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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Indonesia records 1.03 million tourist arrivals in January

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The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded 1.03 million foreign tourist arrivals in January, a 26.58 percent increase from the figure in January, 2016, which stood at 814,300.
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However, the 2017 January figure was 7.42 percent lower than the figure in December, 2016, said BPS chairman Suhariyanto during a press conference on Wednesday.
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He said the increase in December was pushed by the year-end holidays -- Christmas and New Year.
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The BPS recorded that the visits through 19 main gates reached 930,930 people, while visits through other gates reached 99,800 people.
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China contributed the most tourists at 200,190 arrivals from 114,770 in January, 2016, followed by Singaporean tourists, which increased to 100,860 from 96,790, Australian tourists to 100,860 from 94,370 and Malaysian tourists to 97,370 from 83,370.
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The BPS also recorded a high increase of tourists from India to 38,670 arrivals from 25,590. “There is a special tourist promotion to India,” said Suhariyadi as reported by tempo.co. (bbn)
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Indonesia still largest contributor of tourists to Singapore

Every year, Singapore will present various kind of leisure activities, which include sports, entertainment, culinary events and art activities.
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About 2.89 million Indonesians visited Singapore throughout 2016, the biggest contribution of tourists to the city state, about 17.7 percent of the country’s 16.4 million total foreign tourist arrivals, according to a statement released by Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
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The number of tourists from Indonesia grew by 6 percent, which was categorized as a sharp jump from the 10 percent decline in 2015, the statement says.
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STB area director to Indonesia Raymond Lim said on Tuesday in a media gathering in Jakarta that his office would continue trying to attract more Indonesians to visit Singapore.
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“We really hope that we can maintain what we had last year,” he said, adding that about 30 percent of Indonesians who visited Singapore went there for business.
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However, to boost the numbers of tourists from the eastern part of Indonesia, the board will hold roadshows in Palembang in South Sumatra and in Medan in North Sumatra in March and April, he said, adding that it would continue the roadshows in Bali in August and in Sulawesi in September.
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Lim said the board aimed for 16.4 to 16.7 million foreign tourists to visit Singapore in 2017 and expected revenues of between US$25 and $25.8 billion. (yon/bbn)

Source TheJakartaPost
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Klong Prao Resort, Koh Chang


Klong Prao Resort is located along the white sandy beach on Koh Chang Island. It features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool and rooms with balconies. Free WiFi and parking are provided.


 The spacious rooms at Resort Klong Prao come with modern décor and hardwood flooring. Rooms feature views of the sea or garden, and are equipped with satellite TV. A minibar and tea/coffee maker are also provided.


To relax, guests can laze in the sauna or arrange for diving trips. The hotel provides car rental and airport shuttle services. Dry cleaning services are available upon request.


 Thai specialities and Western dishes are served at Rim Had and Fueng Fa Restaurant.


 Klong Prao Resort is a 20-minute drive from Ao Tammachart Pier and a 1-hour drive from Chantaburi Town.


Klong Prao Beach is a great choice for travellers interested in Tranquility, Seafood and Beach

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Banyan The Resort Hua Hin


Just 4.8 km from the center of Hua Hin, and less than a 5-minute drive to Khao Takaib Beach, Banyan Resort & Golf Hua Hin features villas with private spa bathtubs.


 Surrounded by landscaped grounds, the villas at Banyan Resort feature modern Thai-style decor. Each has a living room and satellite TV. Some include private swimming pools.


 Lemongrass Restaurant & Bar features a mix of Thai and international cuisine. Light meals are available at the Splash Pool Bar. Private dinners can also be organized for in-room dining.


  Banyan Golf Course is connected to The Banyan Resort by a private road, allowing guests easy access to a 18-hole golf course.


 As well as free on site parking and a 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.

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