Rituals, celebration readied for total solar eclipse

Excitement is evident across Indonesia as the archipelago gets set to witness the first total solar eclipse in the 21st century on Wednesday. People will participate in festivals, parties and eclipse prayers to observe the phenomenon that will temporarily turn day into night, despite a forecast of cloudy skies from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). Some 10,000 students …

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Bogor`s Sleeping Buddha Attracts Many Tourists

We don’t have to go across the country border to see a Sleeping Buddha in Thailand because now there is one we can visit in Tonjong Village, Tajur Halang Subdistrict, Bogor Regency, West Java. The statue is located at Buddha Dharma Vihara not far from Billabong Housing. Small, red sign boards saying “Ruppang Sleeping Buddha” with arrows are installed at …

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Enjoy Visa FREE ENTRY!

In a bid to open the wonders of these tropical islands to the world and to welcome more visitors to the country, the Indonesian government has increased the number of nationals accorded visa free facility. These include of course nationals from countries with whom Indonesia has reciprocal visa free agreements, which are:  Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Cambodia, …

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World Rafting Championship 2015 held in Sukabumi

For the first time, Indonesia was chosen as a host of the World Rafting Championship (WRC) 2015. This international event aimed to highlight rafting tourism that could bring a lot of foreign tourists to Indonesia. It was said by Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya. He stated Ministry of Tourism fully supported the event to show ability of Indonesian rafting team’s …

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Road to MotoGP 2017 – Sentul vies for hosting slot in 2017

The Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres) expressed its support for the plan to bring back the world’s most prestigious motorbike race to the the Sentul International Circuit in West Java where it was hosted in 1996 and 1997. “We are supporting the plan because it will also connect [a number of] ministries and the Presidential Palace,” Wantimpres member Suharso Monoarfa said …

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From Bandung With Love: The Paris Of Java

When you daydream about a tropical escape in Asia, what do you think of? Taking long naps under palm trees on the white sands of Nusa Dua beach in Bali; sipping chilled coconut juice among floating boats in Damnoen Saduak floating market in Bangkok; or stretching your limbs to Sun Salutation yoga with a view of the Taj Mahal? Bandung, …

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30 Video Works Enliven Bandung International Digital Art Festival

Tens of video works made by local and international artists were displayed at the Bandung International Digital Art Festival (BIDAF) which was held from November 6 to 8 at Landmark Braga building, Bandung. In addition to video, the event also held a tribute to Indonesian renowned musician Harry Roesli on Saturday, November 8. International artists who took part in the …

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Trade Urges Stronger Promotion of Garuda Indonesia’s holiday passes

The programme, which can contain between three and five flight segments, include the Explore Indonesia Pass, Underwater Pass, Heritage Pass and Adventure Pass. Dony Widojoko, Garuda Indonesia vice president greater Jakarta region, said: “Working together with our sister company, Garuda Indonesia Holidays, we have created options for travellers, for example, Denpasar-Lombok-Labuan Bajo for the Underwater Pass; the heritage sites of …

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Indonesia Awarded Favorite Destination in ASEAN

Deputy Tourism Minister for overseas promotion I Gde Pitana said that he would lead the Indonesian delegation to receive the award at the MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which will be held Sept. 4-6. The delegation will include 80 tourism industry businesspeople and 10 tourism agency heads. “We will also participate in the event to attract more tourists from …

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