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Raffles Reimagined

Raffles Reimagined

Katrin Figge | October 02, 2011 Ask anyone who Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles was and most people would probably give the same answer: The founding father of Singapore. Traces of Raffles can be found all over Singapore, most prominently in tourist attractions like the famous Raffles Hotel and his larger-than-life statue, both of which have […]

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CCTV cameras installed at Borobudur Temple: Central Java

CCTV cameras installed at Borobudur Temple: Central Java

The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 Borobudur Heritage Conservation Office has installed closed circuit television cameras to monitor Borobudur monument in Magelang, Central Java, in efforts to improve security in the compound. At least 10 cameras have been installed in several locations, including the entrance and exit gates, office chief Marsis Sutopo […]

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Indonesia Appeals for International Help to Save Borobudur Temple

Indonesia Appeals for International Help to Save Borobudur Temple

Indonesian preservation experts have issued a call for international financial assistance to help save Borobudur Temple, Antara is reporting. The world heritage site, which includes the Mendut and Pawon temples, suffered severe damage during last year’s Mount Merapi’s volcanic eruptions, which claimed 322 lives. Besides the human toll, the thick, acidic ash that now blankets […]

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Borobudur temple provides shuttle service for tourists

Borobudur temple provides shuttle service for tourists

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Fri, 04/01/2011 6:33 PM The company managing Borobudur temple, PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, has organized vehicles to shuttle tourists between Pabelan and Borobudur to help tourists circumvent the unsafe Pabelan Bridge. Pabelan Bridge in Magelang, Central Java, became unstable after being hit by the cold lava flow, disrupting travel […]

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Mount Merapi at peace

Mount Merapi at peace

The volcano, now quiet once again, is lazily sending smoke up into the air, as it does for at least once 300 days a year. The ash, sand and stone from its last eruption still covers much of the surrounding area, including the world heritage site of Borobudur, home to Indonesia’s greatest Buddhist monuments. “Merapi […]

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Volcanic Ash Threatens Indonesian Buddhist Temple

Volcanic Ash Threatens Indonesian Buddhist Temple

One of the biggest Buddhist temples in Indonesia, Borobudur, has become a victim of the eruption of Mount Merapi. The volcano began spewing lava and volcanic gas over two weeks ago, killing more than 150 people and forcing 320,000 to abandon their homes. Now the temple, 40 kilometers from the volcano, has been blanketed by […]

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Plastic to Protect Indonesia's Borobudur From Ravages of Merapi Ash

Plastic to Protect Indonesia’s Borobudur From Ravages of Merapi Ash

Candra Malik | November 11, 2010 Magelang, Central Java. With archeologists from all over the world worried about the damage Mount Merapi’s acidic ash might do to Borobudur Temple, local conservationists have come up with a simple solution — wrap the world heritage site in plastic. Marsis Sutopo, the head of the Borobudur conservation office, […]

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Yogyakarta Remains Open for Business   Despite Volcanic Explosion of Mount Merapi, It's Business as Usual in Yogyakarta and Borobudur.

Yogyakarta Remains Open for Business Despite Volcanic Explosion of Mount Merapi, It’s Business as Usual in Yogyakarta and Borobudur.

(10/30/2010) Following the explosion of Mt. Merapi in Central Java on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, government and officials in Central Java have wasted no time in issuing statement to assure the public that Yogyakarta remains a safe destination for international tourists. One hour’s flight from Bali or Jakarta, international and domestic flights continued to operate […]

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Borobudur, Prambanan Temples Praying for Bali Tourism Boost

Borobudur, Prambanan Temples Praying for Bali Tourism Boost

Made Arya Kencana | October 15, 2010 Denpasar, Bali. The operators of the Borobudur and Prambanan temples in Central Java are seeking to tap Bali’s lucrative tourist flow by opening a representative office on the resort island. Borobudur, a Buddhist monument in Magelang, and Prambanan, a Hindu temple complex outside Yogyakarta, both date from the […]

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