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Wonder-ful Komodo

Sunday, November 13th, 2011, by . 10 Comments
New 7 Wonders Nature Logo

Komodo Island and its dragons have been voted a New 7 Wonder.

Bikes, Beras, Borobudur

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, by . 3 Comments
Borobudur Buddha No Hands

The continuing adventures of competitors on “The Amazing Race” in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

All Aboard! Booking Indonesian Train Tickets

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, by . 10 Comments

The joys of traveling by train, and a new way to book Indonesian train tickets online.

Indiana Jones and the “Temple of Jakarta”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011, by . 11 Comments
The Amazing Race 19 logo

A fan/local perspective on the recent visit of American reality TV/game show “The Amazing Race” to Indonesia.

New Indonesian Tourism Minister

Friday, October 21st, 2011, by . 11 Comments
Maria Elka Pangestu

Indonesia Matters welcomes Indonesia’s new Tourism Minister: Dr Mari Elka Pangestu.

Surabaya Airport Wipes The Floor

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, by . 5 Comments
Clean Toilet

Surabaya’s Juanda Airport shows it’s no flash in the pan, retaining its crown for Best Airport Toilets.

Top Hotels of Bali & Lombok

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011, by . 7 Comments
Two thumbs up

The “top choice” or best hotels of Bali and Lombok, as judged by Lonely Planet.

Indonesian Memories

Saturday, October 1st, 2011, by . 35 Comments

Expat D.C. Guy returns to the States, and western women, and bemoans the loss of the sultry pleasures of Jakarta and its womenfolk.

Best Indonesian Banks

Monday, September 5th, 2011, by . 48 Comments

Which Indonesian banks are most suitable for an expat’s needs? Find the answers here.

Educating Pancasila

Monday, May 16th, 2011, by . 6 Comments

What pushes a man to identify himself as an Indonesian at one point then suddenly stops identifying himself as an Indonesian and begins to see himself foremost as a Muslim?

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