in Travel @ 17 October 2011 02:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Man killed by propeller of small plane at Indonesian airport A man was killed at an Indonesian airport on early Saturday morning when he was hit in the face by the propeller of a small plane, local media reported on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 16 October 2011 12:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


National police deployed after clashes in Ambon kill 6 Indonesian National Police on Monday announced that it has deployed 400 personnel to the eastern island of Ambon, where riots broke out in its capital since Sunday.

Posted in Violence @ 12 September 2011 22:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Three dead in violent clashes in Ambon Riots broke out in Ambon on Sunday, claiming three lives and injuring 60 others following a rumor that an ojek (motor taxi) driver was tortured to death by another group of residents in the city.

Posted in Violence @ 12 September 2011 03:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport Where airlines like Lion Air and Batavia Air have been publicly criticized by the Indonesian government over their many delays, and state-owned airlines like Garuda Indonesia and Merpati Nusantasa seem to be perfect companies, Sriwijaya Air is also not looking to collect any bonus points this week.

Posted in Travel @ 11 August 2011 10:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Pakistani plane forced to land in Indonesia A Pakistani plane on Monday was forced to land in Indonesia for flying without proper permission, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in General @ 07 March 2011 21:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Panic in Makassar after 5,9 magnitude quake An 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck over 230 kilometers southwest of Makassar in South Sulawesi, caused panic in the city. The earthquake took place around midnight last night, when most people were vast asleep. Although the earthquake took place at a large distance of the city, it could still be felt strongly in the city.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 December 2010 01:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police suspects groups provoked students to rampage in Makassar Indonesia's South Sulawesi police department on Friday said that it suspects that 'certain groups' provoked students to rampage against law enforcement during the Makassar riot, the Jakarta Post reported.

Posted in Protests @ 10 December 2010 22:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Five new destinations for Lion Air The subsidiary of Lion Air - Wings Air - has opened up five new routes to several smaller destinations in central Indonesia. The new flights are to the destinations of Kolaka, Maumere, Ende, Natuna and Malaka (Malaysia). These routes are all flown by brand new ATR 72-500 planes and are flown from Jakarta or Denpasar.

Posted in Travel @ 17 July 2010 06:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda's Ambon route expected to boost Maluku's tourism The much awaited reopening of national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia`s Ambon route in June is expected to have a significant effect on tourism in Maluku. Starting June 1, there will be regular flights from Jakarta to Ambon.

Posted in Travel @ 14 May 2010 03:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ten illegal Afghan immigrants arrested by police Makassar police have arrested 10 more immigrants from Afghanistan, who arrived in the South Sulawesi capital at night on Friday to avoid security check. The police have now arrested 16 illegal immigrants, mostly from Afghanistan, over the last three days.

Posted in General @ 25 April 2010 09:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police questions police over stolen safe police headquarters Investigators are investigating the theft of a safe, but are not able to name any suspects yet. They have questioned twelve police officers in the case of the missing safe. The safe belongs to the police and was located at the headquarters of the police of Makassar city in South Sulawesi.

Posted in Crime @ 21 April 2010 06:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hizbut Tahrir supporters protest against Obama Two thousand supporters of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) in South Sulawesi staged Sunday an anti-US President Barrack Obama rally in Makassar, rejecting his plan to visit Indonesia. The rally began at Al Markaz Al Islami mosque and continued to Mandala monument.

Posted in Protests @ 15 March 2010 03:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's tourism - a National tragedy Anak Agung Gde Agung is one of Indonesia's most distinguished and well-informed senior statesmen. He is a graduate of Harvard and Leiden universities. He as attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in the United States and served as social services minister during the administration of President Abdurrahman Wahid.

Posted in Tourism @ 02 February 2010 01:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia media conspires against Yudhoyono Demonstrators that demand the resignation of president Yudhoyono and vice-president Boediono took to the streets yesterday as well. Demonstrations occurred in cities across Indonesia, but the biggest demonstration was held in Makassar, South Sulawesi. If the biggest demonstration was there and not in Jakarta, it is a sign that it wasn't all that important after all.

