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Five dead in speedboat accident in Bangka Belitung Five passengers reportedly died after a speed boat capsized in Nangka Island water, Sungaiselan Subdistrict, Central Bangka Regency of Bangka Belitung Province on Sunday. The speedboat "Rasyida" was carrying 28 passengers before sinking after being hit by big waves in Nangka Island water.

Posted in Accidents @ 13 April 2014 22:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Are Australians bored with Bali? Quoting extensively from a Report in Bali Update, Clive Dorman, a leading travel journalist writing for the Sydney Morning Herald asks “Are Australian Bored with Bali?”

Posted in Travel @ 25 March 2013 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PTDI-Airbus military strengthen business partnership Indonesian aircraft manufacturer PTDI and Airbus Military have strengthened their business partnership through a variety of joint production programs that include long-term agreements between the two companies.

Posted in Economy @ 19 December 2012 15:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


US closes embassy, offices close in anticipation of rallies The US Embassy in Jakarta, the US Consulate General in Surabaya, the American Presence Post in Medan, the US Consular Agency in Bali and the US Mission to ASEAN have been closed on Friday, in anticipation of rallies.

Posted in Politics @ 21 September 2012 20:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Actual ticket prices on ticketindonesia.info After several months of preparations, the website ticketindonesia.info has finally launched it's new website with actual ticket prices. Visitors of the website that are looking for tickets for domestic flights or a regional flight in Southeast Asia will now be presented real prices of tickets as well.

Posted in Travel @ 14 February 2011 11:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A short break in Taman Menteng At a normal weekday I took a reasonable early air-conditioned bus to Jakarta. I regularly make this trip because it enables me to travel cheap as well as fast - as fast as traffic allows the bus to go - to downtown Jakarta.

Posted in Travel @ 16 April 2010 15:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More flights available on ticketindonesia.info Starting today, some 1,000 flights more are available for booking via the website ticketindonesia.info. On this website, you can book tickets for domestic flights against the price set by airlines, enabling you to plan your travels across the archipelago. After an update, some 1,000 flights of Garuda Indonesia have been added. Most of them are flights with one transit.

Posted in Travel @ 04 April 2010 10:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Magazine: 'Bali airport one of the ugliest' It will not come a surprise to anyone who has travelled through Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport that Travel and Leisure magazine has named it one of the "12 Ugliest Airports in the World". The magazine's Karrie Jacobs contends that Bali's air gateway has "gone out of its way to acquire the uncanny placelessness that typifies the modern airport”.

Posted in Travel @ 25 February 2010 01:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


210,000 people homeless after West Java earthquake The total number of people that have become homeless has reached 210,000 people in total now. Last Monday the figure only stood at over 186,000 people, but this increased to 210,000 people today because counting was still going on in many quake-hit areas in western Java.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 September 2009 13:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda Indonesia will fly to Amsterdam directly Once more Garuda Indonesia has announced that it will start with direct flights to the Netherlands again. Their last flight from Amsterdam was late 2004, and because of the current ban for Indonesian airliners to land in countries of the European Union, Garuda has to hold out a little while longer.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 30 August 2009 07:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Constitutional court allows voting by identity card The Constitutional Court decided on Monday evening that unregistered voters are allowed to exercise their voting right in next Wednesday`s presidential poll by showing their identity cards. "We hereby partially accept the judicial review request," Constitutional Court Chairman Mahfud M.D. said when reading the court's decision on a request for a judicial review of Law No. 42 / 2008 on Presidential and Vice Presidential Elections here on Monday.

Posted in Elections @ 07 July 2009 03:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia is running out of imported alcohol quickly The Indonesian government has put new import regulations in place as well as a massive tax hike creating a Customs clampdown on Indonesia’s alcohol supplies leading up to the Christmas holiday season, according to a report in Bali Update this week. Much to the frustration of hotel and restaurant operators, alcohol supplies have been reduced to a trickle, leaving many guests disappointed by not being able to enjoy their favourite beverage.

