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Floods inundate 16 districts and cities across Indonesia Floods have inundated thousands of houses in 16 districts and cities across Indonesia over the past few days, stated an official.

Posted in Flooding @ 14 January 2015 16:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to develop trans-Sumatra toll road The Trans-Sumatra Toll Road Development Project will soon commence following the signing of the order by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY).

Posted in Infrastructure @ 19 September 2014 18:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


202 Indonesian regions to hold local elections in 2015 At least 202 regions in Indonesia will organize regional head elections in 2015, Chairman of the National Election Commission (KPU) Husni Kamil Manik has said.

Posted in Elections @ 10 August 2014 14:27 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


Tourists advised not to visit Bali during Day of Seclusion Foreign tourists are advised not to visit Bali during the Hindu Day of Seclusion on March 31, 2014, a regional government official said.

Posted in Religion @ 13 March 2014 11:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Official: 'Haze-affected people in Padang to get free masks' The Padang city health department in West Sumatra will soon distribute free masks to the local people if haze covering the city continues to thicken, a local government official said.

Posted in Forest fires @ 28 February 2014 20:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian mother and daughter dead of food poisoning An Australian mother and daughter died of suspected food poisoning or a severe allergic reaction in Bali on Saturday, a day after arriving on the island to begin a holiday.

Posted in Health @ 06 January 2014 03:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Monitoring post limiting trekking activities on Mountt Kerinci The Mount Kerinci monitoring post has issued an alert prohibiting mountaineers from scaling the 3,805 meter mountains peak, following an increase in volcanic activity on Sunday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 December 2013 19:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi in West Sumatra erupts again Mount Marapi, which is located in the Tanahdatar and Agam districts in the West Sumatra Province, erupted again on Wednesday morning.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 November 2013 14:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President chairs limited meeting to discuss food security President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono chaired a limited meeting with a number of governors and related ministers at Bung Hatta Palace here on Tuesday to discuss food security. At 9 am local time the head of state started the meeting that will last up to 1 pm with the governors and related ministers.

Posted in General @ 29 October 2013 10:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods submerge 4,249 houses in Sumatra Floods affected 4,249 houses in the sub-districts of Stabat, Batang Serangan, Secanggang, Wampu, and Padang Tualang in Langkat District, North Sumatra. "Some 4,249 houses have been inundated since the past three days," Agussalam, an official of the Langkat disaster mitigation agency, said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Flooding @ 08 October 2013 16:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali tightens security against possible infiltration of terrorists Bali police tighten control at all entry gates to the tourist island to prevent infiltration of terrorists to the island which has twice suffered big terrorist bombings over the past several years. Units of police mobile brigade are placed at the ports of Gilimanuk, Badung and Padangbai, Bali Police Chief Insp. Gen. Arif Wahyunadi said here on Monday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 05 August 2013 13:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Magnitude 6.1 quake hits Mentawai A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Pagai Selatan in the district of Mentawai islands, Sumatra, at 12.05 pm on Saturday. "The epicenter of the quake was 36 kilometer deep in the sea, 149 kilometers southeast of Mentawai islands, West Sumatra, or 164 kilometers southwest of Muko-Muko, Bengkulu, or 184 kilometers southwest of Sungai Penuh, Jambi," the spokesman of the Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nuegroho, said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 July 2013 17:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suffers sixty floodings in a decade Indonesia has suffered sixty times of floodings as shown by data collected over a last decade and is thus recorded as one of the most commonly affected areas in South East Asia, an academician has said.

Posted in Flooding @ 11 May 2013 20:02 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


Mentawai floods displace 10,000 residents Floods on Siberut Island, Mentawai District, West Sumatra Province, have displaced around 10,000 residents, according to a spokesperson of Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of Mentawai Islands.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 April 2013 13:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood hits 21 hamlets in North Sumatra A flood hit 21 hamlets in North Sumatra`s Serdang Bedagai district on Wednesday due to the overflowing of Padang and Sibaro rivers. The flood began at around 01.00 a.m. after the dike at Bukit Cermin and Mariah Padang villages was broken down.

