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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


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


Surabaya receives award for maintaining culture preserves The Education and Culture Ministry of Indonesia has awarded a medal to the Surabaya city government for its efforts in caring for culture preserves.

Posted in History @ 06 September 2014 21:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Military deploys soldiers to guard Indonesia-Malaysia border The Diponegoro Regional Military Command of Central Java has sent 450 soldiers from 405 Surya Kusuma Infantry Battalion to the North Kalimantan-Malaysia border to guard Indonesian sovereignty.

Posted in Military @ 11 August 2014 20:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four killed as train rams into minivan in Demak Four passengers of a minivan were killed when a train rammed into it at a railroad crossing without a barricade in the Central Java provincial district of Demak on Thursday. The dead, all employees of a company marketing coffee and instant noodles, were identified as Triwibowo (driver), Putri Indah, Topik Noven Setiawan, and Jumiyati Nunik Suprihatini.

Posted in Accidents @ 10 July 2014 23:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


AirAsia forced to land due to bird ingestion An AirAsia flight from Ahmad Yani Airport, Semarang in Central Java bound for Singapore, was forced to return to the airport due to a bird hit. The plane had just taken off when one of the engines suffered a hit.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 May 2014 23:11 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


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


39 Indonesian migrant workers face death penalty in Saudi Arabia Thirty-nine Indonesian migrant workers are currently facing a death penalty in Saudi Arabia for alleged involvement in various crimes, according to a foreign ministry official.

Posted in Crime @ 24 March 2014 21:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian T-50i jet fighter conducts emergency landing An Indonesian Air Forces T-50i jet fighter conducted an emergency landing at the Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, Central Java Province, on Friday. Bakti Yuda, the airports air traffic controller, confirmed that the airport was temporarily shut down as a result of the emergency landing.

Posted in Military @ 28 February 2014 20:38 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


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'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


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


Quake damages houses in Central Java A number of houses were damaged in Purworejo when an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit the Central Java district town at 12.14 midday on Saturday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 January 2014 17:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Three flights to Semarang diverted to Surabaya Three flights from Jakarta to Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang was diverted to Juanda Airport in Surabaya due to bad weather on Thursday.

Posted in Weather @ 23 January 2014 20:11 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


Double track of northern Java railway operational in 2014 The double track of northern Java railway between Jakarta and Surabaya of East Java is expected to be operational early 2014. Operation of the new track would considerably reduce the burden of the highways linking the two largest cities in the country.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 27 November 2013 11:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Prosecutor demands seven months jail for FPI members in riot The Semarang court prosecutor on Thursday demanded a seven-month jail term for two members of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) for their alleged involvement in clashes with the locals in the Sukorejo sub-district last July.

Posted in Violence @ 24 October 2013 15:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Sweden to install ERP system in Jakarta The Swedish Government said it would introduce the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system in Jakarta in 2014, according to its envoy. Speaking at the Jakarta City Hall here on Friday, Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia Ewa Polano said, "We come here to offer a solution to traffic jams in Jakarta through the Electronic Road Pricing system."

Posted in Infrastructure @ 14 September 2013 13:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police probe into German`s death in Semarang Central Java police are conducting an inquiry into the death of a German citizen, Lukas Beckstett, believed to have been caused by a heart attack here. The 19-year-old German died early on Thursday while undergoing treatment at Dr. Kariadi hospital in Semarang.

Posted in General @ 22 August 2013 20:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


60 tons of marijuana distributed in Central Java annually Marijuana distribution in Central Java province reaches 60 tons a year, according to head of data and information research center of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), Brigadier General Darwin Butat Butar.

Posted in Drugs @ 31 July 2013 19:30 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


Corruption court slaps 8 year jail term on judge The Semarang Corruption Court sentenced one of its former judges Kartini Julianna Mandalena Marpaung to 8 years` imprisonment for receiving bribe. Kartini was found guilty of receiving bribe in the trial earlier of a number of the Grobogan district officials charged with embezzling the district budget fund.

Posted in Corruption @ 18 April 2013 19:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven people die of dengue fever in Semarang At least seven people were reported to have died of dengue fever during the first three months of 2013 in Semarang, Central Java.

Posted in Health @ 04 April 2013 13:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


House possibly owned by corruption suspect confiscated The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has confiscated another house believed to be owned by police Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo who is charged with money laundering in the driving license simulator corruption case.

