Indonesia

For Those Considering Blaxit, I Present to You: Jakarta

Well, it finally happened. I jumped out of a moving car in rush hour traffic to chase a black dude—Dr. Umar Johnson would be proud. But it wasn’t …

African-American News

Indonesia Has Two of the World's Best Airports

The ACS report sets a benchmark in the global airport industry.<p>"The survey includes the airport facilities construction and service quality," …

Airports

Come and spend 24 incredible hours surfing in Bali

If you know anything about surfing you'll know that the past few months in Indonesia have produced an endless run of crazy waves. From Nias in the …

Surfing

International Jesuit group learns about Islam in Indonesia

2017-08-16 Vatican Radio<p>An international group of Jesuits recently gathered in <b>Indonesia</b> to learn more about Islam, diversity ‎and interreligious …

South-east Asia

An ISIS-inspired jihadi group planned a chemical bomb attack on Indonesia's presidential palace

Indonesian authorities say they have thwarted an alleged chemical bomb plot inspired by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), including one attack …

Terrorism

Reformed ex-militants in Indonesia mark Independence Day

TENGGULUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Fifteen years since they were members of a radical Islamist group that killed 202 people on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, Ali Fauzi and Sumarno are building peace instead of bombs.<p>The former devotees of the Jemaah Islamiah militant group are counseling …

World News

Indonesia’s 70th Independence Anniversary: greased pole climbing competition | South China Morning Post

Indonesia declared independence from the Netherlands on 17 August 1945, and this is the 70th anniversary of the country’s independence. Some …

News (China)

Bali Nine's Renae Lawrence among Australians given sentence reductions

A number of Australian prisoners in Indonesia have officially received sentence reductions to mark Independence Day.<p>Key points:<p>Australians serving …

Australian News

Ex-terrorists pledge allegiance to Indonesia, decry terrorism as sickness

<b>Tenggulun​, East Java</b>: The first thing former terrorist Ali Fauzi Manzi does when he meets us is apologise to Australia and the 88 Australian victims …

Australian News

Pumping Padang in slow motion

If you haven't been in Bali this season, then let us offer you a familiar phrase – you should've been here yesterday. Or the day before. Or the day …

Surfing

Indonesia launches online 'peace envoys'

The Indonesian government has deployed "peace envoys" into cyberspace.<p>Their mission: to foster tolerance in a space littered with terrorist chatter, …

South-east Asia

Indonesian president calls to safeguard pluralism from extremist threat

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president said on Wednesday that the world's most populous Muslim-majority country needed to pull together to meet the threat of extremism and safeguard a constitution that enshrines religious freedom and diversity.<p>In an address to parliament ahead of Thursday's …

South-east Asia

Amnesty: Indonesia waging its own 'war on drugs'

Police killings of suspected drug dealers have spiked, with 60 recorded deaths so far this year compared to 18 in 2016. The trend has led Amnesty …

News

Indonesia's Anti-LGBT Crackdown May Undermine the Fight Against HIV

<i>This article originally appeared on VICE Indonesia.</i><p>Amahl Azwar knew all the risks. When he was was a younger man, Azwar was a fan of the Tom Hanks movie <i>Philadelphia</i>—a film about homosexuality and HIV. He also watched <i>Kupu-Kupu Ungu</i>, a local series that tried to raise HIV awareness back in the 90s. …

South-east Asia

Jokowi promotes diversity through traditional dress code

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said the cultural costume dress code for the Independence Day ceremony at the Presidential Palace on Thursday morning …

South-east Asia

Indonesia Tries Jolting Economy With Budget Boost

JAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled a proposal Wednesday to increase public spending in the coming year to improve flatlining economic growth.<p>In a speech to Parliament on the eve of the anniversary of the country's independence, Mr. Widodo announced a budget plan to increase …

South-east Asia

Jokowi Has a Political Prisoner Problem

The Indonesian government has been doing something remarkable over the past year with its political prisoners in Papua and West Papua provinces: Releasing them.<p>There are currently only between one and five Papuan political prisoners behind bars compared to a tally of 37 at the end of August 2016, …

Melanesia

Facebook officially establishes its presence in Indonesia

Facebook officially established its presence in Indonesia on Monday by becoming a permanent business entity, three years after opening a …

South-east Asia

Freeport's Indonesia operations hit by flash floods

Freeport McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) says flash floods at its Indonesia operations have left one worker missing and caused extensive damage to a power plant.<p>A …

Business

Jokowi praises Jakarta for Semanggi interchange

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat have inaugurated the new Simpang Susun Semanggi, or Semanggi Interchange, …

South-east Asia

Indonesia president: Spread wealth, protect diversity | Miami Herald

Indonesia's president has vowed a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment to protecting diversity after tense months in …

News (U.S.)

President Joko Widodo, First Lady visit Archipelago Fish Cooking Competition 201...

Top 10 finalists of the first Archipelago Fish Cooking Competition (LMIN) 2017 cooked for the president at the Presidential Palace on August …

South-east Asia

Independence Day’s recipe: Raffles Jakarta's ‘sayur asem’

<i>Sayur asem</i> (vegetables in tamarind soup) is among most popular Indonesian comfort foods.<p>Since <i>sayur asem</i> is commonly recognized as a …

July 4th

Jokowi declares graft war in front House members, Setya

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo declared war on corruption and called on everyone to support the campaign, in his annual state address on Wednesday in …

Jokowi wears traditional attire during annual state of the nation address

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo took traditional clothes to new heights as he dressed in Bugis attire while delivering the annual state of the nation …

South-east Asia

Budi Ubrux: Chronicles of life and nation

Budi Haryono, better known as Ubrux, rose to fame when he created his iconic language made with newspaper headlines, which he finely hand-copied …

South-east Asia

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Bali

Beach at the Karma Kandara/OysterGolden sand, palm-lined shores, wild nightlife, and deep Hindu traditions have all made Bali one of the most popular …

Beaches

Why everyone's heading to this Bali beach hotspot

There's a real buzz about Canggu, the previously hidden corner of Bali with a cool, alternative undercurrent and a surf-shack groove. Here's the …

Travel

20 Things You Must Do In Bali

<i>Bali is a spectacular addition to any bucket list, which is why we’ve partnered with travel expert Erin Bender of</i> <i>Explore With Erin</i><i>. With 14 trips to</i> …

Asia Travel

Indonesia shares higher at close of trade; Jakarta Stock Exchange Composite up 0.98%

Investing.com – Indonesia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Industry, Manufacturing and Infrastructure sectors …

Markets