Direct Flight to Labuan Bajo Announced, Plans for ‘E-Tilang’ App

Dear Jakartans!

Last Week, Indonesia’s national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia started offering direct flight from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo, a previously small fishing village in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. Air travelers previously had to transit in Bali before continuing their journeys to Labuan Bajo. Direct flights between Jakarta and Labuan Bajo are available every day of the week, except Saturdays, The Jakarta Globe reports. The flights are served by 96-seater Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft. All seats are in economy class. If you haven’t already, this is definitely the time to explore Flores. Check out our article on the reasons why you should visit Flores!

After President Jokowi’s recent announcement that his government will step up the combat of illegal levies that plague the public service, the National Police, notoriously known as one of the most ‘pungli’ ridden government institutions in the country has also announced plans to launch e-Tilang in 2017, a smartphone app that enables violators to pay their fines online without having to appear in court, okezone reports. We’ll see how it will be implemented in real life, and what do you think of this plan? Let us know what you think in the comment section!

After 20 years of research conducted in 15 countries, a vaccine to prevent dengue is now available for people in countries across the world, including Indonesia. Produced by multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur, Dengvaxia is the first-ever dengue vaccine to be approved by WHO, and can be used by people aged between 9 and 16 years old. In Jakarta, you can get this vaccination in reputable clinics, such as the Good Practice clinic in Jl. Bangka.

It’s finally Halloween week! Have you made up your mind on who or what you want to be this year? There’s plenty of Halloween-themed events to check out this week where you can flaunt your best costume idea; Happy Halloween and have a ‘spoktacular’ week ahead!

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