The Day Surabaya Sky Was Red

→  November 9, 2009 1

Heroism has existed in Indonesia even long before the founding of the Republic of Indonesia as a unitary nation. It is proper if monuments of heroism have been set up in all areas known for their historical struggles. But the Battle of Surabaya on November 10, 1945 astonished the world. At the end of World [...]

Extraordinary Potentials Of Our Children

→  November 6, 2009 1

RI students bring home other int’l math prizes (again) Indonesian elementary school students have grabbed first position in the Third Wizards at Mathematics International Competition (Wizmic) that recently took place in Lucknow, India. The students managed to secure 10 gold, nine silver and five bronze medals; beating tough competitors from Bulgaria, Thailand and the Philippines. In the individual [...]

Obama’s Made-In-Indonesia Wedding Ring

→  November 5, 2009 1

Ever since Obama’s name appears in the U.S. presidential election, Indonesia’s name is often associated with the first black president the power country. Obama once lived in Jakarta for four years when his mother remarried to Lolo Soetoro, a citizen of Indonesia. The name Indonesia is also often called by Obama in a speech or [...]

Starlight From Heaven

→  November 5, 2009 3

A true story from IPhO (International Physics Olympiad) 2006 in Singapore… During medals awarding, we sat next to ambassadors from various countries like the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and many more countries. The competition hosted hundreds of students from 86 countries. When honorable participants mention was announced, there was no Indonesian student. Ambassadors from several countries asked [...]

In Need For Bigger Basket

→  November 3, 2009 0

When it comes to mathematics, Indonesia can hold its own. A team of 19 Indonesian students was the overall champion at the third Wizards at Mathematics International Competition held last week in Lucknow, India. The students are bringing home 10 gold medals, nine silver and five bronze. The three-day competition, which wrapped up on Friday, [...]

The Flying Civet

→  October 27, 2009 3

Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee is coffee made from coffee berries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets. The civets eat the berries, but the beans inside pass through their system undigested. This process takes place in the islands of Sumatra, [...]

Indonesian TVs: Anytime, Anywhere

→  October 15, 2009 0

Calling all Indonesians all over the world, inviting all world citizens and netizens, you can now watch on real-time TV streaming of all Indonesian TV Channels, free. Go to and enjoy Indonesia right in front of you. Anytime, anywhere.

He Survived And Is Now Lending His Hands

→  October 7, 2009 1

Related to the earthquake which destroyed some areas in West Sumatra, hereby,with relief, we inform you that one of the GNFI contributors, and the administrator of GNFI in Bahasa Indonesia (Berita Baik Dari Indonesia) , Willy Suryawan, survived the disaster and now is in good health. He is now working hard to help the victims [...]

Densus 88 Has Finally Stopped Noordin M Top

→  September 20, 2009 2

GNFI was intensely waiting until the whole process of victim identification was completed with supporting evidence to release this good news. And as confirmed through a DNA test by the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) of Republic of Indonesia Police Headquarter, reported on (Saturday, September 12, 2009), we feel convinced that the one of the [...]

The Thinker: Making Indonesia A Cinematic Paradise

→  September 16, 2009 0

Around the turn of the last century, the center of the world’s movie business wasn’t Hollywood. It was New Jersey. After Thomas Edison invented the motion picture camera and did his level best to sew up the patents on everything from the film stock to the movie screens, the Garden State became the only place on [...]

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