Posted in General @ 15 December 2008 07:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bank Indonesia to withdraw four banknotes from 1998 issue As of 31 December 2008, four banknotes which were issued in 1998, are no longer valid tender in Indonesia. The banknotes are officially withdrawn at the end of the year since they have been replaced by new ones in recent years. The banknotes that are withdrawn are the 10.000 Rupiah banknote with the image of Cut Nyak Dhien, the 20.000 Rupiah banknote with Ki Hajar Dewantara, the 50.000 Rupiah banknote with WR. Soepratman and the 100.000 Rupiah banknote with Soekarno and Hatta. The last one is made from polymer, not to be mistaken with the paper one, which will still be valid.

Posted in General @ 01 December 2008 05:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


UPDATED: online dictionary kamus-online.com In the last couple of days, the online dictionary of kamus-online.com has been updated with some 2500 phrases and example sentences. Updates at the dictionary are an ongoing process of processing searches performed by visitors and paid members of the website.

Posted in Website @ 01 December 2008 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 29 Avian Influenza virus has hit Indonesia killing three people with 13 others admitted to hospital with symptoms. Residents in Asahan district of North Sumatra province say last week, villagers began showing symptoms of avian flu after a large number of chickens died suddenly. A baby boy and a seven year old girl were transferred early this morning to a bird flu isolation unit at Adam Malik hospital in the provincial capital of Medan.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 08 August 2008 16:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia still on airline blacklist from EU The European Commission added the west African state of Gabon to its airline safety blacklist on Thursday and maintained a ban on all Indonesian airlines flying to the European Union in the latest update. Safety experts from all 27 EU states called for the Indonesian ban to be upheld after meetings with airlines Garuda, Mandala and Air Fast and with local aviation authorities.

Posted in General @ 24 July 2008 13:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Between volcanoes There are those period in which the normal life gets a little bit more exciting. It is mainly the many volcanoes which show off at the most strange times and can cause the most strange events. In the middle of 2006 it was the Mount Merapi volcano which caused people to flee it's slopes with an outflow of lava and some lahar (hot or cold mud flows with volcanic rocks), right now I am virtually half way between the Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait and the Mount Kelud volcano in eastern Java.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 08 November 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


475 hotels listed on indahnesia.com Foreign tourists find their way to Indonesia once again after some sluggish years. After almost five years, Bali is back to normal with tourist arrivals around or higher than in the months for the Bali bombs, and elsewhere in Indonesia, tourists visit the cities they most love. Indahnesia.com knows this and has recently started offering hotel bookings for hundreds of hotels throughout many parts of Indonesia.

Posted in Tourism @ 19 August 2007 03:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


EU to send air safety experts to Indonesia The European Union will send safety experts to Indonesia for the review of an EU ban on Indonesian airlines which started last Friday, said the ambassador of the EU to Indonesia. All 51 airlines, including national carrier Garuda Indonesia, have been barred from entering European airspace because of safety concerns. Although no Indonesian airline currently flies to the EU, the ban obliges tourist agencies to warn customers that the airlines are unsafe if they sell package tours with these carriers.

Posted in General @ 06 July 2007 02:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Foreign ministry begins promoting Indonesian provinces The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a program to promote Indonesian provinces in other countries. The program, named 'Updates from the regions', is to promote the provinces periodically and it started last Tuesday with the promotion of Riau, as was told by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hassan Wirajuda.

Posted in Tourism @ 11 May 2007 09:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Railway industry waits huge overhaul if bill passed The government is preparing a bill on rail transportation that will effectively end the state's monopoly of the industry. It also required an audit of state railway company PT Kereta Api (PT KA). When the bill - scheduled for 27 March - is passed, the government and PT KA are required to hold a technical audit as a step towards rehabilitating all facilities and networks on Java and Sumatra.

Posted in General @ 18 March 2007 15:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


[update] 21 dead after Garuda plane crashes at Yogyakarta airport At least 21 people are dead and many others injured after a plane of airliner Garuda crashed upon landing and burst into flames at the airport of Yogyakarta, central Java. "I saw many bodies, dozens of bodies badly burnt near the exit," told captain Yos Bintoro, an airport official to ElShinta radio after the accident. "I saw people dead in the cockpit. I cannot say if that's the pilot or co-pilot," he said.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 07 March 2007 07:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Government should pull military out of business The Indonesian government should end military ownership of businesses without further delay, Human Rights Watch said today as it launched the 159-page Indonesian translation of a study on military self-financing in Indonesia.

