Indonesia to Move Capital from Jakarta to Borneo Indonesia’s president says the country’s capital will move from Jakarta on Java island to East Kalimantan province on the east side of Borneo island. President Joko Widodo said the location was chosen as a result of studies over the past three years. The new capital city, which does not have a name yet, will be in the middle of the archipelago nation. He said the burden has Read More
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Indonesia Plans to Grow Tourism With “Ten New Bali’s” Indonesian president Joko Widodo plans to grow tourism in the country by developing “10 new Balis”. In order for visitors spend time and money in different places around Southeast Asia’s largest economy. In 2018, Indonesia welcomed 15.8 million visitors, of which about 40 percent went to island of Bali. The most popular tourist destination in a nation made of thousands of islands and home to almost Read More
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How to Stay Safe From Heatstroke This Summer As the world’s climate continues to warm, deaths from high temperatures are likely to become more common. Because of this, it’s never been more important to know what heatstroke is and how to avoid it.   What is heatstroke? Heatstroke happens when a person’s body temperature rises to 40 degrees Celsius or higher. It can cause organ or brain damage, or even death. Anyone can experience heatstroke, but young children, Read More
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The right seat on a flight can make the difference between a good and bad journey. But what do you do if you can’t get the seat you want? First, check again online before you fly, or try calling the airline. Some seats may have become available since you bought your ticket. Currently all fights booked with Qatar Airways offers free seat allocation, whereas some other airlines can charge up to $50 If that doesn’t work, try Read More
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Lonely Planet’s Top Places to Visit in Asia Pacific In July 2019, Lonely Planet listed its top 10 places to visit in Asia Pacific. If you’re having trouble deciding where to go, here’s a look at the top three. 3. Bay of Islands & Northland, New Zealand Found north of Auckland, New Zealand’s Northland area is known for its kauri trees. Some of the largest trees in the world, they can live over 1,000 years. Northland Read More
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Tokyo Celebrates 1 Year Until Olympic Games The Tokyo Olympics are one year away. On July 24th 2019, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed thousands of politicians, sponsors and fans to a huge hall in central Tokyo. In order to see speeches, music and dance performances. Also to see the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will be used in the games for the first time. The medals were created by Japanese designer Junichi Kawanishi. The front Read More
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Top 4 Natural and Historical Experiences in Jordan Jordan is a country with many natural and historical attractions. Here are just a few that are worth visiting. The Roman Theatre of Amman The Roman Theatre in the capital city of Amman is a 6,000-seat theatre that was built in the second century A.D.The government of Jordan began fixing the theatre in 1957, and now visitors can enjoy concerts and other events there. The theatre is now Read More
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ANA Launches Honolulu Route on World’s Largest Passenger Jet Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has purchased three new Airbus A380s, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The planes will fly between Tokyo and Honolulu, making ANA the first Japanese airline to fly the A380 to Hawaii. ANA provides about 20% of passenger seats from Tokyo to Hawaii, while Japan Airlines provides 35%. ANA offers three daily flights to Hawaii on Boeing 787’s, which can carry 200 Read More
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Scandinavian Airlines Stops Duty Free Sales to Cut Emissions Faced with growing concern about the impact air travel has on climate change, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) said it will stop selling duty-free goods on planes to reduce weight and save fuel in order to help reduce emissions. SAS aims to reduce its emissions by at least 25% by 2030. Recently, airlines have been under pressure to become more environmentally friendly. In Nordic countries in particular, people are Read More
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Why Airlines Make Flights Longer On Purpose Flights are much longer than they were a few decades ago. For example, in 1973, a flight from New York City to Houston, Texas, was only two and a half hours long. However, the same flight takes almost four hours today. Why does it take longer to fly the same distance? The simple answer is fuel efficiency. Fuel is very expensive and airlines can save millions of dollars a year by Read More
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