Underwater Temple, the Original Words

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Dear Good Readers, GNFI got the honor to present what we had received earlier from the one who initiate the ‘underwater temple’ project in Pemuteran Water in Bali. We have posted about this earlier thinking that it might be a phenomeal “underwater temple” discovery. You might be the first to read. You will also see how they [...]

Meet Us, Your Brothers And Sisters!

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Please see the flag below, and notice the green color, crescent and stars spangled at it. I know you must be thinking that it’s the flag of a Muslim country somewhere there in Middle East. I am sorry, you are wrong. Lemme give you another clue. Find the picture below. Yes, they are muslims, with Southeast Asian faces. [...]

Why Investors Are Flooding Back Into Indonesia

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There’s been a lot of talk about how emerging markets are now safer than the developed world. And for the most part, this is just talk. You can point as much as you like to stronger growth prospects and better balance sheets. It doesn’t make much difference yet. When a crisis comes, foreign investors still flee [...]

New Celebrities of the Sea

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by Ahmad Saiful Muhajir We already posted some new rare species found in Indonesia, but it seems that more and more beautiful and fabulous rare species are found gaian, by the joint expedition between Indonesia and NOAA called Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region (INDEX 2010). This expedition started from June to August 2010 with [...]

Indonesia’s Language Of Unity

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By Karim Raslan Indonesia’s rapidly expanding economy will boost commercial importance of the Malay language, and Malaysian parents will start taking it more seriously. INDONESIA’S rising strength will change the way many Malaysians view Bahasa Malaysia. At the moment, middle-class Malaysians tend to view Malay as a language with limited commercial value compared with English or Chinese. However, [...]

The New Cities

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By Akhyari Hananto Greater Jakarta is home to upscale self-sufficient cities, you may name BSD City, Bintaro Jaya, Pondok Indah, Citra Garden, Kota Wisata, Kota Bunga, Kota Cibubur, Kota Jababeka, Modernland, Citraland, Pantai Mutiara, Pluit, Kelapa Gading, Lippo Karawaci, Alam Sutera, Sentul City, and many more. Once I discussed with one Indonesian hi-rank developer official, and he said [...]

Beating BRICs

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Indonesia and Turkey are beating the world’s biggest emerging markets by almost any financial measure, even while they may be too small to join the BRICs. Indonesia’s equity index climbed 22 percent this year and Turkey’s rose 13 percent, both hitting all-time highs on July 29. Credit-market rallies sent yields on the nations’ foreign- currency [...]

Indonesia, An Economic Model

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Looks like my proposal to have the BRIC acronym transformed into iBRIC is catching on. Much like we see in Brazil, it appears good political leadership *does* make a difference. Further, as global capital hops and skips from one country to another in the never ending search for ever cheaper labor, Indonesia could be joining [...]

Rare Bird Found In Indonesia

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Members of the Ketapang Bird Watchers Community have found a live sample of the rare species named Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascarriensis) on the Sei Jawi beach. “Me and a few other bird lovers from Indonesia and the Netherlands have managed to take pictures of the water bird while it was looking for food on the [...]

The Allure of East Kalimantan

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Most Sabahans view Indonesians as just labourers or household servants, oblivious to the fact that its Borneo neighbour is one of Indonesia’s richest provinces. By Karim Raslan, published in The Star I COMPLAIN about our politicians talking too much, but I’m becoming just as much a culprit. I seem to be delivering speeches all the [...]