Author Archive for Patung at Indonesia Matters


David, formerly known as Patung, is the webmaster and main author of the site. He can be reached through the About page.

Long Stay Visas for over 55’s

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, by . 23 Comments

Oldster foreigners and tourists can stay in Indonesia for months on end, on a new long stay visa.


Bandung Protests: Ariel & Cloud 9

Friday, January 14th, 2011, by . 73 Comments

The Mass Movement to Hang Adulterers and the People's Alliance against Pornographic Devils not put off by driving rain in Bandung; Cloud 9 bar targeted.


Gregory Luke

Thursday, December 16th, 2010, by . 27 Comments

Lombok expat Gregory Luke jailed for blasphemous tampering with mosque sound systems.


Dangdut Never Dies Awards

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010, by . 22 Comments
Julia Perez at DND on MNCTV

Julia Perez and Dewi Perssik dominate the inaugural Dangdut Never Dies Awards on MNCTV.


On the Rampage

Monday, December 13th, 2010, by . 12 Comments

Rampage by militant groups in in Bandung & Tasikmalaya, while a senior Democrat Party figure calls for their banning.


Indonesia Tourism Awards

Monday, December 13th, 2010, by . 4 Comments
Indonesia Tourism Awards

Tourists polled, their favourite hotels, restaurants, malls, and holiday destinations in Indonesia.


Dewi Persik Topless

Thursday, December 9th, 2010, by . 30 Comments
Dewi Perssik Photo

The ample bosom of singer Dewi Persik causes another national controversy; Dewi threatened with prison time and an FPI home visit.


Komodo: World Wonders of Nature

Monday, December 6th, 2010, by . 34 Comments
Komodo Dragon Mouth

The Komodo dragon to be Indonesia's face to the world in tourism promotion; Komodo Island in the 7 Natural Wonders of the World competition.


WikiLeaks Cablegate & Indonesia

Saturday, December 4th, 2010, by . 48 Comments

Indonesian government preparing for the release of US embassy documents in Jakarta; the WikiLeaks Cablegate affair.


AIDS around the country; Papua

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010, by . 9 Comments
AIDS Commission of Indonesia

Incidence, prevalence rates, and other statistics on AIDS in Indonesia, with Papua province being the worst affected.


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