Yes, It Is Durian, and It’s Red.

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Red DURIAN?, Yes, it is different from the ‘normal’ durian we usually eat. However it has things in common, prickly skin and the odor is very distinctive and stinging. Eating durian is not intoxicating as it has relatively low alcohol content. Red Durian (Durio graveolens) is a wild durians found in the forest at banks of Mahakam [...]

Tale Of Two Malays

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By Karim Raslan From the viewpoint of race, Indonesia is a liberating, even intoxicating place, especially for Malaysians like me who’ve been conditioned to view people in cultural and religious “silos” — Malay, Chinese and Indian. The Indonesian approach to race is infinitely more fluid. Distinctions are relatively unimportant. These contrasting ways of perceiving the world lie [...]

Ketchup or ‘Kecap’?

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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 [...]

An Asian Hub

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Japanese electronics giant Toshiba has chosen Indonesia as the company’s regional production hub for liquid crystal display (LCD) television sets and has relocated its Vietnamese factory to Indonesia. ndonesia will be the only production base for Toshiba LCD TV in Asia and Oceania. Toshiba’s company’s factory in Vietnam had been relocated to Indonesia to strengthen the [...]

Pictures Of “Most Remarkable Places On Earth” Displayed

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For those of us who couldn’t make it to the British capital, Conservation International shared some of the images from the exhibit, shown here. The places they represent are indeed remarkable. On the Look Out: The peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus), pictured above, is believed to have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. Each [...]

Old Trafford’s Indonesian Young Player

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Hanif Sjahbandi, that’s his name who played at Manchester United Football Club. He’s 13 years old. And also played in U-13 national team. May he be the Indonesia best player in the future. Rise and shine, kid. Here’s some photos of him when he was trained at MU’s famous Old Trafford:

Probably Asia’s Best-Designed Building

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In the last 10 years, Indonesia has a new nick name. It is the latest Asia’s booming city. I can still clearly recall Jakarta’s skyline in 1998, 10 years later, it was completely different. And it does not stop there. Jakarta continues to deliver world-class buildings with newly-found designs. Look at Jakarta Regatta. GNFI has [...]

Indonesia’s #1 World Cube Champion

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We’ve got some good news. On Jan 30-31, 2010, Indonesia held Rubik’s Jakarta Open for 2010. In that event, 3 Indonesians were crowned as among the 15 best world cube champions. They are M. Iril Khaerul Anam ( solved cube in 24 minutes 10 seconds), Aldo Feandri (solved cube at 37 minutes 57 seconds) and [...]

Indonesia on the World Stage

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The Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa’s trip to London for talks on Afghanistan and the increasing activity of Indonesian state-backed construction companies in the Middle East both reflect the new policy of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that Indonesia must go global and take a lead in the Muslim world. The Indonesian delegation in London held bilateral [...]

Indonesian Educator As UNESCO Administrative Group Member

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Indonesian educator, Professor Dr. Arief Rachman, was elected as a member of the Administrative Group on International Education Council of the UN Agency for Education and Cultural Affairs (IBE-UNESCO) for a term of two years. The election took place at the 59th Session of the IBE-UNESCO, held in Geneva, Switzerland, 27-29 January 2010. According to the [...]