Posted in Corruption @ 26 February 2013 23:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Four dead due to electrocution during flood in Semarang A family consisting of a father and three children were found dead in their house in Semarang city on Wednesday (Jan 16) at 8 P.M after being electrocuted in flood. The four victims, identified as Agus Susanto (50), Regina (18), Nicolas (12) and Alexandro (10) were found by Regina`s boyfriend Rico Hastono (18) who visited the family on Wednesday night.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 January 2013 09:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Catholic sacred place Sendangsono to be renovated Catholic sacred place Sendangsono in the sub-district of Kalibawang, Yogyakarta, will be renovated to serve not only as a place for devotional visit by Catholics but also as a tourist object. Renovation will be made by phases depending on the available fund collected from donators and philanthropists.

Posted in Religion @ 16 December 2012 21:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former chief of Bintuni public works office arrested JHF, former chief of Bintuni public works office has been arrested in Semarang, Central Java on charge of corruption, police said.

Posted in Corruption @ 20 November 2012 10:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK investigating judges at prosecution office The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is investigating the three bribery suspects it arrested earlier on Friday at its central Java high prosecution office, a spokesperson said.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 August 2012 18:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK arrests 2 corruption court judges The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested two ad hoc judges and a suspected broker at a Semarang corruption court (Tipikor) in central Java, KPK Deputy Chairman Bambang Widjojanto said on Friday.

Posted in Corruption @ 17 August 2012 17:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 1,300 motorcyclists to receive free journey home More than 1,300 motorcyclists and 2,687 passengers will be given a free trip aboard the KRI Banda Aceh warship to their home villages for the Lebaran festivity.

Posted in Ramadan @ 15 August 2012 15:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta residents asked not to use motorbikes in Lebaran exodus Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo has called on the local residents not to ride motorbikes to their home villages during 2012 Id-Ul Fitr (Lebaran) holiday mass exodus.

Posted in Ramadan @ 10 August 2012 22:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Semarang  to restrict cigarette ads The Semarang city administration will restrict cigarette advertisements when a draft regional regulation on no smoking area is endorsed, a spokesman of the city administration has said.

Posted in Health @ 25 April 2012 18:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Farmers, fishermen rally against thermal power plant Dozens of farmers and fishermen in Batang district, Central Java, demonstrated on Monday against a plan to build a thermal power plant (PLTU), which they said will affect their villages.

Posted in Protests @ 23 April 2012 13:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Merpati Nusantara opens several new routes Indonesian airliner Merpati Nusantara has opened a number of new routes. With these new routes, the airline is to compete more directly with fast-growing Lion Air which operate many flights to smaller destinations with their daugher-company Wings Air.

Posted in Travel @ 08 March 2012 07:24 CET by Jeroen · 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


Govt considering to dissolve regional corruption courts The Law and Human Rights Ministry is considering civil society calls for the dissolution of regional corruption courts in light of their frequent failures to convict corruption defendants, the ministry`s vice chief said.

Posted in Corruption @ 05 November 2011 14:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


A double tracked Pantura almost a reality An infrastructure project that was started back in the Dutch colonial era, will hopefully be rounded up in the coming years. What project took almost a century to be completed? The construction of a double tracked - now it's only a single track for the biggest part - railroad connection between Jakarta and Surabaya through the northern lowlands of Java Island.

Posted in Travel @ 28 August 2011 06:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta's recreational parks ready for waves of visitors Three of Jakarta`s favorite recreational centers - Ragunan Zoo, Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park (TMII), and Jaya Ancol Dreamland - are ready to admit huge numbers of visitors during this year`s Lebaran holidays.

Posted in Tourism @ 27 August 2011 05:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Merpati targets 3.3 million passengers in 2011 PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines is optimistic that they will carry 3.3 million passengers in 2011, an increase of 10% over the total carried in 2010. The commercial manager of Merpati, Tonny A. Achmad, said the higher target is being driven by the commencement of service over a number of new domestic routes flown by the airline.

Posted in Travel @ 23 July 2011 11:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fly to the orang utans with Trigana Air Trigana Air, as a relatively small player on the Indonesian market, offers a number of increasingly popular destinations. These destinations can not be reached with large aircraft, so Trigana Air fills this gap in the market with smaller ATR planes. They are focussed on the island of Kalimantan.

Posted in Tourism @ 30 June 2011 07:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 6 dead after minivan rolls over in Central Java At least six people died in Indonesia's Java island when the vehicle they were riding was hit by a truck, local authorities said Thursday. The accident occurred in Temanggung's Bajen village, which is located in Central Java province.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 February 2011 03:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Government: 'Not enough reason to disband Ahmadiyah' The government said it needed a stronger justification to disband Ahmadiyah than the fact that its doctrine was viewed by hardliners to "deviate" from orthodox Islam, a religious leader said Saturday.

