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New Bali airport terminal in use The renovated Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali when completed will be able to handle a yearly flow of 16 million passengers, more than doubling its former estimated capacity of 7.7 million.

Posted in Travel @ 14 October 2013 12:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 1 reaction


Lebaran remittances estimated to reach Rp15 trillion Indonesia`s Manpower Minister Muhaimin Iskandar estimated remittances from migrant workers during the current fasting month and ahead of the post-fasting holiday of Lebaran this year could reach Rp15 trillion.

Posted in Economy @ 26 July 2013 23:26 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Nuclear power plant establishment in East Kalimantan' Indonesia`s Research and Technology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta is in support of the East Kalimantan (Kaltim) Administration, to establish nuclear power plants (PLTN) in the region. "We hope Kaltim can be a pioneer in alternative energy, which is cheap and abundant," the Minister said in Balikpapan, on Wednesday (Nov 21).

Posted in Power supply @ 22 November 2012 16:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister asks anti-graft body to investigate state power firm State-owned Enterprise Minister Dahlan Iskan supported a proposal by lawmakers to have the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) review state electricity firm PLN`s losses of Rp37.6 trillion.

Posted in Corruption @ 13 November 2012 23:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


32 mini-markets robbed during January-June The Jakarta police, Metro Jaya, recorded a total of 32 armed robberies of mini-markets from January-June 2012. "The police have successfully dealt with 14 cases and arrested 11 suspects," Metro Jaya`s spokesman, Senior Commissioner Rikwanto, said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Crime @ 19 June 2012 14:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dozens on death row over narcotics in Indonesia Fifty-eight people convicted and sentenced to death in narcotics cases are awaiting execution in Indonesian prisons.

Posted in Drugs @ 09 June 2012 09:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


TNI-AU considering Taiwan`s offer to grant F-5 jet fighters The Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) is considering Taiwan`s offer to grant a squadron of F-5E/F Tiger jet fighters, Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Imam Sufaat said. "The offer is good and we will consider it," he told ANTARA News after a function marking the transfer of post of commander of the Air Force training command here on Friday.

Posted in Military @ 12 March 2012 14:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boskalis gets contract for Indonesian submarine power cables Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has signed a contract with Samsung for the construction of a cable laying ship. The vessel will have a length of over 100 meters and a loading capacity of 5.000 tons. It is expected that the vessel will be delivered in the second half of 2012. Royal Boskalis Westminster B.V. has also won a contract with a value of 20 million euro for two submarine cables between the island of Java and Bali in Indonesia.

Posted in Economy @ 25 May 2011 10:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Changing the rule after violating them The chairman of the Karangasem House of Representatives (DPRD-Karangasem), I Gede Dana, is calling for a definite decision on whether to close down or allow the Hotel Chateau de Bali project located on Bukit Mimba in East Bali to continue.

Posted in Environment @ 20 April 2011 08:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


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

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


Kalla lists three causes of LPG explosions Former vice president Jusuf Kalla wrote on his blog at kompasiana.com that there are three main factors that cause 3-kilogram liquid petroleum gas (LPG) canisters to explode. "First, is because the poor quality equipment does not meet national standards. Therefore, it is necessary for all parties to be aware of the age of their equipment," he said Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 08 July 2010 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The mess at PLN Cikarang #5 After a month of 'uncertainty' I headed for the local office of PLN once more late last week. I was still hoping to be able to pay my electricity bill. It was the fifth time I was here, just to pay the bill for the power that I had consumed since the time I moved in here last June. Earlier attempts to pay failed because of several reasons, see the related blog articles for that.

Posted in Lippo Cikarang @ 24 December 2009 08:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Yogya to get over 170 internet hot-spots Some 174 internet hot-spots will be installed throughout Yogyakarta to help ease internet access in the city. A local partner of the tourism agency said this. "In the first phase, 14 internet hot-spots will be made available in Jalan Malioboro," said Fadjar Vyatatomo, general director of Hanoman Duta Mataram.