Posted in Human rights @ 17 February 2007 06:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Residents clear flood waste in Indonesia Deadly floods receded from much of the Indonesian capital Wednesday, leaving stinking debris blocking streets and a daunting cleanup for residents, many angry at the country's leaders following the latest in a string of disasters. "Every year the government promises there will be no more floods, but just look around you," said Endang Trisilowati as her children hauled sacks of black mud out of her house in downtown Jakarta. "I have to buy a new sofa, new beds, everything. It is a disgrace."

Posted in Flooding @ 08 February 2007 01:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 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 @ 05 February 2007 02:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


General: 'Indonesian airliner still missing' [Update] 02 January 2007 21:05 WIB - Earlier message on this page concerning incorrect information about the fact that the plane had been found has been replaced with a message that the plane has not been found until now. Earlier messages proved to be wrong.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 12:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 14 reactions


[Update] 12 survive Adam Air jet crash; 90 dead [Update] 02 January 2007 20:37 WIB - Senior Indonesian officials said on Tuesday reports that an airliner with 102 people on board had been found on Sulawesi island were wrong, and the plane was still missing. Officials had earlier said that wreckage of the Adam Air plane had been found after it had crashed into the mountains in heavy rain. There were reports 12 people had survived the crash.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 04:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 11 reactions


[Update] Wreckage of Adam Air plane spotted [Update] 02 January 2007 20:37 WIB - Senior Indonesian officials said on Tuesday reports that an airliner with 102 people on board had been found on Sulawesi island were wrong, and the plane was still missing. Officials had earlier said that wreckage of the Adam Air plane had been found after it had crashed into the mountains in heavy rain. There were reports 12 people had survived the crash.

Posted in Accidents @ 02 January 2007 02:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 14 reactions


French railway in Indonesia may rise again after tsunami A colonial-era railway that was once the lifeblood of Indonesia's Aceh could paradoxically be revived in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, which obliterated the coastline of the province. Built in 1876 by the Dutch, the 600km single-gauge railway in the north of Sumatra island, linking the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, to the city of Medan, sank into oblivion a century later amid unrest.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 06 November 2006 03:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Russia sends 2 amphibious planes for fighting fire Two Beriyev Be-200 amphibious planes of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry have left from Khabarovsk for Indonesia for putting down forest fires. Their mission will last for over a month. According to updated reports, 27 million hectares of forests are on fire in Indonesia, while haze has spread onto over 550,000 square kilometers, the press service of the ministry’s Far Eastern regional center said on Sunday.

Posted in Forest fires @ 30 October 2006 02:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Air quality in Singapore improves after PSI hit high of 150 Singaporeans woke up to clearer skies on Sunday morning after a hazy Saturday. Air quality in Singapore on Saturday moved into the "unhealthy" range for the first time this year. The 3-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) hit 150 at 9pm, the highest this year. But it later eased to 136 at 12 midnight and on Sunday morning, the PSI dropped further to 57 at 7am. The highest 3-hour average PSI reading recorded was in September 1997 when it hit 226.

Posted in Forest fires @ 08 October 2006 03:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu death toll climbs to 50 after another boy dies Indonesia's bird flu death toll climbed to 50 on Friday after laboratory tests showed an 11-year-old boy died of the disease, a senior health official said. The child died in a hospital in Tulungagung, East Java province, on Monday — hours after he was admitted and two days after developing symptoms of the disease, said Nyoman Kandun. He appeared to have had contact with infected poultry.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 23 September 2006 07:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


To Kuala Lumpur shortly It was about time for me to get a new visa. Because of regulations it's not possible to extend a certain kind of visa - tourist visa. Also you can't apply for a new visa when in Indonesia as well. You will have to go to an Indonesian embassy. Where that embassy is doesn't really matter, so there are a lot of options left to look around for a holiday-hobbyist. And so I got to plan my first 'visa trip' to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Someone I know from the internet lives around there as well, so I also created the opportunity to meet. That should not be a problem because I would stay there for one entire week. I wasn't in a hurry - I didn't have to go back to Indonesia the same day or so - so I could look around there while my passport would be updated with a new sticker which permits entry into Indonesia again.

