Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year (Jakarta):

Five main roads in Jakarta will be closed ahead of New Year 2011. The main center of the turn of the year celebration in Jakarta is in a tourist area in Ancol, North Jakarta.

Thus, to anticipate membludaknya visitors Ancol, North Jakarta District Police will conduct the closing and transfer of the current road to Ancol began at about 21:30 pm, Friday 31 December 2010.

According to the Head of Traffic Police of North Jakarta, Santika Adhie Commissioners, plan to close or transfer of traffic is done according to the situation on the ground.

There are three directions to enter Ancol, from the east through RE Regis Road, New Road, Ancol, Ancol Timur, and Toll. While the track midway through Sueb Benjamin Road, Toll Kemayoran, Ancol and Railway Station. From the west via the Lodan, Jalan Gunung Sahari, Jalan Kampung Bandan, and Toll Ancol Barat.

When the door compact Ancol Barat, the closure will be from the bridge Lodan. Vehicles from the Road Lodan will be transferred to Village Bank and the Toll Road West towards the door Ancol Marina.

Meanwhile, if the entrance of the East Ancol compact, then the vehicle from the Toll Road and Benjamin Sueb Kemayoran Beach Carnival diverted through the door.

Ancol New Road area was closed when the vehicle from the Tanjung Priok is very solid. Then the vehicles will be diverted towards Ancol Ancol Jalan Baru South Sertivia to red light, and Benjamin Road Sueb, and fly towards the gate east of White Sand.

When closing the bridge is rocking, the vehicle moved toward the Ancol Jalan Budi Mulya, a red light Mangga Dua Jalan Gunung Sahari, toward a red light and the door east of Diamond Star Ancol. If the door compact Ancol Barat, the traffic light Diamond Star will be closed.

The closing of the traffic light at Diamond Star, the police will remove the vehicles from the road leading to the Ancol Jalan Gunung Sahari to Lodan, Sunda Kelapa Harbour Marina Beach and doors. While the road was transferred to Jalan Gunung Sahari RE Martadinata rocking bridge east to the east and through the door.

New Year Night Around the World

ADELAIDE, Australia |

Colorful fireworks lit up the midnight sky over Sydney Harbour New Year arriving on a dazzling show seen by 1.5 million viewers who camped overnight.

 "Stunning, beautiful," said Cinthya Romo, a 32 year old Chilean living in Sydney and watched the show 12 minutes from the Opera House, where hundreds of people paid $ 500 each for the hearing and a party with beach theme.

 "This has to be the best place to be in the world tonight," said Marc Wilson, 41.

 A few hours earlier, New Zealand and many South Pacific islands were the first nations to welcome 2011.

 New Zealanders sang and danced while waiting for midnight with fireworks and concerts. In Auckland, explosions, red, gold and white decorated the sky above the Sky Tower, while tens of thousands of people shouted and danced in the streets around.

 In the southern city of Christchurch, thousands of celebrants ignored a weak earthquake of magnitude 3.3 was felt shortly before 10 pm and held at the Plaza de la Catedral.

 As the clock hands were approaching midnight, cities across Asia are preparing to celebrate with a series of events, from traditional prayers in Japan to a huge fireworks display as a dragon in Taiwan.

 In New York, is expected to nearly a million people gather in the streets of Times Square to watch the traditional ball drop marks the beginning of the year. The severe winter storm that paralyzed the city seemed to be over, after the city workers swept large amounts of snow and warmer temperatures help melt what was left.

 In South Korea, 100,000 people attended the ceremony of ringing the bell at midnight in downtown Seoul.

 In Japan, it was expected that thousands of people attended the Buddhist temple Zojoji, 600 years old, in downtown Tokyo, to release balloons with notes in which they write their wishes for 2011.

 For their part, the Vietnamese, who in the past paid little attention to the calendar change and instead celebrated the Lunar New Year starting on February 3 will have its first official celebration. In recent years, Western influence has had an impact on young Vietnamese, who remember the war and poverty and are eager to find reasons to celebrate.

 In Beijing, it was expected that about 500 people gathered at the Bell Museum of Antigua for a chance to ring the bell of the new year, about 46 tons.

 In Myanmar, the junta banned fireworks and said it will take stern measures against those who use or sell.

 In Europe, many want to simply forget about the economic problems in a year in which Greece and Ireland needed bailouts and others, like Spain and Portugal, face the fears that follow the same path.

 The Spanish traditionally gather in the main squares of the people to eat twelve grapes, one for each chime that tells the new year.

 In London, thousands will see a performance of music and fireworks at the London Eye tower, 135 meters, while in Paris many filled the Champs Elysees and the area near the Eiffel Tower.