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Friday October 31st 2014

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  • Garuda Indonesia CEO says to step down around year-end October 31, 2014
    Emirsyah Satar said on Friday he would step down as chief executive of Garuda Indonesia within months after a decade-long stint during which he helped repair the image of the loss-making Indonesian flag carrier and restructure operations. Satar told Reuters in an interview that he will leave Garuda because current regulations prevent any CEO from […]
  • Indonesia's new energy chief seeks to shore up regulator October 31, 2014
    Appointing a permanent leadership at Indonesia's graft-tainted energy regulator will be a top priority for the new government of Southeast Asia's largest oil producer, the energy and mineral resources minister said on Friday. Earlier this year, the former head of Indonesia's energy regulator SKKMigas, Rudi Rubiandini, was sentenced to seven years in prison for his […]
  • Bank Indonesia to Manage Inflation as Costlier Fuel Looms October 31, 2014
    Perry Warjiyo, deputy governor of Bank Indonesia. Close Perry Warjiyo, deputy governor of Bank Indonesia. Perry Warjiyo, deputy governor of Bank Indonesia.
  • Indonesia's Pertamina to sign crude import deal with Sonangol: energy minister October 31, 2014
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's state energy firm Pertamina is expected to sign a deal to import crude oil from Angola's state energy firm Sonangol on Friday, Indonesia's energy minister said, to meet growing energy demand in Southeast Asia's largest economy. "The government-to-government discussions have concluded. It will be a business-to-business (deal). The agreement today will […]



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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)


Annotated Bibliography: Public Opinion

Compiled by Regina Salinas (October 5, 2014) Benny, Guido. 2011. “The Indonesian Nationalism and Perceived Threats of Neighbouring Countries: Public Opinion toward the ASEAN Community.” International Journal on [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


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.