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

According to the news, the new Yogyakarta International Airport will be operating in late April 2019. For the first phase, some airlines like Garuda Indonesia, 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.

Location

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 Adisutjipto 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 Malioboro 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 sharing transportation like Go-Jek Indonesia or Grab. If your destination is also available using Trans Jogja 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 Google 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 Damri 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.

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Ulasan Ponsel Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

Microsoft, sebagai perusahaan yang mengakuisisi Nokia, mengeluarkan produk ponsel pertama yang menghilangkan identitas “Nokia”, yaitu Microsoft Lumia 535. Jadi, tidak perlu bingung mengapa dulu ada istilah ‘Nokia Lumia’, namun nama Lumia sendiri sekarang tidak disandingkan dengan ‘Nokia’.

Microsoft Lumia 535

Pertengahan Desember 2014 ini, saya memutuskan untuk membeli Lumia 535. Produk Lumia 535 ini saya beli melalui pre-order di Blibli dan saat itu saya mendapatkan penawaran harga sekitar Rp 1.250.000,00 (pembayaran menggunakan kartu kredit). Saya memang cukup lama tidak menggunakan produk Nokia Lumia/Microsoft (sekarang Microsoft Lumia). Sehari-hari, saya sendiri menggunakan produk Apple (iPhone 5, iPad 3, dan MacBook Pro 15″ Retina Display), dan juga OPPO (OPPO R819). Jadi, secara sistem operasi di ponsel, saya sehari-hari menggunakan iOS dan Android.

Spesifikasi dan Disain

Untuk spesifikasi, saya tidak akan terlalu membahasnya disini. Ulasan lengkap tentang spesifikasi teknis Lumia 535 bisa dilihat langsung di situs Microsoft. Beberapa informasi singkat tentang spesifikasi dasar yang mungkin perlu dilihat adalah:

  • Mendukung dual SIM
  • Ukuran layar 5 inchi
  • Sistem operasi:¬†Windows Phone 8.1 (Lumia Denim)
  • Kamera utama dan kamera depan dengan resolusi 5 MP
  • Dimensi: panjang: 140,2 mm, lebar: 72,4 mm, tebal: 8,8 mm, dan berat: 146 gram
  • Resolusi layar: qHD (960 x 540)
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Memory internal: 8 GB. Dapat ditambah dengan MicroSD sampai dengan 128 GB.

Pilihan warna cukup beragam sesuai dengan selera yaitu hitam, putih, oranye, hijau, dan biru. Saya sendiri memilih warna oranye. Untuk finishing material casing adalah dengan finishing glossy. Secara disain, saya menyukainya. Walaupun dari sisi ukuran bukanlah yang paling kecil, dan paling tipis, namun secara keseluruhan dari sisi disain tidak mengecewakan. Paling tidak, masih cukup nyaman untuk dipegang dengan satu tangan. Untuk yang berjari agak pendek, mungkin akan terasa agak kurang nyaman dengan dimensi yang ditawarkan.

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