Posted in Flooding @ 30 January 2013 23:48 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Citilinks opens routes from Batam Indonesian airliner Citilink has announced that it will operate two new routes from Batam. Starting January 10, they have started operations on the route from Batam and Padang, twice a day. From January 16 there will also be two daily flights between Batam and Palembang.

Posted in Travel @ 13 January 2013 02:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Citilinks opens route Jakarta - Padang The Indonesian airline Citilink, daughter company of Garuda Indonesia, has opened a new route on November 23, 2012, Jakarta - Padang - Jakarta. Departure from Jakarta is at 17:00 local time and from Padang at 19:25 local time. Citilink offers daily flights on this route.

Posted in Travel @ 26 November 2012 02:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mandala Airlines adds new routes In December 2012 Mandala Airlines plans to open four new air routes between Padang (West Sumatra) and Singapore and Denpasar (Bali) with Surabaya (East Java) and Singapore. Mandala’s commercial manager, Brata Rafly, told the press that the new routes would serve both the business and tourism sectors between the cities served.

Posted in General @ 05 November 2012 03:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Mount Marapi spews white thick smoke Mount Marapi in West Sumatra province spewed white thick smoke at around 07.00 a.m. on Saturday, a local resident said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 October 2012 14:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Crew that landed plane at wrong airport grounded The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation has grounded the pilot and co-pilot of Sriwijaya Airlines flight SJ021 that landed at the wrong airport in Padang, West Sumatra on October 13, 2012. Bisnis.com reports that the flight landed at the Tabing Padang Airport in Padang when, in fact, it was scheduled to land at the nearby Minangkabau International Airport.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 20 October 2012 07:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Prostitutes face imprisonment and fine in Padang A draft law calls for a three months` imprisonment and a fine of up to Rp50 million on people found guilty of prostitution in the West Sumatra capital of Padang. The bill is being discussed by the city council and mayor, Jhon Roza Syaukani, chairman of the special committee for the draft law, said here on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 02 October 2012 15:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two found dead in West Sumatra landslide Two people were found dead on Wednesday night after being buried in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in the West Sumatra provincial capital of Padang earlier in the day.

Posted in Weather @ 13 September 2012 14:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


900,000 people in tsunami danger zone in West Sumatra The National Disaster Control Agency (BNPB) said at least 900,000 people in West Sumatra live in areas within tsunami dangerous zone.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 September 2012 23:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


90 % of road accidents caused by negligence Some 90 percent of road accidents were caused by negligence, Dr Yosafra, a public transportation expert from the University of Andalas (Unand), said here Thursday.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 August 2012 16:41 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


Bali sees 19.89 percent increase in VoA Bali province enjoyed an increase of 19.89 percent in visa on arrival (VoA) from foreign tourists during the first quarter of 2012, and its tourism revenue reached US$14.4 million, from US$14.3 million during the same period last year.

Posted in Tourism @ 05 July 2012 10:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mt. Marapi spews volcanic ash on Sunday morning Mount Marapi in West Sumatra province spewed volcanic ash up to 500 meters into the sky on Sunday morning. "The volcano spewed volcanic ash for about 10 minutes starting at around 08.30 a.m.," Mubarak, who lived on the slope of the volcano said on Sunday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 June 2012 06:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi twice spews white smoke Mount Marapi, located between the districts of Tanah Datar and Agam, West Sumatra province twice spewed white smoke on Saturday morning, a witness said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 May 2012 16:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Marapi`s volcanic ash flowing out 200 meters high Mount Marapi in Tanahdatar and Agam regencies in West Sumatra has volcanic ash flowing out of the volcano 200 meters high on Friday morning. The volcanic flow took place at 7.30 am local time as far as 2 km in the direction north of the mountain in parts of Jorong Limo Suku, Nagari Sungaipuar in Agam regency.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 19 May 2012 13:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi spews volcanic ash again Mount Marapi, situated between the Tanahdatar and Agam districts of West Sumatra, spewed volcanic ash on Monday morning, according to a local resident.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 May 2012 13:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Fire truck explodes, injuring tens of people Some 50 people suffered burns and were rushed to a nearest hospital when a fire truck exploded in Jorong Padang Data Nagari Pagaruyung, Tanahdatar, West Sumatra, at 7 pm local time on Monday.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 May 2012 00:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Official: 'No reports of deaths in Simeulue so far' There have been no reports of damage or deaths following the 8,9 magnitude quake in Simeulue, Aceh, at around 3.38pm on Wednesday, according to an official from the social affairs ministry.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 April 2012 15:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BMKG detects drop in number of hot spots in W. Sumatra The Ketaping Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in West Sumatra said that in the last week there had been a drop in the number of hot spots in the area monitored by the satellite.

