Archive | November, 2010

Another Way to Improve Country’s Education

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inaugurated five state higher educational institutions in several border areas on Monday. The launch was held at the auditorium of the Cenderawasih University in Jayapura, Papua. “We are opening these five state institutions to improve the country’s education,” said Yudhoyono, who also opened the national meeting of Student Executive Boards from [...]

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Garuda Indonesia and the Elite Group

Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is set to officially join international airline alliance SkyTeam in a bid to reach its target to become one of the top ten airlines in the world. The carrier will meet delegates from SkyTeam partner airlines on Nov. 23 in Jakarta to sign an official agreement and discuss detailed practical matters. [...]

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World Class Diving in Alor

Are you a diver? or a diving lover? Then you must be familiar with Bunaken, Gili Islands or Raja Ampat. those are the most famous diving spots in Indonesia. But do you know that there is another diving spot in Indonesia? A place called Alor, located in the east end of the lesser Sunda, an [...]

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Love Indonesia, The Best Blackberry Super Apps in Asia Pacific

A few weeks ago GNFI posted about three blackberry applications from Indonesia that successfully became Asia-Pacific regional finalist in Blacberry Super Apps Challenge (read again here). The regional winner result has just been released, and one of those applications wins the competition! The Asia-Pacific regional winner in the 2010 Blackberry Partners fund super apps Developer Challenge is [...]

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Travel Junkie Indonesia: A Perfect Travel Destination

Bowo Hartanto was working as a marketing communications analyst at a private company in Jakarta when he decided that his true calling in life was to travel the world. Before going off on his global adventure, however, he thought he would see Indonesia first. And see Indonesia he did. In 2008, he landed a job [...]

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The Fourth Gold Medal for Indonesia

The Fourth gold medal for Indonesia in Asian Games 2010 came from Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan, badminton athletes. This famous couple successfully bagged home the gold after beating  Malaysia, strengthened Indonesia on its position in the top ten. Big thanks to Kido & Hendra! Beijing Olympic gold medalists Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan outpowered [...]

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The Team Who Put Indonesia Back in The Game

Indonesia has been collecting 17 medals in Asian Games 2010. three gold, four silver, and ten bronze have put Indonesia in the 10th position, for now. Indonesia could have been in the lower position if our athletes had not achieved those three gold medals. thanks to the men dragon-boat team who won all of the [...]

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Our Sweet “Sour Sally”

Young and successful is how one would describe Donny Pramono, who has succeeded in turning Sour Sally into a major business in the frozen yogurt industry. In just one year, Donny has opened 11 Sour Sally outlets in Jakarta, located in Senayan City, La Piazza Kelapa Gading, La Codefin Kemang, Mall Taman Anggrek, FX Lifestyle, [...]

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Another World’s Cultural Heritage from Indonesia

Jakarta. Angklung, the traditional West Java musical instrument made from bamboo, has been included in Unesco’s list of intangible cultural heritage. The instrument was among 46 items from 21 countries inscribed to the list at the Fifth Unesco Inter-Governmental Committee meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nairobi, Kenya. The angklung now joins the wayang (the [...]

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The Amazing Ones

Have you guys been watching the Amazing Race Asia season 4? If you have, you are sure to notice this striking team of father and daughter, as they always proudly wear clothes with Indonesian flags on them! As an avid follower of the race, I can’t help feeling proud seeing their showcase of spirit and [...]

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