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Thursday July 24th 2014

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  • U.S. mining giants say nearing Indonesia deal on copper exports July 24, 2014
    Indonesia's top two copper miners signalled they are nearing a breakthrough to allow a restart of concentrate exports, which have been halted for more than six months due to a dispute with the Southeast Asian country over new mining rules. The comments come as Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo prepares to assume power in October, and will take pres […]
  • US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia July 23, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's quick congratulation of Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo on Wednesday, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia.
  • Freeport says Indonesia exports may resume soon; Newmont in talks July 23, 2014
    Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Wednesday it expects to "imminently" sign an agreement with Indonesia that would enable it to immediately resume copper concentrate exports which have been halted for more than six months. In a sign that the deadlock could be nearing an end, Newmont Mining Corp also said it was negotiating a memorandum of understanding […]
  • Loser of Indonesia presidential election alleges cheating July 23, 2014
    The loser of Indonesia's presidential election alleged cheating Wednesday and said he would challenge the results that gave a six-percentage-point victory to former Jakarta governor Joko Widodo.



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Words of Wisdom

Peace begins with a smile.
- Mother Teresa

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
- Dalai Lama

Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.
- Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)


Development Data

Here is a starter list for development data on Indonesia. Additional suggestions are very much welcomed. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK: http://developmentasia.org UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME – INDONESIA: [Read More]

Travel & Living Abroad

Social Life in Jakarta & Beyond

What is there to do in Jakarta and elsewhere? Where can I go to be entertained, get fit, or make new friends? Read the following tips for answers to these questions, and please feel free to make corrections or add suggestions in the [Read More]

Film Lovers

For the film lovers out there, here are some resources to get you started for all things related to Indonesia and film.  Feel free to add suggestions in the comments box below. Thank you / terima kasih! Background for cinema in Indonesia: [Read More]

Candi & Pura (Temples) in Indonesia

Buddhism and Hinduism have had long histories in Indonesia.  In Bahasa Indonesia, “candi” refers to ancient Hindu and/or Buddhist temples.  The term can also be applied to non-religious structures dated from the same [Read More]

RSS Articles from BBC News – Asia Division

  • Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow July 24, 2014
    The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.
  • Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48 July 24, 2014
    Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
  • VIDEO: Hong Kong star 'as big as Brangelina' July 24, 2014
    Actress Sandra Ng is a household name in Hong Kong and this year saw saw the release of the third Golden Chickens comedy film. Tom Brook reports.
  • US 'around the world' flier crashes July 23, 2014
    A US teenager and his father, trying to raise money for Pakistani schools,. crash on a round-the-world flight.


Bahasa Indonesia – The National Language of Indonesia

Here are resources related to the history and contemporary uses of Bahasa Indonesia. If you have additional recommendations or corrections, please let us know in the comments section below. Thank you / terima kasih! Links from around the Web [Read More]

YouTube Highlights from Indonesia

On the importance of shoes

Here are some quick background notes for this YouTube highlight: Title – “A Unique Approach to Rehab in Indonesia: Junkie Shoes” Location – Bogor, Indonesia YouTube Description - Published on Dec 7, 2012 “We traveled to [Read More]

Indonesian Idol

Indonesian Idol is a televised singing competition. It is part of the Idol franchise started by Simon Fuller in the United Kingdom. Since its beginning in 2004, Indonesian Idol has been one of the most popular programs in the country. Indonesian [Read More]

Pencak Silat

Pencak silat is a form of martial arts from/in Indonesia.  More information can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pencak_Silat . The following video from YouTube was uploaded in 2007 and shows the Indonesian national pencak silat demoteam at [Read More]

Indonesian Proverbs (Wikiquote)

- Embarrassed to ask will result in getting lost.
- Meaning: Asking questions is the only way to learn.

- No matter how sharp a knife is, a tongue is sharper.
- Meaning: Be careful of what you say.

- Heaven is on the bottom of mother's foot.
- Meaning: A person who loves/cares about their mother is doing the best deed.
* This is also a reference to the saying of Prophet Mohammad of the same meaning.

- Whoever sows the wind reaps the storm.
- Meaning: Your actions all have consequences.