Posted in Forest fires @ 27 March 2012 05:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two striptease dancers sentenced to one year in jail The district court in Padang, West Sumatra, has sentenced two girls to a year in jail for performing striptease dances at a cafe here in September last year. Silfi and Nofera, caught by city administration police officers while performing the dances, cried upon hearing the verdict.

Posted in Culture @ 11 March 2012 10:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Marapi still highly active Mount Marapi, a volcano located in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, continues to spew out volcanic ash after several brief eruptions last week, officials said on Monday.

Posted in General @ 05 March 2012 20:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi spews volcanic ash twice on Sunday Mount Marapi in West Sumatra spewed volcanic ash twice on Sunday respectively at 11:10am and 11:18am Western Indonesian Standard time (WIB), a Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Agency official said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 04 March 2012 14:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi in Indonesia's West Sumatra briefly erupts Mount Marapi, a volcano located in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, briefly erupted on early Wednesday morning, officials said. It comes after activity was also reported at the volcano in August 2011.

Posted in General @ 29 February 2012 16:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BKKBN: 'Do not keep condoms under neon lamps' Condoms may be ruined if stored in a place using neon lamps, head of the National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) Sugiri Syarief said. "Do not keep condoms in a room lighted with neon lamps because the contraceptives may leak," Sugiri Syarief said when familiarizing family planning in Padang, West Sumatra, Tuesday.

Posted in Health @ 29 February 2012 00:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


US satellite detects 61 hot spots in Sumatra The US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) has detected 61 hot spots on Sumatra Island, according to the Ketaping Padang meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency (BMKG).

Posted in Environment @ 22 January 2012 01:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Spokesperson: '25 volcanoes showing abnormal activity' Twenty-five volcanoes in Indonesia are now showing abnormal activity or have been put in alert or watch status, presidential special aide Andi Arief said here on Saturday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 January 2012 09:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia investigates deaths of two children in police custody Indonesian police are investigating the deaths last week of two young brothers inside a police prison in the province of West Sumatra, the Jakarta Globe reported on Saturday.

Posted in Crime @ 07 January 2012 21:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta police bust drug trafficking ring Jakarta police have busted a methamphetamine trafficking ring by arresting nine people who were about to distribute 16 kilograms of the drug in the capital.

Posted in Drugs @ 31 December 2011 02:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesians sew mouths shut in deforestation protest A group of Indonesian protesters have sewed their mouths shut in a protest against deforestation which took place in front of the parliament's House building in the capital of Jakarta this week, the Jakarta Globe reported on Thursday.

Posted in Protests @ 22 December 2011 09:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds arrested after Papua congress Hundreds of people were arrested in Abepura, Jayapura in Papua on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly planning a coup during the Papuan People III Congress.

Posted in Politics @ 20 October 2011 02:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Found: a clean toilet in Indonesia! Yes, it's true, they have found a clean toilet in Indonesia and have awarded it a prize as well. Okay, this is the result of a survey held among a number of airports in Indonesia, but hey, you have to start somewhere. And ask yourself, do you also hate it when you have to visit a dirty airport toilet because the queue for the plane toilets was just too long just before landing?

Posted in Culture @ 28 September 2011 04:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi in West Sumatra emits smoke The Mount Marapi volcano in West Sumatra - not to be confused with the Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java - has emitted some clouds of smoke yesterday. This happened between 9 and 10 in the morning local time. The alert status for the volcano was already on level two on a scale of four and hiking to the summit of the volcano has also been banned.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 August 2011 08:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong quake strikes near Padang, West Sumatra Once again, residents in the city of Padang in West Sumatra province, have been scared out of their houses by a stron earthquake. A quake with a magnitude of 6.0 caused many residents to flea their houses in panic when the quake struck at 07:16 local time.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 August 2011 06:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


10 killed after small boat sinks in East Java, Indonesia At least ten people were killed after a small boat sank in a river in East Java, Indonesia, officials said Tuesday.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 June 2011 16:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lion Air adds many new flights and routes The Indonesian airline Lion Air is currently working hard to expand it's already large network. During the month of May, four new routes will be opened while 18 existing routes will see their frequencies increased from today's levels. Expansion of their network can be noticed throughout the country.

