Indonesia: in Comparison with Vietnam

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I happened to read a great book about Vietnam War against United States. Trust me, I love history books more than any book, I have huge collection of World War II books, and I can spend all night to share and discuss about historical events, especially about historic wars. Now, let me share with you [...]

Indonesian Blackberry

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I am not sure, when i was somewhere in Garuda waiting lounge in Jakarta, i saw many people were busy with their blackberry, not only bizmen, but also students, and teenagers. Believe me, i never ever found this kinda 'atmosphere' anywhere on earth. In America, only 'important' people use Blackberry, in Indonesia, even a 14-year-old boys carry around this advanced gadget.

A Letter From Maryland

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Indonesia’s missing essential ingredient Tasa Nugraza Barley,  Maryland, US I believe every relationship requires at least three elements in order to succeed. Those three elements are love, trust, and communication. Imagine if one of these elements is missing from a relationship, say, between a husband and a wife. They may have love and trust but without enough communication [...]

Optimistic Indonesians

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By the Numbers Published Apr 11, 2009 From the magazine issue dated Apr 20, 2009 A poll on the impact of the financial crisis on families shows that citizens in developing economies are feeling the worst pinch from restricted credit—and that high food prices are worrying one and all: 100 Percentage of polled countries where a majority of people [...]

Indonesia Vs Thailand (again)

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In Southeast Asia last week, we saw this same duality we find in all cultures played out regionally in good events (Indonesia) and bad ones (Thailand). In Indonesia, the first professional president the country has ever enjoyed, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, found his new party, the Democrats, triumphing in parliamentary elections. In Thailand, the opposite seemed to be happening. There, a leader has to show "the hand", more than just the "strong fist" of Western dictatorships. It conveys the sense of strength from which even legitimacy, in the Thai mind, proceeds.

Asian Tiger Revisited

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I’ve been asked many times by many readers, regarding Indonesia in future. Let’s put down a while the Vision 2030 launched by Indonesian president, let’s go down to the earth, and further deeper to the ground, and see the roots. Let’s deal with reality. Let me share with my opinion from political perspective. Indonesia is politically stable with [...]

Buy TIME Magazine May 2009 Edition!

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Dudes, time to save your money to buy this TIME magazine next month Edition 2009. Why? Time Magazine has ranked President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as one of the 100 most influential leaders in the world in 2009, presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal said Monday. Mr Yudhoyono was on the Time list along with former US [...]

SHIA Terminal 3 for Budget Airport Jakarta

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I got this from a friend, This picture was taken sometime ago; I am sure that it’s now much prepared. This is the first out of five phases (more info here). The interior will be up to the airliners to design, it is going to be a good place to visit as the management will [...]

Australia Travel Warning to Indonesia

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Travel Warning: Book Early! Bucking the current worldwide downturn in travel, Australians continue to flock to Bali seeking value for money. Australian travelers to Bali during the first two months of 2009 totaled 48,068 a 34.64% increase over totals for the same period in 2008 (35,701).According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, overseas travel by Australians [...]

Regatta Hotel, Jakarta’s Most Unique Building

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Regatta Hotel, Jakarta. Taking on a nautical theme, the developers say the 10 smaller towers represent sailing boats whilst the larger building is the Lighthouse. It’s the Lighthouse that steals the show for us, possibly the most incredible looking structure we’ve seen for a long time. If it ends up looking anything close to this picture, [...]