Friday, October 24, 2014

Kualanamu included in the Category of World-Class Airports

Category Ranks 24 of the world version of "Airport Service Quality"



It is not thought to an airport in the north of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, became one of the airports that are included in the world-class airports. Thus the results of a survey of "Airport Service Quality" (ASQ) - based in Switzerland is a world institution that exists in assessing airport services.


Boarding Room

The new airport is operational since 2013, code KNO, immediately got the attention of tourists visiting the tourist area of Lake Toba and its surroundings. The ability to accommodate passenger arrivals, as a large airport with a passenger capacity of 5-15 million people per year with a 36 classification.

Classification would be met by this airport, including the number of passengers, passenger business, leisure passengers, modes of transportation, and parking facilities.


Lake Toba

Despite a variety of other classifications, Kualanamu occupy different rank positions, for example, for the classification of value for money of parking facility, Kualanamu ranks 17 and other classifications into ASQ assessment materials.


Great Mosque of Medan, North Sumatra

The tourist area in the northern part of the island of Sumatra has been recognized specifically have unique characteristics, such as Lake Toba is known in advance, the cultural wealth of the various tribes are scattered in the region, the unique culinary tastes can give a different impression for tourists who visit there.

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(Source Antara, BeritaSatu /Images B Pratikto, K Arraihan, K Effendi)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

British Tourists the Most Visiting Indonesia

World Travel Market Exhibition 2014 provides a picture of a country tourist destination



Benoa Beach, Bali

Apparently this islands country with its palm trees waving at every beach, Indonesia, has a special attraction for tourists from Europe, especially the British tourist.


Preparing the worship, Bali

This was conveyed by Esthy Reko Astuty, from the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, the number of tourists from the United Kingdom to Indonesia in August reached 153.351 people, an increase of 8.37 percent compared to August last year.


Balinese Dancer

A second-largest tourism exhibition in the world, the World Travel Market (WTM), which will be held at the Excel Exhibition Hall, London, from November 3 - 6, 2014, with their special event to celebrate the 35 years of the age of the organization of this exhibition.


Wayag Island, Raja Ampat

For Indonesia as one of the participating countries, this presence can be seen as a means to achieve the target number of tourists (up to a total of 20 million by the end of 2019), with their unique theme pavilion that demonstrates many attractions of traditional arts from various tribes in the Indonesian archipelago .

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(Source Antara, Travel Kompas /Images S Wisaksono, V Saver, SY Winata)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yogyakarta designated as World Batik City

In the event the World Craft Council/WCC in Beijing China



Street of Malioboro, Yogyakarta

A festive occasion of World Craft Council - WCC in Dongyang, Zhejiang Province, China on 18-23 October 2014 establishes the city of Yogyakarta as the World Batik City on the 50th anniversary of the organization.


Malioboro in Nighttime

Through a series of review of batik centers in the city, so the assessment team can immediately start viewing the whole process of batik making, as a material of assessment. The City won the award after competing with six cities in six countries in the Asia Pacific.


Batik Sekar Jagad

Batik is a craft that refers to the craft tradition with its long history in Indonesia, became an integral part in the entire region, particularly in the provinces of Yogyakarta and surrounding areas are rich in tradition and has high artistic value and historical priceless.


Batik from Solo

The appointment as the city of Yogyakarta batik world, bringing fresh air to the central region of batik, such as Giriloyo Village in Bantul near Yogyakarta, and other places known as the City of Batik, such as Solo, Pekalongan, Cirebon and other cities.


Javanese Batik

The world will get to know the community and surrounding area with its batik trademark, complete with a view of the tourists who were in the city, both in terms of history, art, to the batik artisans that have economic and social value.

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(Source Tribune Jogja, Travel Kompas /Images Wahid Ar, K Effendi)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Preparation if you want Exercising while Traveling

Tourist attractions that allow for travel while exercising



Travelers have known for a long time during their trip can be done in conjunction with a hobby for sports, tourists began to pay attention because of the many sites that allow people to travel while exercising.

Some types of tourism activities at the same time satisfying hobby for exercise, such as diving, surfing, swimming, rafting, paragliding, rock climbing, golfing and others.

Of course we need a preparation, isn’t it?

Need to do research. Give time to browse the internet about tourist attractions, sporting what might be done there. For example, a sports facility, and the possible extent of the area to exercise, safety and several other supporting factors.

Preparation for improving physical strength and stamina. Traveled and exercising means ready to do activities that may be tiring. Examine health, eating healthy foods and take vitamins that can increase endurance.


Goods with sufficient and necessary purposes. Clothing appropriate to the situation on the ground, clothes to wear - thin workout clothes, training pants and sneakers. Customize the type of exercise you need, such as swimwear, and other purposes that support, if indeed you want to swim in a tourist location and so on.

Prepare the necessary drugs and medicines. Bring enough medication for the possibility of injury from sports, such as iodine, alcohol and a small plaster, besides the medicines for migraine headaches and an upset stomach.

Control and prepare the emotional stability. When the body is tired often become unmanageable emotions, remember about this! Energy is depleted by exercise can be one of the causes may be a bad mood. Always remember that you are in a location with friends or other people who are in the same situation.