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


Java tsunami death toll reaches 547, 323 missing At least 547 people were killed, 465 injured and 323 still missing in the tsunami disaster, triggered by a 6.8 magnitude quake, hitting Indonesia's Java island on Monday, National Disaster Management Coordination Board said here Thursday. An official in charge of the board, Setio Sutarmo, told Xinhua that over 5,541 people had also taken refugee at camps and tents, after giant waves struck onto land and damaged buildings and infrastructure in the southern coastal areas of Indonesia's West Java, Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.

Posted in Earthquake @ 22 July 2006 13:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Between earthquakes and tsunami's The news of the heavy earthquake off the southern coast of Java came in unexpected, as usually the case with earthquakes. Initially BMG (the Weather and Geology office) reported a 6.8 magnitude quake almost 300 kilometers south of the central Javanese city of Bandung. That means the quake occurred at sea, at only a depth of around 33 kilometers. That's 'good' enough to cause a tsunami as well, and so it happened. A several meters high wave struck many parts of the southern coast of the entire island.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 July 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Moderate earthquake hits Papua province A moderate earthquake rocked Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua on Tuesday, sending panicked residents into the streets, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, officials said. The magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck at 12:28 p.m. (0328 GMT) and was centered about 147 kilometers (91 miles) south of Jayapura, the capital of Papua province, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2006 08:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia prepares for possible volcanic eruption Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono asked all related institutions handling the Mount Merapi in Central Java to make a well-prepared plan to evacuate people living around the mountain in anticipation of a volcanic eruption. The president made the remarks on Mount Merapi which sits astride the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta, during his visit to Seribu Island on Sunday, Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 April 2006 21:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Indonesian women die from bird flu A World Health Organization-sanctioned laboratory confirmed the deaths of two Indonesian women from bird flu, the country's Health Ministry said Sunday. The confirmation brings Indonesia's human death toll from the deadly H5N1 strain to 18. The women, ages 22 and 37, were from the town of Bekasi, a town just east of the capital, Jakarta. They died within hours of each other last week.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 12 February 2006 09:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt says terrorists plotting to assassinate Yudhoyono Terrorists in Indonesia are planning to assassinate government officials including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Presidential Spokesman Andi Mallarangeng said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 26 December 2005 09:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Govt deploys 47,800 to guard churches against terrorism Indonesia said it is deploying a fourth of its police force, or 47,800 officers, to guard every church in the country after warnings terrorists are planning attacks during the Christmas and New Year period. "The country has been put on top alert,'' National Police Spokesman Anton Bahrul Alam said at a press briefing in the nation capital Jakarta today. "We are increasing security in every church to anticipate any terrorism act.''

Posted in Violence @ 24 December 2005 09:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


15.000 posts at the indahnesia.com forum In the last couple of hours, the 15.000th post was posted at the indahnesia.com forum. With over 1.300 members contributing to this fact, this forum is becoming larger and larger every month. Recent statistics show that more people has subscribed to the forum in the last couple of months than ever before. "With 15.000 posts the forum is getting a decent one, but of course it's still a small one compared to the many specialized forums concerning (mainly) Bali", Jeroen, webmaster of indahnesia.com told.

Posted in General @ 31 May 2005 08:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia polio cases hit 8, one treated in Jakarta Indonesia has detected two new polio cases, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country's first outbreak of the crippling disease in a decade to eight children, a senior health official said on Saturday. All cases so far come from villages near the West Java city of Sukabumi, but one of them is now being treated in a Jakarta hospital.

Posted in Polio @ 14 May 2005 09:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


RSS 2.0 feed available for news.indahnesia.com The main news page has been changed two days ago, it was also time to add some features to it as well. Outside of an improved layout, an RSS feed was also introduced. It can be found on news.indahnesia.com/latest_indonesia_news.xml. Simply copy and paste the URL into your newsfeed reader and you will be updated within minutes when a news item has been published.

