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Tuesday September 2nd 2014

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  • Indonesia Maharddhika Resmi Rilis September 1, 2014
    Indonesia Maharddhika album kompilasi progresif Indonesia Maharddhika resmi rilis Kamis, 21 Agustus lalu di Galeri Indonesia Kaya. Ini merupakan album kompilasi progresif yang berisi 10 lagu. Masing-masing lagu mengusung konsep yang berbeda-beda tergantung tiap band. Serta dianggap bisa mewakili pelbagai elemen generasi. Ada sekitar 18 musikus yang ikut terl […]
  • SE Asia Stocks - Indonesia up as inflows lift large caps; Thai index at 15-month high September 1, 2014
    BANGKOK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Stocks in Indonesia rebounded on Monday amid foreign-led buying in selected large caps such as Telkom Indonesia and Bank Central Asia, while the Thai index hit a 15-month closing ...
  • Indonesia trade picture brightens after Ramadan slump September 1, 2014
    Indonesia posted a slim trade surplus in July, bouncing back from a deficit the previous month caused by increased imports before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the Eid holiday, data showed on Monday. Suryamin, the head of the official statistics agency, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said imports surged in June before the start of Ramada […]
  • Indonesia trains staff to help Hajis September 1, 2014
     Haj pilgrims from Indonesia will begin arriving in the Kingdom on Monday. Indonesia sends the highest number of Haj pilgrims to the Kingdom. The Indonesian government has made comprehensive arrangements for its pilgrims, Ahmed Jauhari, head of the Indonesian Haj mission in Jeddah, told Arab News. The first flight of Indonesian pilgrims will arrive from Jaka […]



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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

  • Fresh clashes in Pakistan capital September 1, 2014
    Clashes between security forces and protesters continue in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, after the national TV channel's HQ was briefly stormed.
  • VIDEO: Pakistan's state TV back on air September 1, 2014
    The Pakistani army has stepped in to remove anti-government protesters from state TV headquarters in Islamabad, after they stormed the building, taking it off air.
  • Ancient college opens after 800 years September 1, 2014
    Nalanda University reopens - but with a handful of students and with the campus not yet ready.
  • VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire September 1, 2014
    A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.


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.