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Densus 88 arrests suspected terrorist in East Java Police anti-terror squad Densus 88 arrested a suspected terrorist, Toni, in Lamongan district, East Java, on Sunday (December 21).

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 December 2014 22:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 63 percent of land for trans-Java toll road cleared Some 63.8 percent of land meant for the Indonesia's 658.6-kilometer Trans-Java toll road has been cleared, a senior public works official said.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 30 October 2014 20:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet still spews volcanic ash Mount Slamet, which covers five districts in Central Java, was reportedly still spewing volcanic ash in the area around its peak. On Friday night, thin volcanic ash began pouring out in the area around the observation post, head of Mount Slamet Observation Post, Sudrajat, said here on Saturday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 July 2014 17:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bogowonto train derailed after collision with truck An economy class train, the Bogowonto en route from Jakarta to Yogyakarta, derailed last evening after a collision with a truck on a railroad crossing in Ciledug, near the city of Cirebon in West Java.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 May 2014 07:52 CET by Jeroen · 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


Mount Slamet status increased to alert level III The Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center PVMBG on Wednesday raised the status of Mount Slamet in Central Java from alert level II (Waspada) to alert level III (Siaga).

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 April 2014 15:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet volcano still on alert status The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said on Sunday Mount Slamet which straddles the five districts of Banyumas, Purbalingga, Pemalang, Tegal, and Brebes in Central Java, Indonesia remains on the third highest alert status.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 April 2014 23:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Six die after consuming suspected contaminated alcohol Six residents of the Malang district in East Java died after drinking alcohol suspected of being adulterated in a party in Lawang on Monday. Lawang police sector chief Commissioner Gatot Setiawan said here on Wednesday 15 people binge drank and six of them had died.

Posted in Health @ 16 April 2014 23:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jokowi wants small group in political coalition Presidential candidate from Indonesian democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated that he wanted a small group of party coalition if he gets elected as Indonesian president.

Posted in Politics @ 31 March 2014 15:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet status raised to alert level The Indonesian authorities have raised the status of Mount Slamet in Central Java from normal to alert level as of 9 p.m. on Monday, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 March 2014 13:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two dead after river rafting accident near Malang A rescue team has found two victims who died in a rafting accident caused by strong waves in Brantas River, Batu City, Malang District, East Java Province. "We recovered the two casualties, namely Ilham and Kiki. The officers have not yet identified the victims," the rescue officer, Anggara, said here on Saturday.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 March 2014 20:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud evacuees allowed to return home The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has allowed evacuees to return to their homes on the slope of Mount Kelud after the volcanos status has been lowered from the top to the third alert.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 February 2014 21:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Adi Soemarmo airport reopened Adi Soemarmo airport in Solo, Central Java, reopened on Thursday morning for both domestic and international flights, after it had been closed for six days when Mt Kelud erupted last week.

Posted in Travel @ 20 February 2014 15:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud volcanic materials pose danger of floods Around 50 million cubic meters of Mount Keluds volcanic materials have posed danger of flooding in areas around the slopes of the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 19 February 2014 18:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President asks Kelud refugees not to risk returning home yet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked the refugees of the Mount Kelud eruption not to risk going back home before the area is deemed safe.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 18 February 2014 21:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President Yudhoyono inspects Kelud eruption evacuation centers President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inspected Mt. Keluds eruption evacuation center at An-Nuur Mosque in Kediri, East Java on Monday. "Together with the First Lady, I would only want to assure that everything has been handled well," he stated with the evacuees around him.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 February 2014 16:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud's eruption is force majeure The Transportation Ministry has declared the eruption of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, to be a force majeure, which exempts airlines from compensating passengers due to cancelled flights.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 February 2014 13:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven airports closed due to volcanic ash from Mount Kelud Seven airports and one airstrip remain closed on Saturday, as of 10:00 am local time (GMT +7), due to volcanic ash from Mount Kelud in East Java, an official said.

Posted in Travel @ 15 February 2014 12:45 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


7 airports in Indonesia closed due to Mount Kelud eruption Seven airports on the Indonesian island of Java have been closed due to the eruption of Mount Kelud in Kediri, East Java, on Thursday night. "Seven airports have been temporarily closed due to Mount Keluds eruption," Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Herry Bakti stated here on Friday.

