Stories About ‘Sumatra’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Sumatra’.

The Dutch-Indonesian conflict 1945-49 – attention for the other side

Thursday, July 19th, 2012, by . 12 Comments

The Dutch Royal Institute for Linguistics and Anthropology (KITLV) in Leiden has proposed a new inquiry into what actually happened in the conflict between the Netherlands and the Republic in the years 1945-1949. But it will differ from earlier inquiries, that focused on Dutch excesses, in that this time around there will also be attention for the actions of the TNI and the para military groups.


Gusti Dertik in Batakland

Thursday, May 19th, 2011, by . 18 Comments

Gusti Dertik (Dr.Herman Neubronner van der Tuuk) was, so we are told, the greatest nineteenth century Western student of Indonesian languages, possibly rivaled only by Brandes, a quite different type of scholar (and different type of human being). He laid the foundation for the comparative study of Indonesian languages by the formulation of two phonetic laws “without which”, according to the later testimony of the scholar of Malay Van Ronkel , “no scientific treatment of an Indonesian language is possible.”


Sumatra For The Intrepid

Thursday, May 12th, 2011, by . 11 Comments
Orangutan

Intrepid Travel launches a new tour in Indonesia, covering the highlights of (northern) Sumatra.


Bengkulu Tourism: Panjang Beach

Monday, October 18th, 2010, by . 9 Comments

Bengkulu governor has high hopes of turning Panjang Beach into a tourist mecca to rival Kuta, Bali; the homestays have been prepared.


Endangered Orangutans

Monday, November 9th, 2009, by . 3 Comments

OrangutanThe orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra, destruction of their habitat, and efforts to help them.


The Archipelago & Islands for Sale

Thursday, August 27th, 2009, by . 10 Comments

IslandsThe number of islands Indonesia has and whether some of them are for sale.


Tickets to Ride – Train Travel in Indonesia

Friday, March 13th, 2009, by . 25 Comments

Chris recommends inter-city trains for tourists, and maybe locals too.


Islam Revert

Saturday, December 20th, 2008, by . 549 Comments

A teenage Australian girl from sunny Queensland finds Islam in Lampung and becomes a revert.


Digital Divide

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008, by . 33 Comments

Indonesia still lags well behind its neighbours in proportion of people with internet access.


Forbidden Love in Cheap Hotels

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008, by . 32 Comments

Mesum Police in some areas are keeping up the pressure on courting and adulterous couples, by raiding night spots and cheap hotels.


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