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West Java launches website, apps for Bandung tourists

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, November 19, 2018  /  05:31 pm
West Java launches website, apps for Bandung tourists

Museum Geologi, Bandung, September 2018 (JP/Liza Yosephine)

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil on Saturday launched a website and two smartphone applications for tourists visiting Bandung.

The website, wonderfulwestjava.com, and the apps, Gurilaps and Smartfishing, are aimed at helping visitors get most out of their time in and around the city.

Ridwan said the technological products were part of his First-100-Days program.

According tempo.co, wonderfulwestjava.com was developed by the West Java Tourism and Culture Agency.

Meanwhile, Gurilaps, which stands for Gunung, Udara, Rimba and Pantai (Mountain, Air, Forest and Beach), was created by city-owned enterprise (BUMD) Jaswita Jabar. Available on iOS and Android phones, the app serves as an online travel marketplace, allowing tourists to access various nature tours.

To ensure the tourists’ safety and comfort, all the packages are curated by Koperasi Wanadri and come with Jasa Raharja Putera travel insurance.  

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Meanwhile, Smartfishing was developed by the West Java Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Agency.

“We [have developed] the app for Android phones to allow fishermen to fish with the help of satellite technology,” said Ridwan. Although, the app was designed for fishermen, fishing enthusiasts are also welcome to use the Smartfishing app.

 “We hope that, as the fishermen get more familiar with technology, they can go fishing without guessing the position of the fish,” he said.

Ridwan expressed his hope that the website and apps would help tourists while traveling around West Java. (jes/kes)