Posted in General @ 03 May 2005 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Online dictionary KAMUS-online.com updated After over two years of building on an online dictionary, today was the day that the old server became too slow for all the visitors searching for translations. I decided to move the website to a faster server (the same as indahnesia.com) in order to make searching through almost 150.000 Indonesian phrases - and their translations in English and Dutch - much faster than it used to be.

Posted in General @ 09 March 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


7 dead, scores missing in Bandung landslide At least seven people were killed and up to 100 others were missing after a landslide in a slum near the Indonesian city of Bandung, southeast of Jakarta, early Monday, police and local officials said. The landslide was triggered by heavy rain and buried the shacks of more than 40 families living in a dumpsite west of Bandung. The city is around 200 kilometres (120 miles) southeast of Jakarta.

Posted in Weather @ 21 February 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong 6.9 earthquake rocks Sulawesi A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Some people in coastal towns panicked and fled to high ground. There were no reports of injuries or a tsunami. The epicenter of the earthquake, which struck at about 8 a.m., Indonesian time today, was 65 kilometers (40 miles) deep in the Flores Sea off the southeastern edge of Sulawesi, the U.S. seismological agency said on its Web site.

Posted in Earthquake @ 19 February 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Australia issues new Indonesia travel warning Australia has updated a travel warning for Indonesia, saying new information suggests terror attacks could be mounted against foreigners taking part in tsunami relief efforts in northern Sumatra. Australians should defer non-essential travel to Indonesia as a whole, and should avoid all travel to Aceh and Maluku province, according to the travel advice issued on Saturday by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Posted in Terrorism @ 19 February 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia raises tsunami death toll to 166,320 Indonesia's Health Ministry raised the country's death toll from the Dec. 26 tsunami to 166,320 Wednesday, pushing the total number of people killed in the disaster around the region above 225,000. A Health Ministry statement said the new figure was based on the latest reports from the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra, which were directly in the path of the killer tsunami spawned by a magnitude 9 earthquake the day after Christmas.

Posted in Earthquake @ 19 January 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


[UPDATE] Bomb explodes at Indonesian embassy in Paris A bomb has exploded in front of the Indonesian embassy in Paris before dawn today, injuring about 10 people lightly, French radio station Europe 1 reports. "It was caused by a package bomb placed just in front of the embassy," the radio's reporter on the scene said.

Posted in Violence @ 08 October 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


KPU launches computerized vote counting A new-and-improved computerized vote counting system was ready for the presidential election and would help to reduce vote-rigging in the poll, the General Elections Commission (KPU) announced on Sunday. As in the legislative election and the first round of the presidential election, the computerized vote counting will provide the public with updates from polling stations nationwide.

Posted in Elections @ 20 September 2004 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


[update] S. Sumatra shaken by 7.2 earthquake Location map of the 7.2 quakeA major earthquake occurred at 14:35:18 (UTC) on Sunday, July 25, 2004. The magnitude 7.2 event has been located in SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.) This according to USGS.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 July 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mine threats prompt Indonesia travel warning Hundreds of Indonesian police are being sent to guard one of the largest mines in Indonesia after threats were made against Westerners working there. Our Indonesia correspondent, Tim Palmer, says the Inco mine in Suluawasi is the focus of an updated travel warning on Indonesia issued by the Australian government.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 May 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


[update] Jakarta enforces 12 year old seat belt law, 235 fined Twelve years after a law was passed forcing drivers to wear seat belts, police in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday began enforcing it. "We are, starting today, enforcing the law that requires drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts," said a national police spokesman, Zainuri Lubis. Lubis said Jakarta drivers who refuse to belt up could face a fine of up to one million rupiah (115 dollars) or up to a month in jail.

