Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Itís About Time
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Itís About Time

Indonesia Weighing Introduction of a Nationwide Single Time Zone


(3/16/2012)

The national government has ordered all branches to simulate a change from three time zones to a single nationwide time zone. Promoted as an efficiency move, the government is targeting August 17, 2012, as the date for the introduction of the single time zone concept.

Click Images to Enlarge

The presidentially chaired Indonesian Economic Committee (KP3EI) is driving the change. Quoted in The Jakarta Globe, a spokesman for KP3EI, Ebid Muslim said, “The decision to change the time zones will only need a presidential decision and does not need approval from the House of Representatives.”

The proposal being prepared for implementation would see all parts of Indonesia, now divided over three time zones, unite into to a single time zone of Universal Time Coordinated +8 (UTC+8/GMT+8). This would see western Indonesia jump forward one hour from UTC+7 and eastern Indonesia (UTC+9) set their clocks back by one hour. Bali would experience no change if the new time-zone plan were implemented.

Indonesia, equal in breadth to the Continental U.S.A which has 4 time zones, stretches east to west over a distance roughly equal to one-quarter of the world’s circumference.

During WWII the Japanese occupying forces established a single time zone of UTC+9 to put Indonesia on the same time zone with Japan. Dutch colonial rulers, however, divided Indonesia into six separate time zones in gradations of 30 minutes.

The national government insists that a single time zone would bring significant economic benefit to the country by promoting productivity and efficiency.

Shown on Balidiscovery.com is a simulation for Saturday, March 17, 2012, showing the changes in sunrise and sunset times on that date in three different Indonesia locations under the current three time zone system and under a single time zone.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Feverish Concern
Dengue Fever Cases on the Increase in Bali
(5/3/2015)
Rabies Widens its Grip
Rabies Case Confirmed in Bangli Bovine Population
(5/3/2015)
Tear This Wall Down!
Badung Lawmakers Inspect Beach Wall Erected by InterContinental Resort Canggu Bali
(5/3/2015)
Lovina Business at a Low Ebb
Lovina Water Park in North Bali Gets 14-Day Deadline to Secure Licenses and Permits
(5/3/2015)
Shrinking Time and Distance in Bali
Bali Prepares to Add 145 Kilometers of New North Ė South Toll Roads
(5/3/2015)
The Governorís Good Health
Bali Governor Made Pastika in Singapore on Medical Visit
(5/3/2015)
Dead Manís Float
American Man Dies while Snorkeling at Nusa Penida, Bali
(5/3/2015)
Cloudy Beer
Situation on the Sale of Beer in Bali Remains Undefined and Unclear
(5/3/2015)
Questioning the Value of Australian Education
Editorial: Following Execution of 'Bali 9' Members, Lecturer from Swinburne University Ask Indonesians Not to Attend His Classes
(5/3/2015)
Is Tourism Killing People?
Bali Warned that Water and Time Running Out for Bali Tourism
(5/3/2015)
Getting it Back to Nature
Homes of 50 Families Demolished in Conservation Area at Danau Tamblingan, North Bali
(5/3/2015)
Island Fever
Bali Ranks High in TripAdvisor List of Worldís Best Islands
(5/3/2015)
All [News]!