Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Something different at Ngurah Rai Airport Bali

After completion of the expansion and renovation of all the international terminal, domestic at the end of June



When you are at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali, especially when entering certain rooms, such as the Domestic Departure Terminal.


Something different. Renovation and expansion of Ngurah Rai Airport is predicted to be able to accommodate 25 million passengers per year until 2025.


The area of the international terminal increased so 120,000 square meters of 65,800 square meters and has been in operation in November last year. Domestic terminal into a 65,800 square meters of the 13,300 square meters.


Prepare to be amazed and impressed with the interior room of the airport, neat and spacious all with Balinese ornaments. Incredible views than ever before.


Ngurah Rai pamper passengers plane with scented atmosphere of a shopping center, mall inside the airport an inviting and comfortable to linger in the waiting room.


If so, let travel to Bali. Always privileged to be in a different atmosphere, a unique tradition of culture, beautiful nature and beaches of Bali are tempting the tourists who are on vacation.

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(Source Tribune Bali, Travel Kompas, A Niaki - IndoRunners /Images A Niaki)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Garuda earned the "Best in Region: Asia and Australasia" 2014

2 years achievement in a row from the "Airline Passenger Experience Association" (APEX)



Garuda Bombardier CRJ 1000

In the award event of "Passenger Choice Awards 2014" in the category "Best in Region: Asia and Australasia", Garuda Indonesia managed to outperform four other airlines as the "Best in Region: Asia and Australasia" on September 15, 2014 in New York, United States .

As for the finalists is the airline of Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Korean Air, and EVA.


The Cabin

Award categories based on the results of a comprehensive survey of the product, service, and innovation throughout the airline as well as the level of satisfaction "flight experience" from the service users in the world, which is conducted online via the website www.passengerchoiceawards.com.

The award may be the material basis of assessment for the tourists from around the world in planning trips to various destinations of Asia and Australia region, is the result of commitment and hard work of all employees of Garuda Indonesia in providing the best service to the users of services, especially tourists who are on the go.

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(Source APEX, Garuda, Travel Kompas /Images Garuda Indonesia)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Garuda Re- open Flights to Nagoya

Re-opening of the Jakarta-Nagoya route will begin April 2015 vv



Garuda Airbus A330-200 in Kuala Namu International Airport, Medan

Market demand can not be avoided, the need for increased international flight network, especially to Japan. It can not be ignored when Japan became an attractive destination for tourists and business people, so that is submitted by the airlines management at the beginning of September 2014.

Flight Jakarta - Nagoya planned to attend five times per week, using Airbus A330-200 with a seating capacity of 222 seats, consisting of 36 business class and 186 economy class.


Currently, Garuda serves 39 flights a week to Japan for the purpose, among others, the Jakarta-Osaka (Kansai Airport), Denpasar-Osaka, Tokyo-Jakarta, Denpasar-Tokyo (Narita Airport), Denpasar-Tokyo (Haneda Airport), and Jakarta-Tokyo (Haneda Airport).

Since the opening of visa-free opportunity to Japan for tourists from Indonesia, a new route to Japan will further enhance the relationship of travel between the two countries.

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(Source Garuda, BeritaSatu /Images B Pratikto, Garuda Indonesia)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ritz Carlton is back in Bali

The hotel will be opened in December 2014



The beach of Uluwatu, Bali

Hotels which previously had been present at a resort in the area of ​​Jimbaran, Bali, and the end of 2014 will be in a new place, in the Nusa Dua area. Precisely located in Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Lot #3, Banjar Sawangan, Nusa Dua.

The area is comfortable and clean, right on the white sandy beach of Sawangan, into a tourist destination that is loyal to the Ritz-Carlton brand and present for the family who spoiled with the Ritz Kids facility.


The Ritz Carlton, Nusa Dua, Bali

When you reach the resort, hotel management will welcome you with offers various types of rooms, consisting of 313 rooms with room rates range from USD 480 for a junior suite type rooms.

The place is ideal for couples who want to honeymoon in Bali, guests can choose two chapel facilities that facilitate the process of a wedding of the happy couple, the first chapel is on a cliff and overlooking the sea and a second chapel at the seaside. A beautiful dream for couples who want a romantic atmosphere.

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(Source Ritz Carlton, Ni Luh Made Pertiwi - Travel Kompas /Images V Saver, Ritz Carlton)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Rejected Love Better than Denied Visa

Visa for tourists is an important component in order to enter a destination state



Visa and Passport checking

Note: The following article is written from a female journalist on a travel site, Travel Kompas, Fira Abdurachman - which deserves to be noted regarding the use of visas for travelers in a destination country.

Have you ever been rejected in love? The pain was like Mike Tyson punched, the boxer with punch "hook" it is able to KO his opponents. What if a visa is denied? Yes more or less the same as well so it seems.

If rejected, we usually blame the embassy directly or officers. Starting from the allegations stingy, arrogant, disrespectful, and other negative charges. Though not always so.

Each country must have its own reasons and considerations in giving entry permits for foreigners, including holiday permits for foreign tourists. One more thing that may happen is incomplete administrative requirements. Plus non-administrative requirements are not adequately assessed. Well, if the latter clearly came come from ourselves.

Here are some tips to apply for visas for those who want to vacation abroad.