Posted in Travel @ 08 May 2011 15:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 4 dead, 5 missing in ferry sinking in East Java Three more bodies were found on Wednesday after a ferryboat carrying 32 passengers sank in the eastern part of the island of Java, Indonesia on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to four, while others remain missing, officials said.

Posted in Accidents @ 04 May 2011 14:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former Indonesian minister Bustanil Arifin dies at age 85 Former Indonesian cooperatives minister Lieutenant General (retired) Bustanil Arifin on Sunday passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 85, his family said. Bustanil's relative Nilam Patricia confirmed the news to Tempo at the minister's house in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 13 February 2011 17:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mentawai tsunami death toll rises to 413, almost 300 still missing The latest death toll in the remote Indonesian islands of Mentawai after the tsunami caused by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake has risen to at least 413 with 298 people still missing, 267 critically injured, and another 142 suffering minor injuries, officials said Friday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 October 2010 07:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll after tsunami rises to 370, almost 400 still missing As aid workers arrive in the remote Indonesian islands of Mentawai, the latest death toll after the tsunami caused by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake has risen to at least 370 with almost 400 still missing, officials said Thursday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 October 2010 06:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


EU provides 1.5 million in aid for tsunami and volcano victims The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced that its Commission will be providing €1.5 million ($2 million) in humanitarian assistance to survivors of the tsunami in Mentawai and the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Java.

Posted in General @ 29 October 2010 02:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami death toll surpasses 300 as rescuers arrive The death toll following a tsunami that wrecked villages on Indonesian islands off the western coast of Sumatra on late Monday has risen to more than 300, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 October 2010 01:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 113 dead after tsunami hits Mentawai Islands Navy ships packed with medicine and food and rescuers in helicopters headed to remote Indonesian islands on Tuesday that were pounded by a 3-meter tsunami, sweeping away villages and killing at least 113 people.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 October 2010 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Powerful earthquake, small tsunamis hit Sumatra A small tsunami was recorded after a powerful earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra, officials said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake at 9.42 p.m. local time (1442 GMT) was centered just off the Mentawai Islands, about 240 kilometers south of Padang, the capital and largest city of West Sumatra.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 October 2010 04:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Accor to open 16 new hotels in Indonesia by 2012 International hotel operator Accor plans to open 16 new hotels across Indonesia by 2012 to support its expansion plan in the country’s growing hotel industry, says an executive of the hotel chain.

Posted in Travel @ 28 May 2010 02:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


TransSumatra highway closed after landslide Landslides have blocked a road in Lembah Anai, which connects Padang and Bukittinggi, in West Sumatra, forcing authorities to redirect traffic through Solok. Provincial disaster mitigation coordinator Ade Edward told tempointeraktif.com that the landslides occurred following heavy rain that had been pouring since Friday afternoon.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 April 2010 04:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Be aware of possible heavy earthquake Bengkulu' The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency BMKG has advised the residents of Bengkulu province in West Sumatra to be aware of a possible earthquake. After the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Aceh last week it might very well be possible that there will be another sudden move in the area, according the agency.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 April 2010 03:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dutch man arrested for allegedly molesting girl Willem Johan Stegenus, a 65-year-old Dutch citizen, was arrested for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old girl. Karangasem Police chief Jr. Com. I Gede Mustika confirmed that Stegenus had been named a suspect based on reports filed by the girl's parents.

