Indonesia's position at the 3 tectonic plate meetings, the Indo-Australian Plate, the Eurasian Plate, and the Pacific Plate resulted in the Indonesian territory having high volatility and seismic activity, as well as other potential disasters such as tsunamis, landslides, floods, and others. Disasters can happen at any time and are difficult to predict when and where they will occur. By the end of 2017 Indonesia has been hit by several disasters. November 27, 2017, PVMBG raises the status of Gunung Agung, Bali becomes "watch out". BNPB recorded the number of refugees 66,716 people and spread over 225 points of evacuation posts. November 28, 2017, hit by tropical cyclone Cempaka in the waters + 32 km south-southeast of Pacitan, East Java, causing floods, landslides, tornadoes, and 11 people died. December 3, 2017, in District Baleendah and Dayeuh Kolot, Bandung hit by floods, as many as 150 families (484 souls) evacuate.
December 15, 2017 Indonesia hit by earthquake 6.9 SR with an epicenter 11 km southwest of Tasikmalaya regency, West Java, causing the house collapsed in the District of Cikalong and Tibalong. Tsunami early warning is enabled. December 16, 2017 hit by an earthquake, a magnitude 6.9, earthquake epicenter/near the coast, 6 km southeast of Bantarkalong City, Tasikmalaya regency at a depth of 120 km. Tsunami early warning reactivated. The earthquake caused 43 houses damaged/collapsed, 65 houses were damaged, 10 houses were slightly damaged, 2 people died and 7 people were injured. December 18, 2017 landslide occurred at the location of sand mining in the village of Kaliurang, District Srumbung, Magelang regency, Central Java Province. Landslide caused 8 people died and 8 people injured.
In response to some of the above disaster events, disaster management is required. Disaster management is an important part of implementing sustainable development. Disaster management needs to focus on prevention, mitigation, preparedness and awareness activities to minimize or mitigate the impact of disasters. Disaster management must involve all parties, both government, private and public. In connection with this it is important for us who live in disaster prone areas have policies, strategies or programs to deal with disasters known as "disaster management". Understanding disaster management will be very positive if understood by all circles, both government, private and public to suppress the loss of property, casualties, and infrastructure damage. Therefore, there needs to be an effort to build "disaster management" that is able to deal with the way of living side by side with the disaster-prone natural conditions. With this background, the Department of Geography Education, Faculty of Social and Sciences, UNY intends to hold an International Conference with the theme:
“International Conference on Hazard Mitigation in Geographic and Education Perspectives”
Since the distance from Adisucipto International Airport to Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta is relatively near, around 7 km, taking a taxi to go to the venue is recommended. There is a tourist information desk, ATM and taxi stand in the arrival hall of Adisucipto International Airport. Official airport taxis are available for around IDR60,000, pay at the taxi desk in arrival terminal and then head for the official taxi rank. Give the receipt to your driver, there is no need for any additional payment. It is about half the price to use a taxi dropping passengers off at the departure terminal. Insist on using the meter. Do expect to pay the IDR 2,000 airport entrance fee, even though this has already been paid by the previous passenger on the way in.
Trans Jogja is a bus rapid transit (BRT) system operates in Yogyakarta as shelters, with 8 different routes. Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 AM until 9:00 PM. Ticket costs on Trans Jogja are trip based. Passengers pay for one trip and can go any distance along the bus route. Changing buses is free as long as it is done within one hour from the start of the first trip. Be aware that the bus stops are quite far apart, (1-2 kms) and not very numerous, and often the bus stops for opposite directions are not opposite each other. If you are planning on travelling this way, expect to still do a fair amount of walking to and from the stops to your destination. If you take a bus please beware of pickpocket. This is the map of Yogyakarta.
Traditional three-wheeled and pedal-powered cart, known as becak (pronounced beh-chak), which can be found in most part of Yogyakarta. Haggle furiously before getting into the becak. Be sure to determine whether the price is for a one-way or return (pulang) trip and if you want the driver to wait whilst you conduct your shopping or business. A ride from within the city to the Malioboro shopping precinct should not cost more than IDR 20,000. There is also an ongoing trend where the motor-powered trishaw started to replacing the man-powered one. Likewise, there is an ongoing debate about its safetiness and legality. The fare might be more expensive, but it is surely faster and covering more areas. However, it is strongly recommended to use the man-powered trishaw to help the driver, as most of them are poor and old.
Traditional horse-pulled carts, known as andong, or dokar, wait for tourists outside hotspots like the train station, the Kraton and Malioboro. Haggle furiously. The traditional route is from Malioboro Street to Keraton, and this is where you’ll find most andong. Usually, andong opt to take you to shop for fake Dagadu t-shirt in Ngasem area with hefty prices. Then, andong will take you back to your initial journey. The cost for one round trip for andong is IDR 30,000. Usually they ask for IDR 40,000 but they may settle for less. Andong can accommodate up to 5 adult passengers.
Toyota Innova Mini Van
Airport Transfers (one way) — IDR 120,000 nett
Hourly Rate (min 3 hours) — IDR 330,000 nett
Additional hour (s) — IDR 110,000 nett
Capacity: 7 passengers with carry-on luggage or 4 passengers with 4 big luggage
+62 274 553078
Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel
Jl. Affandi Gejayan
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Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel
Jl. Laksda Adi Sucipto 81 Seturan Yogyakarta
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Grand Tjokro Hotel
Jl. Affandi Gejayan no. 37, Depok Yogyakarta
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Grand Keisha Yogyakarta
Gejayan, Jl. Affandi, Gejayan, Condongcatur, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281