Indonesia’s Growth: Don’t Drop The Ball

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Don’t Drop the Ball On Indonesia’s Economic Growth   Indonesia’s economy continues to gain traction despite the ongoing political storm swirling around the Bank Century bailout. That the economy grew by 4.5 percent last year, higher than earlier anticipated, is indeed something to cheer about, but we must be careful not to squander this growth. Better-than-expected exports [...]

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 [...]

Australian’s Most Favourite Destination

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Indonesia was the third most popular destination for holidaying Australians during 2009, according to newly released information from the country’s statistical agency. The number of Australians traveling abroad last year skyrocketed, with 6.3 million leaving for short-term breaks, with New Zealand, the USA and Indonesia making up the top three destinations, data from the Australian [...]

World Class Honors In Chile

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Wayan Wicaya Of Bulgari Bali Resort Wins Global Chef Title Arriving back in Bali on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, after the long series of flights from Chile, I Wayan Wicaya received an enthusiastic welcome due a returning hero from friends, family and colleagues at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. Too precious to be entrusted to his [...]

INDONESIA, The Rock Band

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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, Santa, Demian and Charlie. Myspace described them as, Indonesia – band was founded in St-Petersburg in autumn 2007. [...]

Hydrokinetic Energy From The Lombok Strait

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As a country that has tens of thousands of islands, Indonesia has the energy derived from waves and ocean currents are large. One that can be developed is the utilization of the kinetic force of ocean currents in the strait. An area that has great potential for generating electricity hydrokinetic the Sunda Strait, the Strait [...]

Indonesia’s Giant Military Force In 1960

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The 1960s, President Sukarno Era. Indonesia’s military strength is one of the main, the largest, and strongest in the world. At that time, even the Dutch forces were not comparable to Indonesia, and the United States was very concerned with the development of our military forces that was heavily supported by the latest technology of the [...]

The Champion With His Newly-Released Album

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His name might not be familiar to all, but 36-year-old Sandhy Sondoro has made remarkable achievements in music, putting Indonesia on the international stage by winning New Wave 2009, a contest for young pop singers. Music has been part of Sandhy Sondoro’s life since he was a little boy. His mother was in band made up [...]

Who Circumnavigated The Earth First?

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At school we were taught that the first man to circumnavigate the earth was Ferdinand Magellan (Fernao Magallhaes in Portuguese, Fernando de Magallanes in Spanish) in 1521. Being killed in Mactan, the Philippines on April 27, 1521, Ferdinand Magellan did not complete the “circumnavigation of the earth”. His farthest previous journey to the eastern part [...]

Lion Air And The DreamLiner

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I was asked by a Canadian who was visiting Surabaya 2 weeks ago, about the biggest airline in Indonesia. Apparently, he was a big fan of airline industry. It is not so easy to define the biggest. Garuda has the biggest assets and management, and capital too; but in terms of number of passengers, Lion [...]