Posted in Travel @ 14 February 2014 22:13 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


3,500 police officers to be deployed at flood-hit areas The Police Headquarters will deploy 3,500 police officers at several areas in Indonesian that have been hit by floods, landslides, and volcano eruption. "The 3,500 policemen are from the Police Headquarters and Mobile Brigade," Commissioner General Badrodin Haiti, the head of the Police Headquarters Security and Maintenance Departement, stated here on Wednesday.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 January 2014 17:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


30 thousand residents displaced by flood in Jakarta At least 30,784 residents have been displaced by floods in Jakarta caused by incessant rain for the last several days, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stated on Sunday.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 January 2014 17:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mahfud MD confirms he will run for president Former Constitutional Court chief justice Mahfud MD has confirmed that he will run for president in 2014. In a meeting with Madureses younger generation here on Friday evening, he said he would no longer hide his intention to run for president.

Posted in Politics @ 16 November 2013 17:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Indonesia to be free of child laborers in 2020' Indonesia is expected to be free from child laborers in 2020 through the implementation of its Child Labor Elimination Program (PPA) in support of its Family Empowerment Program (PKH), a minister said.

Posted in General @ 24 May 2013 10:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Crashed drone found in Bintan An unmanned drone which crashed in the waters off Pucung Island, Malang Rapat, Gunung Kijang, Bintan, was retrieved by Tanjungpinang Air Base personnel on Monday. The Tanjungpinang Air Base military personnel collected the wreckage of what is suspected to be a surveillance drone for further investigation.

Posted in Military @ 12 November 2012 20:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 2 reactions


Ketawanggede site in Malang stunted by McDonald`s A historian and archaeologist from Malang University, Dwi Cahyono has claimed to have discovered the existence of Ketawanggede, an archaeological site from the megalithic era, and has blamed the local branch of McDonald`s for neglecting its importance in the Dinoyo area, Malang in East Java.

Posted in Culture @ 11 October 2012 19:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest chief robbers of mini-market shops Jakarta police have arrested five "captains" of robbers so far targeting mini-market shops in the city and its surrounding areas. "The five are believed to be the masterminds," Jakarta Metropolitan Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Rikwanto said here on Monday.

Posted in Crime @ 24 September 2012 21:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


US, Indonesian armies conduct joint exercise in Malang The Indonesian army and the US Army Pacific (USARPAC) are conducting a joint exercise, code-named "Garuda Shield 2012", in Singosari, Malang, East Java.

Posted in Military @ 11 June 2012 16:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Afghan, Sudanese immigrants in Pasuruan detention center A total of 68 Afghan and Sudanese immigrants being detained at the Malang immigration office will soon be taken to the Pasuruan immigration detention center in East Java.

Posted in Crime @ 22 April 2012 17:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former minister Sudomo dies Former Coordinating Minister for Political, Law and Security Minister Admiral (ret) Sudomo passed away at the age of 86 here on Wednesday.

Posted in Politics @ 18 April 2012 06:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dengue fever endemic in Malang Fifty-seven sub-districts in Malang city, East Java, are working to halt the spread of dengue fever, local health office spokeswoman Enny Sekar Rengganingati said here on Monday.

Posted in Health @ 17 April 2012 02:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Observer: state budget increasingly comes under pressure The 2012 state budget will increasingly come under pressure from soaring fuel subsidy due to a rise in global crude price, an economist said. "With the global crude price reaching US$126 a barrel, the fuel subsidy may soar to Rp238 trillion," Ikhsan Modjo of Brawijaya University in Malang, East Java, said on Sunday.

Posted in Economy @ 26 March 2012 13:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian teacher faces death penalty for drug smuggling A female Indonesian teacher who was arrested on the Indonesian resort island of Bali late last year could face the death penalty after smuggling drugs with a street value of around $1 million, local media reported on Tuesday.

Posted in Drugs @ 07 February 2012 21:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police nab three public transport rape-robbery suspects Jakarta Metropolitan Police acting together with Depok police have arrested three of four men suspected of raping and robbing a woman in a public transport vehicle last December 14.

