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Indonesia intends to attract tourists from the Middle East

The Indonesian tourism authority of Yogyakarta, affiliated to the Indonesian ministry of tourism, is intending to promote tourism to the city in the Middle East, especially Egypt, at the beginning of 2017. To achieve this plan, the authority is waiting for the approval of the city’s governor. The plan includes visiting Middle Eastern countries and showcasing …

Maya Nawar

Tourist hunting Pokemon in army base

Indonesian police say they detained a Frenchman who trespassed on a military base while playing the augmented reality game “Pokemon Go.” The governor of Jakarta has said the game could be used to boost tourism.

Deutsche Welle

Baby rhino steps

The official from Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia had a good reason to celebrate. Cameras in the park had captured three new calves of the endangered Javan rhinoceros on film. This was as significant as it was rare: The new sightings raise the number of Javan rhinos known to still exist in the wild from 57 to 60, a park official said. The images of the three calves – two males and one female – were captured a few months ago, in April, May and July, the officials added

Deutsche Welle

Egypt eighth amongst 10 highest smartphone sales in developing markets

By Mohamed Alaa El-Din A recent report issued by GFK Institution ranked Egypt as having one of the highest  smartphone sales in developing markets in 2015. According to the report, Egypt occupied eighth place in the list of countries that included India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Brazil, China and Indonesia. The report said Egypt’s sales of smartphones …

Daily News Egypt