The Day Surabaya Sky Was Red

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Heroism has existed in Indonesia even long before the founding of the Republic of Indonesia as a unitary nation. It is proper if monuments of heroism have been set up in all areas known for their historical struggles. But the Battle of Surabaya on November 10, 1945 astonished the world. At the end of World [...]

Catching The Crooks

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By MELITO SALAZAR JR. November 8, 2009, 5:26pm Here in Jakarta, Indonesia, the public is engrossed with the investigation of an alleged plot to frame Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputies Bibit Samad Rianto and Chandra M. Hamzah. Ari Muladi, a key witness who had earlier testified to having handed over U$540,000 to the two officers, withdrew his [...]

[GNFI Weekend Edition] Unearthing World’s Best Underseas

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More than 5 million square meters of water surrounds the island archipelago of Indonesia. Undoubtedly, it is a grand settlement for hundreds if not thousands of underwater species and beautiful, colorful coral reefs. At once, this country offers plenty of spots that many diving enthusiasts can only dream about. Thanks to the unusual political turmoil [...]

Extraordinary Potentials Of Our Children

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RI students bring home other int’l math prizes (again) Indonesian elementary school students have grabbed first position in the Third Wizards at Mathematics International Competition (Wizmic) that recently took place in Lucknow, India. The students managed to secure 10 gold, nine silver and five bronze medals; beating tough competitors from Bulgaria, Thailand and the Philippines. In the individual [...]

One Of The Best Places In The World

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The Raja Ampat Islands : In the Heart of the Coral Triangle The Raja Ampat, or “Four Kings,” archipelago encompasses more than 9.8 million acres of land and sea off the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. Located in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat [...]

Indonesia’s Flying Spy

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Do you know how to win a battle (or even a war) without losing (many) soldiers (lives)? Some of you might answer “Make peace, not war”. Well, that’s not exactly what I mean though. Some of you maybe have different answers. And that is… yeappp, gimme five, it’s the Un-Manned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The US [...]

Obama’s Made-In-Indonesia Wedding Ring

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Ever since Obama’s name appears in the U.S. presidential election, Indonesia’s name is often associated with the first black president the power country. Obama once lived in Jakarta for four years when his mother remarried to Lolo Soetoro, a citizen of Indonesia. The name Indonesia is also often called by Obama in a speech or [...]

Starlight From Heaven

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A true story from IPhO (International Physics Olympiad) 2006 in Singapore… During medals awarding, we sat next to ambassadors from various countries like the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and many more countries. The competition hosted hundreds of students from 86 countries. When honorable participants mention was announced, there was no Indonesian student. Ambassadors from several countries asked [...]

Rio And His Crown

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Rio Haryanto (16 years old) of Questnet Team Qi-Meritus was crowned the Formula BMW Pacific champion after the young Indone­sian finished second in Round 14 at the Oka­­ya­­­­­ma International Circuit in Japan on Sunday, Nov 1st 2009. The 2009 Formula BMW Pacific team championship was also decided with Questnet Team Qi-Meritus taking the honours as well. [...]

Quite Impressive Or Expected Already?

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Bali Named World’s No. 2 Region for Travelers by Lonely Planet. Alsace, France, a place I’d love to go. Bali has been named one of the best regions in the world to visit in a new Lonely Planet travel guide. The famed Island of the Gods came in second behind Alsace in France, and ahead of Fernando [...]