Tuesday, December 6, 2016

10 Most Linked Cities in Instagram

Cities in the world through the 'geotagging' features by Instagrammers in 2016

Sudirman Street in holiday moments, Jakarta

Geotag feature in Instagram social media sites into one facility one favored by the users, it is a concern that the CNN news site review it a few days ago.

Interesting, as reviewed in the article sites KompasTravel, Saturday, last December 3rd, because it is clearly visible which cities are always a topic and focus of the tourists in the world, as well as local residents of a city to enjoy their daily lives.

You can see sequentially cities in the world that always gets a good topic of the users of the social media sites.

1. New York

The city's most photographed and uploaded to Instagram in 2016, for some reason, the city is always interesting. Travelers pay attention to this "Big Apple" city through interesting scenes at the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Katz's Deli, and of course the famous Times Square.

2. London

You always remember the red telephone boxes, black cabs, red double-decker bus, until the tourist spot locations, such as Big Ben and the London Eye. Travelers always remember it in their subconscious and get a link from the users of Instagram.

3. Moscow

Being in the top three cities which got geotagging on Instagram. The capital of Russia is famous for St. Basil's Cathedral, but the attention of travelers Instagram users precisely to VDNKh, an exhibition venue and theme parks.

4. Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is the city with the highest population in the world. You will get to know the city is through its thick culture, and has the neo-gothic style architecture, until its skyscraper modern building.

5. Paris

This romantic city is always on the list when mentioning many things, including the matter of tourism. You already know which is the 'geotag' object, such as the Louvre Museum, the Centre Pompidou, and Musee d'Orsay,

Another place that will not be forgotten is the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and certainly the Eiffel Tower that are in the top five locations in the world's most widely uploaded on Instagram this year.

6. Los Angeles

Who can forget this city? There may be forgotten! The lovers of sun bathing and 'selfie' which usually upload their pictures, for example Rerranea Resort in Palo Verdes Peninsula that many uploaded to Instagram.

7. St. Petersburg

The historic town in Russia that also received great attention from Instagram users. And, no wonder the historic buildings such as the State Heritage Museum which was built in the 18th century as one of a list of museums in the world's most widely uploaded on Instagram 2016.

8. Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is always sparkling, and you may receive the city became one of the favorites of the Instagrammers, given Rio de Janeiro is the host of the Olympic World in 2016.

9. Istanbul

Lots of interesting things to link by the Instagram users, for example, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet district and many historic locations in Turkey attractive for immortalized.

The city also gets the hashtag #turkey indirectly, as the most widely hashtag on Instagram 2016. Even though you should know that question is a food made from turkey, and is not referring to a particular country, because the moment of Thanksgiving Day in the United States in last November.

10. Jakarta

Not unexpected for a social media community, because Jakarta entered as the 10th city whose photos get the most links. That many photogenic activity that can be photographing in Jakarta and uploaded to Instagram, including a “Panjat Pinang” climbing contest in celebration of Independence Day.

Now you know how interesting they are the millennials, especially young tourists who actively playing ‘gadgets’ and social media, have an interesting selection of cities in the world.

Source: S Agmasari - KompasTravel, CNN
Image: M Kretyawan

Most Connected Airports in Asia Pacific

Soekarno-Hatta Airport ranked 7th most connected in the World

Terminal 2F Soekarno-Hatta Airport

Airport connectivity into one of the new variable of the observer airports in the world, it is considered by one of the supervisors of air travel and certainly would be a concern for the tourists.

This time, OAG, air travel intelligence company based in the UK, observed at the level of connectivity an airport, which is the total number of inbound and outbound flight connections, then the result is divided into tables based on the location of the area and type of airline.

Interesting reviews of the airports in the world, citing the sites OAG, Sunday, December 4th, noting the specifics of Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta that included ranked 7th most connected Airports in the World, coupled with the nine airports in the United States.

Soekarno-Hatta receive more than 40,000 potential connections between flights within six hours, citing KompasTravel reviews on the site, yesterday, the airport that connects the air passengers to 71 different destinations.