Travel trip always brings excitement, exciting experience with family and friends, avoid unpleasant atmosphere, heightened emotion and so on. Pamper yourself with fun, exercise, and continue to travel.

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(Source Michael - Travel Kompas /Images H Sobiran, R Kristianti)

Monday, October 20, 2014

7 Most Arrogant Cities in America

A survey of America's Favorite Places by criteria after seeing and hearing



Survey of interest to you when you are in a city when you traveled to get there, how a survey showed an arrogance that assessed understanding through sight or hearing by someone.

An interesting experience for you as tourists if they knew that a town called arrogant and deserves to have pride, based on criteria, such as bars, museums, and the elements of hygiene. Through the survey, the correspondent evaluating 38 major metropolitan areas.


1. New York. The city that won various survey categories, including art, theater, and luxury shopping. You will be surprised when at the same time the city of New York, including at the most affordable city.

2. Miami. Their peoples became the most handsome in the US population, they can be found in nightclubs, such as Miami Beach LIV or Story, which has 60 VIP tables.

3. Los Angeles. This is the area that glitters, yes it's Hollywood, lively place with beautiful actresses and handsome peoples. West Hollywoods Robertson Avenue, as an upscale shopping center, here you can have the opportunity to meet with celebrities who are shopping.


In fact the city is so well known as one of the top 10 cities that provide delicious dishes at the cafeteria category, burgers, and buns.

4. Washington DC. Try to see the beautiful homes in the neighborhood of Georgetown, or Politics & Prose Bookstore on Connecticut Avenue. National Gallery of Art, house of Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas, the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, and musical performances every day. All special look and bring the charm. Heartening.

5. Boston. As travelers do not forget to remember this city as education city, elite university, a time down the aisle for the Harvard Bookstore or Schoenhof's Foreign Books in Cambridge. But do not forget when you're on the highway, they are very bad as the driver of the vehicle.

6. Tampa. Great shopping in SoHo, located in the South of Howard. It's nice to be in the midst of the Southside area, including the dolphin show along Bayshore Boulevard. Visit Epicurean Hotel with wine shop and delicatessen Chocolate Pi and Bern Steak House.

Tampa is known as the best city in terms of cleanliness and provide local residents feel special.

7. Dallas. Attractive city with many attractions of shopping, then Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and NorthPark Neiman Marcus has long been hallmarks Dallas. Boutique hotel The Joule, Taschen library, and the only spa imported from Texas.

The city of Dallas is known as a city with world-class museums and theaters, including the Wyly Theatre, designed by Rem Koolhaas.

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(Source Huffington Post, Kompas /Images N Jalil)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Macau favored by tourists from Indonesia

Tourist area with unique heritage buildings from the Portuguese era



St Paul's Church

Traveled to Macau is becoming increasingly attractive with the presence of tourists from Southeast Asia, especially from Indonesia. The number of Indonesian tourists who visited Macau continues to grow each year, and an idol for the tourists, but significant growth began to be felt - since 2009.


The Casino of Macau

Macau rich as the area that left traces of the past, not only known as an international casino region, but the buildings are characterized by the Portuguese colonial era.


Senado Square

Special relics that are currently used as a tourist attraction, buildings with unique architecture, such as the ruins of St Paul's Church - a very iconic building, Senado Square, Macau old city, the buildings are a blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures.


Macau Street Shops

Several factors support the increasing number of tourists are among the implementation of cultural festivals and discount shopping, culinary and cultural feast wealth pretty much held throughout the year, especially from October to early January next year.


Street Market

Macau is a complete destination, not far from Hong Kong, making this region as one of the favorite destinations of tourists from various parts of the world.

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(Source Antara, Travel Kompas /Images Hanna Yohana - Hong Kong)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Holiday and Getting Cheap Hotels in Singapore

5 cheap hotels/hostels in Singapore



Woke Home Capsule Hostel

Singapore is always tempting for potential tourists from neighboring countries, and Indonesia is known as the largest contributor to tourists visiting Singapore.

Moreover, when you choose a travel as a backpacker, you certainly will make cost savings in a variety of ways. Similarly, it takes place to stay in the selection.

Cheap hotel does not mean the hotel is rudimentary, it may be similar to a dormitory lodging facility with lots of bunk beds that characterizes the backpackers lodge.


Believe the price is cheaper, but the facilities and the cleanliness is maintained. Do not miss to find hotels recommended by a website, Traveloka. As a backpacker, you'll love it.

1. Woke Home Capsule Hostel – rooms start from 23.68 USD
Address: 61 South Bridge Road Riverside Clarke Quay, Singapore

2. Plush Pods - rooms start 20.75 USD
Address: 2 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore

3. Bunc@Radius Hostel at Clarke Quay - rooms start 20.04 USD
Address: 36 South Bridge Road, Singapore


4. Pine Hostel by Just Inn - rooms start 24.27 USD
Address: 153a Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore

5. ABC Premium Hostel – rooms start 20.05 USD
Address: 91A, 93A, 95A Owen Road, Singapore

Cheap lodging also offers many traveling companions who have the same interests, the world becomes so narrow with many friends from different countries. When you are in Singapore on a lucky day with them.

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(Source Travel Kompas /Images Woke Home Capsule Hostel)