The annual CIMB-Niaga Indonesian Masters 2015 Golf Championship will again take place from 23rd to 26th April 2015 at the superb Royale Jakarta Golf Club , said its Chief Operating Officer, George Chandra as reported by Bisnis Indonesia.
Sixty years ago on 19 April 1955 Bandung, capital of West Java Province, made world history when leaders from 29 Asian and African emerging countries, most of whom had just gained independence from centuries of colonial rule, gathered to walk together and join hands in the First Asian African Confernece, determined to create their own future. This year, thishistoric moment will be celebrated in the 60th Commemoration of the Asian-African Conference which will take place from 19th to 24rd April 2015 both in Bandung and Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia.
Situated along the east coast in the central part of Sumatra, the province of Jambi is not only home to the magnificent Mount Kerinci, the highest volcano in Indonesia, but is also blessed with great natural landscapes and unique cultural attractions. To promote this province both to domestic and international tourists, the Jambi Promotional Month 2015 will be presented at the Jambi Province Pavilion at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (The Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park), in Jakarta from 16th to 17th April 2015.
A large array of hand-made textiles from across the Indonesian Archipelago will be on exhibit at the Graha Manggala Siliwangi Building in Bandung, capital of West Java from 15-19 April 2015, called the Nusantara Batiks, Embroidery and woven Tenun textiles Festival 2015.
Boun Pi Mai New Year festival begins in mid April and lasts for three days. Held before the onset...
Time to cleanse your palates, gourmands.
The Khmer New Year, or 'Bon Chol Chhnam Thmei' in the Khmer language, is commonly celebrated on 13th April each year...
Thingyan (The Water Festival) is the most interesting and greatest occasion for merry–making with the largest number of people taking part in it throughout the country...
Songkran or Water Festival is a Thai traditional New Year Day which falls on April 13-15 every year. It is one of the most important festivals that has been performed not only in Thailand but also in neighbouring countries. Traditionally, the activities in Songkran day begin in the early morning when faithful Thai Buddhists go to the temple to make merits by offering food to monks and listening to the Dhamma talk. In the afternoon, Thai Buddhists sprinkle scented water on Buddha images. During this time, the younger people ask blessings from the elders and pour scented water over their elders' hands. In return, the elders wish them good health, happiness and prosperity. Additionally, anyone who goes out on the street is likely to get a thorough soaking. The splashing water over friends or anyone will give them a new year blessing.
On 10 April 1815 at around 7 pm in the evening, the world was stunned by a loud thundering noise when Mt Tambora on the island of Sumbawa literally blew its top sending volcanic materials 27 miles into the air. The ash circled the globe causing " The year without Summer" in Europe and North America the next year 1816. The explosion caused tsunamis, and killed an estimated 49,000 victims of whom 11,000 perished directly by the eruption and its pyroclastic clouds.