Soekarno Hatta International Airport


The trafficking of wildlife is an increasing world-wide problem and there is big money for those involved. Personally, I think it’s disgusting to take an animal out of its environment, plunge it into [more often than not] a life of captivity forever condemned to the confines of a cage or […]

Attempt to Smuggle Seahorses Foiled: Jakarta, West Java


If you are a great lover of jazz as I am then you are going to enjoy the upcoming Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta on 7th, 8th and 9th March. Inaugurated in 2005, the festival attracts thousands of visitors and is a must see if you are in Jakarta. This […]

Java Jazz Festival: Jakarta, West Java




The Directorate General of Land Transportation will implement a stricter, quality-based approach when selecting shuttle service providers to link Soekarno-Hatta International Airport with nearby cities.

Tighter Airport Services: Jakarta, West Java


I used to get really annoyed in my younger years when a plane that I was going to board gets delayed. Over the years I have mellowed. I can recall on one occasion at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport I was waiting for a flight to Yogyakarta and the flight was […]

Mandala Airlines Delay: Jakarta, West Java


A 30-km airport rail link between Manggarai in Central Jakarta and Soekarno-Hatta international airport west of the Indonesian capital is now in the early planning stage and expected to be operational in 2008. The airport rail link would begin at the Manggarai railway station and extend westward to Soekarno-Hatta international […]

Airport Rail Link for Jakarta by 2008



While maintaining high safety standards is a top priority for ensuring flight safety, a number of full-service airlines have adopted e-ticketing as part of their efforts to boost services to their customers. An e-ticketing system enables passengers that book an airline ticket to get a copy of their receipt containing […]

Indonesian Airlines and E-Ticketing


There are a lot of cowboys out there on the streets in Indonesia who sell tickets ‘under the counter’ and also a lot of ‘fly-by-night’ operators who do the same. Domestically, you don’t need to provide a passport or any other form of identification when you check-in at the airport. […]

Airport Tighten Passenger Controls: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta


For most people, the statue of three men holding a torch to the sky that is located in the middle of the intersection in front of the Mauk district administration and district military command buildings has no great symbolic meaning.

Statue Not a Fitting Monument: Jakarta, West Java