The long tail of Pesta Blogger 2008

This something that the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism should be particularly pleased with. It’s more than two months since Pesta Blogger 2008 and its decision to sponsor the Pesta Blogger 2008 Roadshow – where five foreign bloggers were invited to visit and interact with bloggers at Bali, Jogjakarta and Jakarta – is still paying dividends.

Chef Mark, one of the invited bloggers,  has just released the second of his Indonesian Adventure video series. This time he shows and tells his viewers about Prambanan, Borobodur and Yogjakarta.

This video will now float about in the Net almost forever and will become one of the reference videos for people thinking of visiting Yogjakarta or its neighboring attractions. Its also credible because it comes from a third party.Now, if other tourism authorities are smart enough to latch on to this idea…

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  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    As a scientist working in the field of vector control for the past three decades in India and abroad, I would like to share my views towards fogging against Aedes population.
    1. Please, kindly refer to my publication on “dengue transmission” published in Environmental Health Perspectives published in February, 2009. i.e 117,(2)A56. I have highlighted the behaviour of Aedes at Jeddah, city of Saudi Arabia.
    2. I fully agree that fogging is not 100% effective against on Aedes population due to its resting behaviour.
    3. Most of the Aedes are resting at inaccessible areas where fogging could not be carried out. Most of the community may not permit the fogging operators to fog such places.
    4. The only choice of reduction in Aedes population is through Aedes breeding source reduction effectively with volunteers and other organized sectors in dengue/chikungunya endemic areas.
    5. My suggestion is that any individual above 10 years old must be trained in Aedes vector control with special emphasis on source reduction measures in the entire globe. Otherwise, the problem would be increased on many folds within near future.
    Suggestionsare welcome,
    with kind regards,
    Dr. T. Mariappan,
    Scientist, VCRC (ICMR),
    Former Advisor, Dengue crisis management and mosquito control programme of Jeddah Municipality, Kingdon of Saudi Arabia,
    E mail:


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