May 25, 2005

Lion Air Plane Skids Out of Control on Landing Lion Air flight LNI-778 from Jakarta to Makasar skidded out of control on landing at Hasanuddin airport on Friday (6/5). All 153 passengers and crew were evacuated from the aircraft safely; however emergency services were on standby, and the airport’s runway was closed for 2 hours […]

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May 11, 2005

Thieves Take 6 Kg of Gold Thieves broke into the private residence of I Gusti Biang Rai (60) of Karengasem on Wednesday (20/4) netting a bounty of 6 kg of gold bars, jewelry and 13.5 million rupiah. The burglary took place while Rai was at the Sideman morning market at approximately 7.30 am. The victim […]

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April 27, 2005

“SMS” Girl Found Dead in Nias Ruins   Melanie, a 14 year old girl, who had been sending text messages from her mobile phone, while trapped in a collapsed building was found dead in the ruins of her home yesterday (6/4). The girl had been on the ground floor of the 3 storey home when […]

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April 13, 2005

Three Brothers Sentenced to 8 Years for Murder of Mothers Lover   I Wayan Wardika (24), I Made Wardana (22) and Komang Sandiasa (20) were sentenced to 8 years in prison today for the sadistic murder of their mothers’ lover in October of 2004.  I Nyoman Larat was hunted by the three brothers who found […]

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March 30, 2005

Indonesia Most Corrupt Country in Asia Singapore – Results of a survey conducted by The Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Limited (PERC) group found Indonesia to be the most corrupt country in Asia.   The survey conducted in February 2005 asked a group of 900 expatriates to rate each country on scale of 1 – […]

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March 16, 2005

Nyepi  Without Ogoh-Ogoh The Goverment has decided not to have an Ogoh-Ogoh parade in celebrating this year’s Nyepi in March.The Goverment revealed that the reason is because residents will be busy preparing for Galungan which will also fall on the same week. (Denpost)   Hiding in Bali, FBI’s Convict Captured Another man on the FBI’s […]

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March 02, 2005

Ngurah Rai Airport Expansion to Finish in 2005 The project to expand the Ngurah Rai Airport is estimated to finish in 2005. According to the airport spokesperson, Akhman Munir, the current size of the airport (10,000 m2) can not accommodate over 4,000 passengers in the domestic terminal.The Rp. 8 billion project will see the airport […]

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February 16, 2005

Emergency Landing Star Air  flight number 107 made an emergency landing at the Ngurah Rai Airport on January 26. The flight route was Surabaya-Kupang, but the hydraulic’s of the plane’s front wheel was damaged, hence the need for the emergency landing. The plane circled twice before landing. Nobody was injured during the incident, as all […]

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February 02, 2005

Mangroves Can Prevent Tsunami Mangroves are useful to minimize the force of a tsunami. Mangrove trees can break down the wave so that the force becomes smaller. Such is the explanation offered by Prof Dr Yasuhiro Sugimori from the Centre for Remote Sensing and Ocean Science Unud, during the Tsunami Workshop at the University. He […]

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January 19, 2005

Kuta Baywatch: “Reduce Water Activities” The Kuta Baywatch team has warned visitors to reduce their water activity, following the recent tsunami storm in Aceh. According to I Gusti Ngurah Tresna, head of the team, the weather at the Kuta Beach is not friendly, and strong wind has been appearing at the beach these past few […]

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