Jakarta. A layer of ash from Mount Sinabung covered the North Sumatran capital on Sunday evening (03/07) amid increased volcanic activity in the area. National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the ash started to affect parts of Medan at around 9 p.m., causing low visibility for drivers and pedestrians. "The volcanic ash resulted from an eruption of Mount Sinabung in Karo district, North Sumatra, at 6.29 p.m. on Sunday. The eruption was only minor, but t
Jakarta. Airline passengers are predicted to be the highest ever this year during the Idul Fitri holiday, with bus travel taking a hit, the Transportation Minister said. Holidaymakers opting for air travel has increased this year to an estimate 4.6 million, a 7.6 percent increase from the previous year. Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan said Indonesians now have a higher purchasing power and a different appreciation of time.