An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Budget hotels may buck property trend

Benget Besalicto Tnb. , THE JAKARTA POST, JAKARTA | Thu, 02/12/2009 11:24 AM  

Slowing up: Three towers are under construction in Central Jakarta. Weaker demand and high interest rates are slowing down growth in the property sector this year, delaying start-up dates for planned building sites. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

Contrary to the slowing growth of the property industry as a whole, the budget hotels market is predicted to increase by 30 percent this year. 

That is because travellers will turn from the up market hotels to the mid market ones to cut costs during the economic crisis, said Djodi Trisusanto, a property analyst, who specializes in the hotel sector, with Jones Lang Lasalle Hotels. 

He said Wednesday that there have been a number of hotel groups starting to catch up with the rising demand for budget hotels.

“The Holiday Inn, for example, has set up Holiday Inn Express. Even the budget aircraft operator Air Asia has turned to the rising market by establishing the Tune Hotel in Malaysia. A number of Indonesian hotel groups have also set up  budget hotels.

“Among them, is Formula One. The other one is the Santika Hotel Group, which will set up Amaris hotels in several towns of Indonesia,” said Djodi, who is also the vice president of Jones Lang Lasalle.

He said that Air Asia and the Santika Hotel group will also join together to build budget hotels in Bali. 

“Both of them have bought landsites for hotel construction in Bali,” he noted.

According to him, the economic crisis has forced companies to cut their costs, including their traveling costs, causing them to turn to two or three star hotels instead of five star hotels as they did previously.

“During the last few months the five star hotels have seen their occupancy rate dropping by around 15 percent. 

“As the global economic crisis starts to bite into the Indonesian economy, I expect (these rates) to decrease significantly this year,’ he said on the sideline of a media briefing on the 2009 property outlook.

Despite the economic crisis, the companies will still need to travel for their businesses. But they will do so using two or three star hotels instead of five star hotels. 

“It happens not only in Indonesia. It’s been growing in China, countries of Europe, and America,” he noted.

“Frequency of business traveling will not be affected significantly as firms still need it for their businesses. But they will use budget hotels instead of luxury ones. Some flight companies have even increased the frequencies of flight schedules. Cathay Pacific, for example, has increased its flight frequency to Bali,” he added.

Meanwhile, Anton Sitorus, another analyst at the consultant company, predicted that overall, the growth in the property market would slow this year, with signs of a slow down already  detected in the  final quarter of last year.

The economy is predicted this year to grow by 4.7 percent, slower than  the 6.2 percent estimated for 2008.

“Due to the global economic crisis, the property market is facing slower business activities, and weaker demand, in addition to the still high interest rates. As a result, developers have had to cancel a number of property projects this year,” he said.

But he noted that the cancelled ones were those being planned, not the ones already under construction.

“For example, the ones planned to start in February this year will be rescheduled to later this year or even next year.

“But as far as we know there are no projects under construction which will be cancelled or rescheduled,” Anton said.

He said that with the economy slowing down and interest rates increasing, most people will tend to put their money into banks, instead of buying property.

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