Posted in Religion @ 21 February 2011 01:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 17 killed after bus falls into ravine in Central Java At least 17 people were killed after a bus carrying 47 people dropped into a ravine in Indonesia's province of Central Java, local media reported.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 February 2011 05:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police reveal terrorist training spots in Central Java Head of Central Java Police’s special counterterrorism detachment 88 Sr. Comr. Daryono revealed there were eight regions in Central Java that had become terrorist training grounds: Semarang; Kendal; Temanggung; Wonosobo; Karanganyar; Surakarta; Sukoharjo; and Boyolali.

Posted in Terrorism @ 22 November 2010 06:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yogyakarta airport closed until at least November 20 The international airport of Yogyakarta, Adisucipto, will be closed until at least November 20, 18:00 local time. The volcanic activity of the Mount Merapi volcano is still very high, that it is decided to keep the airport closed for another five days to take away all uncertainty. Earlier, the airport had been closed to November 15, with a possibility to extend this, depending on the current situation.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 November 2010 01:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


To Yogyakarta with a little detour With two tickets Batam-Jakarta-Yogyakarta we made an effort to get to our final destination of the day quite early in the morning today. When I checked the news enjoying a fresh cup of coffee I found out that the airport of Yogyakarta was still closed and that this was likely to stay this way for some time to come. So no direct flight to Yogyakarta today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2010 16:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian Muslim cleric charged for marrying 12-year-old A wealthy Muslim cleric is being charged with violating the country's Child Protection Act for marrying a 12-year-old girl and sexually abusing her, prosecutors said on Thursday. Wisiyanto claimed that under Islam, this unofficial marriage, which is his second, is acceptable. However, the news has outraged Indonesians nationwide.

Posted in Religion @ 22 October 2010 01:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


This was in the picture! #24 Lawang Sewu ('Thousand Doors') is the former headquarters of the Nederlands-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij in the city of Semarang in Central Java. This building is said to be haunted nowadays and is a tourist attraction for mainly Indonesian tourists.

Posted in Picture guess @ 20 September 2010 03:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Amost 7.000 volunteers for 'Crush Malaysia' The Center of National Defense (Posko Bela Negara), which has been opened just recently in Cikini, Central Jakarta, is currently seeing a flood of people willing to register themselves as volunteer for a 'Crush Malaysia' campaign. Until yesterday, over 6,500 volunteers registered themselves. It seems that old times from the Soekarno-era are revived somewhat once again.

Posted in Protests @ 01 September 2010 02:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Four 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 Tourism @ 16 August 2010 08:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Semarang to construct levee along coastline The city council of Semarang has decided to construct a levee along it's northern coast to prevent the city from flooding with extremely high tides or strong winds. This news was announced by the new mayor of the city, Soemarmo. He said that a group of South-Korean experts was currently visiting Indonesia to make estimations.

Posted in General @ 09 June 2010 03:34 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


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


Back in Yogya: crowds in the streets I moved from Yogya some five months ago now. I don't have any feeling that resembled homesickness, but it is not bad at all to be back here again for a few days. A few days back already I woke up when the bus had already left the area of Semarang, which meant that it was less than three hours traveling before the bus would drop us at one of the big intersections along the southern ring road of the city.

Posted in Travel @ 15 November 2009 09:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Back to Yogya: twelve hours by bus How to get to Yogyakarta? Of course the plane is a good solution from Jakarta, but we didn't want to. My plan was to catch the bus in the morning, so we would arrive in Yogya in the evening, but as we found out there were no morning buses departing for Yogya from Cikarang, so we just took the bus departing in the evening, because we wanted to go to Yogya anyway.

Posted in Travel @ 14 November 2009 05:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Batavia Air flies to Singapore from Jakarta and Semarang The Indonesian airline Batavia Air has announced that they will start with two new routes. They will fly direct daily between Jakarta and Singapore as well as Semarang in Central Java and Singapore. The flight between Semarang and Singapore is fairly remarkable, as national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia ceased operations on that same route.

Posted in Travel @ 06 November 2009 09:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Higher toll road tariffs from tomorrow Starting tomorrow, higher tariffs of toll roads will become effective. The first increase in two years - according to laws that allow price increases once every two years to correct for inflation and increased operational costs - will be some 30 percent. A price hike was planned for earlier this month, but because of the Ramadan month of fasting and the following busy travel period, the increase was delayed.

