[GNFI Weekend Edition] Unearthing World’s Best Underseas

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More than 5 million square meters of water surrounds the island archipelago of Indonesia. Undoubtedly, it is a grand settlement for hundreds if not thousands of underwater species and beautiful, colorful coral reefs. At once, this country offers plenty of spots that many diving enthusiasts can only dream about. Thanks to the unusual political turmoil [...]

Extraordinary Potentials Of Our Children

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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 [...]

One Of The Best Places In The World

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The Raja Ampat Islands : In the Heart of the Coral Triangle The Raja Ampat, or “Four Kings,” archipelago encompasses more than 9.8 million acres of land and sea off the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. Located in the Coral Triangle, the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, the seas around Raja Ampat [...]

Indonesia’s Flying Spy

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Do you know how to win a battle (or even a war) without losing (many) soldiers (lives)? Some of you might answer “Make peace, not war”. Well, that’s not exactly what I mean though. Some of you maybe have different answers. And that is… yeappp, gimme five, it’s the Un-Manned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The US [...]

Obama’s Made-In-Indonesia Wedding Ring

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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

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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 [...]

Rio And His Crown

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Rio Haryanto (16 years old) of Questnet Team Qi-Meritus was crowned the Formula BMW Pacific champion after the young Indone­sian finished second in Round 14 at the Oka­­ya­­­­­ma International Circuit in Japan on Sunday, Nov 1st 2009. The 2009 Formula BMW Pacific team championship was also decided with Questnet Team Qi-Meritus taking the honours as well. [...]

Quite Impressive Or Expected Already?

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Bali Named World’s No. 2 Region for Travelers by Lonely Planet. Alsace, France, a place I’d love to go. Bali has been named one of the best regions in the world to visit in a new Lonely Planet travel guide. The famed Island of the Gods came in second behind Alsace in France, and ahead of Fernando [...]

In Need For Bigger Basket

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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, [...]

We Are Confident!

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Indonesia ranked as the second most confident country in the world in terms of economic growth in the third quarter, a survey showed on Monday.The AC Nielsen Company Indonesia, a leading survey company, said that Indonesia ranked second after India in the survey conducted on Sept. 28 to Oct. 16, followed by Norway in the [...]