Yogyakarta Special Region is one of the first and foremost cultural hotspot in the center of Java.  This region is located at the foot of the active Merapi Volcano and was the home of the mighty Javanese Empire of Mataram in the 16th and 17th Century.  Due to its rich cultural history, Yogyakarta has inherited some of the most unique traditions in Indonesia.  The city has a unique charm and mixture of modern and traditional Indonesia which seldom fails to captivate the visitors.

Yogyakarta is centrally located in Central Java and is often called the main gateway to the Central Java.  It stretches north to Mount Merapi and south to the Indian Ocean. There are many daily local air service to Yogyakarta from Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bali, as well as international direct flights from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Visitors to Indonesia who holds a regular non-diplomatic passport is free to enter Indonesia for tourism, family and social visits, art and cultural activities, official government duties, giving speeches, attending seminars or exhibitions, and/or transit through Indonesia except for the following countries: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Guinea, Israel, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, and Somalia.  The passport holders of the 9 countries mentioned require an approval from Immigration Office in Indonesia before travelling for Business, Tourist, and Social Visits purposes.

Indonesian and Yogyakarta tourism is touted by all major travel magazines worldwide and it is constantly featured in numerous travel publications internationally.   Yogyakarta especially has always has the history of being a very peaceful and traditionally laid back region. As for the safety in the streets, there is very little violent crime in Yogyakarta, especially in the area where the conference will be held.  The Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta is a private resort with a very high standard in safety and you can rest assured that your safety is our main concern and priority.

 

Yes.  We are inviting all delegates who would like to come early before the conference or extend your stay after the conference.  We have very exciting sightseeing packages that can be tailor made to your interest and requirements. Please contact the organizer and we will give you all your information.  Furthermore, the special rates that is offered by the Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta can be applied from 2 days prior to the conference until 2 days after the conference.

September usually is the beginning of Rainy season so we expect light to moderate rain during the duration of the conference.  The average daily temperature will range between 26 to 28 degree centigrade with average humidity of around 75%.

If you have any further question, please send us an email to : aseanglass42@gmail.com