Posted in Economy @ 27 September 2009 05:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Confucian and Islamic prayers in temple A joint prayer among Chinese Indonesians and members of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), which is the biggest Islamic organization in Indonesia, was held in the Tay Kak Sie Temple in Semarang yesterday to pray for the health of former president Abdurrahman Wahid, better known as Gus Dur. The dual prayers were lead by Haksu Bing Buana Jaya and Muhammad Munif Zuhri.

Posted in Religion @ 07 September 2009 03:37 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


Protests over land acquisition Semarang - Solo toll road Acquisition of land needed for the construction of the Semarang - Solo toll road in the village of Sarono in the Kalirejo subdistrict in Central Java, has lead to protests of local residents. Six of them refuse to agree to a payment scheme. One of the residents, Benny, told that he would not agree with a payment of just 500.000 Rupiah (36 euro) per square meter, because that was too little.

Posted in Protests @ 30 July 2009 11:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


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


Three wagons from Argo Anggrek train derailed Three wagons from the executive Argo Anggrek train on route from Jakarta to Surabaya derailed at the Pelabuhan station, Central Java. According to the head of Operational Region 1 from the state-run railway company PT KAI, Sugeng Prijono, the train that left from Gambir at 21:30 derailed at around 03:15 local time this morning. "The train derailed between Semarang and Pekalongan," said Sugeng.

Posted in Accidents @ 12 July 2009 02:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian cleric arrested over underage marriage Police arrested a Muslim cleric in Indonesia's Central Java province for marrying a 12-year-old girl in violation of the country's child-protection law, an officer said Wednesday. Pujiono Cahyo Widianto, 43, revealed in August that he had taken the girl as a second wife in a traditional Islamic wedding ceremony, sparking criticism from child-protection groups.

Posted in Religion @ 18 March 2009 09:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Floods hit northern shores of Java island At least 400 houses in Pecakaran village, Wonokerto regency of Pekalongan, Central Java, were inundated with water levels reaching up to half a meter due to an continuous rainfall in recent days. The incessant rain also caused some bridges and farms in other neighboring villages to be broken and ruined by landslides.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 February 2009 04:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


From cappuccino to Coca Cola Jack Daniels in one nights' out (II) The later it gets, the more clear it becomes that Kedai Kopi Jakal - Jakal is a subtraction Jalan Kaliurang, the street where the coffee house is located - has become a real gathering place. After ten in the evening the first groups of people decide to go out already. They will most likely be headed for one of the several nightclubs that Jogja has to spend the rest of the evening. Empty seats are filled up again in quite a short time, but they brought their laptop this time, so most likely they will be around for some time to come. That should not be a problem as well because they serve you until three in the morning of the next day.

Posted in Culture @ 12 January 2009 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 30 Health officials in Indonesia say a 15-year-old girl has died of bird flu in central Java, bringing the country's death toll from the disease to 113. The girl died last week after being treated at a hospital in the Central Javanese city of Semarang.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 November 2008 00:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tour de Indonesia - Java to Bali on a bike Prolonged uncertainty over whether of not the epic Tour de Indonesia cycling event would continue has ended with an announcement from the Indonesian Cycling Association (PB ISSI) that the race will take place in 2008. The 1,035 km race from Jakarta to Bali will be held November 23 - December 5, 2008.

Posted in Sports @ 19 October 2008 01:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Chinese pagoda with nine levels to be built in Tuban The construction of the highest Chinese pagoda in Indonesia at the Kwan Sing Bio temple in Tuban, eastern Java, has started earlier this week. A representative of the Department of Religious Affairs, Joko Wuryanto, laid the first stone for the pagoda which is to cost some 17 billion Rupiah (1.18 million euro). "The pagoda will have nine levels and it will also function as a tourist attraction," said Wuryanto in a speech. He also inaugurated the construction of a four story 20 x 89 meter building with a value of 8 billion Rupiah (560.000 euro).

Posted in Religion @ 29 July 2008 10:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ahmad Yani airport in Semarang closed due to flooding The Ahmad Yani airport in Semarang, central Java, was forced to close down earlier on Tuesday. The runway of the airport was partially flooded with water up to ten centimeters. This caused the disruption of flights from and to the airport. The flights were diverted to the airport of Adi Sumarmo in Solo, also in central Java.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 February 2008 06:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods hit Semarang city Floods have flooded dozens of homes in the city of Semarang. Heavy rain that hit the area since yesterday afternoon until yesterday evening was the cause of these floods which were mixed with mud as well. The flood originated from the Kaligarang river, which was already at a high level because of the heavy rainfall. The worst flood occurred in the sub-sub-district of Sukorejo in sub-district Gunungpati. Floodwaters here reached up to one meter. A part of the residents, mainly elderly and children, had to evacuate themselves to a mosque.

