Put These in Your Bucket List: Indonesian Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss in 2019

(Jakarta Globe) Jakarta. In 2019, the Taj Mahal in India will return after a yearlong restoration, the Petra Museum in Jordan will finally open for public, and Germany is set to celebrate 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. How about Indonesia? From Sabang to Merauke, the country of 250 million people also…

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Tsunami-hit tourist route Anyer beach-Tanjung Lesung reopens

The route between Anyer beach area and Tanjung Lesung in Banten has returned to normal following the closure caused by the Sunda Strait tsunami on Saturday. According to the latest report, the road is currently passable for people either from Cilegon city or Pandeglang regency. “There’s no more debris blocking the road,” Tourism Crisis Center…

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Lion Air CEO Says Possible Will Cancel Boeing 737 MAX Orders

Jakarta. Lion Air is considering canceling orders for Boeing 737 MAX jets following the crash that killed 189 people in October, but has not yet made a decision, the budget carrier’s chief executive, Edward Sirait, said on Thursday. Edward told a briefing that Lion Air was examining the legality of canceling orders but had not yet…

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Santa ‘Jaws’ is coming to Budapest aquarium

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – As if delivering presents to all the world’s 2 billion children while in charge of nine reindeer and a flying vehicle, squeezing down chimneys and entering strangers’ houses weren’t enough, Santa Claus has to contend with a new risk – feeding sharks. The Tropicarium Aquarium in Budapest prepared a festive surprise for…

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Airlines struggle with global pilot shortage

SYDNEY/BANGKOK/MONTREAL (Reuters) – A growing shortage of airline pilots is putting the industry’s recent growth at risk as planes sit idle, higher salaries cut into profits and unions across the globe push for more benefits. Carriers such as Emirates and Australia’s Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) have poured resources into hiring, but struggled in recent months to…

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Thailand waives visa-on-arrival fees to boost tourism

  BANGKOK,  (Reuters) – Thailand’s cabinet recently  approved a measure to waives for two months fees paid by visitors for visa on arrival, in a bid to boost a lucrative industry hit by a drop in visitors from China, its biggest market. The fee of 2,000 baht ($60) will be waived between Dec. 1 and…

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