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Friday April 18th 2014

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  • Indonesia and those dashed lines April 17, 2014
    There seems to be an obsessive belief among political commentators in Asia and beyond that Indonesia has to admit that it is a claimant state in the South China Sea (SCS) dispute and, therefore, must surrender its role as a "mediator". This is indeed laughable in the eyes of international law.
  • MEGA BUILD INDONESIA and KERAMIKA 2014 Grows by 75% April 17, 2014
    Stronger participation signals growth potential of the Indonesia's construction and ceramic industry JAKARTA, Apr 17 - Mr. MS. Hidayat, The Minister of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia visits a booth ...
  • East Bali Cashews Ramps up Social Impact with Launch of Early Learning Center April 17, 2014
    KABUPATEN, Indonesia--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- East Bali Cashews (EBC), a social enterprise that is Bali’s first large-scale, environmentally friendly cashew processing facility, opened an early learning center to offer children within the rural village of Desa Ban a comprehensive pre-elementary school education. The Honorable Robert Blake, US Ambassador to Indonesi […]
  • Indonesia woos Facebook to Ikea with population April 17, 2014
    (Apr 17): Consumer-focused companies from Ikea to European automakers are putting money into Indonesia to target the country’s young population.Investment...

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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)

Academia

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

Language

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]

RSS Articles on Indonesia from The New York Times

Indonesian Proverbs (Wikiquote)

MALU BERTANYA, SESAT DI JALAN.
- Embarrassed to ask will result in getting lost.
- Meaning: Asking questions is the only way to learn.

SETAJAM-TAJAM PISAU, MASIH LEBIH TAJAM LIDAH.
- No matter how sharp a knife is, a tongue is sharper.
- Meaning: Be careful of what you say.

SURGA DI TELAPAK KAKI IBU.
- 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.

SIAPA MENABUR ANGIN, AKAN MENUAI BADAI.
- Whoever sows the wind reaps the storm.
- Meaning: Your actions all have consequences.