SINGAPORE, 19 October 2018: Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism has signed off on two tourism cooperation agreements with Brand Expedia, to drive bookings to 15 key destinations in Indonesia. The deal with Expedia will extend the reach of the country’s Wonderful...

Latest quake shakes Bali

BALI, 12 October 2018: An earthquake, Thursday, killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the archipelago. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck...
PALU, 9 October 2018: Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Indonesia's disaster-ravaged Palu city, an official said Monday, as the search for victims ended at a hotel destroyed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from the...

Aid reaches Palu

PALU, 8 October 2018: Aid poured into disaster-ravaged Palu on Sunday after days of delays as efforts ramped up to reach 200,000 people in desperate need following a deadly quake-tsunami in the Indonesian city. Planeloads of food, clean water and...
PALU, Indonesia, 1 October 2018: Squads of orange-clad rescue workers clambered over the tangled remains of an Indonesian hotel Sunday, hoping to dig out 50 to 60 guests still feared trapped by an earthquake-tsunami disaster. Authorities believe the 80-room Hotel...

Palu airport reopens

PALU, Indonesia, 1 October 2018;: Hit by by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and then a tsunami with waves more than 2 metres high, Palu on Sulawesi island faces the mammoth task of burying its dead, rescuing hundreds of survivors...
JAKARTA, 1 October 2018: An Indonesian air traffic controller is being posthumously hailed as a hero for refusing to leave his post despite devastating earthquakes so that he could guide a passenger jet safely off the ground. Twenty-one-year-old Anthonius Gunawan...

Ascott buys Tauzia stake

SINGAPORE, 18 September 2018: CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), will invest about USD26 million for a 70% stake in Green Oak Hotel Management, the holding company for Tauzia Hotel Management. This is Ascott’s first...

Indonesia to bid for Olympics

JAKARTA, 5 September 2018: Indonesia unveiled surprise plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics on Saturday as it rides high from its successful staging of the Asian Games. President Joko Widodo revealed Indonesia's intentions after talks with Olympics chief Thomas...

Quake shakes Timor

KUPANG, Indonesia, 29 August 2018: A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage. The offshore tremor struck at a shallow depth of...