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Sangiran PreHistoric Site

Sangiran prehistoric site is recognized by scientists to be one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world for studying fossil man, ranking alongside Zhoukoudian (China), Willandra Lakes (Australia), Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania), and Sterkfontein (South Africa), and more fruitful in finds than any of these, UNESCO reported 1995. Sangiran comprises about 56 km² (7 km x 8 km). It is located in Central Java, about 15 kilometers north of Solo.

It is an important place for Pithecanthropus Erectus, the pre-historic Java man. It is fossilized land of prehistoric living things. The Pleistocene Museum keeps some skills of the Erectus, fossils of plants and animals. Sangiran and other places such as Wajak (near Tulungangung) and Trinil (near Ngawi) are significant places for human evolution/theory. It is an interesting place for scientific tourism in the field of geology, anthropology, and archeology. Many experts came to this site to do some research and study among others; Van Es (1939), Duyfyes (1936), Van Bemmelen (1937), Van Koeningswald (1938), Sartono (1960), Suradi (1962) and Otto Sudarmaji (1976). Van Koeningswald said that more than five different types of hominoid fossils have been found in Sangiran, it was incredible. There is no other place in the world like Sangiran. The Sangiran fossils are very various, they were earth as well as sea fossils. There was a possibility that the island of Java was erected from the bottom of sea million years ago.

Historical Track

    • 1883: The Dutch paleoanthropologist Eugène Dubois undertook preliminary fieldwork at Sangiran. However, Dubois did not find many fossils of interest so he shifted his attention to Trinil in East Java where he found significant discoveries.
    • 1934: The anthropologist Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald started to examine the area. During excavations in the next years’ fossils of some of the first known human ancestors, Pithecanthropus erectus (“Java Man”, now reclassified as part of the species Homo erectus), were found here. About 60 more human fossils, among them the enigmatic “Meganthropus”, have since been found. Sangiran 2, for example, was discovered by von Koenigswald at the site. In addition, there are considerable numbers of remains of the animals that these primitive humans hunted, and of others that merely shared the habitat.
    • 1977: The Indonesian Government designated an area of 56 km2 around Sangiran as a Daerah Cagar Budaya (Protected Cultural Area).
    • 1988: A modest local site museum and conservation laboratory were set up at Sangiran.
    • 1996: UNESCO registered Sangiran as a World Heritage Site in the World Heritage List as the Sangiran Early Man Site.
    • 2011: The current museum and visitors’ center was opened by the Minister for Education and Culture on 15 December.
    • 2012: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited the museum in February accompanied by 11 cabinet ministers.
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Ramayana Ballet Prambanan 2020

Ramayana Ballet performance is always special. Ramayana Ballet Prambanan 2020 is not the same with former performances with some additional performances with different stories and schedules. The stages are the same; outdoor stage with the temple’s shrines as the backdrop, and the indoor stage during the rainy season. Both stages are great for the amazing dancers’ performance and the story. Check your travel dates and let us organize the best seats for you, among other daily tours and activities.

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Diamond Princess quarantined

A Princess Cruises ship had quarantined Japanese authorities. The Diamond Princess Cruise ship with 2,666 passengers on board after a guest on a previous cruise tested positive for coronavirus.

The Princess confirmed that a passenger on a previous cruise tested positive for the virus on Feb. 1, six days after disembarking the Diamond Princess in Hong Kong.

The diagnosis prompted the Japanese authorities to hold the ship in port in Yokohama while Japanese public health authorities review the health status of all passengers and crew. Princess said the quarantine was standard practice due to the positive diagnosis.

The Diamond Princess arrived in Yokohama on Feb. 3, one day early, from a 14-day roundtrip cruise.

The passenger, who is from Hong Kong, had embarked in Yokohama on Jan. 20 and sailed one segment of an itinerary before disembarking in Hong Kong on Jan. 25. He tested positive for coronavirus on Feb. 1 at a hospital in Hong Kong. Princess said that while on board, he did not visit the ship’s medical center to report any symptoms or illness, and that his family members traveling with him are symptom-free. [reported by TravelWeekly]

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Corona Virus Outbreak

Corona Virus outbreak has hit globally and it is in a high alert till today. Novel Coronavirus has been spread out in many countries. WHO put this case seriously, as the global outbreak.
• No new countries reported cases of 2019-nCoV in the past 24 hours.
• WHO has developed a dashboard for Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) with the number of confirmed cases globally, which includes cases in China by provinces, regions, and cities, as well as confirmed cases outside China by country.
• WHO has prepared a list of Q&A to respond to queries WHO is receiving from various organizations and individuals.
• Working with technical experts in health operations, WHO operational support and logistics have developed a “2019-nCoV kit”, similar to prepared treatment kits used for outbreaks of other high threat pathogens. In the coming days, the costing, procurement, and assembly of these kits will be a priority.

TECHNICAL FOCUS: Operational Support and Logistics
WHO Operational Support and Logistics (OSL) is working to support the 2019-nCoV response, both at the global level and directly with the Member States. Amongst these activities, WHO OSL has updated the Disease Commodity Package (DCP), which has been published here. This document provides guidance on commodities required for all aspects of response. WHO OSL has also been working to develop global commodity cost estimates for the 2019-nCoV response, which will aid in global strategic response planning and financing.

Working with technical experts in health operations, WHO OSL has developed a “2019-nCoV kit”, similar to prepared treatment kits used for cholera, Ebola and other high threat pathogens in emergencies. In the coming days, the costing, procurement, and assembly of these kits will be a priority. Through the Pandemic Supply Chain Network (PSCN), a market survey has been distributed to over 40 organizations to understand the availability, distribution, and forecasting of crucial response commodities throughout the world. A report of the findings will be redistributed to all partners. The Network is exploring operational options within its stakeholders to ensure in particular that critical personal protective equipment is secured and distributed to appropriate locations. Additional stakeholders are encouraged to join the Pandemic Supply Chain Network by contacting WHO OSL. Guidance is currently under development for managing the logistics associated with case management, focusing on isolation, triage and standard treatment center configuration. OSL is setting up a global supply chain system and a coordination mechanism between responders and suppliers to ensure access to essential commodities for countries/populations most in need. [source:]

Reportedly by Government that Indonesia is not affected by the outbreak. Indonesian Government takes some strategic ways to overcome this serious matter. Indonesia is one of the Tourists destinations that is very risky to be affected.


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Yogyakarta International Airport

New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) has finished its project and start operating since January 2020. The capacity is expected to reach 20 million passengers per year. The runway range is 3.250 m which is available for Airbus A-380, Boeing 747 and Boeing 777. The total area is 600 hectares with 210,000 m2 of terminals. Yogyakarta International Airport (IATA: YIA, ICAO: WAHI) is connected with trains to train stations which make passengers easy to get alternative transportation to and from the Airport. JavaBaliTrips is ready to provide you Airport Handling service for your best holiday travels to Yogyakarta. JavaBaliTrips put some staff to greet and handle your airport activities.