A Resource Portal for Indonesian Issues
Wednesday April 23rd 2014

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  • Indonesia, Australia Move To Rebuild Relations April 23, 2014
    JAKARTA, April 23 (Bernama) -- Indonesia and Australia are working hard to improve their diplomatic ties under the directive of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono following claims Australian intelligence agents tapped phone conversations of Indonesian leaders, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
  • Indonesia, FAO Discuss Global Marine Affairs In The Hague April 23, 2014
    THE HAGUE, April 23 (Bernama) - Indonesia, the World Bank and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) are discussing global marine affairs at the ongoing Global Oceans Action Summit in The Hague.
  • Most wanted Indonesia militant in new call to kill police April 22, 2014
    Indonesia's most wanted militant, Santoso, has issued a new call for attacks on anti-terror police, whom he accused of being Australian and US agents.
  • Indonesia militant calls for attacks April 22, 2014
    Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant Santoso has issued a new call for attacks on anti-terror police.



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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

  • Plane search examines coastal debris April 23, 2014
    Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
  • Manila and HK resolve hostage row April 23, 2014
    The Philippines and Hong Kong agree to resolve a row over a 2010 bus hijacking in Manila that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.
  • VIDEO: Thousands visit Win Tin cemetery April 23, 2014
    Thousands of mourners have gathered to pay their respects to Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who died on Monday.
  • Obama pledges Japan islands support April 23, 2014
    US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.


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)

- 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.