Posted in Crime @ 26 December 2011 02:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds still missing after boat sinking off Indonesia Up to 200 people remain missing after a ship carrying Australia-bound immigrants sank off the coast of Indonesia on late Saturday evening, officials said on Tuesday. Nearly 50 others have been rescued.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 December 2011 05:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian woman arrested for smuggling methamphetamine The Customs and Excise officials at Baliís Ngurah Rai airport have arrested an Indonesian woman carrying 3.755 kilograms of methamphetamine. Theresa Avilla Tanti Siwi (39) arrived in Bali on board Qatar Airways Flight 638 on Monday, October 10 on a trip that started in Nairobi, Kenya.

Posted in Drugs @ 21 October 2011 06:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mobile brigade officers on trains against hijacking At least two police officers from the mobile brigade unit will be on a train to secure crew and passengersí safety, following the Gajayana train hijacking on Saturday morning. PT Kereta Api Operational Area I head of public relations Mateta Rizalulhaq said that the mobile brigade officers would be armed with firearms.

Posted in Travel @ 28 August 2011 03:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: Passenger bus plunges into ravine, killing 3 At least three people were killed on Wednesday when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in East Java in Indonesia, officials said on Thursday.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 August 2011 05:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


7 people survive over 3 weeks in sea after boat capsizes Over 3 weeks after their boat capsized in the south coast of West Java, Indonesia, seven people were able to survive until a passing ship spotted and rescued them, local media reported Tuesday, adding that five others remained missing.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 29 June 2011 02:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


70 percent of Indonesia's primates in danger of extinction Around 70 percent of Indonesia's primates are in danger of extinction due to their illegal trade and constant destruction of their natural habitat, according to ProFauna Indonesia.

Posted in Environment @ 07 June 2011 15:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two new hotels on indahnesia.com We have added some new hotels again at indahnesia.com. At the moment you can book over 750 hotels in Indonesia directly from our website. We currently offer hotels in 50 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 Travel @ 21 May 2011 08:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake strikes south off East Java A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Java on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 17 May 2011 03:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police backs govt efforts tackle Islamist movement Indonesia's national police says it is ready to back up the religious affairs ministry in efforts to prevent propagation of the Islamic State of Indonesia (NII) movement. "To prevent more potential victims, cooperation with the ministry is needed," national police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo said Thursday.

Posted in Religion @ 06 May 2011 02:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven new hotels on indahnesia.com We have added some new hotels again at indahnesia.com. At the moment you can book over 750 hotels in Indonesia directly from our website. We currently offer hotels in 50 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 Travel @ 30 April 2011 02:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New destinations Batavia Air, Lion Air, AirAsia and Citilink Er wordt hard aan de (lucht)wegen getimmerd in Indonesie. Met regelmaat openen maatschappijen nieuwe routes om de snel groeiende vraag naar voornamelijk binnenlandse vluchten aan te kunnen. Met een snel groeiende middenklasse en ook een toenemend aantal buitenlandse toeristen komen er zo steeds meer toeristische bestemmingen bij die eenvoudig te bereiken zijn.

Posted in Travel @ 27 February 2011 01:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


14 new hotels on indahnesia.com We have added some new hotels again at indahnesia.com. At the moment you can book over 750 hotels in Indonesia directly from our website. We currently offer hotels in 50 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 Tourism @ 24 February 2011 04:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Condoms from 'ATM' for users of prostitutes in Malang The regent of Malang, Rendra Kresna, has made it easier for users of prostitutes in Malang to get their hands on a condom. Not to promote prostitution - efforts to close down several red light areas in the district fail over and over again because of resistance from the population - but to curb the spread of diseases like HIV/AIDS.

Posted in Health @ 14 February 2011 08:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Indonesia's anti-terror agency warns of possible terrorist attacks The Indonesian National Anti-terror Agency (BNPT) on Tuesday warned citizens about the possibility of bombings and other forms of terrorist attacks, the Jakarta Post reported.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 December 2010 18:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Bromo eruptions slowing down Indonesia's Mount Bromo has had increased volcanic activity since early November, prompting government officials to issue the highest volcano alert status, but experts say its beginning to calm down.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 November 2010 18:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malang Airport closed because of ash from Bromo volcano The directorate of Transport in Indonesia has ordered the immediate closure of the airport of Malang, Abdurahman Saleh. This is done because of the increasing amount of ash in the air - originating from the Mount Bromo volcano. The volcano, that has been erupting for several days now, is ejecting more ash into the skies. The airport is located about 25 kilometers from the crater of the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 November 2010 11:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ash from small Bromo eruption blows towards Malang The Mount Bromo volcano in the area of Probolinggo, East Java Province is still active. An ash cloud caused by one of the small eruptions of the volcano earlier this morning is now making it's way to the city of Malang. "There were several small eruptions earlier this morning. The ash clouds from these eruptions are headed for the city of Malang," said the head of the Crisis Center of the Department of Public Health, Mudjiharto.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 28 November 2010 05:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda cancels flights due to ongoing system problems Continuing problems with Garuda Indonesia's new automated crew rotation system resulted in the cancellation of 11 flights and the delays of another six, officials said Tuesday.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 23 November 2010 19:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


