Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jackie Chan as the Indonesian Tourism Ambassador

Interesting news for those who recognize the movie actor Jackie Chan, you probably already watched his films that mostly themed action movie with comedy spices. He won the trust of the government of Indonesia as an Indonesian tourism ambassador.

Of course this is a surprise to his fans, will be good for tourism in Indonesia as a whole, especially for certain regions in Asia where most of the fans live.

Just wait on August 30, 2014 in China International Travelmart in Guang Zho, Jackie Chan officially become the ambassador for tourism in Indonesia. Certainly this is not a choice that just happens, but through an objective assessment of the film's actors, given that his works has been so well known in Asia and even in the American/International film world.

(Source Antara, Jackie Chan Official Website, Travel Kompas /Images Jackie Chan Official)

Monday, July 28, 2014

10 Best Water Park In Asia

In the middle of the holiday atmosphere in some Asian countries, especially in Jakata, also known as Lebaran or Idul Fitri holidays, some of the tourist attractions there filled with Asian tourist arrivals. Such as Ancol Beach, Ragunan Zoo and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) is a favorite tourist sites during Lebaran holidays.

Water Park Kuta, Bali also got the attention, and unexpectedly awarded to a best water park in Asia and ranks fifth in the world.

A survey conducted by TripAdvisor against various water park in the world, the "Travellers’ Choice™ for Amusement Parks and Water Parks" to Waterbom Kuta, Bali.

Here's a list of the Best Water Park in Asia based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers within a period of 12 months.

1. Waterbom Bali, Kuta, Indonesia
2. Flow House Bangkok, Thailand
3. Black Mountain Water Park, Hua Hin, Thailand
4. Water Kingdom, Mumbai, India
5. Chimelong Water Park, Guangzhou, China
6. Waterbom Jakarta, Indonesia
7. Coco Splash Waterpark, Lamai Beach, Thailand
8. Circus Waterpark Bali, Kuta, Indonesia
9. Wild Wild Wet, Singapore
10. Dam Sen Water Park, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A remarkable achievement for Waterbom Bali after getting the award, put Bali as one of the leading world tourism and the tourism area for families in a holiday special.

(Source Antara, TripAdvisor, Travel Kompas /Images D Suaryawan & DP Indrawan - Waterbom Kuta Bali)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The crowds in Malioboro ahead of Eid holidays

Malioboro Street on weekdays

Tourist area in Yogyakarta always refer to the Malioboro area, more travelers seem crowded meet all the street corners. Of course this makes local governments more vigilant so that tourists can maintain order and traffic regulations, for example, so that they do not jaywalking, but utilizing the existing zebra crossing.

Yogyakarta Tower

Malioboro area would be very crowded during Eid holidays, the streets would be difficult to pass, the automobile vehicle will slow down and cause traffic congestion.

The busy street of Malioboro

Travelers will feel a little uncomfortable because in some locations already installed roadblock to regulate vehicular traffic, as part of the local government and police efforts to maintain order in the street of Malioboro.

Malioboro at Nighttime

Crosswalk is placed on the north side of Malioboro Street and road signs divider, so that tourists who are in the region can use zebra crossings provided.

Happy Eid for Those Who Celebrate It!

(Source Antara, Travel Kompas /Images R Bungaran, Wahid Ar Photography)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lake Toba Towards a World Geopark

Save Lake Toba

As shown by the www.globalgeopark.org site about the impact on an area that has been approved by the UNESCO as a global geopark (Global Geoparks Network - GGN) is an increasing number of tourists coming to the region - as well as foreign exchange, for example, China is known as most countries has the global geopark, namely 29 geopark, out of about 100 global geopark in 32 countries.

Indonesian aware of their various potential tourist areas, such as Lake Toba region, known as the largest volcanic lake in the world, 100 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide. Formed from giant eruptions (supervolcano) about 74,000 years ago were emptied magma chamber in the bowels of the earth in Toba.

Be a tremendous admiration from the earth experts from various countries.

