Kayaking in Purbalingga

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Purbalingga Regency, located at the slopes of Mt. Slamet, has many strong-flowing rivers suitable for kayaking. “There are many challenging rivers for kayaking,” Andraz Krpic, a kayaker from Slovenia, said yesterday. For the past two weeks, he has been kayaking on Purbalingga’s rivers. Krpic described Purbalingga as a “kayak city.” He has kayaked in Tung Tung [...]

The twin will be here

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Twin Otter aircraft producer De Havilland Canada (DHC) will build an aircraft factory in Indonesia in cooperation with state aircraft maker PT Dirgantara Indonesia. Indonesia is favored on market point of view over other countries in this region to be the production base for Twin Otter aircraft, air transport director general said. Dirgantara Indonesia, which has a [...]

Indonesian Antivirus Created by A Teenager

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An antivirus program originating in Indonesia was created by a 7th grade student at the SMPN(Junior High School) 48 in Bandung. Fourteen-year old Arrival Dwi Sentosa, 14, created the antivirus ARTAV, and it is now being downloaded and used by no less than 150.000 people from around the world. The antivirus has the same system as [...]

7th Best University in Southeast Asia

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Yogyakarta. Gadjah Mada University was named the seventh-best institute of higher learning in Southeast Asia last month in terms of its Web presence, up from eighth place last year. The rankings, published every January and July by Webometrics, are an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group affiliated with Spain’s High Council of Scientific Investigation. The [...]

Indonesia’s Pharmaceutical Industry Improved

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The national pharmaceutical industry registered a significant growth compared to Malaysia and Singapore. In fact, Indonesia still books lower expenditure in terms of health issue. According to an analyst at PT BNI Securities, Akhmad Nurcahyadi, the performance in pharmaceutical industry is related to macro growth as well as issuers’ business expansion. “Regulations and health aid projects supported [...]

Young Computer Experts Lectured ITB Students

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Three teenage computer developers from Bandung, West Java, were scheduled to share their experience in the development of antivirus software, websites and computer games, with students of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), on Friday afternoon. Those making presentations include Arrival Dwi Sentosa and his brother Taufik, a second-grade student of SMPN 48 Bandung junior high school [...]

The Destination For International Singers Concerts

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Between January to May alone more than 30 international stars will perform in Indonesia.  From Janet Jackson to Iron Maiden to Justin Bieber, all will perform to thrilled audiences packing it in Jakarta andBali. on 9 February, Janet Jackson entranced an audience of 4,000 with her “All Nite (Don’t Stop)” show that was especially designed for Jakarta’s audience, said [...]

The Echo finally reaches Egypt

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Egypt crisis echoes fall of Indonesia’s Suharto By Jonathan Head BBC News President Suharto announced his resignation on national television in 1998 Thirteen years ago I watched another ageing autocrat suddenly challenged by a protest movement that seemed to come out of nowhere. The country was Indonesia, like Egypt a mainly Muslim nation and a strategic US ally. President [...]

Wal-Mart Newest Partner?

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to partner with Indonesian retailer PT Matahari Putra Prima, Reuters reported, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the deal. Wal-Mart is in discussions to develop Matahari’s hypermarkets, Reuters reported. Hypermarkets are large-format outlets that combine features of supermarkets with those of department stores. Lotte Shopping Co., South Korea’s biggest retailer, has withdrawn [...]

Indonesia’s Global Brands (Part 22: Carved Guitar)

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Pairing Western technology with traditional wood carving has proven successful for one workshop on Bali, with global musicians seeking out its unlikely product — guitars. Canadian Danny Fonfeder, himself an avid guitar player, realised during a visit that the lack of good guitars on the resort island, known more for music featuring gongs and flutes, and [...]