The breathtaking view and sound of a pyroclastic cloud Two days ago, also soon after our breakfast, we got on our motorcycle to make the trip towards Klaten. Since all roads directly north of Yogyakarta were sealed off, and Cangkringan was one of the worst-hit areas, I wanted to go east as far as possible before driving back to the Mount Merapi volcano again. There were relatively little problems in that area, which was also easy to reach.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 November 2010 05:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


33 bodies recovered from train wreck The death toll from a train crash in the Central Java town of Pemalang on Saturday has reached 33, with 16 people injured. "A total of 33 bodies have been evacuated from the wreckage," an official at Petarukan railway station said, adding that the death toll might climb as evacuation of the victims had yet to finish.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 October 2010 10:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Threat of break out of Sidoarjo mud flow Once again the mud from one of the large basins around the mud volcano near Sidoarjo in East Java province threatens to break out. One of the temporary dams, which have been in place for many years now, is leaking mud which can eventually lead to a burst of the dam and flooding of the nearby railroad and main road.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 08 August 2010 04:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: Terrorists planned to bomb Danish embassy Suspected terrorists had planned to explode Royal Danish Embassy in Kuningan, South Jakarta, using a car-bomb, National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri said on Thursday. Bambang said the embassy was targeted in retaliation of the globally criticized publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoon by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005, Bambang said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 July 2010 05:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five new hotels at indahnesia.com We have added some new hotels again at indahnesia.com. At the moment you can book over 700 hotels in Indonesia directly from our website. We currently offer hotels in 50 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 Travel @ 21 June 2010 13:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


20 year jail term for rape and murder of Japanese tourist A judge on Bali has sentenced the 26-year-old David Goltar Wicaksono to 20 years in prison for the rape and murder of the 33-year old Rikasano, a Japanese tourist. The perpetrator, from Malang in East Java, was arrested late last year as a suspect in the case and was indeed found to be guilty now.

Posted in Crime @ 04 May 2010 02:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Possible new problems after gas leak pops up near mud flow The train track and main road between the large city of Surabaya and Malang has is threathened to be flooded once again near the Sidoarjo mud flow. At several locations along the main supporting dam along the road and the track, there is mud escaping via leaks.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 19 April 2010 03:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Identity and gender of mutilated body still unknown The identity and gender of the mutilated body that was found in the Kalimalang canal is not known yet. Police investigation is ongoing at several locations where body parts were found. The police has also visited a few places where waria ('man-woman', in general men dressed up as women) for their extended investigation.

Posted in Crime @ 02 April 2010 03:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Construction of Pejagan - Pemalang to start in 2010 After years of negotiating, the construction of the Pejagan-Pemalang has finally reached an important milestone. Construction of the the 57,5 kilometer long toll road will start early 2010 after funds to purchase all land needed to construct the toll road are finally ready. The total cost of buying the land from the current owners is estimated at 114 billion Rupiah (8.6 million euro).

Posted in Economy @ 19 December 2009 04:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


This was in the picture! #12 On the picture was the current city hall of the city of Malang in East Java province. The building, built in the Dutch colonial time, was almost entirely destroyed during the struggle for independence but was later completely rebuilt. Nowadays it is one of the many remarkable buildings from the Dutch colonial time in the city.

Posted in Picture guess @ 16 December 2009 11:44 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


The new Gajayana between Malang and Jakarta #2 The information panel above the LCD-television even indicates where the train is. We have just passed Kepanjen station and are headed for Blitar at a reasonable pace. Thanks to a power outlet in the wall of the train at every couple of seats and the mobile internet connection I always use, I can now even continue writing and internetting following my own biorhythm.