Posted in Protests @ 30 January 2010 02:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


This was in the picture! #16 A clear blue sea near the island of Samalona, off the coast of the city of Makassar in South Sulawesi. Sulawesi is known for it's diving destinations. Although most of the well-known destinations are in the northern region, this does not mean you can find beautiful spots like this elsewhere.

Posted in Picture guess @ 23 January 2010 08:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five Indonesian airports set for open skies Bisnis.com reports that the Ministry of Transportation will soon designate five airports as participants in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) "open skies" program commencing from 2013.

Posted in Travel @ 23 January 2010 03:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sriwijaya Air skids off runway at Makassar airport A Boeing 737-200 belonging to Indonesian airline Sriwijaya Air has skidded of the runway at the Sultan Hasanuddin in Makassar, South Sulawesi. The accident happened around 14:30 local time yesterday after a tire blew out upon landing. All passengers and crew were safe and the plane was evacuated shortly after the landing.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 January 2010 00:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Merpati Boeing bursts tire on landing strip A Boeing 737-300 plane, belonging to Merpati Nusantara airline, saw it's tire burst when the plane touched down at the Sultan Hasanuddin airport of Makassar in South Sulawesi earlier this morning. No people were injured, but because the plane stopped on the landing strip, two other flights were eventually delayed to later on the day.

Posted in Accidents @ 21 December 2009 05:53 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


Merpati plane makes emergency landing at Kupang airport A Fokker 100 plane belonging to Merpati Nusantara with flight number MZ 5840 has made an emergency landing on the El Tari airport of Kupang in East Nusa Tenggara province. The plane made the landing last night. After the landing a number of passengers was in shock and a few had passed out.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 December 2009 01:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Passengers Singapore Airlines can fly to Yogyakarta and Makassar Singapore Airlines will bring passengers that are flying to Jakarta to Yogyakarta and Makassar by cooperating with Garuda Indonesia. The airline has announced this earlier. Passengers that fly to Jakarta via Singapore will make a short stop before the last leg of their trip to Jakarta with Singapore Airlines. From there, passengers will use Garuda Indonesia planes and services to continue their trip.

Posted in Travel @ 18 November 2009 04:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Nusa Tenggara An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter Scale has hit the area of Raba on the island of Sumbawa in Nusa Tenggara ('the Lesser Sunda Islands'). The quake took place at 03:41 local time in the morning. The earthquake was not powerful enough to cause a tsunami, but was felt as far as the resort island of Bali and the city of Makassar in South Sulawesi.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 November 2009 00:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No porn for Makassar civil servants The regional government of Makassar in South Sulawesi has ordered it's civil servants not to download pornography at government offices. With increasing ease, porn is accessible via internet, something that Indonesians have found out as well. It is no secret that Indonesians do also use the internet to find what they are looking for.

Posted in General @ 29 September 2009 07:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Emergency landing for Merpati plane A Boeing 737-300 belonging to Merpati has made an emergency landing on the international airport of Makassar in South Sulawesi yesterday morning. The plane, which had just left from Makassar for Surabaya, returned to the airport after just 20 minutes after departure. The plane had 115 passengers and crew on board. No people were injured in the incident.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 September 2009 03:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


200 million in goods and money stolen in Idul Fitri robbery Robbers got their chance during the Idul Fitri prayers yesterday. They stole electronics, jewelry and cash totaling some 200 million Rupiah (14.500 euro) in a robbery on a house in the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi. The house was left empty because the residents were attending the Idul Fitri mass prayers.

Posted in Crime @ 21 September 2009 04:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


30 arrested for raiding night spots in Makassar The police in Makassar, South Sulawesi, has arrested some 30 members of the Front Pemuda Bersatu (United Youth Movement, FPB) who were raiding night spots in the city. The members of the movement were raiding places as billiard halls, karaoke and cafe's. They entered the places holding a speech that they did not have the decency to close down during the Ramadan period. It is however not allowed to hold raids and the night spots that are still open should have permits.

