Soar Above One of the Most Awe-Inspiring Waterfalls on Earth

(National Geographic) Victoria Falls is among the most impressive natural wonders in the world. THIS LEGENDARY WATERFALL is among the biggest, and most awe-inspiring, on the planet. The Zambezi River is more than 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) wide when it cascades over the lip of a large basalt plateau and plunges as much as 354 feet…

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Asian Games: Jakarta, Palembang pass the baton to Hangzhou

Asian Games Parade   (Sindo.news) Indonesia has officially passed the baton to Hangzhou, China, the host of the 2022 Asian Games, in a spectacular closing ceremony marred with heavy rain on Sunday that involved dozens of national and international artists. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and watched the closing ceremony…

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Garuda Indonesia Set to Cut Direct Flights to London in October

(Garuda Indonesia) Jakarta. National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will terminate its non-stop flights between Jakarta and London on Oct. 28 to cut costs and reverse declining financial performance. The airline will still serve the London route via Amsterdam, six times per week. “We will work closely with our airline partners to assist our valued passengers…

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TransNusa to Expand Fleet of ATR Turboprop Aircraft

Jakarta. TransNusa Aviation Mandiri, a private airline based in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, plans to acquire three new ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft this year to serve more domestic destinations. The company currently operates seven aircraft, including three ATR 72-600s and one ATR 42 turboprop, manufactured by French-Italian plane maker Aerei da Transporto Regionale. It plans…

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Vienna tops Melbourne as world’s most liveable city: Economist survey

VIENNA (Reuters) – Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital’s claim to being the world’s most pleasant city to live in. The two metropolises have been neck and neck in the annual survey of 140 urban centres for years,…

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Gov’t to Offer Microloans to Tourism Sector SMEs

  (Photograph by Tour Viewers in Kuta Beach, Bali) Jakarta. The government will start disbursing subsidized loans to micro, small and medium enterprises by end of this month to increase revenue from the sector and boost the country’s foreign exchange reserves. The government previously only allocated such loans towards migrant workers and SMEs in the trade, agricultural, service,…

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