Category: Top Reads

Indonesia’s Traffic Kills up to 30,000 People per Year, Police Says

The death toll from traffic accidents in Indonesia has reached around 30,000 per year, a frightening figure that dwarfs the number of deaths related to crime or acts of...

Indonesia Expects Growth as Producers for World’s Top Fashion Brands

Indonesia’s textile manufacturers say they have experienced significant growth over the past decade and expect the industry, which produces fashion for various global...

Four Stranded Whales in Aceh Die of Injuries and Exhaustion

Four of the ten sperm whales that became stranded on Aceh’s Ujong Kareng Beach have died of injuries and exhaustion, according to local fisheries officials. Despite...

Wedding Ceremony of President’s Daughter Continues Despite Planned Attack by Militant Extremist

The wedding of President Joko Widodo’s only daughter Kahiyang Ayu has proceeded as planned despite a planned attack on the ceremony, which has been foiled by the...

Expert Makes the Case for Satellite Technology to Save the Oil and Gas Exploration Industry

Indonesia should let down its guard against satellite-derived data if it wants to reduce the time, cost and risk associated with exploration in this sector. It may be...

Rare Seventeenth Century Map of Australia on Display for First Time

The National Library of Australia has placed on display a rare seventeenth century map of Australia, which was thought to have been lost. The unique map, one of just two...

A Quick Guide to Government Mandated SIM Card Registration

As previously reported, the Communications and Information Ministry has issued a regulation which requires all prepaid SIM card users to register their phone number with...

International Activist Calls for End to Indonesia Dog and Boar Fights

Staged fights between dogs and captured wild boars, which is a traditional form of entertainment in rural areas of West Java, must be condemned and stopped, animal...

The Rumble in the Jungle

The great Gunung Agung is awakening Bali residents with over 650 seismic activities per day since September 21. What are local priests and spiritual leaders doing about...

The Superstition Inquisition

From ghosts to talismans and black magic, irrational beliefs remain widespread in Indonesia despite rapid advances in science, technology and education. Why does...

Indonesia to Improve its Maritime Tourism

Despite having the world’s second-longest coastline, Indonesia has never established itself as the leading destination for maritime visitors. The government, however,...

Indonesia looks to target more Chinese tourists with 10 New Sites like Bali

With more Chinese travellers turning to Indonesia for their vacation, China is set to overtake Singapore as Indonesia’s biggest market this year. The Indonesian...

U.S. Knew about and Supported 1965 PKI Murders, Documents Reveal

A set of newly declassified documents reveal that the U.S. government had detailed knowledge the Indonesian Army was conducting a campaign of mass murder against the...

Putin Breaks into Rare Giggling Fit at his Minister’s Suggestion for Exporting Pork to Indonesia

Seeing Russia’s President Vladimir Putin breaking down in laughter is a rare sight indeed. However, Putin’s giggle was publicly on show courtesy of his...