Posted in Crime @ 09 April 2010 11:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Mentawai Islands The sleeping population of Mentawai and the city of Padang in West Sumatra were shaken from their beds by a moderate earthquake that struck the area just after 23:00 local time. The quake, with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter Scale, had it's epicenter at 119 kilometers southeast of Pagai Selatan in the Mentawai Archipelago off the coast of West Sumatra.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 March 2010 01:36 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


Police hunt for Sumatra church attackers Police are stepping up their hunt for suspects following attacks against two Protestant churches and a pastor’s home in North Sumatra three days ago. Hundreds of Christians have fled the area since the attacks.

Posted in Religion @ 29 January 2010 01:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


6.1 magnitude earthquake hits West Sumatra An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale rocked Padang, West Sumatra, at 8:11 a.m. on Wednesday. There was no immediate report of injuries or damage. The quake's epicenter was located at around 56 kilometers southeast of off coast Siberut, Mentawai, at a depth of 10 kilometers below sea level, according to data from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.

Posted in Earthquake @ 23 December 2009 03:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Habitat and SCTV rebuild West Sumatra On November 24th 2009 morning, the groundbreaking of West Sumatra Disaster Response was organized by Habitat for Humanity Indonesia. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Deputy of Self-supporting Housing- Indonesia Ministry of Housing, Mr. Kriya Arsjah,Vice Head District of Padang Pariaman Mr. Drs.H Ali Mukhni, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia National Director Mr. Tri Budiardjo and Director of Pundi Amal SCTV Mr. Risanggono. The ceremony was also attended by the local government representative, non profit organiations that operates in West Sumatra and Habitat's main donors: DBS Bank, General Motors , and Rajawali Corporation. Electronic cinema actor and actress, Iqbal Pakula and Donita, were also turned up in this event.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 December 2009 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Survey: 'Buildings on shaky ground in event of another quake' Indonesia’s West Sumatra province, recently hit by a deadly 7.9 magnitude earthquake, is likely to experience an even bigger quake, and buildings need to be constructed to withstand this, experts say. The 30 September earthquake, which struck off West Sumatra’s coast, hit the provincial capital of Padang, killing more than 1,100 people and leaving numerous collapsed and damaged buildings.

Posted in Earthquake @ 21 November 2009 03:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


W. Sumatra earthquake damages 65 cultural heritage sites Some 65 cultural heritage sites in the province of West Sumatra have sustained damage in the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the province on September 30, 2009. The head of the cultural heritage conservation for West Sumatra, Riau and Riau Island, Fitra Alda, told that old and historically important buildings were damaged in the city of Padang.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 November 2009 02:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


This was in the picture! #8 The right answer was not given this week. So what was on the picture then? The rectorate of the Andalas University. The Andalas University ('Universitas Andalas') is the oldest university in Indonesia outside of Java. The university consists of nine faculties, with most located at the main campus Limau Manis, twelve kilometers from the center of Padang, West Sumatra. The campus occupies five square kilometers, at an elevation of about 100 meters.

Posted in Picture guess @ 10 November 2009 01:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


West Sumatra quake survivors lack water and sanitation Thousands of survivors of an earthquake that devastated Indonesia's West Sumatra Province are still grappling with a lack of clean water and adequate sanitation more than a month after the disaster, relief workers say.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 November 2009 01:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More aid for West Sumatra quake victims Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the country's largest Muslim organization, and the Australian government agency AusAID have extended relief aid worth A$250,000 for victims of the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that devastated much of West Sumatra last month.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 November 2009 00:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Reconstruction of West Sumatra will cost 7 trillion The Indonesian government has made a first estimation about the costs of rehabilitation and reconstruction of the quake-hit area of West Sumatra. The total costs are now estimated at 7 trillion Rupiah (500 million euro). "We have not set the actual budget for the rehabilitation and reconstruction program, but for the time being it may cost Rp 7 trillion," said the Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 October 2009 01:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


West Sumatra quake survivors receive temporary shelters The Indonesian government and aid agencies have begun building temporary shelters for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by last month's earthquake in West Sumatra Province. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake on 30 September left 1,117 people dead, more than 1,200 seriously injured and over 135,000 homes badly damaged or destroyed.