Posted in Travel @ 21 November 2009 13:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The new Gajayana between Malang and Jakarta It has been a year ago that I used the Indonesian railroad services. That was a trip from Yogyakarta to Jakarta with a dirty, cold and old-fashioned train. Trains like that are still widely available on Java. It normally is really cold on board of one of these trains, which makes traveling with them not the best option available.

Posted in Travel @ 19 November 2009 12:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thank you for the emails After over one day without internet in Yogyakarta we left for Malang yesterday in the early afternoon. We used a travel (small bus that will bring you to your final destination right away, 100,000 Rupiah per person) to travel between these cities. We arrived here early in the evening. At that time I tried to connect to the internet but it still didn't work. I then suspected my modem was most likely not working anymore.

Posted in Travel @ 17 November 2009 06:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


MUI: Muslems should not watch '2012' A chapter of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), the highest Muslim authority, called on all Muslims Monday to not watch 2012, saying that the Hollywood movie was misleading and against Islamic belief. Produced by Sony Pictures, Roland Emmerich's 2012 is a new movie about the Mayan doomsday starring John Cusack.

Posted in Religion @ 17 November 2009 03:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cargo train derails near Lawang in East Java A cargo train has derailed in the area of Lawang in the Malang regency in East Java province. A number of trains were delayed and services to and from the city of Surabaya were disrupted as well. At least four trains departing from Malang and Surabaya stations were delayed while the derailed train was cleared from the track by the Indonesian state-owned railway company.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 September 2009 12:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


This was in the picture! #3 This time indeed no picture of Indonesian nature, but a building project that has never been finished. The picture was a part of a concrete pillar which eventually should have become an elevated toll road. That highway was never constructed and these pillars are lost in the landscape along Kali Malang in the regency of Bekasi, directly east of Jakarta. To view the picture in our new large format, please visit the picture gallery 'Seeing is believing'.

Posted in Picture guess @ 17 September 2009 10:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead in train derailment in East Java The assistant train driver was killed in a train derailment of the Penataran train. The train derailed and turned over in Malang, East Java province earlier this afternoon. Six passengers were injured in the accident. The locomotive and the first wagon jumped out of the tracks and crashed into a fence in the Karanglo area in Malang. It is assumed that the train hit a water buffalo before it derailed.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 September 2009 15:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prostitution zones in Blitar regency to stay open during Ramadan Prostitutes in the regency of Blitar don't have to worry any longer now the regional government has decided that not all prostitution areas in the district have to be closed down during the Ramadan this year. One of the three locations will stay open this year, so people that serve customers can go to that one place in the district of Selorejo. The red light areas in Talun and Ponggok will be closed however.

Posted in Culture @ 16 August 2009 09:54 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


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

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


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


The bus trip from Surabaya to Malang Sitting in a bus is not something that I do with the greatest love. However every once in a while I will still do something that I don't want to do every single day. After the flight from Yogyakarta to Surabaya in the early morning, I didn't reach my final destination for the day - by far. But fortunately I had already taken that into account when I booked the ticket. At that time I decided to use only public transport to find my way to Malang, which was my final destination for the day.

Posted in Travel @ 23 December 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Higher train ticket prices during coming holiday season During the year-end holidays, prices of train tickets will be hiked about 50.000 Rupiah per ticket on a one-way stretch. The raise in fares is mainly for executive class tickets for travel between December 19, 2008 and January 5, 2009. All executive class trains will have higher fares during this period.

Posted in General @ 10 December 2008 06:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Girl in Islamic boarding school pregnant twice by rape leader A leader of a Islamic boarding school (Pondok Pesantren) is accused of raping two of his students and is currently in a police cell in the district of Malang. The leader, only known as N.H., was arrested by the regional police of Malang in a rented house in Pare, in the district of Kediri. N.H. is also the leader of a boarding school in the village Kaumrejo, sub-district Ngantang in the district of Malang. There he has allegedly raped two of his students. The two girls, both 17, are from the village of Ngawensari, sub-district Ringin Anom, district Kendal in Central Java.