Posted in Flooding @ 31 January 2008 10:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pressure to cancel the 'Honoris Causa Award' for Jakarta governor Open Letter to the Rector and Students Senate of the Diponegoro University in Semarang

Posted in Human rights @ 06 August 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Baby killed, 23 injured in train derailment near Tegal A crowded passenger train derailed and skidded into rice fields, killing a baby and injuring 23 others, as was told by a railway official. One of the victims was stuck beneath the train and is said to be in critical condition. "We are still evacuating the crashed train," said Suprapto, spokesman for the state-run railway company.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 April 2007 06:58 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


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


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


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

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


Search continues for Indonesia ferry survivors Indonesian navy ships on Monday renewed efforts to reach survivors of a ferry disaster who spent a third night on the open sea as continuing rough weather hindered the search for hundreds still missing. "Navy ships are still searching now. We're still trying the best we can," Central Java navy commander Colonel Yan Simamora told AFP.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 11:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More saved, hundreds missing after Indonesia ferry sinks More survivors from an Indonesian ferry sinking were brought ashore early on Monday, but hundreds were still missing and victims' bodies were scattered along beaches stretching for many miles of Java's coastline. By late Sunday Indonesian rescuers had found nearly 180 survivors from the ferry that went down in stormy seas around midnight on Friday with close to 700 people on board.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 09:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


30 victims of Senopati Nusantara Ferry recovered Rescue teams recovered some 28 survivors and two bodies in Mandalika waters, Jepara, Central Java, on Sunday night, sources said. Sources at the Search and Rescue Team said here that eight survivors were evacuated by a Navy warship to Rembang`s port on Sunday afternoon, nine were recovered by Caraka Jaya vessel and evacuated to Surabaya, East Java.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 02:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


122 survivors of ill-fated MV Senopati rescued A total of 122 survivors of the ill-fated MV Senopati, which sank in the vicinity of Mandalika island in the Java Sea in the wee hours of Saturday, were rescued up to Sunday morning, a radio report said on Sunday. Fishermen found 18 other survivors on Sunday Monday morning, adding the total number of survivors to 122, but around 400 others were still missing, El-Shinta radio station reported.

Posted in Accidents @ 31 December 2006 06:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: Ill-fated KM Senopati was still sea-worthy The "KM Senopati Nusantara", the motor vessel (MV) which sank in Suar Mandalika waters early Saturday (Dec, 30), was still sea worthy and not very old, Tranportation Minister Hatta Radjasa said. The KM Senopati Nusantara was made in 1990 and it underwent repairs in 2006, the minister told the press here on Saturday.

Posted in Accidents @ 31 December 2006 02:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nearly 70 rescued from sinking ship north of Java Sixty nine people have been rescued from a sinking passenger ship carrying over 600 people at the waters off Indonesia's Central Java province earlier Saturday, head of rescue team Riyadi said. "The weather is unfavorable, very strong wind and heavy rain keeps pouring down, make us difficult to rescue them," he told Xinhua on telephone from the province.

Posted in Accidents @ 30 December 2006 15:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia may cancel huge gas pipe project The Indonesian government is very likely to drop the plan to build a gas pipe spanning 1,200 km from Kalimantan island to Java, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said Wednesday. The gas pipe project from the huge gas source Bontang in East Kalimantan to the Central Javanese capital of Semarang is estimated to cost 1.2 billion U.S. dollars, intended to meet the growing gas consumption in the country's most crowded island of Java that reached 1.1 million cubic feet per day in 2005.

Posted in Economy @ 14 December 2006 02:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Militant sentenced for harboring top terrorist leader An Indonesian militant has received a life sentence for harboring a top terrorist, and another man was sentenced to six years in jail for his links with terrorists. An Indonesian court sentenced Subur Sugiarto to life in prison Wednesday for harboring one of Southeast Asia's most wanted fugitives, Noordin Top.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 November 2006 02:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia tries to save historic rack railway Indonesian tourism is synonymous with Bali - the jet-set crowd, European tourists and hippy backpackers flocking to the resort island to hit the beaches and health spas. But for travellers with more discriminating tastes, specifically a thirst for the country's railway history, an historic town on the main island of Java is the place to be.

