Few Things You Need to Know About The New Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA)

According to the news, the new International Airport will be operating in late April 2019. For the first phase, some airlines like , Air Asia Indonesia, and Silk Air will have their inaugural flights.

I will not talk about the controversies, but one thing for sure: there will be a new airport to support the ‘current’ airport that is too small to handle millions of passengers per year.


New Yogyakarta International Airport is located in Kulon Progo Regency. Yes, it’s still in Yogyakarta Special Region. See map below. “So, is near the city center?”, “Is it far from International airport?”, you may be asking.

I personally haven’t visited this ‘new’ airport. As a citizen who lives not far from city center, — I define area as the city center here — New Yogyakarta International Airport is quite far.

In a very normal traffic, I can reach Malioboro area for about 25-30 minutes by car. Referring to Google Maps, the distance between Adisutjipto Airport and Malioboro area (I use Tugu Monument as the point of reference) is around 9-10km.

Leaving for your destination from Adisutjipto should not be difficult also as you can find taxies easily. Or, you can use ride like Indonesia or Grab. If your destination is also available using Trans bus, it might be a solution also. Even, if you need go to directly to Solo city for example, the train station is just outside the arrival area.

Compared to the above route, the distance from the ‘new’ airport is ‘only’ around 48km (I pick the ‘shortest’ route provided by Maps).

How far is the New Yogyakarta International Airport?

If you could not figure out yet how far is the new airport, let’s see some other contexts for comparisons. We will use the distance between Yogyakarta Tugu Monument as the starting point and Google Maps to measure the distance.

So, distance from Yogyakarta Tugu Monument to:

How to get there?

I think as the bus operator will server the route to the new airport, and the train from PT KAI as well. But, I think it will take a little bit time. Renting a car might be little expensive. Taking Go-Car from Go-Jek or Grab is a reasonable option. Conventional metered-taxi, probably. It will cost more, I suppose. I checked the fare for Go-Car and Grab, it is around IDR 180,000-200,000.

WordPress’ Gutenberg New Editor. Yes or No?

I have been using on this once it was available last year. I have been witnessing how changed its time to time. From its very simple editor, more complex, to the latest one.

WordPress’ Matt already posted a very long Q&A on Gutenberg. I think the article already covered the big ideas behind Gutenberg. At the moment, Gutenberg works really well with the I currently using, Atomic Block. It just works.

But again, it’s all about text editor. For regular WordPress user like me, Gutenberg works really well. I mean, I could have what I expect from a text editor. Reading from the plugin page, it seems that there are many unhappy users.

Back to the question. Is Gutenberg a Yes or a No? For me, it’s a Yes.

OpenVPN Setup on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I could not remember exactly when I setup OpenVPN for the first time. As far as I remember, it was not an easy task. But, I need to have it installed, and I found it easier. Probably, because it’s easier to setup on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I need to have it setup because I have some sites blocked by my provider. Using ’s ( or even ClouFlare’s did not help either. Changing the DNS made my internet connection do not work.

So, I need to set up somewhere. I was thinking of having it setup on my own cloud server at Linode. Lucky that there is a straight-forward tutorial on how to setup OpenVPN on 18.04 LTS. I will write it down also here for my personal documentation.


First, update the system by running apt-get update and then apt-get upgrade. For me this is optional.

Kode Error Pada AC Gree

Sewaktu melakukan pemasangan unit AC dari di rumah baru-baru ini, saya mendapatkan informasi dari pihak teknisi resmi Gree kalau misal ada masalah, nanti kode kesalahan/masalah ( code) akan muncul dalam indikator suhu yang menyala di AC.

Saya baru tahu soal ini. Jadi, kalau misalnya ada masalah, disarankan untuk nantinya menghubungi layanan pelanggan. Tentu saja, saya juga tidak ingin ada masalah dengan AC di rumah. Dan, jika terjadi masalah maka AC secara otomatis tidak dapat digunakan. Hal ini untuk mencegah terjadinya kemungkinan masalah lainnya.

Amazon Web Service to Open New Region in Indonesia

Among many provided by (AWS), I use its more than any other services provided. Lucky that it has Singapore edge location for the .

In the latest press release, AWS will open a new region in . It’s a good news. The only thing AWS users need to do is just waiting for the service to be available, and it is expected to be available in late 2021 or early 2022

Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced it will open an infrastructure region in Indonesia by the end of 2021 / early 2022. The new AWS Asia Pacific () Region will consist of three Availability Zones at launch, and will be AWS’s ninth region in Asia Pacific, joining existing regions in Beijing, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and an upcoming region in  SAR. Currently, AWS provides 61 Availability Zones across 20 infrastructure regions worldwide, with another 12 Availability Zones across four AWS Regions in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, and South Africa expected to come online by the first half of 2020.

Amazon Press , April 3, 2019: AWS to Open New Region in Indonesia

Third year: LastPass

I started using for my manager in March 2017. So, this year, it’s my third year now. Before LastPass, I used . I didn’t remember the exact reasons why I switched to LassPass, but I think it was about the integration with applications in devices.

I am satisfied with LassPass . For some , Google’s Password Manager will work. But, when it comes to more complex password and management, I think LassPass fits me more.

Is LassPass free? Unfortunately, not. I started my subscription for US $12/year (for Premium package). A year later, LassPass increased its pricing to US $24/year. And, this year, they increased the subscription pricing again to US $36/year.

Hat tip: LassPass was acquired by LogMeIn back in 2015.

LassPass offers competitive pricing compared to its competitor like DashLane (US $40/year), 1Password (US $36/year), and Keeper (US $30/year). Since LassPass works for me (until today), I think I will keep my subscription.