Posted in Economy @ 25 September 2009 03:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali's longest staying guests prove hard to handle Bali Police officials' attempts to undertake a drugs and narcotics sweep of Kerobokan prison on Thursday, June 19, 2009, collapsed when angry inmates refused the order of armed police personnel to return to their cells. According to local press reports, some of the prisoners verbally abused and threw stones at the contingent of three truckloads of armed police drawn from the police's mobile brigade together with narcotics and intelligence officers from the Bali police headquarters.

Posted in Crime @ 26 June 2009 03:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Government alcohol import tax branded a failure The Jakarta Post reports that analysts have branded the current high import tax regime on alcoholic beverage as a policy failure that has "neither discouraged consumption nor maximized revenues" and, as many had predicted, has "fostered a thriving black market."

Posted in General @ 10 May 2009 09:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


One third of transvestites in Jakarta is HIV positive Thirty-four per cent of transvestites in this city are infected with HIV, a survey has revealed. According to the Biology and Behaviour Survey (STBP), the number of HIV infection among the transvestite community in Jakarta has steadily risen since 1995, when only 0.3% was reportedly HIV positive.

Posted in Health @ 18 October 2008 01:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ramadan on Batam: Really closed down? The afternoon after that, the second day of Ramadan, I made a walk through the town of Nagoya, which is the most important place on the island outside the industrial estates and shipyards which are spread on other parts of the island. Nagoya Hill is the biggest shopping center of the island. Entirely according to Indonesian standards this shopping center - also called 'superblok' - features a big Hypermart supermarket, a Matahari department store, half a floor of mobile communication and one floor of food court of mixed quality. It is directly noticeable that it is an entirely different world than outside. Restaurants outside behave themselves as chameleons by acting they are closed, while they are still open.

Posted in Ramadan @ 09 September 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Money on the way for flood victims in Java The European Commission on February 7 said it was sending some 600,000 Euro in emergency aid to help the victims of ongoing floods in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. EU funds will be used to provide some 340,000 most affected people with food, clean water, emergency shelter and health services.

Posted in Flooding @ 11 February 2007 02:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


House not yet able to eradicate internal corruption The accountability and transparency mechanism of the House of Representatives (DPR), carried out by the DPR Honorary Board, is not thorough enough to eradicate corruption taking place within parliament. “The Honorary Board handles more issues that are related to public morality, such as Yahya Zaini,” said Adnan Topan Husodo, a member of the Working Board of Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW).

Posted in Corruption @ 13 December 2006 14:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A lesson from Malaysia One more time I would like to look back to Malaysia a little bit. However I was only there for a week, I still had time to look around more than enough to get back to it for (maybe) one more time. Maybe it's just that I have too much time here, but I think it's rather because I would like Indonesia to have something of it as well. They will have to do most of the work however, I don't have much to tell here of course. I can at least tell about my ideas a little bit on the internet, to get it of my list and probably to never get back to it.

Posted in General @ 06 October 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


3G services now becoming available Indonesia has become the latest country to have started implementing 3G networks. Telkomsel, an associate company of Singapore Telecommunications has now started offering high-speed wireless service for mobile phones. They have been testing this technology since sometime now and are ready to roll it for broader usage.

Posted in General @ 16 September 2006 12:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Long blackouts in Aceh and North Sumatra State power company PLN on Wednesday began cutting power to Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and North Sumatra provinces for two hours a day, again leaving residents in the dark after a year of regular blackouts in 2005. The rolling blackouts, which will continue over the next 52 days, will take place during peak usage hours, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., according to the company's spokesman in North Sumatra, Agus Muliadi.

Posted in General @ 12 January 2006 10:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt: Blackouts not due to power crisis The government asked on Wednesday for understanding from people in Bali and Java over the planned rotating blackouts on the Java-Bali power network. Ongoing work on the massive grid had caused a shortage of power, but it was aimed at improving power in the future.

Posted in Power supply @ 26 May 2005 06:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN meter readings 'often incorrect' State-owned power company PT PLN has acknowledged that electricity meter readings are often incorrect and give rise to unreasonable bills. It plans to implement a new system, but has warned that customers may face high bills as a result of arrears and unpaid usage as a consequence. "There will be a 'booming' of bills," Fahmi Mochtar, the general manager of the firm's Jakarta and Tangerang branch, said on Saturday.

Posted in General @ 04 October 2004 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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