Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shopping is still a major attraction for Indonesian Tourists


The river in the city of Singapore

Singapore is identical as shopping paradise, so the assumption most tourists from Indonesia. Citing articles on travel websites, Kenneth Lim of Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said that the segmentation of different tourist activities undertaken by Indonesian tourists, is not always about spending or shopping.


The boat in front of the Marina Bay Sands

"Indonesian people who come to Singapore are also many other activities. Lot of that comes to culinary tourism, recreation, and cultural activities," he said on the Web in Travel conference in Jakarta, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.


Goodwood Park Hotel

Several other prominent tourist activities in Singapore, for example, culinary, in addition to the recreational tourist attractions, such as the Resort World Sentosa and Universal Studios is an Indonesian family favorite. Similarly, visits to museums in Singapore.

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(Source STB, NL Made Pertiwi - travelKompas /Images L Pandjaitan, V Saver)

Lake Sentani Calling from the East End


When you decide to be there, be prepared to enjoy different things. Lake Sentani, one of the largest lakes in the east end of the island of Indonesia, not far from Jayapura and closed to Sentani Airport.


Regions are increasingly in demand, especially from foreign travelers, because of the routine tourists attraction, such as Lake Sentani Festival on 19-23 June 2014, then following the Baliem Valley Festival in August 2014 and Asmat Festival in October 2014.


The view here and there with the local traditional community and the natural beauty of indigenous Papuans to stage homes include fishing nets, home to at least 33 species of fish that nearly half of the original species on the lake.


Fiendly local people on the banks of the lake while driving around looking for a local culinary specialties of Papua, enjoy the Papuan sago, eating the papeda, or tasting the unique matoa fruit that commonly sold on the street or in the traditional market.

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(Source Antara, travelKompas, Fanny J Poyk /Images Fanny J Poyk, D Rattu)

SilkAir Fly to Hangzhou


They will serve flights to China via Singapore, which becomes the eighth destination city, Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, famous for its scenery and amazing cultural sites. They will serve four times a week starting on June 27, 2014.

The airline is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, and the flight to China will use Airbus A319 and A320 are both providing Business Class cabins and Economy Class.


Travelers who choose to experience the city of Hangzhou will get the great trip there, the scenery around the beautiful West Lake, while enjoying the lush expanse of tea gardens where they grow some of the best types of tea, such as Dragon Well Green Tea, and also various other tourist attractions, such as the Solitary Hill, Ling Yin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda.

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(Source SilkAir, NL Made Pertiwi - travelKompas /Images SilkAir, G Alexei - Beijing)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lufthansa offer 170 Europe destinations via Frankfurt


Lufthansa in Frankfurt

Who want to travel to Europe with Lufthansa with their interesting offers? A total of 5 times a week flights to 170 destinations in Europe and other countries as of June 1, 2014.

You can enjoy the flight with Airbus A340-300 which has 2 types of class configuration with 42 seats in Business Class and 225 seats in Economy Class, as well as changes in seat facility that has been equipped with continuous seat-adjustment mechanism.


Lufthansa cabin of Airbus A340

It will be a special offer to travel at a special price for a ticket in Economy Class round-trip from Jakarta to Europe starting price of USD 838, fly via Kuala Lumpur at a price of USD 167 in a promotional price until April 27, 2014.

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(Source Lufthansa, NL Made Pertiwi - travelKompas /Images Lufthansa, wikipedia)

The Challenging Waves of the Pandavas beach


If you want a different beaches in Bali that previously famous known, such as Kuta, Nusa Dua or Sanur, what happens if you are trying to find another shore, the Pandavas beach? This is a new attraction developed in southern Badung, Bali.

Indonesian Tourism Ministry is very interested in the Pandavas beach in a visit on Monday, April 21, 2014, especially when seeing the pounding of the waves are quite challenging.


This area is further arranged to withdraw from the road infrastructure, places of visiting tourists, as well as other supporting the tourism sector, including places for selling food and drink to the availability of toilets.


Tourists immediately can enjoy the difference when they were there, the waves on the Pandavas beach tantalizing interest to quickly blend with its natural surroundings.

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(Source Antara, Ministry of Tourism & Ctreative Economy, travelKompas /Images Ni Kadek R Riyanti - Sanur)

Asia Pacific Hash 2014 Bali attended by 2000 participants


Do you like adventure travel in Bali? The event will responding to participants who number around 2000 tourists from 18 countries that held from May 8 to May 13 2014, with complete themed "Wonderful Adventure Indonesia: Asia Pacific Hash (WAI: ASPAC 2014)" as an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism.


Adventure while visiting places of interest, nature tourism, historical relics, enjoying traditional culinary to stay in villager's homes. The pedestrians (hasher) can reach the remote location, the traditional villages, exercising while traveling.


This activity inspired from the success of the International Hash in Borobudur, Central Java in 2012. Especially at an event in Bali 8-10 May 2014 to undergo the selection of participants, 5, 7, and 12 kilometers. A similar event on May 11 to 13, 2014 takes place in Lombok, NTB, Labuan Bajo and Komodo Island, NTT.

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(Source Antara, travelKompas /Images A "IndoRunner" Niaki, P Heny, N Tjindarbumi)

Monday, April 21, 2014

End of June Ngurah Rai Airport Full Operations


Ngurah Rai International Airport by the end of June 2014 to complete all the activities of the expansion and renovation. The airport will be able to accommodate a visit about 25 million passengers per year until 2025.

Citing article from "Kompas", the international terminal grow to 120,000 square meters from 65,800 square meters and has been operating in November last year. Domestic terminal into 65,800 square meters from 13,300 square meters.


As stated by the General Manager Angkasa Pura I Bandara Ngurah Rai, I Gusti Ngurah Ardhita, the international terminal has been implementing the new system without X-rays in passenger and tourists baggage/luggage begin this April.

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(Source Kompas /Images Ni Kadek Rika Riyanti - Bali)