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Need Some Alone Time? This Isolated Indonesian Island Is Just the Place for You

So you’re yearning for some Vitamin Sea but you don’t like the crowds (neither do we). So that means Phuket, Boracay or Bali are definitely off the list. So what’s a guy to do? Enter Belitung. “Buy barrel?!” No really, it’s called Belitung. Belitung is an island tucked away off …

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Cheap Flights of the Week: USA, Canada, South East Asia and Indonesia’s islands

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Indonesia to replace sinking Jakarta with new capital city

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo is planning to relocate the nation’s capital away from Jakarta, the world’s fastest-sinking city. Bambang Brodjonegoro, national development planning minister of Indonesia, revealed the president‘s plans to move the capital off the island of Java. Speaking to Jakarta Globe after a cabinet meeting on Monday, Brodjonegoro said ministers have …

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Indonesia election 2019: All you need to know

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indonesians will soon cast their ballots About 192 million people in Indonesia are eligible to cast their vote in a general election on 17 April. For the first time, presidential, parliamentary and regional elections are all taking place simultaneously on one day. It’s a …

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Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column

JAKARTA: An Indonesian volcano erupted on Tuesday (May 7), sending a massive column of ash and smoke 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the air, coating local villages in debris. Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island – which has been rumbling since 2010 and saw a deadly eruption in 2016 – spewed the …

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Indonesia, US declare new protected marine areas in North Maluku – The Jakarta Post

Supported by United States of America for International Development (USAID), North Maluku province declared its three new Marine Protected Areas (KKP3K) covering about 226,000 hectares of its seas at its 70th-anniversary event on Tuesday. The three areas are Sula Island (117,960 ha), Rao Island (65,521 ha) and Makian Island (42,799 ha). Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said the cooperation between Indonesia and the US that had been established over the past seven decades had helped Indonesia in improving its protection of marine biodiversity. “The opening of …

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Indonesia election: Widodo leads presidential race, polls suggest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indonesian President Joko Widodo, with his wife Iriana, votes in the election Indonesia‘s president looks to be on course for re-election, according to unofficial results released within hours of polls closing. Joko Widodo is about 10 percentage points ahead of his rival, ex-general Prabowo …

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Indonesian Islands are Drowning in Trash

The Indonesian government dispatched over 260 sanitation workers to a string of islands off the coast of Jakarta, the country’s capital, this week to help clear the massive amount of trash that has accumulated throughout the archipelago. So far, over 40 tons of garbage have been collected on the islands …

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Indonesia earthquake today: 7.0 magnitude quake strikes Lombok island, near Bali, killing 82

MATARAM, Indonesia — A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake killed more than a dozen on the island. Authorities said Monday thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll is …

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Things to Do and See in Indonesia

This visually stunning lake was created by the Mount Patuah volcano, and while it’s a local hot spot, it’s not widely known among foreign visitors. Kawah Putih means “white crater” in English because a high concentration of sulfur in the water has leeched the color from the rocks and sand, …

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