Old Trafford’s Indonesian Young Player

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Hanif Sjahbandi, that’s his name who played at Manchester United Football Club. He’s 13 years old. And also played in U-13 national team. May he be the Indonesia best player in the future. Rise and shine, kid. Here’s some photos of him when he was trained at MU’s famous Old Trafford:

Probably Asia’s Best-Designed Building

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In the last 10 years, Indonesia has a new nick name. It is the latest Asia’s booming city. I can still clearly recall Jakarta’s skyline in 1998, 10 years later, it was completely different. And it does not stop there. Jakarta continues to deliver world-class buildings with newly-found designs. Look at Jakarta Regatta. GNFI has [...]

Indonesia’s #1 World Cube Champion

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We’ve got some good news. On Jan 30-31, 2010, Indonesia held Rubik’s Jakarta Open for 2010. In that event, 3 Indonesians were crowned as among the 15 best world cube champions. They are M. Iril Khaerul Anam ( solved cube in 24 minutes 10 seconds), Aldo Feandri (solved cube at 37 minutes 57 seconds) and [...]

Indonesia on the World Stage

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The Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa’s trip to London for talks on Afghanistan and the increasing activity of Indonesian state-backed construction companies in the Middle East both reflect the new policy of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that Indonesia must go global and take a lead in the Muslim world. The Indonesian delegation in London held bilateral [...]

Indonesian Educator As UNESCO Administrative Group Member

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Indonesian educator, Professor Dr. Arief Rachman, was elected as a member of the Administrative Group on International Education Council of the UN Agency for Education and Cultural Affairs (IBE-UNESCO) for a term of two years. The election took place at the 59th Session of the IBE-UNESCO, held in Geneva, Switzerland, 27-29 January 2010. According to the [...]

Asia’s Best City, Where Is It?

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Ubud which is one of the cultural center in Bali was awarded as The Best City In Asia by the Conde Nast Traveller USA magazine. This award is given based on the assessment of 25,008 readers (selected respondents) from the magazine Conde Nast Traveler USA. Ubud was chosen as the best city in Asia with a [...]

Flying Higher Than Most

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Defying global business trends is not easy. It requires courage, planning and execution. Most of all it requires a belief in free markets and liberalization. That several Indonesian airlines are bucking global trends, posting profits while the global aviation industry is sweating blood, is proof that the country’s decision to open up the aviation industry some [...]