Category - Indonesia


Indonesia: Bali: Protests at APEC summit

Protests in motion amid poor security INDONESIA – Bali – Hundreds of activists and students planning protests against the APEC summit in Bali even as security is heightened at the hosting venues. Hundreds of activists from local and international NGOs will carry out protests on the streets during the summit. e-travel Alerts. Read More:


Indonesia: Volcano: evacuations

Thousands evacuated after volcano eruption in Indonesia. Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) — A volcano in Indonesia prompted the evacuation of more than 6,000 people this weekend, blanketing buildings and cars in ashes, emergency officials said Monday. Mount Sinabung erupted early Sunday. It is the highest mountain in North Sumatra with an altitude of about 2,600 meters […]


Indonesia: Papua: Avoid non-essential travel – warning from Ottawa

Papua (see Advisory) Political tensions and violent incidents have increased since October 2011. In some cases, foreigners and foreign businesses have been targeted. In May 2012, a foreign tourist was shot in Jayapura without apparent motive. A series of random attacks causing casualties followed. A sharp increase in violent incidents was reported in June 2012. […]


Indonesia: Bali, Lombok: methanol poisoning

From Hungarian Embassy in Jakarta: Methanol Poisoning in Indonesia ? Precaution Suggested There have been several cases of poisoning in Indonesia from alcoholic drinks adulterated with harmful substances, particularly methanol. Locals and foreigners have died or have become seriously ill mostly in the islands of Bali and Lombok. Cases have usually involved local spirits (such […]


Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre withdraws alert – 15 minutes ago: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre cancelled the tsunami watch which had been issued across all countries along the Indian Ocean following a massive earthquake near Indonesia. A tsunami warning was issued to 28 countries including India in the wake of the quake. The warning was then extended for a further […]


Indonesia Earthquake Update: Tsunami warning lifted

Tsunami warning lifted following earthquake INDONESIA lifted a tsunami warning on Wednesday after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off northern Sumatra, calming local residents who had earlier fled their houses to higher ground. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake rattled off the west coast of northern Sumatra Tuesday at 12h37 local time (Monday 13h37 EST). The quake […]