Posted in Religion @ 23 November 2008 06:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Daydreaming about a toll road over Java The road between Yogyakarta and Malang consists mainly of a reasonably maintained two lane road. That is what they call jalan raya ('big road') here, but it's not that big after all. The two most widely used roads for traveling from west to east and the other way around on the island is one road that is virtually on the beach, the Pesisir. The second is a road that runs through the Javanese heartland and brings you to Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surakarta (popularly known as Solo), Madiun and Malang. The road from Yogyakarta to Malang is some 375 kilometers - not in a direct line of course - and has different levels of maintenance in different areas. The road in nice condition in the province of Yogyakarta are in sharp contrast with the bad situation near Madiun.

Posted in General @ 19 August 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslides in Pacitan and Malang cause damage Dozens of houses in the village of Tumpakrejo, in the sub-district of Gedangan Malang in the district of Malang in eastern Java, were damaged by a landslide. Five of them were heavily damaged. There were no casualties in this event. The landslide occurred after heavy rains lashed the area almost continuing for the last two days. The landslide occurred in the afternoon, so all people in the area were able to rescue themselves.

Posted in Weather @ 06 January 2008 02:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mud flow dam breaks, railway closed Rail traffic in eastern Java came to a halt on Friday afternoon after an emergency dam at the mud flow gave away earlier last night. The railway between kilometer 32 and 33 is flooded with mud with heights up to half a meter.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 04 January 2008 14:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Road between Mojokerto and Batu blocked by landslide The road between Mojokerto and Batu near Malang in eastern Java, is completely blocked by a landslide in the area of the Big Forest Area Mojokerto yesterday afternoon. The landslide occurred after sustained rain lashed the area for quite some time. At the end the road that connects the cities of Mojokerto and Batu - which is an important route for east-west traffic on the island of Java - has been blocked completely. The road is covered in about one meter of sand with stones and trees.

Posted in Weather @ 23 December 2007 03:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Day and night at the alun-alun in Malang During the last year I regularly brought a visit to Malang. There I visited a Dutch friend who had stayed in Indonesia some years more than I did, and please read that 'some' as a big understatement. It doesn't really matter in fact, however someone who has lived here for so many years can be a huge source of information about many subjects. He sure is for me at least. Every once in a while I can learn from specific situations which still make me go 'huh?'. Outside that I like to spend some of my time there at a somewhat crowded place. Like in many cities and villages that is the central square or alun-alun. Often a nice place to submerge yourself entirely in the local situation and current events.

Posted in Travel @ 22 December 2007 00:00 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


Lodaya Malam to Bandung, trains run on time It is half past two in the afternoon on a warm Tuesday afternoon at the start of the wet monsoon. No guarantee for rain however, it has been strange weather for over a week now in Yogyakarta and elsewhere in Java it seems to be more of the same. The wind blows from the wrong direction I was told. Maybe that is just good, because that would mean I could have a dry trip to Bandung. However using the train is less reliable on the weather than flying, it is still prone to various delays.

Posted in Travel @ 06 December 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Accessroad Soekarno-Hatta Airport flooded, flights delayed More than 30 scheduled domestic flights from Soekarno-Hatta international airport west of Jakarta were delayed today. This was caused by the fact that most passengers showed up late to board their plane because the main toll road to the airport was flooded by seawater due to high tides.

Posted in Flooding @ 27 November 2007 02:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane parts Batava Air plane in fields near airport Several parts of a Boeing 737-400 plane that belongs to Batavia Air were found in the area of Kampung Malang, Gempol Sari, Sepatan Timur, Tangerang in the province of Banten, western Java. The parts originated from a plane that had just left for Pontianak from the international airport of Soekarno-Hatta nearby where the parts were found.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 22 November 2007 09:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report Mount Kelut volcano; no. 1 On 16 October 2007 at 18:00 local time, the Directorate for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Management in Bandung, West Java Province, raised the alert status of Kelud Volcano to the highest level 4. This indicates that an eruption is imminent. Mount Kelud is located approximately 90 kilometres southwest of Surabaya in East Java.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 18 October 2007 06:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One killed as military aircraft crashes in Indonesia An Indonesian air force jet crashed into a sugar cane field shortly after take-off earlier on Monday, killing one of two people on board, according to a military spokesman and witnesses at the scene of the crash. The second pilot in the OV-10 Bronco counterinsurgency aircraft ejected himself from the plane before it crashed and was not injured, said Rear Marchal Daryatmo.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 July 2007 11:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Traveling between Yogyakarta and Malang It's not really difficult go get up on time, around seven in the morning, so for that matter it's a nice service that it's possible to get a minivan in front of the door within the hour when I'm making a trip to a destination at a bigger distance than just in the city or nearby. That kind of minivan is called a travel here, and plies a fixed route a few times a day, for example from Yogyakarta via Solo, Madiun and Malang to Surabaya. Of course you can also travel the other way around, if you like you can go as far as Jakarta, but from Yogyakarta that is such a big distance that I rather prefer taking the train or a plane. Trains often depart or arrive at the most strange times possible, but that's a matter of looking what you personally most like.

