FUDCon:Bid for Indonesia 2013

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Organizing Team

Possible Dates

We're looking at the following dates:

  • 2-4 May 2013
  • 29-31 August 2013

Padang City

Padang is the capital of West Sumatra province in Indonesia, and is a gateway to get to different areas in the realm of Minangkabau. Padang city open to the sea ocean Indonesia is famous for its beautiful beaches and islands that adorn the beauty of the city's outskirts.

If you know about Rendang that's our traditional food who famous around the world originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia and become one of the 50 most delicious food in the world by CCNGO

Minangkabau International Airport

Minangkabau International Airport (MIA) is the principal airport serving the province of West Sumatra on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located about 23 km north-west of Padang, in Ketaping, Padang Pariaman regency. The airport became operational in July 2005, replacing the old Tabing Airport in Padang. The airport is named after the Minangkabau ethnic group who inhabit the region. There is one terminal building for both international flights and domestic flights. The airport has 17 check-in counters, 5 baggage conveyors, and 9 ticket sales counters. The architecture of airport terminal adopting bagonjong (spired roof), Minangkabau vernacular architecture commonly found in rumah gadang traditional house.

Local Mass Transit

Angkot Padang is one good option mode for the transportation and most major roads and destinations are covered by multiple Angkot Padang, the journey cost are around 2000 IDR-3000 IDR

Bis Kota, same as the field of Angkot Padang but like a Mini Bus so could carry more passengers and the cost journey are same with Angkot Padang.

Metered Taxi also the most comfortable option with air-conditioned cabs that has flag down rates of 10.000 IDR and an additional 2000 IDR per succeeding 200 meters.

Proposed Venues

(Indonesian: Universitas Andalas abbreviated Unand) is the oldest university in Indonesia outside of Java. It consists of 11 faculties, most of them located at the main campus building, Limau Manis, 12 km from the centre of Padang, West Sumatra. This campus occupies 5 km², at an elevation of about 100 m. The Faculty of Medicine is located in the city centre, near the Central General Hospital M. Djamil.

  • UPI Convention Center

UPI Convention Center is the largest building in the city of Padang, which can accommodate thousands of people in it. This building is located in UPI-YPTK Padang. A college that focuses on the world of information technology since 1985.

Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP) is the conversion of a university IKIP Padang, which was originally named the Perguruan Tinggi Pendidikan Guru (PTPG). Since established on 1 September 1954, the UNP has undergone many changes. In the history of its development, changes changes include not only the name and place of his position, but also the status and development of educational programs, in accordance with the policy to meet the demands of the development of education in the country. One study group linux or Kelompok Studi Linux (KSL) active in UNP is called Electronic UNP Linux Community (ELCO), founded by anna erdiawan. Proud achievement of ELCO, in addition to actively empower open source software in the campus environment, which is developing a new linux distro called distro elco UNP with code name Orange.

Mercure Padang is strategically located in Padang new development area near by government offices, banks and other business activity within an easy walk to Purus beach, 45 minutes driving from Minangkabau International Airport and only a short drive to old Muaro river port and china town. For centuries, Padang is well-known as a trade center. There are some tourist destinations surrounding Padang such as Bukit Tinggi and Mentawai Island. Mercure Padang is a perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. Than as a place to stay, Mercure Hotel has several rooms that allow it to be used as an event venue FUDCon 2013.

Proposed Lodging

Estimated Cost of Flights

Sample rountrip for two ways to and from Minang

  • Arrival in Padang: May 1, 2012 (Wednesday)
  • Departure from Padang: May 5, 2012 (Sunday)


Airport Local Rates USD Rates Airlines
Singapore (SIN) SGD 189 USD Mandala Airlines / TigerAirways
Brisbane (BNE) AUD 1526 USD Malaysia Airlines / Garuda Indonesia
Guangzhou (CAN) CNY 1760 USD Dragonair/Cathay Pasific Airways/Garuda Indonesia
Malaysia (KUL) MYR 84 USD Airasia
Philipines (PHP) PHP 1625 USD Garuda Indonesia
Hongkong (HKG) HKD 1680 USD China Airlines/Garuda Indonesia
Bangalore (BLR) INR 2642 USD SilkAir/Garuda Indonesia
Colombo (CMB) LKR 1825 USD Malaysia Airlines/Garuda Indonesia
Hanoi (HAN) USD 2047 USD Vietnam Airlines/China Airlines/Garuda Indonesia
Tokyo (TYO) JPY 2409 USD Korean Air/Garuda Indonesia
Auckland (AKL) NZD 3330 USD Cathay Pasific Airways/China Airlines/Garuda Indonesia

Pros and Cons

  • Majority of the organizing team are still new-contributors to the Fedora Project.
  • KPLI Padang and Fedora Indonesia Regional Sumbar are our sponsor for Fedora Indonesia events.
  • Our team has a lot of experience running/attending FUDCon KL APAC 2012, FAD Padang 2012, Fedora Indonesia in AMIGOS, Fedora Indonesia in ILC, FOSSDAY UNP, ILC 2010, Linux Migrating for West Sumatra Goverment, etc
  • The Indonesia does not require visas from most visitors, especially those from Southeast Asian countries.