As said by the Product Manager OAG EVP, Mark Clarkson, "There is a dynamic growth continued in the Asia Pacific region, with more air markets were open. It's quite impressive. Soekarno-Hatta currently conducting high level connectivity, while doing terminal construction infrastructure broadly. Demand from within and outside Indonesia is increasing, and this is a clear challenge for the airport to continue to follow this speed."

The following list shows the 10 most connected Airports in Asia Pacific by OAG.

1. International Airport Soekarno-Hatta, Indonesia
2. Haneda Airport, Japan
3. Sydney Airport, Australia
4. Indira Gandhi International Airport, India
5. Changi Airport, Singapore

6. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India
7. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
8. Melbourne Airport, Australia
9. International Airport Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10. The Beijing Capital International Airport, China

As for the 10 most connected Airports in the World.

1. O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, USA
2. Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, USA
3. Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, Texas, USA
4. Denver International Airport, Colorado, USA
5. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina, USA

6. Los Angeles International Airport, USA
7. International Airport Soekarno-Hatta, Indonesia
8. Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, USA
9. International Airport San Francisco, USA
10. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona, USA

Interesting list of the level of connectivity an airport, especially in the next five years, Soekarno-Hatta Airport can become the center of international transit, as well as five-star airport.

Source: S Agmasari - KompasTravel, The Jakarta Post, Telegraph, OAG
Image: Boedy Pratikto

Monday, December 5, 2016

AU$ 2.3 Billion for the Great Barrier Reef

Australia funds poured in approximately three thousand reefs and 900 islands

Helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef at the Whitsunday Islands, Australia - Image credit Sarah Ackerman

World Heritage sites in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia is one of the pride of the people of Australia, the world community to acknowledge one of nature's great.

But. Present a problem with the decision taken by UNESCO, since the area of the island and reef that stretches along 2,600 km will be included in the list of status 'endangered', of course, the Australian government will try effort in order not included in that status.

Why? Problems with a negative rating to the Great Barrier Reef, according to an article on the sites CNN Indonesia, December 3rd, will embarrass the Australian government and undermine the country's tourism industry. According to Deloitte Access Economics report in 2013, the region to bring revenues of US$ 3.9 billion per year.

Referring to a first report submitted by a team of scientists UNESCO, the Australian government has promised to disburse AU$ 1.3 billion, to improve the ecosystem of the world, during the next five years.

Of course, the Australian government will be serious, for example, last June, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has also pledged funds amounting to AU$ 1 billion, bringing the total funds reach AU$ 2.3 billion.

The area is very extensive and requires the attention of all parties involved to improve water quality and ecosystem health, including a program to minimize spills of chemicals from agricultural areas.

Need the cooperation of both sides, UNESCO will study the development of the project, due consideration to revise the list of the status of the site.

Citing the sites of Reuters, Josh Frydenberg, Minister of Environment and Energy of Australia, said, "This report is expected to make Australia to avoid a threatened status by UNESCO."

Despite the funds disbursed have been so great, but the positive attention of various parties to give other feedback, while most other environmental groups who denounced the report comes just days after being quite heavy damage.

For example, from Shani Tager, coral savior activity of Greenpeace Australia.

"It is unacceptable for the government congratulated themselves about the handling of the health of the reef without promising significant development."

May need to refer directly to the location, as presented by Australian researchers, last week, two-thirds of 700 km reef that runs along the Great Barrier Reef, is dead since nine months ago, and was recorded as the worst in the World Heritage Site.

There is no other way for Australia, except to give full attention to the recovery of this coral reef area.

Source: L Kertopati - CNN Indonesia, Reuters
Image: Sarah Ackerman via Wikipedia

War Threatens Destroys the World Heritage Site

According to UNESCO there are 50 sites from 1052 a world heritage site

One of the World Heritage Sites, Ephesus in Turkey

World Heritage Site in the world can provide us human beings the great lesson material in a familiar journey of mankind, so that the world body UNESCO to perform maintenance on the historic sites that exist in various countries around the world.

The issue now comes if you see a situation that is getting terrible, war conflicts between the various interests in several parts of the world, and according to this world institutions, apart from the war, citing the sites CNN Indonesia, December 3rd, other factors also accelerate damage to this historic sites.