Even the country's leaders have established the Lake Toba as a Toba Caldera Geopark in March 2014, it will be the beginning of the movement of the participation of local residents to Save Lake Toba.

A big step into the Global Geoparks Network of UNESCO and get attention as the world tourist destination. Hopefully more serious attention of all parties in the region.

(Source F Sirait - Samosir, Kompas, Travel Kompas /Images J Mudas, K Arraihan)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Day in the rain in Venice

A friend sent photos of interesting about a city in Italy on a social media site, with a river instead of a road that we commonly find in a city. She arrived when the rains are sweeping the city, but does not diminish its charm.

Venice, a floating city that is a tourist destination with the canals into a unique means of transportation. You can enjoy a romantic gondola trip with a rate around 80 euros for about an hour's drive, but don't hesitate to bid price accordingly.

Gondola which can be used to get around and visit tourist attractions in the very beautiful city, is what distinguishes the Venice tourist cities in the world.

A characteristic that is enjoyed by travelers by gondola along the narrow canals between the old buildings.

(Source Helena Nina - Venice, Kompas /Images Helena Nina)

Citilink's New Route Denpasar Bali - China

Exciting opportunities for travelers using the Citilink, a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia in mid 2014 with the Denpasar Bali destination to China, especially Chongqing, a "charter" flight until September 30, 2014.

Temporary charter flights through a hub airport on the island of Batam, Hang Nadim International Airport - before becoming a regular flight in the future, for the flight schedule from July, 26 and 31, 2014.

Furthermore, passengers can see flight schedule dated August 5, 9, 14, 19, 23, 28, and dated September 2, 6, 11, 16, 20, 25, 30.

Melasti Ritual, Bali

If you use this flight, be prepared with a predetermined schedule with Airbus A320 from Denpasar at 12:35 local time and arrive in Batam at 14:05 local time. From Batam leave at 14:35 local time and arrived at Jiangbei International Airport at 20.25 local time.

Tourists Landed on Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali

Meanwhile, when you depart with this Citilink airlines from China, through Chongqing at 21:40 local time and arrived at Batam next day (+1) at 01:30 pm, and from Batam at 02.00 pm and arrive in Denpasar, Bali at 05:30 local time.

(Source Antara, Travel Kompas /Images Citilink, N Tjindarbumi, Ni Kdk R Riyanti)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Reduce Feelings of Fear Being a Plane Passenger

Would often meet with the people closest to you who have a phobia feeling in flight, fear can plague anyone. Especially after hearing the incident that had just occurred on aircraft owned by Malaysia Airlines #MH17.

Fear of flying, Aviophobia can hit anyone. Maybe you, is not it? Here are some suggestions flight psychologist and science writer, Jeff Wise, to overcome fear while on a plane, as it is written in an article dala a tourist site.

1. Avoid any News featuring about the Aircraft Crashed. You should look for alternatives other news, such as comedy movies or other movies.

2. Facts and Statistics about the Accident. For example, on the highway had a statistically significant higher rate of accidents than died from a plane crash. Facts would indicate a severe crash is very low with the possibility of 1 from 11 million to 1 of 29.4 million.

3. Positive Thinking. Always think and say good and positive.

4. Using Relaxation Techniques. This technique is helpful to remember that simple relaxation in flight can last long. Even a very good prayer and meditation to calm down.

5. Always Make Yourself Busy. When you're flying focus on several things, such as certain objects, such as books, magazines, iPad, video games.

6. Do not be Lazy to Seek Help. In certain cases the fear of flying can be defeated, do consult a psychologist to help eliminate fear, and also could try therapy through hypnotherapy.

7. Technology Can Help. Training available to make calm, for example App VALK Flight, a flight application scientifically developed and available on iPhone and Android.

8. Do not Postponed to Overcome Fear. The longer the time span between each flight. Your fear can grow. Should be overcome feelings of fear and do not delay your flight plans.

In the end the trip via airplane has always been one of the interesting experiences in traveling.

(Source Carol Cott Gross, Jeff Wise, Michael - Travel Kompas /Image AirAsia)