The Most Expensive Coffee

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The most expensive coffee in the world Do you think it is Starbuck? The most expensive coffee in the world does not hail from Jamaica or Hawaii, but instead from Indonesia. Kopi Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world does exist, and those who drink the expensive coffee insist that it is made from eaten coffee beans, [...]

Indonesia Goes Outer Space

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It has been 45 years since KARTIKA as first Indonesian home-made rocket launched. Today, Indonesia successfully launched a home-grown rocket into space. The RX-420 rocket took off from a launch pad in Garut regency, West Java province, around 9 am. In July 2007 Indonesia also launched 12 rockets with range 50 km for military purpose, this RX-420 [...]

The Phinisi In Luxury

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Meet Silolona, a traditional wooden sailboat, a Phinisi, built by hands of the Sulawesi Konjo people in 2004. Since her first days of sailing in the waters of East Indonesia, East Malaysia and Thailand, she has surprised more than a few with her breathtaking décor, spacious decks, delightful Asian fusion cuisine, and the smiles of [...]

The Phinisi

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Last night, I watched a good program in Channel NewsAsia, about great vessels built in Asia. It covered Hyundai Heavy Industries for their tankers, and the Phinisi ship, Indonesia’s very own traditional ship from Makassar. The Phinisi has been sailing the waters of Indonesia since early times. There is no record of the exact origin [...]

EcoFaeBrick’s $25,000 Cow Dung

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By Yudha, a GNFI contributor What do you think about cow dung bringing you a winning of US$ 25,000? The Global Social Venture Competition is an annual global competition held at UC Berkeley, California that brings together some of the most dynamic aspiring social entrepreneurs in the world. It is also the largest and the oldest student-led [...]

Indonesia, Final Fantasy, and Super Mario Galaxy

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By Yudha, a GNFI contributor We might be amazed by the fact that Ludwig van Beethoven was deaf. How can a musician, a composer, lack what we would imagine to be his most important sense? The answer could be dedication, passion, love, strong willing, or we might ask to this person… His name is Eko Ramaditya Adhikara, 28th [...]

Gearing Up To Be The Top 10

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Do you know what the most popular new car in Indonesia is now? Wrong… (hehe). It’s Honda Freed, the new breed of MPV from PT Honda Prospect Motor Indonesia. Yes, Honda Freed production will soon be based in Indonesia, and is expected to soon export to Thailand, Singapore, and Brunei. Indonesia is the 2nd only after [...]