Posted in Ramadan @ 02 September 2009 03:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda increases seat capacity for lebaran holidays Garuda Indonesia will add 42,226 seats to its scheduled services operating September 16 0 28, 2009, to meet an expected surge in demand over the Islamic Lebaran holidays. The extra seats will be create by adding extra flights or increasing the size of aircraft used on an existing 17 domestic and 7 international routes.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 31 August 2009 03:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.9 earthquake strikes in the Banda Sea A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 has hit the waters of the Banda Sea earlier today. The quake had place ar 09:51 local time (GMT+7) at a depth of 670 kilometers below the seabed. Because of it's depth, it did not create a tsunami. The center of the earthquake was 234 kilometers southeast of Bau-Bau and the tremor was felt as far away as Waingapu on the island of Sumba. The quake was also felt as a light earthquake in the cities of Kupang and Ende.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 August 2009 05:45 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


4.000 homeless after fire destroys 600 houses in Ternate A fire that destroyed hundreds of houses did not only cause a lot of financial damage, but id also destroyed the houses of some 4.000 residents in the neighborhood of Makassar Timur in the district of Ternate Tengah in North Maluku province. The big fire started around 21:00 local time (GMT+8) Thursday evening and eventually destroyed 557 houses. No one was killed in the fire however.

Posted in Accidents @ 10 July 2009 03:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Falling wheels new chapter in Indonesian air safety Where it used to be falling planes that scared Indonesians, Indonesian skies are much safer these days. Yesterday afternoon a plane belonging to Merpati Nusantara with flight number MZ 761 on the route Jayapura - Biak - Makassar - Jakarta only lost one tire when departing from Biak Airport in the province of Papua. One of the left wheels of the plane which was flown by pilot Haryogi and co-pilot Eko Laksono, fell off shortly after taking of for Makassar.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 July 2009 03:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


44 patients with suspected Mexican Flu in hospitals As much as 44 suspected cases of Mexican Flu are recorded in Indonesia at this moment. However information about most cases is limited, there are 14 suspected patients in a Jakarta hospital while 11 others are in the Sanglah general hospital on the resort island of Bali. 11 more suspected cases are treated in a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 03 July 2009 10:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia boosts security in Papua ahead of presidential polls The Indonesian police has boosted security in Papua province in easternmost Indonesia ahead of the presidential election on July 8, following some incidents recently by the separatist group, National Police Spokesman Abubakar Nateraprawira said here Friday. The police has sent over 300 personnel from the headquarters and Makassar in South Sulawesi province to help the local security officers in Papua to step up security, the spokesman said.

Posted in General @ 19 June 2009 16:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia receives 3 Sukhoi jets from Russia The Indonesian military received three new Sukhoi jet fighters from Russia on Monday in an effort to boost defense capacity following a series of deadly accidents caused by outdated military aircraft, the Jakarta Post said. The country now has totally 7 Sukhoi fighters, all of which were purchased from Russia through a credit scheme.

Posted in Military @ 02 February 2009 01:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 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


Merpati gets a capital injection of 300 billion Rupiah The Indonesian government has decided to increase the working capital for PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines with some 300 billion Rupiah (22 million euro). The funds will be used for lay-off premiums for 1.300 employees and to upgrade the 19 planes that are owned by the company. This decision was made during a cabinet meeting that was chaired by president Yudhoyono.

Posted in Economy @ 10 August 2008 08:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Dozens of FPI members demonstrate against Ahmadiyah in Makassar Dozens of members of the FPI (Front Pembela Islam) have demonstrated in front of the regional representative office of Ahmadiyah in Makassar earlier today. They asked the government to release a presidential decree about the Ahmadiyah sect because it is said to have stained Islam.

Posted in Religion @ 20 June 2008 10:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police dismantles ecstasy-factory near Makassar The anti-drug brigade of the regional police in Makassar, Southern Sulawesi, has closed down an ecstasy-factory early in the morning. Outside confiscating a number of tablets also self-made weapons were confiscated and the owner of the building in which the factory was located was arrested. This person has been arrested in 2005 for the production of drugs as well.

