Friday, April 10, 2009

Indonesia ruling party leads poll

BBC on Friday, April 10th 2009 published a news about the latest Indonesia Parliament Election.
"Indonesia's president is in prime position for re-election, with early results from general elections showing his party leading by a wide margin."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Telkomsel to start selling iPhone 3G in Indonesia

Telkomsel will soon sell the iPhone 3G package starts 20 March. The iPhone 3G sale launch will be conducted in the South Pacific Place Jakarta, Indonesia. Sales will be conducted during the first 3 days on the same place, and on 23rd March, the Telkomsel iPhone 3G will be available at Telkomsel's outlet (Grapari) as well as Telkomsel's partners including PT Trikomsel Oke (Oke Shop), PT Cipta Multi Usaha Perkasa (Global Teleshop), PT Simpatindo Multimedia (Sarindo), dan PT Telesindo Shop (Telesindo Shop).

Telkomsel offers the iPhone 3G in bundled with prepaid or postpaid plans/packages. The price of the phone depends on the packages and phone specification. The cheapest price is at IDR 2,622,000 and the most expensive is IDR 11,205,000.

Link: telkomsel iPhone 3G

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Indonesia grounds Boeing MD-90 aircraft

Indonesian Ministry of Transportation temporarily grounds all Boeing MD-90 aircraft operated by Lion Mentari Airlines (Lion Air). All Lion Air's Boeing MD-90 aircrafts are temporarily being prohibited to serve commercial flights. Those airplanes will be reviewed by the Ministry of Transportation.

"Inspection will be done during the three-four days," said General Director of Air Transportation - Ministry of Transportation, Herry Bakti S Gumay in Jakarta, Tuesday (March 10, 2009).

This grounding is associated with an accident of an MD-90 aircraft with flight number 937 at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Monday. Two weeks earlier, other MD-90 also failed landed at Hang Nadim Airport, Batam. In addition, the General Director said, the pilot operating the unlucky aircraft will also be grounded for a month.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hotels in Makassar

Makassar is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and the largest city on Sulawesi Island. From 1971 to 1999, the city was formally named Ujung Pandang, after a precolonial fort in the city, and the two names are often used interchangeably.

If you travel to Makassar, these are hotels you might want to check:

  • Imperial Aryaduta Hotel Makassar.
    Jl. Somba Opu No 297 Makassar - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Horison Hotel Makassar
    Jalan Jendral Sudirman No.45 Makasssar - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Santika Hotel Makassar
    Jl. Sultan Hasanuddin No.40, Makassar - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Royal Regency Hotel Makassar
    Jalan Daeng Tompo 8 Makkassar - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Sahid Jaya Hotel Makassar
    Jl. Dr. Sam Ratulangi No 33 Makassar 90132 - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Singgasana Hotel Makassar
    Jl. Sultan Hasanuddin 3 - 5, Makassar - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Clarion Hotel Makassar
    Jl. A.P. Pettarani No. 3 - Makassar - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Quality Hotel Makassar
    Jl. Somba Opu No. 235 Makassar 90111 - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Pantai Gapura Hotel Makassar
    Jl. Pasar Ikan No.10 - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Golden Hotel Makassar
    Jl. Pasar Ikan 50-52 - Makassar - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Aston Hotel Makassar
    Jl. Haji Bau 7 - Makassar - Sulawesi Selatan

  • Imperial Aryaduta Hotel Makassar
    Jalan Somba Opu No 297 - Makassar - Sulawesi Selatan

Hotels in Manado, Indonesia

Manado is the capital of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Manado is located at the Bay of Manado, and is surrounded by a mountainous area. The city has about 417,548 inhabitants. The municipality of Manado is divided into nine districts: Malalayang, Sario, Wanea, Wenang, Tikala, Mapanget, Singkil, Tuminting and Mapanget.

Here is the list of hotels in Manado, Bunaken, and around:

  • Gangga Island Resort Manado
    P. O. Box 1734, 95375 Manado, Indonesia

  • Siladen Island Resort
    Siladen Island Bunaken National Marine Park Manado, North Sulawesi Indonesia. Siladen Island - Indonesia

  • Cocotinos
    Desa Kima Bajo, Kecamatan Wori, Kabupaten Minahasa Utara

  • Kima Bajo Resort and Spa
    Desa Kima Bajo Dusun I Kecamatan Wori Kabupaten Minahasa Utara North Sulawesi

  • Ritzy - Manado
    Jl. Piere Tendean Boulevard Manado

  • Aston Manado City
    Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 128, Manado 95213, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Swiss-Belhotel Maleosan
    Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Sedona
    Jl. Raya Tanawangko, Desa Tateli, Kecamatan Pineleng, Kabupaten Minahasa

  • Santika
    Tongkaina-Bunaken, P.O. Box 1644, Manado 95000 - North Sulawesi, Indonesia North Sulawesi

  • Quality
    Jl. Piere Tendean No. 88 - 89 Boulevard Manado

  • Gran Puri Manado
    Jalan Sam Ratulangi No 458, Manado, North Sulawesi

  • Sahid Manado
    Jl. Babe Palar 1-Teling Manado Indonesia North Sulawesi

  • Travello
    Jl. Sudirman No. 123, Manado, Sulawesi 95122, Indonesia

  • Sahid Kawanua
    Jl Sam Ratulangi, Po Box 210, Manado Indonesia

  • Highland Resort & Spa
    Kinilow Jaga VI Tomohon, Minahasa 95362 North Sulawesi, Manado Indonesia

  • Minahasa
    Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 199 - Manado, North Sulawesi Indonesia. North Sulawesi

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lion Air Emergency Landing without Front Gear

A Lion Air passenger aircraft MD-90 (now Boeing MD-90) on 23rd Feb 2009 landed at Batam airport without its front landing gear extended. The emergency landing resulting in damage to the undercarriage and the airport having to be closed.

The Aircraft with flight number JT-972 was carrying 162 passengers when made an emergency landing at Hang Ngadim Airport in Batam, Riau, Indonesia. No one on board was injured during and after the emergency landing.

The Lion Air operates some MD-90 and older MD series aircrafts, but start phasing them out and replace them with the newly purchased Boeing 737-900ER.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Jusuf Kalla says ready to run for president

Vide President of the Republic of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla said that he is ready to be nominated for the Next Indonesian President (2009-2014).

Kalla is now the Chairperson of Functional Group (Golkar) Party, the winner of previous Parliament election in 2004. Kalla said he is ready if his party, Golkar provides support for him.