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Trash Banks Produce Rp15.7 billion

The Indonesian Environment Ministry has recorded a turnover of Rp15.7 billion per month from all existing trash banks in the country. “Now there are a total of 1,195 trash banks in 58 districts and cities with 106,000 workers that produce Rp15.7 billion per month,” Environment Ministry`s Waste Management Deputy Assistant, Sudirman, said here on Sunday. Sudirman noted that the presence ... Read More »

Sail Indonesia 2013: A Spellbinding Voyage to the Seas Around Komodo and Beyond

Entering its 13th year, the annual international sailing event series Sail Indonesia will be held once again this year from 27th July to 9th September 2013. This year, the main highlight will be the Sail Komodo which will take yachts and ships into the beautiful waters around Komodo Island. Sail Indonesia 2013 will depart from Darwin on Saturday 27th July 2013 at 11 am and during the following three ... Read More »

Pertamina Eyes US-based Hess Assets in Indonesia and Thailand

PT Pertamina, Indonesia’s state-run energy company, is looking into assets belonging to the New York-based Hess Corporation in Indonesia and Thailand to help boost its output. Pertamina director for investment planning and risk management Afdal Bahaudin said on Wednesday that the assets the company was aiming for included a 75 percent participating interest and operatorship in the Ujung Pangkah block ... Read More »

Government Promotes New Diving Paradise in Aceh and Kalimantan

Fishing for compliments: A diver enjoys the beauty of marine species in Maratua island, part of the Derawan islands in East Kalimantan. The government is promoting the islands as a world-class diving destination. JP/Arief Suhardiman Indonesia, which is home to about 25 percent of fish species on the planet, is a diverse paradise. Various types of marine species such as ... Read More »

Kemilau Sulawesi Exhibition VIII 2013

From 25th to 28th July 2013, the sparkling beauty of Sulawesi – one of the 5 main islands of Indonesia, will be revealed in the capital of North Sulawesi, Manado, at the Kemilau Sulawesi Exhibition VIII. Kemilau itself literally means “Sparks”; a perfect word to express the enchanting beauty that lies within all the provinces of Sulawesi. Fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, ... Read More »

At 5.79% Growth, Indonesia’s Tourism on Track Amidst Global Economic Uncertainties.

In the first 5 months of the year, from January through May 2013, international tourist arrivals to Indonesia rose by 5.79% although amidst global economic uncertainties, said Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy at a news conference on Monday, 1 July. This means that Indonesia is on track to achieve this year’s target of international visitors, aimed ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo : Save the Mangrove, Save the Earth

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid has joined the campaign for earth’s sustainable environment through his appointment as Ambassador for Bali Mangrove. On Wednesday, 26 June, Ronaldo – popularly called CR7 – joined Indonesia’s President and First Lady, Ani Yudhoyono in planting mangrove seedlings at the Hutan Raya, – or the Great Forest of Ngurah Rai at Tanjung Benoa in Bali. The campaign is the ... Read More »

Bali Urged to Focus on Green Tourism

Bali is being urged to focus on green tourism by developing more attractions highlighting the principles of sustainable tourism. Udayana University tourism research consortium head Agung Suryawan Wiranatha pointed out that visitors from developed countries had shown an increasing preference toward destinations possessing beautiful nature, as well as continuing environmental conservation programs. “These visitors view tourism as not only an ... Read More »

Garuda Indonesia, World’s Best Economy Class : Skytrax

Skytrax has this year awarded The World’s Best Economy Class to Garuda Indonesia, outranking Singapore Airlines, who won the category last year.  Garuda shot up to the top from 4th position held last year. The Award was handed by CNN’s Richard Quest to Garuda Indonesia’s CEO, Emirsyah Satar, at theInternational Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Tuesday, 18 June 2013.  Additionally, Garuda Indonesia was ... Read More »

Festival Danau Toba : Showcasing Batak Culture and Sports midst amazing Lake Toba

Festival Danau Toba (FDT) 2013  – or Lake Toba Festival – that was originally planned for June-July, has now been postponed to 8 – 14 September 2013  to allow districts all over North Sumatra to better prepare themselves to participate and to make the event into an exceptional occasion for the public and tourists alike. The Festival will cover comprehensive activities from music, arts ... Read More »