Latest Provinces of Indonesia Stories

2013-12-10 23:29:06

Mozaic Ferry Lines offers guests and golfers to Bintan Lagoon Resort more trip options and flexibility in travel with its new ferry timetable. Singapore (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Moziac Ferry Lines has released a new ferry timetable, and added more trips between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore and Bintan Lagoon Terminal, located at Bintan Lagoon Resort, from 16 December 2013 onwards. Guests of Bintan Lagoon Resort will now have more trips to choose from, with three ferry departure...

2013-07-08 14:53:30

Small and large-scale farmers in Riau province, Sumatra, have been blamed for the recent choking smoke smothering Singapore and parts of Malaysia. But scientists in Indonesia have added a third category of 'mid-level entrepreneurs'. These entrepreneurs buy unregulated access to land for oil palm and clear it by burning, seemingly unrestrained by government. Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre, who have been studying land conversion in Sumatra, say they have identified this third...

2011-03-15 00:00:27

Sumatran tigers are Critically Endangered, with as few as 400 left in the wild Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 A suspected tiger smuggler has been arrested in Sumatra, Indonesia, following a three-day operation by the Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in Riau and West Sumatra provinces, with support from World Wildlife Fund-Indonesia's (WWF) Tiger Protection Units. The team also seized the skin of a Sumatran tiger that they believe was poisoned inside a wildlife...

2011-02-02 06:25:00

Indonesia said Tuesday that it plans to step up its law enforcement on Borneo Island, after it acknowledged that hundreds of mine and plantation companies are operating illegally on the island, which is affecting forests and threatened species. The forest ministry admitted that less than 20 percent of the companies operating on the island and less than 1.5 percent of the mining firms had official permits in Central Kalimantan, on the Indonesian side of Borneo. "There are only 67 plantation...

2009-02-10 10:58:37

Safety concerns are increasingly high among residents of an Indonesian village as three endangered Sumatran tigers that have reportedly been attacking nearby livestock. The three tigers have been near the forest village of Halaban in West Sumatra for the past two weeks, residents say. In an effort to drive the animals away, regional conservation agency officials have set off explosions using gunpowder-filled metal pipes. Residents have become so fearful of the tigers that they have kept...

2008-10-10 03:00:24

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2008) - Kalimantan Gold Corporation Limited (TSX VENTURE:KLG)(AIM:KLG) has completed the acquisition of the remaining 25% interest in its KSK Contract of Work ("KSK COW") that it did not already hold. This follows the recent receipt of approvals from the Indonesian regulatory authorities for the transaction that was initially announced on October 16, 2007. Rahman Connelly, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Kalimantan Gold, commented, "Owning 100%...

2008-09-29 09:00:41

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KAL Energy, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: KALG) , a thermal coal exploration and development company, announced today the opening of its Jakarta office and the completion of its extensive company restructuring. William Bloking, executive chairman and president of KAL Energy, Inc. said, "I am pleased to report that, in line with last quarter's announcement, the move to Jakarta was completed on time and on budget. We believe the transition to...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.