WikiLeaks Cablegate & Indonesia

Dec 4th, 2010, by Patung, 48 comments

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

AIDS around the country; Papua

Dec 2nd, 2010, by Patung, 9 comments

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

Film Hantu Tanah Kusir & Miyabi

Dec 1st, 2010, by Patung, 9 comments

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

Surabaya Johnny

Nov 28th, 2010, by Arie Brand, via By the Way, 33 comments

The origins of the song “Surabaya Johnny”; Kipling, Brecht, Hauptmann and others slug it out for the honours.

Asian Games Results

Nov 28th, 2010, by Patung, 3 comments

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

Jamasan, Larung Ageng, Sedekah Bumi & Manten Kucing

Nov 26th, 2010, by Patung, 7 comments

Local government in Wonogiri cancels funding for traditional Javanese cultural ceremonies.

Who Framed Ariel?

Nov 24th, 2010, by Patung, 15 comments

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

Obama & Bakso Soup

Nov 19th, 2010, by Patung, 24 comments

The love of a boy for the humble bakso soup dominates headlines after Obama visits Indonesia.

Sumiati binti Salan Mustapa

Nov 18th, 2010, by Patung, 69 comments

The torture of domestic worker Sumiati binti Salan Mustapa and the Indonesian government response.

Merapi Refugees & Ganjuran Church, Bantul

Nov 15th, 2010, by Patung, 13 comments

Merapi refugees at a church in Bantul forced to leave their shelter due to fears over sneaky Christian proselytising.

Lawful Tax Evasion

Nov 12th, 2010, by Chris, 7 comments

Duty/tax-free shopping for tourists is coming to Indonesia, sort of; comparison with Singapore duty free shopping.

Green Tourism Award Winners

Nov 9th, 2010, by Patung, 3 comments

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

Family-Friendly Flying

Nov 4th, 2010, by Chris, 12 comments

How to get where you family needs to go with minimal stress? Which Indonesian airline is best suited to bringing the wife and kids?

Reading Habits & Poverty

Nov 1st, 2010, by Patung, 60 comments

Why Indonesians are not big book readers; ‘Reading Ambassador’ Tantowi Yahya holds forth on the issue and blames poverty.

Indonesia’s Claim to Papua

Oct 30th, 2010, by Arie Brand, via By the Way, 100 comments

The historical validity of Indonesia’s claim to Papua; did Papuans share in the development of nationalism.

Mentawai Earthquake & Tsunami

Oct 28th, 2010, by Patung, 9 comments

Reporting on possible foreigner deaths from earthquakes and tsunamis, like in Mentawai.

Primitive Mystical Beliefs, & Mbah Maridjan

Oct 27th, 2010, by Patung, 36 comments

Jusuf Kalla chides the residents of the slopes of Mt Merapi for believing in superstition, instead of trusting government.

Gang Dolly CCTV Monitoring

Oct 26th, 2010, by Patung, 5 comments

Plans to install CCTV surveillance cameras in the red light district of Surabaya, Dolly, as the noose tightens around it.

National Heroes: Gus Dur vs Soeharto

Oct 20th, 2010, by Patung, 22 comments

The debate over whether to award former president Soeharto national hero status.

Bengkulu Tourism: Panjang Beach

Oct 18th, 2010, by Patung, 9 comments

Turning Panjang Beach into a tourist mecca to rival Kuta, Bali; the homestays have been prepared.

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