Results for: Aceh

Why were so many of the Mosques in Aceh Indonesia left standing when all of the buildings that surrounded them were obliterated by the 2004 tsunami?

This was a question I heard asked by many foreign NGO volunteers following the disaster. I have my own hypothesis, but welcome other ideas as this might prompt safer building (MORE)

Are there 2 airports in Bandah Aceh?

No, there's only one airport in Banda Aceh, called Sultan Iskandar Mudah (SIM). The airport is a 30 minute ride from town. By taxi the ride costs 70.000 rupiah.

Why did the tsunami in banda aceh happen?

A earthquake beneath the sea happened right next to Banda Aceh, this triggered a Tsunami. Banda Aceh was next to it so it got hit the worst. The waves were up to 30 metres hig (MORE)

Why was the Aceh War a failure?

For a nice friend "nice morning".. For a sweet friend "sweet morning" For a loving friend "lovely morning" For a Good friend "good morning"