06
May

The Center for Investigation and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG) said that Mount Merapi on the border of the Special Region of Yogyakarta and Central Java launched pyroclastic avalanches six times on Sunday.


Head of BBPTKG Hanik Humaida said in a statement here Sunday that the six avalanches recorded at 00.00 to 06.00 (Indonesia western time) had an amplitude of 3-20 mm with a duration of 29-77 seconds.


In addition to the avalanches, on the volcano there was also one low frequency earthquake with an amplitude of 10 mm and a duration of 23 seconds and two times of long tectonic quakes with an amplitude of 3-12 mm for 110-228 seconds.


Meanwhile, visual observations showed the presence of white smoke with thin intensity and high 30-50 meters above the top of the crater.


On the volcano, the wind blew weakly to the east and southeast, the air temperature was 15-19 degrees Celsius, the humidity was 68-84 percent, and the air pressure was 629-689 mmHg.


Until now BPPTKG maintained the status of Mount Merapi at Level II or Alert and for the time being did not recommend climbing activities except for the purposes of investigation and research related to disaster mitigation.


BPPTKG asked residents not to carry out activities within a radius of three kilometers from the summit of Mount Merapi, and appealed to residents around the Gendol River flow area to increase awareness because the gliding distance of the hot clouds of Merapi's fighters was farther away. (ANTARA)

04
May
The World Surfing League, the 3rd Krui Pro 2019 is held again at Tanjung Setia Beach, Pesisir Barat regency, Lampung, Indonesia. The international surfing championship that has begun on April 29 to May 4 is the leading tourism of Pesisir Barat regency located along the western coast of Lampung province. This was stated by Chairperson of the event committee, Anggi Yuhista at Tanjung Setia Beach, Lampung on Friday (4/5/20199).
 
 
“Promoting tourism is not only Bali, in our opinion. Because on surfing, there is a better point; there is something more different than the current point in Bali. Take for example, in Mentawai, Semeuleu, Nias, Padang or Bengkulu. Fortunately, the government of Pesisir Barat has an agenda to promote tourism every year. Well, one of them is surfing. The tourism of Pesisir Barat that can be visited is only surfing tourism activity. It’s very appropriate when Regent of Pesisir Barat, Agus Istiqlal chooses this event in Krui region," said Anggi Yuhista. 
 
Anggi added that professional surfers from 23 countries take part in this event. This world surfing league, Krui Pro 2019 is also broadcast live through streaming networks. (VOI-NK)
 
 
 
04
May
Ambassador of Vietnam to Indonesia, Pham Vinh Quang said that cooperation in tourism between Indonesia and Vietnam is still limited. Therefore, the Embassy of Vietnam in Jakarta in collaboration with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism held “the Vietnam Tourism Roadshow” in Jakarta on Friday afternoon (03/05/2019).
 
“In term of tourism, in 2018, nearly 88 thousand Indonesian tourists came to Vietnam, an increase of 8.5 percent compared to the same period of 2017. The relation between Vietnam and Indonesia, however, in terms of tourism, we think still limited and has not been on par with the potential of the two countries. Therefore in order to further enhance the relationship between Vietnam and Indonesia in the tourism sector, common trade with the potential position of the two countries, the Embassy of Vietnam together with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has the honor to organize the Vietnam Tourism Roadshow," said Ambassador Pham Vinh Quang.
 
 
Ambassador Pham Vinh Quang further said, the tourism roadshow would not only increase friendship and good cooperation between Vietnam and Indonesia but would also open up opportunities for the business communities of both countries in exploring new partners, expanding markets and increasing tourism cooperation between the two countries. (VOI-AHM)
04
May
Indonesia and Tunisia continue to conduct intensive cooperation in the fields of politics and trade. This is done mainly because the two countries are in the final stage of negotiating Preferential Trade Agreement -PTA that could increase and open trade cooperation for the two countries. This was stated by Tunisian Ambassador to Indonesia, Riadh Dridi, at the inauguration of The Tunisian Food Fair 2019, at Grand Indonesia in Jakarta on Friday afternoon (03/05/2019).
"As we are readying to celebrate next year the 60th anniversary of our diplomatic relations, we are totally convinced that there are still huge potentials and values of economic cooperation which has not yet been explored, especially that our political relations witness tremendous development in the last three years with the actions of the high-level business and politics," said Riadh Dridi. 
Ambassador Riadh Dridi further hopes that the Tunisian food exhibition which takes place from May 3 to June 6 could open up opportunities for more beneficial cooperation for the two countries. (VOI-AHM)