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 Guest Writer, 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 Guest Writer, 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.

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.

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