Archive | October, 2010

Largest Diversity, Largest Care

The Indonesian archipelago of about 17,000 islands is home to some of the most biodiverse forests in the world, and its various inhibitants. However, in order to grow as the next economic giant, Indonesia’s economic miracle came at a devastating price for the nation – where millions of acres were deforested, and the animal population [...]

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Asia And Australasia’s Best Places

Travel industry leaders gathered in New Delhi on Thursday, October 14, 2010, to attend the latest edition of the World Travel Awards for Asia and Australasia. The annual awards recognize best destinations, hotel, airlines, villas, resorts, golf courses, travel brands and tourism promotion organizations. Winners were selected via a voting process among colleagues in the [...]

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Sukmalindo: Closer Ties, Closer Hearts

Although in the past few months, a lot of incidents had happened that attempt to severe the tie between Malaysia and Indonesia, but as the saying goes, “blood is thicker than water”. The close relationship between Malaysia and Indonesia must be preserved not only in the field of social, economy but also among the people. [...]

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Asia’s Best Restaurants

KuDeTa and Mozaic Ranked Among Bali’s Top 20 Eateries by Miele Guide. The prestigious Miele Guide has recognized two Bali restaurants among its list of the top 20 Asian Restaurants. In an award ceremony held in Macau, October 20, 2010, Ubud’s Mozaic Gastronomique was ranked 6th best while Kuta’s KuDeTa came in at the 18th [...]

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What Was Indonesia’s First English Newspaper?

What was the first Indonesia’s English Newspaper? I know most of you (at least I did) thought it is Jakarta post, since it was founded in 1983 and still available now. But no, Jakarta Post is not the first. Java Government Gazette that was first launched in 1812 wass the first Indonesia’s English Newspaper. The [...]

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The One And Only In The World

Java, Indonesia: the sleeping giant Java might look like a dreamy world of ricefields and ancient temples, where nothingever happens, but the reality is very different, says John Gimlette. By John Gimlette published on 24 Oct 2010 When the sorcerer arrived, things got stranger still. Until then, the dancers had been prancing like horses, [...]

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Will Indonesia Be The World’s 5th Largest Economy?

Since surviving from the recent global crisis, with economic growth rate at 4.5 percent in 2009, while many other countries suffered economic contraction, some economic observers have started projecting the emerging economic power of Indonesia. They began adding “I” (for Indonesia) to the emerging BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries, to make BRICI or [...]

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A Traditional Therapy to Cure Cancer

Do you know that in Bali, there is a traditional treatment to cure cancer? Yes, there is. The treatment is a body and soul therapy. Instead of using any drugs, they meditate daily and take reiki massage. It helps the patient to relax and heal himself  unconsciously. One among many patients who is having himself [...]

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Fahma Waluya, A 12 Year Old Boy Who Won APICTA 2010

Fahma Waluya is just 12 years old, but he’s not an ordinary kid. What makes him different from others is that he is an application developer. He likes creating games and mobile application that is useful for children. How does he do it? He usually starts by making a simple animation, then he converts (or [...]

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Another Power Plant to Decrease Electricity Crisis

While being interviewed by Cosmopolitan FM on October 22, 2010, GNFI said that Indonesia has been developing faster than ever. I know it’s kinda hard to believe, and you might think that GNFI was exaggerating, But it is true. Our country is better than it used to be . It is proved by the improvement [...]

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