This Is Why Indonesia Is Destined For Greatness In 2010

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The idea of Indonesia putting a second “I” in the BRIC acronym isn’t exactly new. But the performance of its exchange traded fund (ETF) in the last year should lend serious credence to the idea. The BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India and China – earned the label by being the world’s fastest-growing economies. Perhaps there’s room [...]

Who Colonized Indonesia 1,000,000 Years Ago?

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Ancestors of a hobbit-like species of humans may have colonized the Indonesian island of Flores as far back as a million years ago, much earlier than thought. These early ancestors, or hominins, were previously thought to have arrived on the island about 800,000 years ago but artifacts found in a new archaeological site suggest they [...]

[GNFI Special] Alanda Kariza: I Am Proud Of Indonesia. Every inch Of It.

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GNFI has the honor to present Alanda Kariza, a young writer who attracts many attentions. Alanda Kariza was born in Jakarta, February 23, 1991. She started writing in 2001 when she was a student in primary school. She became the school bulletin’s staff and won an essay writing competition at that time. In middle school, [...]

The World’s Smallest Sea Horse Found In Indonesia

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Hippocampus satomiae, little bigger than a pea, has been found on reefs in Indonesia. Little bigger than a pea, the smallest known sea horse, Hippocampus satomiae, was discovered at a depth of about 15 meters on reefs in Indonesia, from Derawan island to northern Sulawesi and Borneo. Like other pygmy sea horses, its size and camouflage [...]

Boneo: The Next National Car?

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Another prototype of the national car appeared, this time made by PT Daya Utama Boneo. Below are the data and photos that I got from Asianusa Facebook Group. Boneo seemed to make 3 car. Mini MPV and mini pickups, while the green cars are projected for the possibility of public transport. It uses 600 cc [...]

Pearl Of The Sea In The Far North

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Natuna – Pearl of the Sea in the Far North This regency comprises a number of large and small islands, the largest of which is Natuna (also known as Bunguran), where the main town, Ranai, is located. You can get to Ranai by plane from Batam or Bintan, or by boat from Bintan to Natuna. If you [...]

The Czechs Love ‘Laskar Pelangi’

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I am, admittedly, a HUGE fan of ‘Laskar Pelangi’ tetralogy books written by Andrea Hirata and the movie versions produced by MILES FILMS. When ‘Sang Pemimpi’ opened in movie theaters, I was so excited that I flew to Indonesia from KL to catch it on the very first day! I bawled like a baby when in [...]

What Indonesia Can Teach Burma

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By Hamish McDonald What Indonesia can teach Burma March 13, 2010 An intriguing sidebar to the story of the Indonesian president’s visit to Australia this week has been the additional insight into Jakarta’s role in trying to solve South-East Asia’s biggest problem: the brutal grip of Burma’s military regime. Burma is the most glaring bit of evidence [...]

Indonesia Still Beats China in Agriculture

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The Minister for Agriculture Suswono stated that Indonesia’s agriculture trade sector is 2 billion US dollars ahead compared to China’s. “We need not worry about the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), because if compared (to China) we have a surplus,” stated the minister after closing the Agrinex 2010, Jakarta, Sunday. He stated that in certain sectors [...]

Indonesia To Supply Footballs For 2010 World Cup

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Indonesia soccer ball producer, PT Sinjaraga Santika Sport (Triple S), will supply some 200,000 footballs for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, China’s Xinhua news agency cited a local media as reporting here on Friday. “The intensive process to produce the soccer balls for the upcoming World Cup is underway at the moment. We are [...]