Posted in Politics @ 05 May 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO update on Dengue fever in Indonesia From 1 January to 4 April 2004 a total of 52,013, mainly hospitalized cases of dengue and 603 deaths have been registered with the Indonesian Ministry of Health. The overall case-fatality rate this year, particularly in Jakarta, has been lower than in previous years.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 09 April 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aftershocks rattle quake-hit Papua Two major aftershocks Sunday rattled the eastern Indonesian town of Nabire, which is facing a mammoth rebuilding effort after earthquakes killed at least 31 people and caused widespread destruction. The first aftershock in the morning measured 5.3 on the Richter scale while the magnitude of the second was not immediately known but appeared higher, said Fauzi, head of the National Seismology Center.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 February 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


[UPDATE II] Flooding kills 66 in Bohorok resort Flash floods swept through a popular tourist resort on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Monday, killing 24 people, five of them foreigners, and leaving 72 others missing, a rescue official said. The floods, which were triggered by days of heavy rain, took place in Bohorok, close to the provincial capital of Medan in north Sumatra province.

Posted in Weather @ 03 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rp 80 trillion needed for fired discharged civil servants The government would require the huge sum of up to Rp 80 trillion (EUR 8.42 billion) to cover the severance payments of tens of thousands of civil servants dismissed for being unproductive. Sofwan Chudhorie, a member of House of Representatives Commission II on home affairs, from the National Awakening Party (PKB) faction, said the amount would be earmarked for such payments.

Posted in General @ 17 September 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US terror warning for Indonesia THE United States today warned that terrorists could be plotting new attacks against its citizens and interests in Indonesia, and warned Islamic rebels may also try to kidnap Americans. In an updated travel warning for the country, the US State Department said that the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) group still had Americans in its sights after attacks on a Bali nightclub last year and a US-run hotel in Jakarta earlier this month.

Posted in Terrorism @ 29 August 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb rocks Marriott Hotel Jakarta, 10 killed [update II] A powerful bomb exploded on Tuesday at about 12:30 p.m. just outside the JW Marriott Hotel on Jl. Dr Satrio in the Mega Kuningan business complex in Kuningan, South Jakarta. The front of the hotel is still burning at this time, with black smoke billowing out from the lobby. Plaza Mutiara, an office building adjacent to the hotel, also suffered damages from the shock of the blast.

Posted in Terrorism @ 05 August 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aussie Govt: Indonesia terror warnings renewed The Australian government has renewed its terror warnings for Indonesia, saying it is continuing to receive intelligence concerning planned attacks on Westerners.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 May 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two die as SARS spreads to Singapore, Indonesia Two persons, including a doctor, died from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), while six nurses suffering from the deadly flu-like disease were hospitalised today in Singapore. "Two SARS patients in intensive care passed away today," the Ministry of Health said in its daily update.

Posted in SARS @ 08 April 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Xmas alert: come home Aussies told Foreign Minister Alexander Downer today reminded Australians to defer travel to Indonesia as its president urged nations to lift warnings that deter tourists and hurt the economy. The latest travel update says the threat of terrorist attacks still exists in Indonesia and warns that Christmas and New Year are times of special concern.

Posted in Tourism @ 23 December 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia warned of possible Xmas attacks The United States on Friday warned that bombings were possible in Indonesia over Christmas and the New Year, and urged Americans to avoid churches, nightclubs and shopping centres. Britain also updated its travel warning to Indonesia, advising its citizens to exercise "extreme caution" when visiting public places, including churches and nightspots.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 December 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Germany clears Indonesia for travel Germany on Thursday dropped its travel warning for German nationals wishing to travel to Indonesia, citing an improvement in the security situation following the government's successful investigation into the Bali bombing. "The German Foreign Office has updated positively the travel security advice for Indonesia," said a statement issued by the German embassy in Jakarta.

Posted in Tourism @ 13 December 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


28 dead, 120 injured in Bali explosions *UPDATE* UPDATE 2:Dutch news reports at least 28 people killed in explosion in Kuta nightclub, among them at least 10 foreigners.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 October 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia starting to gain from reforms Indonesia is beginning to reap the benefits of its economic reforms, Trade Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said here Tuesday, urging investors not to be distracted by violence wracking the country. In a briefing to business leaders, Pandjaitan said Indonesia had revised its growth forecasts upwards, as the benefits of reforms undertaken after the 1997 Asian financial crisis began to kick in.

Posted in General @ 16 January 2001 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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