Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Smartphones can be used in the Airplane

As per the requirements of the EU aviation authorities (EASA)



We often feel confused if a cell phone can be used in a flight, any time we will take-off - there is always a notification of a flight attendant to turn off the cell phone first. Sure discretion signal generated by devices such gadgets can interfere with the signal flying and endanger the airplane safety.

Technology has evolved in such a way, since the September 26th, 2014, EU aviation authorities (EASA) allow passengers to use portable electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and e-reader when the aircraft is in its flight.

Authorization to use it only applies to European airspace, with the provisions provided by the rules of any airline which need to be adhered to airline passengers.

EASA issued a permit eligibility for airlines to ensure the aircraft is not affected by any of the transmission of the electronic devices.


Some instructions that need to be carried out by a passenger plane is to seek relevant information from the airline's website, if allowed to wear the device or not. Similarly, other provisions provided by the cabin crew and follow the instructions related to the safety of flight.

In the end we realized on a flight to your destination, aviation safety factor is a priority for everyone.

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(Sources Angkasa Online, Travel Kompas /Images Garuda Indonesia)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Where's the Most Expensive Cities in the World?

12 most expensive cities according to Savills Reports



The Harrods, London

When you select a destination city and enjoy the beauty of the atmosphere offered, immediately there is a sense of awe about the city. But behind all the admiration you as a tourist, you soon realize that the beauty and grandeur of a city can be connected directly to the cost of living and other expenses costs, when you become part of the city.

A report issued by an agency Savills can be a picture of a city, the cities are magnificent, spectacular but expensive!

The cities with the skyrocketing costs of commercial and residential accommodation, office expenses, home and related properties as well as currency exchange.


New York

Here's 12 most expensive cities in the world according to Savills Report, London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, Moscow, Sydney, Dubai, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, and Mumbai.


Hong Kong

From the list of the 12 most expensive cities, keep in mind that a surprise, that the London shift the position of Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world this year, given the position of Hong Kong, which has been five years in a row into the list of global cities standings highest cost.

As a tourists, besides the magnificent cities of the above, you may also consider visiting the cheapest cities, namely Mumbai in India.

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(Source Savills, Kompas /Images W Sjahran, Hanna Yohana)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Traveling with Your Couple Can Increase the Values ​​of Intimacy

Couples who often vacation together having a better sex life



A couple in Lombok

We believe traveled always give a new passion, life is different. Even for personal life with your partner. Certainly through travel planning that is done properly and carefully.

We know that the tour makes all be good and it feels good to us, so is said by some researchers recently. There are things that maybe we do not know, like how life is good in some aspects, such as the relationship of communication, cooperation, commitment and resources to support both financially can affect intimacy and how much influence for life.


Nigt life in Gili Trawangan

Facts found based on a survey of the United States Travel Association in 2013 found that couples who vacation together at least once a year to have more satisfying sex life. Of the 1,100 adults surveyed, 77 percent of them judge their sex lives better than 66 percent of those who are not on vacation.

Holiday trip to special places apparently keep the romance alive from the 83 percent of couples who responded to the survey.

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(Source Female Kompas, Intisari Online /Images F Benjamin)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

10 Best Museums in Indonesia

Travellers' Choice Awards for the museum in Indonesia



The Sculpture of ARMA

As written on this blog site about the best museum in Asia and in the world according to the version of the TripAdvisor travel sites some time ago, in order to complement this information about the best museum in Indonesia.

Museums that located in Bali and island of Java has the greatest number of winners, each of the 5 winners based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.


Bale Daja at ARMA

Here are 10 Top Museums in Indonesia.

1. Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Ubud, Bali (296 reviews)
2. Neka Art Museum, Ubud, Bali (349 reviews)
3. Danar Hadi Batik Museum in Solo, Java (111 reviews)
4. PASIFIKA Museum, Nusa Dua, Bali (174 reviews)
5. Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Bali (188 reviews)
6. Ullen Sentalu, Yogyakarta (247 reviews)
7. Museum of Bank Indonesia, Jakarta (161 reviews)
8. Don Antonio Blanco Museum, Ubud, Bali (353 reviews)
9. Sampoerna Museum in Surabaya (264 reviews)
10. National Museum, Jakarta (293 reviews)


The Best Museum is the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) in Ubud, Bali with traditional Balinese architecture and surrounded by tropical gardens, the ideal museum for visitors who want to know and learn about the traditions and culture of Bali or even the original nature there.

Award winners are determined using an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of the review museums in the world, which is collected in a period of 12 months.

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(Source TripAdvisor, Travel Kompas /Images ARMA Bali)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

7 Exotic Dive Locations in eastern Indonesia

The country that becomes the most sought after by the diver with underwater natural charm



Wayag Island, Raja Ampat

Indonesia is the country with the islands that line from west to east, there are features that you can look, nature surrounded by ocean waters.


Sea fish of Raja Ampat

Following a recommendation from one of a dive resort manager, Kakaban Trip, Lathiful Amri about the most sought after diving in eastern Indonesia.