Posted in General @ 05 September 2006 07:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tourist sites around Mount Merapi reopen Tourist sites closed for weeks due to Mount Merapi's rumbling have reopened, despite the lingering threat of an eruption from one of the world's most active volcanoes, a local media report said Friday. Officials at reopened sites around the crater in Central Java were allowing tourists access for free after authorities decided to keep the highest alert status at only a few locations.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 May 2006 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


5,000 evacuated, first lava oozes from Mount Merapi More than 5,000 Indonesians have fled their homes around simmering Mount Merapi, officials said Thursday, as the first lava flow oozed from the volcano. Lava spilled at 2:00 am local time from a new lava dome that has grown on top of Mount Merapi, which has been on stand-by alert for three weeks, said Muzani from Yogyakarta's vulcanology office. "The lava flowed for about 200 metres (yards)," he told AFP.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 04 May 2006 06:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Security advisory: Labour Day strikes planned in Indonesia "As Indonesian Workers' Unions continue to defy government appeals to all workers not to go on a mass strike on World Labor Day (May 1st), Jakarta Police Chief Inspector General Firman Gani plans to deploy some 12,000 police personnel across the capital in anticipation of widespread rallies on 1 May. The Jakarta Military Command is also scheduled to have approximately 5,000 soldiers standing on alert and the Jakarta Public Order Agency will have 7,000 public order officers on stand-by as well, a day before the planned strike action commences.

Posted in Protests @ 28 April 2006 17:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: Train collision due to human error The head-on collision between two trains leaving at least 13 people dead and 26 others injured in Grobogan district, Indonesia's Central Java province, early Saturday morning was caused by human error, Transportation Minister Hatta Rajasa said. "However, we have to wait for the outcome of a further investigation by the National Committee on Transportation Accidents (KNKT) for a more detailed explanation of what caused the accident," Antara news agency quoted the minister as saying during a visit to the scene.

Posted in Accidents @ 16 April 2006 09:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 25 reactions


Young boy dies of bird flu in Semarang A three-year-old boy has died of bird flu in central Indonesia, a senior health official said today. Blood and swab samples for the child – who died this week in a hospital in Semarang, Central Java province – have been sent to a World Health Organisation-sanctioned laboratory in Hong Kong for confirmation, said Hariadi Wibisono.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 March 2006 09:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


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

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


A handful of tickets Traveling in Indonesia, whenever you attempt to do this, you will notice the vast amount of small paper - sometimes even like toilet-paper - tickets you get. On virtually every occasion you will get at least one. Not one, but one for your car, motorbike, your friends, your family, your kids. And it gets even worse, since you don't get tickets for everyone, but also for everything. This becomes clear when you take the ferry. It doesn't matter which ferry, but you will get a ticket to enter the seaport, for parking, for boarding the boat, for bringing your car and to be insured during your trip. This results in a handful of tickets, and then you only got onto the ferry.

Posted in Travel @ 15 February 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding affects planes, trains in Semarang It was a bright Sunday in Semarang but the floodwaters from three days of heavy rain were still inundating most parts of the city, with Ahmad Yani Airport and Tawang railroad station still not fully back to normal. Garuda Indonesia's general manager in Semarang, Arjo K. Bardijan, said on Sunday that the airline was still transporting passengers scheduled to depart from Semarang to Adi Sumarmo Airport in the neighboring city of Surakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 31 January 2006 14:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Police: 'Malaysian bombmaker's accomplices detained' Indonesian police says they have arrested four suspected extremists for helping fugitive Malaysian bombmaker Noordin Mohammad Top evade capture. The four were arrested in separate raids in the towns of Semarang and Klaten in Central Java province on Friday, said an officer with Indonesia's elite Detachment 88 anti-terror unit.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 January 2006 13:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesians observe peaceful Christmas Indonesians observed Christmas peacefully across the country as tens of thousands of police and troops remained on high alert for possible terrorist attacks. The security forces had earlier warned of possible terrorist attacks during the Christmas and New Year holidays as militants might seek revenge for the killing last month of Malaysian bomb-expert Azahari bin Husin, a senior member of the regional terror network Jamaah Islamiyah (JI), during a police raid in East Java.

Posted in General @ 26 December 2005 09:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Depok, Tangerang named 'dirtiest' cities The government announced a list of the country's dirtiest cities for the first time on Friday in a bid to encourage municipal administrations to clean up their acts, and their heavily polluted urban areas. Previous governments had only made the names of the cleanest cities public.

Posted in Environment @ 17 December 2005 09:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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