Posted in Travel @ 19 April 2007 00:00 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


What if I was a terrorist Just over one week ago it all happened. At walking distance one person was killed, some were arrested and after that the party was over as quick as it started. It wasn't a criminal shootout and n drugs were found as well. It was nothing more than busting some terrorism-suspects by an anti-terror squad from the Indonesian police (Densus 88); they were simply overwhelmed in their hide-out. The one that tried to flea, was directly given some bullets and didn't survive the event. Seven others were arrested. In fact that could be the entire story, but it was just not to happen that way. It proved to be the start of what currently looks like a terror cell uncovered. Within two weeks after the first shooting several more police actions were held. Police is scarce with giving information, but in recent days is became clear that most likely a part of the Southeast Asian terror network Jemaah Islamiyah has been found.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 April 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports.

Posted in Flooding @ 13 February 2007 01:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten The UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports has prepared this report.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 February 2007 01:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Speaking in Islamic tongues in Indonesia For those recently heaping praise on Indonesia for its moderate Muslim and emerging democratic credentials, consider the case of Islamic preacher Yusman Roy. Last year Roy was sentenced to two years in prison on blasphemy charges for leading Muslim prayers at an East Java Islamic school in his native Bahasa Indonesia rather than Arabic as conservative religious councils require. In Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, the language issue pitches modern, liberal interpretations of Islam, known broadly here as abangan, against conservative orthodox views, represented broadly as santri.

Posted in Religion @ 16 December 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


What a garden does to people However we approach the end of the year, it may be clear that my garden here in the tropics still looks fairly green. Some of you may have been following that via internet and probably you enjoyed the always green garden. However green is relative, when I don't give extra water during the dry season, that green will be gone pretty quick.

Posted in General @ 11 December 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The day before the fall of Suharto Controversy has surrounded the book written by former President Habibie, which reveals a number of new historical facts about the events of May 1998. The military is mentioned as having a hand in speeding up the downfall of the Suharto regime. Two major-generals and a number of colonels are suspected of having "allowed" university students to occupy the parliament building in Senayan. Tempo sorts out the important moments during the 24 hours preceding Suharto's downfall. Here is the report.

Posted in History @ 03 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


City told to focus on monorail, not turnpike With the government issuing a letter guaranteeing its support for the monorail project, activists and experts called on the city administration Friday to focus on the project rather than a plan to build six inner city turnpikes. Tubagus Haryo Karbyanto of the Jakarta Environment Caucus said the support from the central government meant the administration needed to prioritize the construction of secure and comfortable mass transportation rather than building turnpikes, which would only worsen Jakarta's traffic conditions.

Posted in General @ 23 August 2006 04:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Independence Day preparations With several days left until the annual celebration of the independence of Indonesia, 17 August 2006 exactly 61 years ago, the daily view in the streets has changed pretty much. Not that it has become more crowded or more quiet, because that doesn't realy matter this time of year, this day is commonly celebrated with the neighbors in the neighborhood. Many of the central fields in villages and cities will be the stage of small games at the 17th, especially old Dutch games with a Indonesian flavour added to it.

Posted in Culture @ 14 August 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Soccer on Friday Just back from a couple of days in Malang it's about time to turn on the computer again and to clean the keyboard. Since the short holiday to Bali I didn't see any chance to write something down, but that is going to change now. The few days in Malang were a pleasant difference with the somewhat more normal life in Yogyakarta. The garden has been watered and the windows are open, though there is not too much wind. Several days back, back to Friday to be more precise. Soccer club Arema (Malang) has to play a game that day.

Posted in Culture @ 13 August 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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