Natural disasters, pollution, conflict, vandalism, urbanization, until the development of modern travel trip, until the regional conflicts that occurred in the last three years, accelerating the destruction of war, as happened in Aleppo and Palmyra in Syria.

This World Culture institution had issued a list in order to invite the international community undertake protective measures, as was done in the meeting of the 40th, which was held in Istanbul last July, recorded an increase in damage elsewhere, Mali and Uzbekistan into the list as well as other damage at five world heritage sites in Libya, damaged by the conflict in the North African region.

Notes from the news sites AFP, according to the UNESCO’s list, that the sites were damaged in two categories, namely 'Confirmed' damaged and endangered, as well as 'Potential' damaged by a condition that occurs in the vicinity.

A serious issue, because it requires a lot of attention, funding and management, UNESCO declared that the list could facilitate the World Heritage Fund to allocate funds for the site has an emergency condition.

The list continue, while the world increasingly preoccupied with himself. Certainly a lot of effort needs to be done in stages each time to the world heritage sites in the endangered list version of UNESCO.

1. Hours ruins and the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan
2. Archaeological City Ashur, Hatra, and Samarra, Iraq
3. The Old City and the Western Wall (Wailing Wal), Jerusalem
4. Temple of Askia, Timbuktu and the Old Town Djenne, Mali
5. Water Nature Reserve and Tenera, Sahara Desert, Africa

6. Old City of Aleppo, Bosra, Damascus, Crac des Chevaliers, Qal'at Salah El-Din, and Palmyra, Syria
7. Historic Town of Zabid, the Old City of Sanaa, and the Old City of Shibam, Yemen

Still continues to grow, according to a note from UNESCO, such as the National Parks in Congo, the Central African Republic and Senegal.

Even that seemed often in the media, including to the site that needs attention is the Everglades National Park in Florida, USA and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Source: L Kertopati – CNN Indonesia, AFP
Image: W Sjahran - Germany

2027 Prepare for Trip to the Moon

Naveen Jain open travel to the moon by spaceship

Moon setting over Mountains, High Desert, California - Image credit Jessie Eastland

World billionaires may be quite a lot in this world, but who have unique ideas may be numbered, and this time the Moon Express company was founded by Jain in 2010 will embody the ideas to the Moon.

This is the best time for many of mankind are so far only able to see the moon from a distance, perhaps even you ever dreamed? Believe me, according to excerpts articles on sites TravelKompas, today, it may someday be realized by someone who has excess funds, someone who is willing to share.

Another article in the sites Telegraph, Sunday, December 4, wrote about the departure of humans to the Moon, Moon Express is the only private company that granted a travel permit in the Earth's orbit and the moon.

Jain has been seeking work and intentions long ago, even the next year, 2017, the company will begin to send a spaceship into orbit in order to prepare an anti-mainstream travel. It seems that they are really serious, and invite others to participate study the solar system.

"(This tour is to learn) outside our planetary system and learn how to live elsewhere. Previously this was only possible by having extraordinary powers."

If he's serious, then do not be surprised if required huge funds, he prepares a hefty aircraft to be used in space spent approximately US$ 5 million. The fund continues to grow in the next five years, Naveen also spent US$ 2 million for various equipment required.

Well, the time required by tourists heading to 2017 shortly, according to Naveen Jain, ticket traveled from Earth to the Moon will be priced US$ 10,000.

As noted in the article, that you and other travelers can compare the sensation of excitement of a journey on planet Earth, for example, from San Francisco to Sydney to spend time traveling for 14 hours.

Space traveling will be very busy in the future, such as the plan of Sir Richard Branson with the Virgin Galactic flights, Bloon, World View Enterprises, then Elon Musk with SpaceX, it is natural that tourists consider the plan a trip there.

"The Truth is Out There", said a film series on television, one day.

Source: S Agmasari - KompasTravel, Telegraph
Image: Jessie Eastland via Wikipedia

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Smartphone Battery Saving When Traveling Out Of Town

7 ways that can be done by the tourists when traveling away

Smartphone-Audience Mueller - Image credit Marc Müller

Smartphone batteries are quickly discharged is one of the obstacles that often occurs, while enjoying the atmosphere at tourist spots, and you want to photograph, record or examine the notification message, and at that time the battery runs out.

