Yes, Harrods Will Be In Jakarta, Sir!

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When I visited London sometimes in 2008, I managed to enter Harrods store, a super-elite department store on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, and yes, people stared at me.  I bought something  for a price that I prefer to forget. I told myself at it’d be the first and last time I’d spend my money at a store [...]

Pasar Malam Indonesia In The Netherlands

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Special event report by Inoel Arifin, Netherland. Last Monday April 5th, I went to one of the biggest Indonesian event in Europe, The Pasar Malam Indonesia. This 5-day event wass organized by Indonesian government and other Indonesian companies and organizations to promote Indonesia and its cultural diversities to the Dutch/Euroasian people, especially to the youth. There were shows [...]

Indonesian Pitchers

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Dubia – Sumatra Nepenthes are native to the tropical countries of Southeast Asia, esp Indonesia. They occur in a variety of habitats, from the cool misty rainforests high in the mountains to the warm open grasslands at the foot of the mountains. Growers will separate Nepenthes into two distinct groups: lowlands and highlands. The lowland Nepenthes are [...]

United Nations Security Council Seat For Indonesia

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Since the beginning we were told than UN Security Council consists of only 5 countries, US, Russia, China, UK, and France. And all these while, we have had tough times to convince ourselves that it is fair, however nothing much we can do. Things are likely to change now. _______ Indonesia has potential to become the next [...]

Ikke Nurjanah Shakes America [UPDATED with pics]

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She will be the 2nd dangdut diva to perform in the US. Dangdut diva Ikke Nurjanah will be having an unforgettable month of April, as she will fly to the US to promote dangdut to locals there. American event organizer Sireedee Entertainment is inviting Ikke to the US to hold seminars about dangdut at the University of [...]

The First Country In Asia To Hold The Pride

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(Thanks Angka Mustafa for sharing this!) Indonesia has been named host of the 17th International Conference of Young Scientists making it the first Asian country to organize the world class scientific competition event. The election of Indonesia as the host of the event is inseparable from the country’s success in achieving the overall champion title in the [...]

Born In Paradise

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When I was a child, I was scared every time I saw the pictures of Cendrawasih (Indonesian language for Birds of Paradise/ Cicinnurus magnificus). I found it like… a lady with a glamorous dress. And she changed the dress with other fancy dress only with different colors. Cendrawasih, is the symbol of beauty of Indonesian island [...]

Tallest Mountain Between America And The Himalayas

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Carstensz Pyramid is the highest mountain in Australia and Oceania. It is the eight summit in the Seven Summits project (7 summits on 7 tallest mountains on 7 continents). Carstensz Pyramid is situated in west Papua (now named Papua province Indonesia). This Indonesian Province was called Irian Jaya till 2005. It lies in New Guinea, which [...]

Michelle Branch’s Indonesian Branch

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I am sure you know her. She is Michelle Branch. Michelle is one of those rare talents who is at the forefront of a new generation of talented female artists who write and perform their own songs. AsianConnections’ Mike Kai chatted with Michelle about her life and skyrocketing career. Mike: You spent your early years, you [...]

The Creation Of Indonesia’s First Concert Hall

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The establishment of Indonesia’s first concert hall, Aula Simfonia Jakarta, marked the fulfillment of a life-long dream for prominent artistic director and principal conductor of the Jakarta Oratorio Society Dr Stephen Tong and Aula Simfonia Jakarta project director Alwi Sjaal. “When Dr. Tong came to me and said, ‘Alwi, we’re going to build a concert hall’, [...]