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RSS Online Articles from the Asia Division of BBC News

  • HSBC's profit up 10% in first half August 3, 2015
    Profit at HSBC, Europe's largest bank, was up 10% in the first half of this year compared with a year ago on strong earnings in Hong Kong.
  • More than 100 killed in India floods August 3, 2015
    Heavy monsoon rains in India kill more than 100 people in the past week and force tens of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps, India's home ministry has said.
  • HK protest over 'breast as weapon' August 3, 2015
    Bra-wearing men and women stage a protest in Hong Kong after a woman is jailed for assaulting a police officer with her breast.


International Research Centers and Departments

    I compiled a list of international research centers and departments from different countries around the world that emphasize Asian Studies, Indonesian Studies, and/or Southeast Asian Studies. Feel free to [Read More]

Travel & Living Abroad

White Beetle

During your travels in Southeast Asia, you might come across a white beetle. Here is some interesting background information: Beetles’ whiteness understood By Maria Dasi Espuig, Science reporter 16 August 2014 [Read More]

Study Abroad Websites

Here are some website links to get you started on your search for study abroad programs.  Additional suggestions are most welcome in the comments box below: East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools: http://www.earcos.org [Read More]

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]


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 Video Highlights

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 [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.