Posted in Earthquake @ 24 October 2009 06:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Julia Robert pays extra to start filming in Bali Oscar-winning Hollywood star Julia Roberts has arrived in Bali for what is expected to be a month-long filming of the Bali portion of Elizabeth Gilbert's novel "Eat Pray Love." Gilbert's best-selling autobiographical recounting of her post-divorce travels in Italy, India and Bali is to become a Columbia Pictures (Sony) film starring Roberts, Javier Bardem and Richard Jenkins.

Posted in Media @ 19 October 2009 03:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.4 magnitude earthquake shakes West Java An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter Scale just shook western parts of Java and southern parts of Sumatra. The quake was located at sea at just 42 kilometers of Ujung Kulon, off the western tip of the island of Java. The quake was felt throughout western parts of the island, but no information about casualties or damages is known at the moment.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 October 2009 12:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Moderate earthquake hits near Jayapura An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter Scale shook Jayapura and surroundings at around 21:10 local time (GMT+9) last night. The quake caused panic among residents in the capital city. "We were afraid of a repeat of what happened in Padang," told a resident in the district of Kutaraja in Abepura.

Posted in Earthquake @ 16 October 2009 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


1,115 bodies recovered after West Sumatra earthquake The death toll of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that shook West Sumatra on September 30 has reached 1,115 according to local and regional authorities in the region. The disaster management team in the region said that most people had been killed in the Padang Pariaman district, where 675 bodies were recovered. 313 bodies were found in the provincial capital of Padang.

Posted in Earthquake @ 14 October 2009 03:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Diseases strike West Sumatra quake survivors Survivors of a severe earthquake that struck Indonesia's West Sumatra province have developed illnesses caused by poor living conditions, say medical workers, while shelter and food remain key concerns almost two weeks after the disaster.

Posted in Earthquake @ 13 October 2009 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Padang and Pariaman have power again The cities of Padang and Pariaman have power again, for the first time since the September 30 earthquake struck the area of West Sumatra. During the quake, Padang was completely cut off from any power, but in the days after regular blackouts occurred while the system was under maintenance.

Posted in Earthquake @ 12 October 2009 04:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bringing passengers to Padang big business Because there are still many passengers heading for the quake-struck city of Padang in West Sumatra, Mandala has added extra flights from and to the city until the end of the month to accommodate all passengers. Extra flights will be organized between Jakarta - Padang and Batam - Padang. In total some 9.710 chairs will be added with Airbus 320 and Airbus 319 planes.

Posted in Travel @ 12 October 2009 01:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


784 bodies recovered after West Sumatra earthquake The West Sumatra disaster management coordination board (Satkorlak) has announced that they have counted 784 deaths until Friday morning, over one week after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the region of Padang. Hundreds of others are still officially missing, while thousands are expected to be buried under debris and landslides.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 October 2009 05:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


18 pictures of the West Sumatra quake aftermath indahnesia.com has gathered 18 high-resolution pictures of the aftermath of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the city of Padang and West Sumatra province on September 30, 2009 late in the afternoon. The pictures show rescue work in progress but also the massive landslides that covered entire villages. Some of the images may be disturbing to some people.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 October 2009 04:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake devastation exposes poor building standards The damage caused to Indonesia's West Sumatra province by the earthquake last month has exposed what experts say are poor construction standards in the seismically vulnerable region. In the provincial capital of Padang, schools, shops, hotels and government offices collapsed in the 30 September quake, burying hundreds of people; many of the bodies have yet to be recovered.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 October 2009 03:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake survivors struggle with trauma Daniel Himawan, 11, stood silently on the front porch as his mother swept the floor of their house, which was damaged in the earthquake that devastated Indonesia's West Sumatra province. "I'm scared that another big earthquake will hit again," said Himawan, a sixth-grader.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 October 2009 11:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


