Author: Gary Chandler

Indonesia language guide

Five-Star Destinations Include Adventure Indonesia is a fascinating destination that is rising in popularity among tourists. The island nation is setting new records each year for tourism and development. Indonesia is best known for the exotic resort island of Bali and the business capital of Java, especially the cities Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya. Accommodations run […]

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Tanah Toraja

Indonesia’s Most Diverse Destination Sulawesi, or Celebes, is one of the most beautiful destinations in Indonesia. With abundant beauty and natural riches, Sulawesi could become one of the major nature-based tourism centers in Southeast Asia. It features rugged highlands, numerous volcanoes and some of the best diving locations in the world. Sulawesi has a distinctive shape that has […]

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Indonesia language guide

Bali Still The Top Destination Indonesia attracted a record number of foreign tourists last year. It hopes to top those results in 2019. Foreign tourist arrivals reached 15.8 million in 2018, 13 percent more than a year earlier. Malaysian and Chinese tourists are fueling the surge of international visitors. More than 2.5 million Malaysians visited the archipelago […]

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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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Indonesia language guide

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 language guide

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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Indonesia language guide

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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