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Yogya Earthquake Update

One Week After the Devastating Earthquake in Yogyakarta and Central Java balidiscovery.com Looks at Impact on Hotels and Tourist/Heritage Sites in Disaster Area.


Bali News: Yogya Earthquake Update
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(6/5/2006)

The deaths toll has now surpassed some 6,200 resulting from the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Yogyakarta and Central Java in the early hours of Saturday, May 27, 2006. Thousand of people also suffered injuries resulting from the quake with many deaths and injuries centered in the population center of Bantul, an area south of the Javanese cultural center of Yogyakarta.

The focus of a concerted international and National relief effort, Indonesian tourism officials are predicting that Yogyakarta's large tourism industry will have returned to normal within 6 months.

Hotel Update

Information provided by the Yogya & Central Java Hotel Association and other sources:

Sheraton Mustika - 241 rooms. Structural cracks, a leaking ballroom roof and plumbing malfunctions have caused the hotel to be closed for engineering assessment and repairs.

Hyatt Regency - 269 rooms. No damage reported and hotel is operating normally.

Melia Purosari - 280 rooms. Various cracks in lobby wall. Engineering assessment completed. 120 rooms scheduled to return to service on June 5, 2006.

Novotel Yogyakarta - 200 rooms. Damaged sustained on 3rd floor with cracks on front & side wall. Engineering assessment underway. Expected to be closed for approximately 3 months.

Ibis Malioboro - 148 rooms. Closed pending completion of engineering assessment.

Quality Yogyakarta - 191 rooms. Damage sustained in kitchen area. Expected to be closed for 2-4 weeks.

Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel - 129 rooms. Undamaged and operating normally.

Santika Hotel - 148 rooms. All rooms operating.

Saphir - 207 rooms. All rooms operating.

Grand Mercure Yogyakarta - 143 rooms. All rooms operating.

Jayakarta Hotel Jogjakarta - 129 rooms. Currently undergoing engineering assessment. Possibly closed for 3-4 months.

Sejahtera Family Hotel & Apartment - Closed for approximately 3 months for repairs.

Inna Garuda - 225 rooms. 87 rooms suffered some cracks. 38 rooms were undergoing renovation at time of incident. Remaining 100 rooms operating normally.

Rumah Sleman - 4 Suites. All rooms operating.

In Solo (Surakarta), the Novotel (142 rooms) and Lor In (112 rooms) are operating normally. The Quality Hotel is operating with 30 rooms under repair for cracks and the remaining 110 rooms fully operational.

Please note that the list of Yogyakarta hotels is not comprehensive and is limited to those who have provided reports via the Hotel Association.

Damage to Heritage Assets

A preliminary list of heritage assets affected by the earthquake compiled by the Center for Heritage Conservation in collaboration with the Indonesian Heritage Trust reports:

Kraton Yogyakarta – The Sultan’s Palace. The Trajumas Hall housing ancient gamelans and other royal treasures has collapsed; the Sri Srimanganti Hall used for receptions and cultural performances sustained a crack foundation and structural columns; The Inner Palace sustained cracked walls; the Pagelaran Hall used for large royal and public events reports most columns are cracked; and the Bangsal Sithinggil hall used by Hamengku Buwono suffered cracked columns and a partially collapsed roof.

The Baluwerti Fortress - the traditional fort surrounding the palace compound suffered cracks at ancient gates and substantial damage/destruction to 5 of the corner bastions.

Tamansari Water Castle Built by Hamengkubuwono I in 1758 as a defensive fort and pleasure castle and listed as a World Endangered Site since 2003, suffered various cracks and a collapsed roof in the main water castle.

The Royal Carriage Museum suffered the collapse of structural walls and roof tile damage.

Panggung Krapyak a stage used in former times for hunting events sustained cracks.

Nobel Houses - the residences used by the Sultan’s family sustained a total collapse of hall of the Dalem Wironegaran (Suryomentaraman); the main house of the Dalem Pugeran Brontokusuman totally collapsed; and the Dalem Yudonegaran (Yudaningratan) is no longer standing squarely.

nJeron Beteng Heritage District housing the quarters of Palace servants and retainers sustained damage of the Rumah Kusumo Budoyo which is now tilting; and a number of traditional Javanese houses in the special district are said to be partially or completely damaged.

Kotagede Heritage District - established as the former capital during the 16th Century Mataram Kingdom, the area is now known for its silver works. The Great Mosque reports cracks in the columns of the roof terrace. Walls surrounding the Mosque’s cemetery have collapse. Many of the traditional houses in the KotaGede area have been destroyed.

Prawirotaman Heritage Street now dedicated to Batik production, this area once served as the residential area for royal soldiers. The Indish Houses which functioned as hotels and café report substantial damage with some building having collapsed.

Ganjuran Church built in 1924, the church lost several structural walls which completely collapsed.

Prambanan Temple - Included in the World Heritage List since 1991 the 9th Century Hindu Complex saw the Brahma Temple, Nandi Temple, Apit Temple and Patok Temple all suffer damage with parts of each temple tumbling down.

Plaosan - a complex of temples in the Buddhist and Hindu style dating from the 9th Century sustained damage with parts of temples collapsing.

Sojiwan Temple built in the 9th Century saw portions of the temple fall down.

Tarumartani Cigar Factory built in 1918 is now structurally unstable.

Jalan Malioboro The main business street in downtown Yogyakata saw many old Chinese shop sustain cracks in their structure.

Batik Center at Bayat, Klatan Many houses destroyed with deaths reported among local craftspeople.

Ceramic Center at Bayat, Klatan Many houses destroyed with deaths reported among local craftspeople.

Silver Working Center at Kotagede Most houses have collapsed in this area.

Ceramic Making Center at Kasongan Most houses have collapsed in this area.

Ceramic Making Center at Pundong Most houses have collapsed in this area.

Tradition Wayang Puppet Making Centerin Wukirsari Most houses have collapsed in this area.

Royal Cemetery at Imogiri the gate built in 1632 by Sultan Agung has totally collapsed; while various gates and walls within the cemetery complex have partially collapsed. • Surakarta Royal Cemetery The entrance gate and surrounding walls have partially collapsed.

Purloyo Nobel House the traditional home of the Yogyakarta Regent used for receptions and offices has totally collapsed.

Surakarta Juru Kunci House - a noble house used by Surakarta’s Regent used for receptions and offices saw the Pendopo and pringgitan totally collapse with many cracks throughout the complex.

Traditional Market of Surakarta dating from 1632-1646 A market building built in 1961 has totally collapsed.

Imogiri Batik Museum the gate has totally collapsed with partial collapse


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