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Beautiful Beaches I Would Like to Visit in Indonesia

There are different beaches that you will see in this world but some of these beaches are not enjoyed because the water can become too cold. There are also some beaches that cannot be considered beautiful especially when compared to beaches that will surely take your breath away.

Indonesia is well known for having a lot of beaches that are open to the public. This is the reason why tourists never fail to visit Indonesia. Out of all the beaches that are available, these are a few that I would like to visit soon:


1. Sanur Bali Beach

This is known to be one of the earliest beach resorts in Bali. This is a former fishing village that can surely be charming especially to people who have never seen an actual fishing village before. This comes with different hotels, restaurants and hang outs that can appeal to different crowds.

2. Kuta Beach

When it comes to beach destinations, this is the most popular place that tourists would like to visit. Tourists started loving this beach back in the 70s and they end up visiting all over and over again. The white sand is always a sight to behold against the big waves. This is a surfer’s haven that comes with a nice and beautiful sunset.

3. Padang Padang Beach

If you would like to check a beach that is more calm with clear blue waters, this is the best beach to go. It has a lot of reefs that will make this beach a unique destination. If you have watched Eat, Pray, Love before, this is one of the places that you can see in the movie. This beach can have a calming effect on anyone.

4. Plengkung Beach

If you are searching for a beach that has a lot of natural scenery, this is the one that you should visit. You may want to visit this also if you are a surfer because it has a lot of big waves that you can ride for a long time.

5. Parangtritis Beach

You have to admit that there are different places that can offer various views of the sunset but nothing compares to what you will see when you go to Parangtritis Beach. Of course, while waiting for the sun to set, there are a lot of other activities that you can do.

I vow to visit all of these beaches soon, would you visit these beach destinations too?

‘Undas’ Safety Tips 2016


Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” M. Dela Rosa has issued the following crime prevention tips in preparation for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day next week.

Filipinos prepare to visit public and private cemeteries across the country to pay respects to their dearly departed this weekend.

Dela Rosa advised the public to follow the following tips when leaving their homes for Undas:

  • Lock all doors and windows and ensure all possible paths to the house are blocked; Install a burglar alarm to alert the neighbors if someone breaks in;
  • Do not leave notes outside the house indicating you will be away; keep some appliances like the radio on to give the impression someone is still inside the house;
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to keep watch over your house;
  • Ensure no candle, gas stove or leaking faucet or plugged appliance is left unattended;

While inside the cemeteries:

  • Bring sufficient food and water, and keep in mind that liquor and food sold by vendors inside cemeteries are prohibited. Bring protection against heat and rain.
  • Do not bring deadly or bladed weapons, loud speakers or guitar center’s axe fx ultra which could amplify loud music from stereos, and gambling paraphernalia.
  • Remind children not to roam around especially in crowded areas. Have them wear or bring a form of identification.
  • Keep the surroundings clean and bring your own trash bag to put garbage in.
  • Know where the first aid stations and PNP assistance booth are in case of emergency or need for police assistance.

When traveling:

  • Make sure the vehicle is roadworthy, and follow the “BLOWBAG” rule which is B for Battery; L for Light; O for Oil; W for Water; B for Brakes; A for Air; and G for Gas.
  • Bring all pertinent documents for the vehicle, including the Insurance Certificate.
  • Ensure control of the vehicle at all times. Avoid one-handed driving or using a mobile phone; avoid driving while drunk or sleepy.
  • When driving at night, always use headlights and signal lights. Don’t drive when you have poor eyesight.
  • Don’t wear jewelry or bring large amounts of money. Keep watch over your mobile phone.
  • Do not bring too many items.

Text and image credit: People’s Tonight, October 25, 2016 online and print issue

Crime Prevention and Safety Tips for Summer Vacation 2015

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THE Philippine National Police has urged the public to be more vigilant especially those who are leaving their homes for the Holy Week.

PNP Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina said there are safety reminders that will help save lives and properties.

“Every member of the community will play a vital role in our aim to maintain peace and order and security in our country. Our Crime Prevention and Safety Tips can help prevent or reduce the people’s chances of becoming a victim of lawless activities and criminals particularly members of Akyat-Bahay Gang,” he said.


  1. Ikandado ang lahat ng pinto at bintana; tiyakin na walang dadaanan ang sinuman na may tangkang pumasok at magnakaw;
  2. Mainam kung may “burglar alarm” para maalerto ang mga kapitbahay kung may pumasok sa kabahayan;
  3. Iwasang mag-iwan ng notes sa labas ng bahay na nagsasabing walang tao sa loob. Mainam din na iwanan na bukas ang radyo para kunwari ay may tao sa loob ng bahay;
  4. Itagubilin sa pinagkatiwalaang kapitbahay ang inyong bahay at ipaalam din kung kailan kayo babalik;
  5. Tiyakin na walang naiwan na nakasinding kandila, bukas na electric o gas stove o tumutulong gripo ng tubig at naka-plug na appliances;
  6. Iligpit ang anumang mahalagang bagay o pag-aari sa labas ng bahay na maaaring nakawin tulad ng mga damit sa sampayan o bisikleta o sasakyan.


  1. Bago bumiyahe, tiyakin na maayos at walang problema ang sasakyan, at tandaan ang mga sumusunod: Battery, Light, Oil, Water, Brakes, Air and Gas o BLOWBAG;
  2. Tiyakin na kumpleto ang dokumento mo sa pagmamaneho at papeles ng sasakyan, kasama ang Insurance Certificate;
  3. Tiyaking naka-safety lock ang mga pinto at bintana lalo na kung may kasamang mga bata sa sasakyan;
  4. Sa pagmamaneho, tiyakin na palaging kontrolado mo ang sasakyan. Iwasan ang one-hand driving o paggamit ng cellphone habang nagmamaneho, kung nakainom ng alak, nahihilo o inaantok;
  5. Kung nagmamaneho sa gabi, gamitin nang wasto ang headlights at signal lights. Huwag magmaneho kung malabo ang paningin.


  1. Iwasang magsuot ng mga mamahaling alahas o magdala ng malaking halaga ng salapi. Ingatan ang cellphone, at appliances na malimit dalhin tuwing bakasyon;
  2. Iwasang magdala ng maraming gamit para maiwasan ang pagkawala ng mga ito at para hindi mahirapan sa biyahe;
  3. Mainam na maging maaga sa istasyon ng bus/tren, pier at paliparan upang maiwasan ang siksikan at matiyak na maayos ang puwesto sa sasakyan, lalo na para sa mga kababaihan, bata at senior citizens;
  4. Kung may mapansin na kakaiba tulad ng bagahe o kahon na maaaring pinaglagyan ng bomba, kaduda-dudang pagkilos ng tao sa istasyon, pier, paliparan o sa loob mismo ng bus, tren, barko o eroplano, palihim na ipaalam agad sa kinauukulan;
  5. Mag-ingat sa mga mandurukot sa istasyon at sa loob ng sasakyan. May mga nakatalagang Police Assistance Post sa bawat istasyon, pier o paliparan na maaaring pagsumbungan.

(For quick police assistance. Call DILG Patrol 117, the NCRPO hotlines 838-1505, 838-3203, 0999-3247882, 0916-7870885, the PNP hotline ‘I-Text Mo Kay Tsip at 0917-8475757, PNP Txt 2920 and the Police Anti-Kidnapping Group’s hotlines (+63) 918-900-2020 or at (02) 727-0000).