Posted in Drugs @ 23 April 2008 14:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Balinese looking to take more money from tourists Efforts by Bali's provincial House of Representatives to impose a "donation" on tourists passing through Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport has been strongly rejected by Jakarta who saw the imposition of an additional financial burden on Bali's tourists as unacceptable.

Posted in Tourism @ 08 March 2008 09:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Indonesia has more young smokers The number of Indonesia's young smokers continues to increase and more than 80 percent of cigarette smokers in 2007 were less than 19 years old, Antara news agency quoted an expert as saying on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 04 March 2008 08:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Search underway for black box Adam Air plane A salvage ship operated by the United States has arrived in Indonesia to hunt for the black box of an Adam Air plane that crashed into the sea on New Years' day, killing 102 passengers and crew. The Boeing went missing off South Sulawesi and sparked a massive search in the early days of this year. The body of the plane is thought to lay on the floor of the Makassar Strait. No bodies have been found until today.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 August 2007 14:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda plane makes emergency landing because of wheel A Garuda jetliner with 142 people on board made an emergency landing at the airport of Makassar, South Sulawesi earlier today after a problem developed with one of it's wheels. Flight GA 602 was carrying 134 passengers and eight crew and had departed from Jakarta to fly to Manado in North Sulawesi. "The plane has finally landed smoothly. All passengers on board the plane were fine," said Yan Daulina, spokesman of Hasanuddin airport in Makassar.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 12 April 2007 11:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Chinese observe lunar New Year throughout Indonesia Ethnic Chinese throughout Indonesia celebrate the Chinese New Year today. Many of them will bring a visit to temples for praying to their gods and ancestors. The Dharma Bhakti, Sam Njan Kiong and Amorva Bumi temples in Jakarta were filled with visitors celebrating 'Imlek', as the Chinese New Year is also known in Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 18 February 2007 09:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


U.S. Navy reported to have detected Adam Air plane's black box The USNS Mary Sears` Towed Ping Locater (TPL) was on Wednesday reported to have detected the black box of the missing Adam Air jetliner in waters off the coast of West Sulawesi provinceThe black box was first detected on Tuesday at 8 a.m. local time in waters off the coast of West Sulawesi`s Majene district, at the coordinate points of 03 41 02 southern latitude and 118 08 53 eastern longitude.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 January 2007 13:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


DAS plane breaks wheel upon landing An passenger plane broke its front wheel while landing after aborting a flight Thursday, an airport spokesman said, in the latest of string of aviation incidents here. All 18 passengers and three crew were unhurt after the accident, involving a Dirgantara Air Services Casa-212 plane at Hasanuddin airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 January 2007 12:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Wreckage of missing Adam Air plane not found yet Efforts to find the wreckage of Indonesia's Adam Air plane that went missing during a flight from Java to North Sulawesi Jan.1 had not yielded any positive results, said Antara News Agency on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 21 January 2007 08:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More bodies found from Indonesia ferry mishap Search teams have located 10 more bodies from an Indonesian ferry that sank in rough seas off Java Island late last month, but more than 300 people remained unaccounted for, a rescue official said Wednesday. Lieutenant Priyono, an official at the National Search and Rescue Agency in Surabaya, capital of East Java province, told DPA that the evacuation process for the bodies spotted is still underway by two Indonesian Navy ships.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 January 2007 08:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fuel spill may be new clue on missing Adam Air jet Indonesian rescue workers scouring the seas for a commercial airliner that went missing two weeks ago have found a fuel spill believed to be from the doomed jet, an official said on Monday. Small pieces of the Adam Air Boeing 737-400 that vanished from radar screens on New Year's Day with 102 people aboard have been found in the past few days floating in the sea or washed up on beaches off the west coast of Sulawesi island.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 January 2007 11:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Piece of missing jet found off Sulawesi A fisherman found a piece of a Boeing 737 that disappeared more than 10 days ago, the first hard evidence that the plane carrying 102 people had crashed into the sea off Sulawesi, a top search official said Thursday. The piece of tail from Adam Air Flight KI-574 was recovered Wednesday in the Makassar Strait, 185 miles off Sulawesi Island's coast, said Eddy Suyanto, the head of search and rescue operations.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 January 2007 03:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Canada joins search for missing Adam Air plane A jet plane from Canada arrived at Hasanuddin airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Tuesday, to participate in the search for an Adam Air jetliner that went missing while flying from Java to Manado, North Sulawesi, last week, with 102 people on board. The air base`s spokesman, Captain Mulyadi, confirmed a King Air-200 with call sign N-857 from Canada had arrived here with three crew members.

