March 6, 2016 ALP TSE
Palangkaraya Report - Day 1
Images by James Kevin Ty , Allan Renan Acosta and
Last March 6th,
the ALP Total Solar Eclipse Palangkaraya Team composing
of ALP President James Kevin Ty, VP Jett Aguilar,
Secretary Chrisopher Louie Lu, members Allan Renan Acosta,
Alberto Lao and Felipe Uygongco meet up at the
NAIA airport at around 6:30am to do a group check in for
their luggage and equipment for their trip to
Palangkaraya, Kalamintan, Indonesia to observe and
document the total solar eclipse at Palangkaraya which
has a totality duration of 2m 30s .
Unfortunately, one of ALP TSE
Palangkaraya team , VP Jett Aguilar, got into problem
with his passport as it was less than 180days left
before expiring. The group got no choice but to leave
him behind at the last minute for him to make a super
rush passport extension on Monday for him to rejoin the
group on Tuesday morning. :( The group look at
this situation as a small inconvenience to the team
capacity as they all are expecting him to rejoin the
team in a day or two.
ALP TSE2016 Palangkaraya
Team meet up at the airport.
In Indonesia, one becomes
instant "millionaire" as US$100= 1,200,000
ALPers having lunch at
Jakarta Domestic Airport while waiting for their
connecting flight to Palangkaraya :)
Touchdown Palangkaraya !!!
ALPers Renan Acosta,
Alberto Lao and James Kevin Ty
ALP Palangkaraya Team
Members waits for their hotel room at the lobby
of Hotel Luwansa Palangkaraya.
The rest of the team left Manila
to Jakarta at 9:20am as scheduled via PAL and arrived at
Jakarta at around 12:35pm IST (Indonesia Standard Time
+7 GMT) . They then waited for their connecting
flight to Palangkaraya via Garuda at around 3:00pm IST.
They departed as scheduled and arrived at Palangkaraya
at around 4:30pm IST. They then took an airport Taxi to
Luwansa Hotel where they checked in for the next 4
They then had dinner at the
hotel's restaurant before getting a good rest for
tomorrow morning dry run.