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Treetop Adventure Course in Indonesia Turned Into Photo Park

(Bloomberg.com) A treetop adventure course built in Menoreh Hills in 2008 has been turned into a photo park after visitors were seen coming only to take photos and get...

Research Reveals More Than 100,000 Orangutans Killed in Borneo in 16 Years

Research has revealed that more than 100,000 Critically Endangered orangutans have been killed in Borneo since 1999, as reported by BBC News. Scientists conducted a...

BBC Journalist Ordered To Leave Papua After Her Tweets “Hurt Soldiers’ Feelings”

Australian BBC Journalist Rebecca Henschke was ordered to leave the province of Papua after the Indonesian military said tweets she sent on her trip had “hurt...

Joshua Baker in Indonesian custody

Australian Delays Trial – Transferred to Mental Health Unit

Australian man arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into Bali had his lawyers cut a deal with authorities hours before he was due to face trial, as...

Six White Lions Introduced in Taman Safari on Chinese New Year

Popular tourist spot, wildlife park Taman Safari Indonesia, introduced six white lions to the public for Chinese New Year on Friday, February 16, as reported by The...

Jakarta the “World’s Fastest-sinking City”

According to a Vice News Tonight segment on HBO, Jakarta is the world’s fastest-sinking city, with current estimates predicting that half the city will be...

Indonesia the Most “Sober” Country in Southeast Asia

According to the World Bank 2015 report, Indonesia consumes the least amount of alcohol in Southeast Asia, with its people drinking just 0.6 litres of alcohol on average...

Valentine’s Day Banned in Some Indonesian Cities

Couples celebrating Valentine’s Day were detained by local Police in numerous cities across Indonesia on Wednesday, February 14, as reported by The Straits Times....

Jakarta Plans to Build More Bicycle Lanes

The Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta has plans to build more bicycle lanes in the city. According to the Deputy Head of Jakarta’s Ministry of Transportation,...

Series of Accidents at Indonesia’s Infrastructure Project Sites Raise Safety Concerns

The safety standards of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi)’s infrastructure drive has been questioned after a series of accidents in multiple construction projects...

Raising Healthy, Happy, Expat Children in Indonesia

My son finished drinking his milk and yelled out to his nanny, “Finished!” I have tirelessly taught him to take his cup to the kitchen when he has finished...

Li Cunxin, The Ballet Star Who Could Never Really Leave the Stage

Chinese-Australian dancer Li Cunxin has been enjoying his long yet productive retirement for years, and he has chosen to trade his ballet shoes for traveling across the...

Bali Bombings Survivor ‘Dumbfounded’ Alleged Mastermind Hambali Yet to Stand Trial

Phil Britten, one of the survivors of the 2002 Bali bombings, says he is surprised that Hambali, the alleged mastermind behind the blasts, still hasn’t faced...

Bali – Russian Man Caught in Ngurah Rai Airport with 63 Cannabis Pills in his Stomach

A Russian Man carrying 63 cannabis capsules (hash pills) in his stomach was arrested in Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on January 15, as reported by...