You will be disappointed, and this time the holiday draws near, especially year-end holidays. The need to prepare everything, completeness travel, budgets, and even equipment for travel including your smartphones.

Your gadgets now taken away from home, but the signal is increasingly unstable, sometimes lost the signal, and the battery starts getting low. Then you need to prepare your gadget well while on vacation out of town or country.

1. Turn off 4G Signal Feature

4G signal provides a faster connection but more battery consumption. The farther into remote areas, 4G signal search will lead to a drained battery. You should wear a setting signal with 3G, EDGE or GPRS only.

2. Do not forget to bring Power Bank

Prepare a portable charger, Power Bank, to charge the battery at the moment there are no resources near you.

3. Lower the Screen Brightness

The screen brightness is very high battery drain. Should lower the lamp brightness of the screen, though will be little difficulty viewing the display, but the battery will be much more efficient.

4. Not Playing Games

Smartphone of yours will work with the weight while playing games. Another way better repel bored with listening to music (wear your headset), for playing music on smartphones more easily and does not drain the battery of your phones.

5. Enable Sleep Mode

Keep in mind that on some smartphone series, provides a feature "Sleep Mode" for internet access. When the feature is enabled, it can disable internet access automatically, when it was no longer used in some long period of time.

6. Turn on Battery Saver feature

You know when some smartphone equipped with a battery-saving features, often referred to with the "Power Saver". When the feature is enabled, the gadget can automatically turn off some features, such as GPS, WiFi, NFC, mobile data, and more.

When the condition of the battery is started minimal, it is intended that the existing remaining capacity capable of giving power to live longer. In other words, the battery can last longer.

7. Turn off Your Gadget When Not Needed

It's a conservative way, but pretty good enough. In the course of your long and roughly way you will fall asleep, and it’s better turn off your gadgets.

It brings smartphone make you need to prepare more carefully, and protect the vitality of gadget equipment will make your travel more enjoyable.

Source: TravelKompas, Intisari Online
Image: Mueller/MSC via Wikipedia

Who’s Trump Chéf Candidate at the White House?

Some of the famous chéf names who have great expertise

Joe Isidori at "Black Tap" Resto, New York

Favorite chéf of the 45th president-elect to the United States, Donald Trump apparently received widespread attention among lovers of culinary world, perhaps you can guess who was elected later.

Indeed, this time the media was more interested to see who occupy important positions in the cabinet in the presidency later, when other matters worthy of concern, namely the culinary.

Perhaps the public missed the culinary tastes of Trump, as long as it does not have a special diet, he can consume whatever he liked, fast food, well done steak, even milkshakes.

But it would be very interesting to speculate who will be elected as a chéf at the presidential palace in the White House, as reviewed by a site CNN Indonesia, but according to information obtained, the journalists have received the names of top chéfs who might fill the position ,

Say some famous names, according to the sites Food Beast, as the chéf on duty today, Cristeta Comerford, then David Burke, head chéf at Trump Hotel International in Washington DC, another name is the Trump’s former personal chéf, Joe Isidori, and today chéfs that placed in Trump Tower, Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

They are believed to be reliable with the expertise that will be favored by the president, and guaranteed to be in the top list. Let us see one by one, who they are.

Cristeta Pasia Comerford

Famous for processed cuisine potatoes, and always favored by the president from one generation to another. Currently serves as the head chéf at the White House during the last decade.

Joe Isidori

Known by its flagship food burger topped with mozzarella cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano and tomato sauce and rich flavor milkshakes. Isidori also widely known through his restaurant in New York, Black Tap.

David Burke

He was a good cook steak at his restaurant, BLT Prime, for example, wet steaks, dry, until the salty steaks, can all be treated with favor by Burke. He is also an expert in processing the meat fat flavor that enrich the flavor as the luxury dinner menu.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Michelin star-winning chéf is famous for cooking ribs, usually served with potatoes and felt marinade spices. Once a chéf on duty at the Trump’s wedding with Melania at 2005.

Society at large will soon know who is chosen, and it would be nice for the occupants of the White House.

Source: R Sekar Afrisia - CNN Indonesia, Food Beast
Image: Joe Isidori Page