A number of flights to and from Bali have been cancelled for a second day due to a drifting ash cloud from Mt Rinjani. Both Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport and Lombok’s Selaparang Airport will be closed until at least Thursday morning (8/11), The Ministry of Transportation’s Head of Communication JA Barata stated today, and all flights will be grounded until further assessment by the officials. All Bali-bound Virgin Australia and Jetstar flights have been cancelled today, whilst Air Asia said at least 13 of its flights had been affected and urged their customers to stay updated through their social media account.
The downpours that have been falling for few days straight in parts of the country have begun to reduce the number of hot spots in the forest fires of Sumatra. National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Saturday that the combination of artificial rain and natural rain falling across Sumatra and Kalimantan from October 26 had helped tremendously in fighting the raging forest fires.
This month welcomes a number of exciting events such as the ICAD 2015, held at grandKemang Jakarta, or a fun nostalgic festival of 90s Festival The Big Reunion. For more events, have a look at our list of the top 10 events you need to check out this month.
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