Posted in Accidents @ 10 January 2007 02:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane search focuses on undersea object A U.S. navy ship is set to join on Tuesday the search for an Indonesian airliner with 102 people on board missing for the past eight days, with the hunt focusing on a large metal object detected deep on the sea bed. The object was discovered on Monday by Indonesian ships with sonar technology about 1,000 metres (1,150 yards) under the ocean north of Mamuju in West Sulawesi province.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 January 2007 09:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


700 servicemen sent to Rantepau, Mamuju to search for missing plane As many as 700 personnel from the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the Police were sent to Rantepau (South Sulawesi) and Mamuju in (West Sulawesi) to help search for the Adam Air`s missing plane. The armed personnel were seen off by the coordinator of the SAR Mission (an intergrated SAR team) Air Commodore Eddy Suyanto from the Hasanuddin airbase in South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 January 2007 11:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The hunt for Adam Air flight 574 It was a fairly normal beginning of the new year, for as far the first day of the year can be a normal one. The sun was shining here and the weather looked good for the day. Maybe a little bit strange, since we are in the middle of the wet season here so in fact we have to expect a lot of rain almost every single day now. The weather is slightly strange since there is really bad weather of the Java Sea. From Southern Sumatra until as far east at the Moluccan Spice Islands the weather is bad; very high waves, strong winds and a lot of rain are pounding the area. At first you think that that is not a big deal there out at sea, at least there will be no victims in flash floods, landslides and other misery that comes with the wet season in Indonesia.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 January 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia denies discrimination in transport mishaps rescue efforts Indonesia Saturday denied there has been discrimination in the rescue efforts pertaining to two transport mishaps in the republic recently. Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said the authorities had worked hard to search for and rescue passengers of a ferry, KN Senopati Nusantara, that sank in Central Java waters and an Adam Air aircraft that went missing in the air space over the Sulawesi islands.

Posted in General @ 06 January 2007 12:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plane pilot said to alter path A jetliner with 102 people aboard that disappeared after encountering 80 mph winds over northern Indonesian waters twice changed course, an official said, as authorities widened the search Friday for the Boeing 737. A U.S. National Transportation Safety Board team arrived to help investigate the apparent crash of Adam Air Flight KI-574, which disappeared from the radar Monday near the Sulawesi coastal town of Majene without issuing a mayday.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 January 2007 02:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fate of Adam Air plane carrying 102 remains mystery Adam Air Flight KI-574 took off on New Year's Day with 102 people. An hour into what should have been a short hop between islands, the pilot reported heavy winds. Then the plane vanished, sparking a massive search. Thousands of soldiers battled rugged jungle terrain, a fleet of aircraft took to the skies and ships scoured the sea for a third day Thursday, spanning a 28,000-square-mile area - roughly the size of Ireland, or the U.S. state of California. But by nightfall they had found no trace of the Boeing 737.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 January 2007 05:22 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


Number of foreign tourists to Indonesia down 4.60 % The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia between January and November 2006 dropped by 4.60 percent compared to that in the same period of the previous year, head of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Rusman Heriawan said. Foreign tourists visiting Indonesia through 13 gates between January and November, 2006, numbered 3,59 million or decreased by 4.60 percent compared to 3.76 million in 2005, Rusman said here Tuesday.

Posted in Tourism @ 04 January 2007 03:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions
    
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