1. Note the good condition and meet all the requirements specified. Every country has tourist visa requirements respectively. For example: there is a need proof of savings accounts, there is a need proof of purchase of air tickets and hotel reservations, there is a need letter of guarantee from the company where we work, and so forth. All depends on the destination country. If there is a requirement that is not met, a new guaranteed until the counter was immediately rejected.

2. Related terms, note the small things. Do not let the hard work already qualified but wrong. For example, the size of a passport photo visa is usually different from the size of a regular photograph. Including background color photographs. Hence no photo print shops that offer special services visa photo. This automatic photo printing stores will understand the size and background color photograph corresponding destination country visa. In Jakarta, for example, these stores are easily found on Jalan Sabang.

Including the address where to apply for visas. Some countries have their own offices outside the embassy in the care of the visa application, such as England and Chinese embassy.


The Passports

3. Pay visa fees at the official and correct path. When through the account, with the correct name of the bank note along with a designated branch office if any and account number. Some states have a form and proof of payment of its own which is only issued by a particular bank branch. Keep good form and proof of payment as evidence presented during the interview or visa application.

4. The part that is not less important is the interview with embassy officials. Think of it as a job interview. Ensure appropriate dress, polite and kind. The most important is not to show the attitude of doubt. Understand that the officer needs to be assured that the data we provide is not a lie.

It is further desirable that the officer is a guarantee that we will not become a citizen illegally in the country. So we have to convince them that we are definitely going back to Indonesia according to the proposed plan. If we can convince the visa officer then secured will be offered.

5. Find as much information about obtaining a visa to the destination country. Little things sometimes very helpful. For example: every day the United States embassy is flooded with hundreds of tourist visa or other visa types. Hence the usual queue starts from 6am. If we just line up during the day so we could spend a whole day just to stand in line.

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(Source Fira Abdurachman - Travel Kompas /Images The Passport)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Top 10 Museums in the World

Museum as a place to study the traces of the past, enrich and educate insight



Art Institute of Chicago

Through Travellers' Choice for museums in the world, travel site, TripAdvisor placing 10 museums that are in the best category of the top 25 museums in the world and a special list for Asia, Europe, South America, South Pacific, United Kingdom, United States, and Indonesia's museum also identified and presented in a different article.

Museum gives an interesting cultural markers to get the appreciation of millions of tourists in the world, witnessing the best artwork in the world, scientific discoveries and historical moment, a world-class tourist attraction that is able to expand the horizons and enrich the mind.

Here are Top 10 Museums in the World.

1. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States (6,512 reviews)
2. National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City, Mexico (3,906 reviews)
3. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Petersburg Petersburg, Russia (5,851 reviews)
4. The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, United States (4,470 reviews)
5. Galleria dell'Accademia /Statue of David, Florence, Italy(10,024 reviews)
6. Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France (20,408 reviews)
7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, United States (14,999 reviews)
8. The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece (6,617 reviews)
9. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain (12,061 reviews)
10. YadVashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel (2,556 reviews)


Furthermore, the list of Top 10 Museums in Asia.

1. The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi-an, China (4,856 reviews)
2. TuolSleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2,915 reviews)
3. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima, Japan (1,348 reviews)
4. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam (1,743 reviews)
5. Hellfire Pass Museum, Kanchanaburi, Thailand (678 reviews)
6. Vietnamese Women's Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam (1,329 reviews)
7. Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), Shanghai, China (1,363 reviews)
8. Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong, China (1,190 reviews)
9. Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore (848 reviews)
10. Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1,111 reviews)


This award is the result of millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers 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. It is a special experience for the tourists in the world.

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(Source TripAdvisor, Travel Kompas /Image Art Institute of Chicago)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Most Dangerous Food in the World

Culinary extreme always invite curiosity for tourists who are looking for a challenge



Fugu in Tank, Nagoya

You may be a fan of extreme culinary, all can be obtained from a variety of tourist attractions around the world, but there are a bunch of foods that are in a dangerous category.

Here are foods that can make you sick, even kill anyone who eats it.

Fugu fish. This fish is commonly found around 3800 in the Japanese fugu restaurant, very dangerous for consumption, if it was served the wrong way. Although it tasted delicious but it is necessary to cultivate a seasoned chef with many years of specialized training to receive certification that allows them to serve fugu fish menu.

Casu marzu. Dishes that have been banned, though still can be found in several places in Italy, particularly the island of Sardinia. A culinary tradition for local residents in Sardinia. Very disgusting look rotten cheese containing maggots. Cheese laid out publicly to let the flies lay eggs in it, which then hatch into thousands of maggots - and eat the cheese, thus causing fermentation. When swallowed, the larvae can bore through human intestinal wall and cause severe disease.


Hákarl of Iceland

Hákarl. Hazardous foods derived from shark on the island of Greenland - these fish do not have a urinary tract and highly toxic. Traditional dish of Iceland through a fermentation process to filter out toxic substances in the flesh to hang out in the open for six months.

Ackee. This fruit originally came from West Africa, but a long journey to arrive in Jamaica and became the national fruit of Jamaica, containing toxic named hypoglycin, as well as its toxic black seeds. This food has been consumed when really ripe, unripe fruit can cause Jamaican vomiting sickness that can result in coma or death.

Although extreme situations can be found in the culinary mentioned above, travelers with special interests have an obsession to keep looking and try to taste, whatever the risk. Travelling always brings a certain aura of special adventures.

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(Source Conde Nast Traveler, Michael - Travel Kompas /Images Wikimedia Commons - wikipedia)