724 bodies recovered after West Sumatra earthquake The West Sumatra disaster management coordination unit (Satkorlak) put the death toll from Wednesday’s devastating earthquake in West Sumatra at 724 as of Tuesday evening and 285 others were still missing. The board also recorded 746 residents suffering from major injuries and 1,344 from minor injuries, kompas.com reported.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 October 2009 04:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Villages vanished in massive landslides Several villages have been wiped off the map after quake-triggered landslides covered up three or four entire villages in the hills and mountains on the western coast of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, which has been hit hard by last weeks 7.6 magnitude earthquake just 45 kilometers away from the city of Padang. Over 600 bodies have been recovered, but fears are that many thousands more are buried under collapsed buildings and landslides.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 October 2009 06:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Outbreak of diseases feared in rainy West Sumatra Health officials said they were trying to keep disease at bay in the aftermath of the powerful quake that hit Indonesia's West Sumatra Province, as search and rescue efforts ground to a halt. Heavy rain drenched parts of West Sumatra on 5 October, bringing fresh air to some but more misery to thousands of people still living without adequate shelter after the magnitude 7.6 earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 October 2009 03:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Search for survivors halted Rescuers are refocusing their efforts on survivors now that hopes of finding anyone alive under the rubble of destroyed buildings in the capital, Padang, were slim, officials said. Most people missing in Padang city were buried under heavy concrete and it is unlikely they could survive for five days, said Priyadi Kardono, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA).

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 October 2009 02:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


608 bodies recovered; mass grave prepared The official death toll of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in the area of Padang, West Sumatra, has now reached 608 people. 285 of the death were found in Padang Pariaman, 242 in Padang, 32 in Pariaman, 32 in Agam, 10 in Pesisir Selatan, 4 in Solok and 3 in Pasaman Barat. 343 others have been recorded as missing, but fears are that several thousand other are still buried under collapsed buildings and landslides.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 October 2009 06:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aid slow to arrive after quake Four days after a devastating earthquake hit West Sumatra province in Indonesia, survivors say little or no humanitarian assistance has reached them, leaving some to beg for money.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 October 2009 04:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Smell of death spreads in Padang Five days after the earthquake in West Sumatra, the city of Padang starts to smell like death as bodies of diseased people start to decay. The bad smell rises from most collapsed buildings in the city now, indicating that there are still many bodies under the debris which have not been evacuated. Some of the sites that have started to spread the smell of death are the Ambacang Hotel, the central market, the BNI building and the Adira offices.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 October 2009 03:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four villages wiped out completely by landslides At least four remote villages in the hilly areas along the western coast of Sumatra have been wiped out by landslides that were triggered by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake on September 30. It is estimated that over 600 people are buried. The government has said that the current death toll stands at 540, with most deaths in urban areas like Padang and Pariaman.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 October 2009 02:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


60 Australians feared missing in Padang The Australian government has started checking hospitals in and around the city of Padang in West Sumatra to find some 60 citizens which are thought to be in the area when the earthquake struck. An official said that they were still unaccounted for at the moment. Earlier Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd zaid that there were no reports of Australians being injured or killed in the quake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 October 2009 01:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of school children trapped in Padang Hundreds of schoolchildren of a school in the city of Padang, in West Sumatra, Indonesia, are trapped under the rubble of their collapsed school. Rescue work is under way, but progress is slow because of a lack of proper tools. Most work is done by hand, stone by stone, piece by piece. Several dozens of bodies have been found already. It is feared that thousands of people are killed when the building they were in collapsed during the quake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 October 2009 05:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Beautiful city of Padang destroyed by earthquake The beautiful Minangkabau city of Padang, in West Sumatra, Indonesia, has been heavily damaged in the September 30 earthquake just three days ago. Images made by an Indonesian tv-network show the city from the air after the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake. Hundreds have been killed while thousands are trapped in buildings with a majority feared dead already.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 October 2009 05:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds missing in landslide after earthquake Not only Padang has been hit hard by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake of September 30, 2009. A village in the district of Gunung Tigo, near the city of Pariaman, has been wiped of the map completely when an earthquake-triggered landslide came down on the village, covering some 300 houses. Many hundreds of people are expected to be buried here.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 October 2009 04:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One liter of fuel for 40,000 Rupiah in Padang The price of fuel in the city of Padang and surrounding regions has jumped to absurd levels soon after the earthquake. With most gas stations too damaged to be opened for service and others not being able to sell fuel because of shortages, traders can ask almost anything for just one liter of fuel. Most fuel now costs 40,000 Rupiah per liter (2.85 euro) where this normally is 5,500 Rupiah per liter (0.39 euro) for fuel sold in the streets.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 October 2009 03:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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