Free GNFI Merchandise For You!

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Good News From Indonesia is turning 1 this month! And we’re celebrating it by having our very first giveaway! Show us how much you love and are proud of Indonesia through a photo, and send it to [email protected] with the subject GNFI Photo Contest. So, take a picture of yourself and show us the love! You may [...]

Indonesia’s Surprise Success Story

→  March 10, 2010 2

Many countries are going badly. Indonesia was always going to be one. Or so we thought. It’s turned out to be one of the surprise success stories. For Australia, Indonesia was always the dark zone of dread, where bad things happened with worse to come. This wasn’t entirely baseless. Soekarno’s communist demagoguery was real. The brutal [...]

The 1st Biggest Loser Asia is an Indonesian!

→  March 10, 2010 2

After five months of rigorous training, Indonesian David Gurnani shed more than 80kg to become the very first Biggest Loser Asia, defeating competitors Aaron Mokhtar, Carlo Miguel and Martha Lai at the live taping of the reality show’s finale at the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) yesterday. At the final weigh-in yesterday, Gurnani (nicknamed King David [...]

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 [...]

The Unsung Hero

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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

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Indonesia’s Signature Product

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By Karim Raslan Over the past few weeks, as Indonesians have bemoaned the state of their own industries that are seemingly crumbling in the face of China’s export machine, I’ve been on quest to write about uniquely Indonesian products. It has taken me from Bandung and Dendy Darman’s hyper-cool UNKL347 clothes line to Tumanggong and Pak [...]

Czechs, Meet Angklung And Gamelan

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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 [...]

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