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Indonesian Dance In Japan

→  March 5, 2010 2

Two dance creations of Indonesia’s leading choreographer, Ery Mefri, from Nan Jombang Dance Company, will be staged at the Tokyo Performing Arts Market in 2010 and the International Showcase at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, 1-4 March in Tokyo, Japan. Before his departure to Tokyo, Ery Mefri said that a number of countries will be [...]

10 Of The World’s Best Surf Spots

→  March 5, 2010 7

Surf, Sea, and Sand. We have plenty of those in Indonesia. Like Pandji Pragiwaksono said to GNFI, We are the largest archipelago in the world! We got beaches everywhere! Agreed, Pandji. And so, we’re proud to see that not only one, but 2 of these beautiful beaches have made the cut to be in the Hotelclub Travel Blog’s list [...]

The Unsung Hero

→  February 28, 2010 7

When he first started writing in in March 2008, his intentions were simple. He just wants to let people know about the good things in Indonesia, the things that made him proud as an Indonesian, amidst all the negative and poor media review the world was shown. He was not looking for any recognition, [...]

One of the World’s Best Private Universities

→  February 25, 2010 3

In the U.S, private universities are deemed prestigious and highly regarded by the Americans for centuries as they have churned many great scientists, economists, business persons, politicians and also Nobel prize winners. Just mention you are a graduate from Harvard, Princeton, Yale and so on, and heads will turn. Ironically, that is not the same case [...]

Indonesian Math Wiz In Germany

→  February 25, 2010 5

An Indonesian teen stole media attention in Germany when he managed to create a complete pyramid equation that could even be used for up to infiniti numbers. Ibrahim Handoko (15), a polite teen who is also active in various activities of the mosque astounded his teachers with his finding. As reported by German news site, Michael [...]

Batik Museum Highlights National Treasure

→  February 25, 2010 5

There is no question that batik has become synonymous with Indonesian culture. The much-lauded traditional cloth traces its origins to a noble past and has endured over the centuries, recently being designated as world heritage by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. The Danar Hadi Antique Batik Museum in Solo is a good [...]

Nim’s Indonesian Adventure

→  February 19, 2010 15

Have you seen Nim’s Island, an American film directed by Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin? The film stars Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, and Gerard Butler. I just did so myself yesterday and there were something that caught my eyes and made me smile. There was this part when Alexandra Rover, played by Jodie Foster is [...]

Czechs, Meet Angklung And Gamelan

→  February 10, 2010 6

We have heard them, seen them, even played or performed with them, but now it’s time for the world learn and appreciate these wonderful musical instrument that we grew up with. Angklung and gamelan, both originating from Indonesian culture, is now being showcased to the world in Parbudice Museum in Republic of Chech from 4th of [...]

INDONESIA, The Rock Band

→  February 7, 2010 12

At first glance, you would have thought the band was form by a bunch of proud Indonesian boys who wanted to show off their love for their nation. Think again. The INDONESIA band is actually formed by four Russian guys: Coal (vocal, guitar), Santa (bass), Demian (guitar, soundscapes) and Charlie (drums, percussion). Myspace described them as, Indonesia – band [...]

Ketchup or ‘Kecap’?

→  February 3, 2010 3

Americans slather it on hamburgers, hotdogs, eggs and whatever it is that they can get their hands on, oblivious to its importance in our lives. Nearly everyne like ketchup, even if what they like to put it on seems weird, Nixon covered his cottage cheese with it, the Japanese eat it on rice and one [...]