Batam island expects to attract at least 500,000 tourists from Malaysia during Visit Batam Year 2010. Its director of the tourism and culture department, Guntur Sakti, said the target was achievable because in recent years Malaysian tourists were the third highest to visit Batam, about 45 minutes by ferry from Johor Baharu. "This year, up […]

The Indonesia Culture and Tourism Minister,  Jero Wacik,  plans a target of cutting the “short visa on arrival” service provided at airports and seaports across the country within the first 100 days in office. The new Indonesia-appointed Culture and Tourism Minister said accelerating the service would improve Indonesia’s image as a destination, prompting more tourists […]