Government Focuses on Five Halal Tourism Destinations

The Indonesian Tourism Ministry has focused on promoting Lombok, West Sumatra, Aceh, Jakarta and West Java as halal tourism destinations. The ministry decided to accelerate the developmental programs of halal tourism because of the potential market of the industry, Chairman of the Acceleration Team of Halal Tourism Development Riyanto Sofyan, said on Friday. Indonesia has at least 10 halal tourism …

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Trans-Java toll road to be completed in 2018

The government is set to complete the trans-Java toll road linking Jakarta and Surabaya in 2018 as an effort to smooth transportation on the island, National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has said. To support the acceleration of infrastructure project development, the government has encouraged the use of non-state budget resources for financing infrastructure projects, Bambang said, adding that the …

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Indonesia promotes unique culture to attract Indian tourists

Indonesia will participate in an international cultural festival in the Indian capital of New Delhi from March 11 to 13 as part of efforts to attract more tourists from the country. The Tourism Ministry’s Asia-Pacific promotions director Vinsensius Jemadu said on Tuesday that Indonesia targeted 350,000 Indian tourist arrivals this year. “We hope India will contribute significantly to tourist arrivals …

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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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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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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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