In case you missed this news items, President Jokowi’s new administration announced tourists from five countries will no longer require visas (the start date still vague).
From Jakarta Post:
“The government will waive visa requirements for the citizens of several countries in a bid to attract 20 million tourists by 2020.
“Based on the coordination meeting result, there will be five countries; Australia, China, Japan, Russia and South Korea, which are to be granted visa-free access by the government,” Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Soesilo said in Jakarta on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.”
So expect a bunch more of our frozen brethren from the north. Surf schools, rejoice!
Tired of clicking on a surf video link and getting this pop up?
The popular video sharing site Vimeo (and particularly popular with Indonesia’s artist community) was blocked by the previous Minister of Anti-pornography who claimed Vimeo was hosting nude stuff (but sources said the Minister was upset at a Vimeo video accusing a political party colleague of corruption).
Anyways, the new Minister has announced that Vimeo will soon be back on line.