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Explore Indonesia

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Lion Air crash Indonesia

Tourism Industry Losing Customers Indonesia grounded its Boeing 737 MAX-8 fleets, while investigators scan the black box from a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people. It’s the second disaster involving that airplane model in just six months. A Boeing 737 MAX jet run by Indonesia’s Lion Air went down in October killing all 189 passengers. There is […]

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Komodo dragon Rinca island

Indonesia Says Tourism Threatens Dragons Is tourism endangering one of the world’s most iconic lizard species? It seemed that way after the unexpected announcement that Komodo National Park in Indonesia, home of the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) may be partly closed to visitors for a full year. But scientists say the Komodo dragons in the park […]

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Jungles. Volcanoes. Wildlife. Indonesia is home to the second‑largest rainforest in the world, but it’s going fast. As a result, the country has more endangered species than any other nation in the world. Indonesia’s forests contain an estimated 4,000 species of trees, 30,000 flowering plant species, 500 species of mammals, more than 1,500 species of […]

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Java Indonesia volcano

Volcano Launches Deadly Tsunami It came without warning Saturday night. Within seconds, hundreds of lives were gone and hundreds more went missing as a deadly tsunami struck the western coasts of both Java and Sumatra. Many of the affected areas are popular weekend getaways for residents of Jakarta, but foreigners were also visiting the area […]

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Indonesia Among Fastest-Growing Aviation Markets As Indonesia’s middle class and overall population expand, so have the demands of low-cost domestic air travel. Unfortunately, safety incidents continue plaguing the industry. Most recently, an Indonesian airliner crashed into the sea last week with 189 people on board. The Boeing 737, owned by the low-cost airline Lion Air, […]

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Death Toll Tops 1,500 If bad luck comes in threes, Sulawesi is ready for some relief. It’s been ravaged by an earthquake and tsunami for a week, while one of many volcanoes on the island is spewing lava and ash. Call it an insult to the injuries already endured by local residents. Last week, a […]

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cruise Indonesia

Indonesia Cruises Rising As the largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia is a perfect destination for yachts and cruise trips. Committed to making it easier for both yachters and cruise ships to enter its waters, the Indonesian government has implemented a number of policies that simplify procedures. The policy includes a waiver of cabotage so that […]

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Earthquake Rattles Lombok, Gili Islands, Bali A deadly 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook the island of Gili Trawangan, off Lombok in Indonesia, last Sunday. The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 400 and the government is estimating economic losses of at least several hundred million dollars. The […]

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scuba dive Indonesia

Remote Resort Offers World-Class Diving Indonesia has some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling destinations in the world. Wakatobi National Park is one of the most fascinating diving destinations in all of Indonesia. Wakatobi (pronounced WAHK-kah-TOH-bee) features a luxury dive resort in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The area includes 143 islands, but only four of […]

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Indonesia Travel Guide

Indonesia Drawing Visitors From India Indonesia has been a favorite holiday destination for decades, with tourists from Australia and Southeast Asia mainly flocking to the resort island of Bali. But with a string of government campaigns, the industry is expected to diversify quickly in the coming years. Already the benefits of these changes can be […]

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