Author Archive for Patung


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

Film Hantu Tanah Kusir & Miyabi

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010, by . 9 Comments

Immigration officials plan to carefully inspect Miyabi’s credentials upon her arrival in Indonesia, while her film ‘Hantu Tanah Kusir’ is released.


Asian Games Results

Sunday, November 28th, 2010, by . 3 Comments
Panda Badminton

Indonesia places 15th overall in the Asian Games in Guangzhou, bitterly, behind Malaysia but triumphantly ahead of Singapore, just.


Jamasan, Larung Ageng, Sedekah Bumi & Manten Kucing

Friday, November 26th, 2010, by . 7 Comments

Local government in Wonogiri withdraws funding for three traditional Javanese cultural ceremonies, while in Tulungagung a fourth practice is under threat.


Who Framed Ariel?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010, by . 15 Comments

The internet has the answers. What’s behind the persecution of Ariel Peterpan; a survey of the conspiracy theories out there.


Obama & Bakso Soup

Friday, November 19th, 2010, by . 24 Comments
Obama Bakso

The love of a boy for the humble bakso soup dominates world headlines after Barack Obama’s visit to Indonesia.


Best Hotel Awards

Friday, November 19th, 2010, by . 21 Comments

The winners of the Indonesia Travel Tourism Awards 2010/2011, as announced at the Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place, Jakarta in late October:


Sumiati binti Salan Mustapa

Thursday, November 18th, 2010, by . 69 Comments

The press release put out by the Department of Foreign Affairs regarding the torture of 23 year old Indonesian domestic worker Sumiati binti Salan Mustapa by her employer’s wife, Khalid Saleh Mohammad Al Hamimi, and children in Saudi Arabia; Sumiati was repeatedly abused, having her lips cut with scissors, among much else, and is currently in hospital; her abuser is said to be undergoing “processing” by the Saudi police: deplu


The Seksiness of Gayus Tambunan

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010, by . 11 Comments

Former tax official Gayus Halomoan Tambunan, accused of corruption and embezzlement and currently being held in remand awaiting trial is said to have bribed Police Mobile Brigade officers to allow him to visit the paradise island of Bali for a weekend, to attend a tennis championship.


Merapi Refugees & Ganjuran Church, Bantul

Monday, November 15th, 2010, by . 13 Comments

On 8th November about 15 white clad men descended on the Ganjuran Sacred Heart Church in Sumbermulyo village, Bambanglipuro, Bantul, Yogyakarta, and demanded that dozens of Merapi volcano refugees that were being given shelter in the church, – those of them who were Muslim, – leave forthwith.


Green Tourism Award Winners

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010, by . 3 Comments
Taman Nasional Tanjung Puting

Tanjung Puting national park in Borneo among the winners in the inaugural Citra Pesona Wisata (Cipta Award) tourism awards.


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