Category Archives: International Cooperation

Tourists Shine Spotlight On Bali’s Dog Meat

Revelations of Animal Cruelty, Poisoned Food Sold To Tourists Balinese government agencies have called for an end to the dog-meat trade in Bali, according to Animals Australia, which sponsored a summit last week to discuss the killing of dogs for … Continue reading

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Indonesia Among Nations Most Vulnerable To Zika Virus

Singapore Experiencing Rapid Surge  Indonesia is among countries most vulnerable to the spread of the Zika virus in Asia and Africa according to a study published by The Lancet medical journal. The researchers identified countries with high numbers of travelers … Continue reading

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Australian Tourists Now Enter Indonesia Free

Australians Granted Free Entry to Indonesia For 30 Days  Aussies will no longer have to pay for a visa on arrival in Indonesia. Late last week President Joko Widodo​ signed a decree waiving the $35 visa requirements for another 79 countries, including … Continue reading

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Bali Now Served By Emirates Airline

Daily Non-Stops Already Serve Jakarta Bali ho. Dubai-based airline Emirates officially launched a daily flight from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to Indonesia’s most prominent tourism destination, Bali, with an inaugural flight on Wednesday. The flight marked the commencement of … Continue reading

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Indonesia Allows More Tourists To Visit Without Visa

Australians Left Off List Over Human Rights Criticism Indonesia will soon allow tourists from an additional 30 countries to visit without a visa, but neighboring Australia was left off the list amid a row over looming executions of foreign prisoners. … Continue reading

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Plane From Surabaya to Singapore Lost Contact With Air Traffic

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Down In Java Sea An AirAsia Indonesia plane traveling from Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday morning. Flight QZ8501 has 155 passengers and seven crew members on board. The passengers include 149 … Continue reading

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Indonesia Pays Tribute To Tsunami Victims, Anniversary

Tsunami Struck Sumatra, Southeast Asia Thousands of people held a memorial on Thursday in Indonesia’s Aceh province, the epicenter of the Indian Ocean tsunami, as the world prepared to mark a decade since a disaster that took 220,00 lives and … Continue reading

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Google Boosting Indonesia Tourism

Indonesia’s Biggest Cities On Google Street Views The tool allows users to virtually explore parts of Indonesia through panoramic street-level images in Google Maps, and it could help tourists better understand the ups and downs of traveling in the world’s … Continue reading

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Borneo Countries Push For Common Visa

Plan Promotes Island Tourism Foreigners visiting Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia will only have to apply for a single visa if an agreement could be reached between the three countries on the framework. Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said he … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Hosts World Leaders

Global Showcase For Indonesia Tourism To promote Indonesia’s many tourist destinations, diverse cultures and investment possibilities, Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and the Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, hosted an Indonesian Night in conjunction with the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) … Continue reading

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