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Gwyneth Paltrow on her incredible Indonesian Komodo holiday: “A dream of mine came true”

Gushing over her vacation to the Indonesian Komodo islands last May, Hollywood acress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow of Iron Man 2 fame wrote recently in her blog, Goop : A dream of mine came true when I travelled to Indonesia for the first time. “Never did I imagine that we would run our hands through the dark ocean at night and watch ... Read More »

New, Expanded Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport Ready for Sail Komodo

Labuan Bajo, the town on the western part of the island of Flores, which is the departure point for a visit to the Komodo National Park, is today busy constructing the expansion of its Komodo Airport and terminal building. When completed in early September 2013, Komodo Airport will have a 2,150 meter long runway that will be able to accommodate the larger jet aircrafts ... Read More »

Foreign Tourists Interested in Nautical Tourism in Papua

A number of foreign tourists have showed their interest in surfing at the nautical tourism of Sarwakar village, Supiori Sub-district, Papua Province, according to Vice Chairman of the Biak Tourist Guide Association (HPI) Rudolf Boy Ronsumbre. The foreigners praised Sarwakar for its beautiful ocean that has the best view compared to other areas in Indonesia, Ronsumbre said here on Monday. ... Read More »

Inalum to be Back to Indonesia

PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) will be back to the Indonesian government on November 1, 2013, industry minister MS Hidayat said. “We have agreed on October 31, 2013 (the contract would end) and all Inalum assets would be handed over to the Indonesian government. On October 31 physically it will be back to the government while the assets transfer would ... Read More »

Indonesia Has Better Economic Conditions

Deputy Finance Minister Mahendra Siregar said that Indonesia`s economic condition was better than those of other countries, although Indonesia was also affected by the current global economic crisis. “It is acknowledged that with the current crisis, the world economy is undergoing a downward trend which is different from the previous assumption. This reality can just take place until the end ... Read More »

Pertamina to Increase Gasoline Imports to meet Post-Fasting Holiday

PT Pertamina will increase gasoline imports by 400,000 barrels to anticipate consumption hike for the post-fasting holiday, vice president for retail gasoline marketing, Muchamad Iskandar, said. He said consumption of subsidized gasoline 15 days before and 15 days after the end of the fasting month or between July 24 and August 25 is projected to increase by 14 percent to ... Read More »

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 »