1. Raja Ampat, Papua. This area is recognized as one of the 10 best waters for diving sites around the world with the consideration of the completeness of underwater flora and fauna at this time. Discover the diverse underwater fauna, ranging from whales to fish nemo, and even some places seen Dugong or mermaid fish.

2. Alor, East Nusa Tenggara. Beautiful area friendly for beginners with a wealth of coral reefs, as well as a sort of underwater fauna whales, sharks, rays, to a variety of colorful small fish.

3. Wakatobi. The place got a recommendation by divers, as well as the wealth of marine life, including coral reefs one of the most complete in the world.

4. Morotai. Ship wreck at the bottom of the sea into a fascination with the area that was once the trace history of World War II. Enjoy the charm of underwater life that make this ship wreck becomes their home.


The Divers at Komodo Island

5. Komodo Island. The area is convenient for diving - with brightly colored sea and about 1200 species richness under water, sea water temperatures can range from 27 degrees to 30 degrees. At that time, at some point the temperature can dive down to 18 degrees in visibility up to 50 meters.


The Sea of Komodo

6. Biak and the region of Padaido. Rich region with the beautiful underwater life, the experience of diving in underwater caves while looking at the remnants of the former World War II relics that spread to form bodies of Yapen Island shipwrecks, aircraft to tanks.

7. Banda Neira. Feel the thrill of diving in Banda Neira, beaches and clean sea water is very beautiful, the area is not widely known and beautiful virgin in the east. Enjoy the marine life with coral reefs that are still fresh and distance vision in the sea up to 40 meters.

Marine areas in the eastern part of Indonesia is the main target of the fans of diving. Traveled and enjoy the underwater adventure that is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

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(Source Travel Kompas /Images SY Winata, S Darmawan, Asti Sukirno)

Friday, September 26, 2014

5 Danger Situation when You are in the Beach

Safety factor for tourists always be the primary consideration



Dodola Beach, Morotai

For those of you who are on vacation in a coastal region, of the whole feeling as one with the surge of the waves in the ocean. Excitement, a feeling of loss of load daily routine of work, cheerful and happy. But be careful when you are happy there, lurking dangers that can make a holiday at the beach becomes a big problem.

Here are some of the most dangerous things on the beach and how to avoid them.

1. Rip currents. Reverse flow (or rip currents) is a wave that moves from the sea to the shore and move back into the sea. Rip currents can pull swimmers into the water, is dangerous for travelers on the beach. The best way to survive was to swim with the current, not against the grain.

Then swim parallel to the shoreline until finally at the end of the stream. Do not get exhausted, because trying to swim against the current and discharged.

2. Burns (by the sun). Dangerous, because burns can be dangerous and even lethal. Symptoms such as heat cramps, exhaustion, and heat stroke because it may result in death.


Gili Trawangan, Lombok

3. Holes in the sand. Fall because the sand pit more than a shark attack. Large holes dug in the sand will collapse unless supported and can injure you or someone else on the beach. Avoid digging a hole deeper than your knees and immediately close the holes that you see on the beach.

4. E. Coli bacteria. Maintain hygiene and frequent hand washing on the beach and try not to drink sea water while swimming. Symptoms such as vomiting, bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, and mild fever.

E. coli bacteria are more commonly found (instead of Vibrio vulnificus - the flesh eating bacteria) on the beach and lake as indicative of contamination / impurities in the water.

5. Jellyfish. There are about 70 types of jellyfish are harmful or - sometimes killing people. Box jellyfish is the most dangerous class because it has tentacles that contains needles and deadly poison. Symptoms such as pain, itching, and a red rash that lasts for several days.

Vacation should be done with joy with friends, family and fellow travelers, without ignoring the safety factors of themselves or others.

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(Source Yahoo, Travel Kompas /Images AS Mamontoh, F Benjamin)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bali awarded as the Best Island in Asia 2014

"Travel + Leisure" also put Bali as the "Hall of Fame" as entered in the top 10 for six consecutive years



Tanah Lot

No doubt when the exciting achievements to the world of tourism in the island of Bali, especially for Balinese Provincial Government together with the actors and tourism communities.


Prepare the ritual in Pura

Achievement of this award as the Best Island in Asia 2014 by the international tourism magazine, "Travel + Leisure", through the assesment of the readers of the magazine based on the questionnaires that have been distributed from December 2, 2013 to March 31, 2014. There are a number of categories of which the natural landscape and beaches, tourist activities, food and restaurants, and the local community.


Galungan Festival in Bangli

Achievement that is expected to boost international confidence in the development of tourism in Bali and the surrounding tourist areas.


Port of Buleleng

As for the top 10 levels of the world, Bali occupies the fifth position with a value acquisition of 86.82 after Santorini Island in Greece, Maui and Kauai in Hawaii and the Big Island are also in Hawaii, United States.


Dolphins of Lovina Beach

Bali always have impression for the tourists who are on the island, attracted by the carrying capacity of tourism and cultural traditions of Hindu Dharma that has been sustained since from a long time.

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(Source Antara, Travel Kompas, Tribun Bali /Images WR Wuarmanuk, S Wisaksono, V Saver, C Siahaan, L Pandjaitan)