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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...

More than 530 Sharia Offenders Publicly Flogged in Aceh since 2015

Since Aceh enacted a new Islamic criminal code in October 2015, more than 530 people have been publicly flogged, including hundreds of men and women punished for...

Woman Taken to Hospital After Being Lashed for Adultery in Aceh

A woman in Aceh has sought hospital treatment after being publicly caned as a sharia court punishment for the crime of adultery. The court in Aceh, the only Indonesian...

Aceh Canings To Be Conducted In Private

Public caning punishments in the North Sumatra province of Aceh, which practices Sharia law, has long been controversial courting international condemnation, now...

education

Aceh Earthquake Cripples Education, Raises Major Concern

Disaster aid groups have raised their concern over the Aceh earthquake last December 7 that damaged several schools, which they fear will cripple the children’s...

earthquake

Jokowi Orders Fast Distribution of Financial Aid to Aceh

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has been ordered by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to immediately distribute aid allocated for the victims of the...

earthquake

At Least 97 Dead, Dozens Missing After Quake Hits Indonesia’s Aceh

A strong undersea earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early Wednesday, December 7, killing at least 97 people, destroying...

Politician’s Car Explodes, Kills Two In Aceh

A politician’s car exploded in Aceh, killing two and leaving five others seriously injured. The car owner’s wife is reportedly behind the bombing. On Saturday, a...

German Tourists Detained by Sharia Police for Wearing Bathing Suits

Two German tourists were detained by local authorities for wearing bathing suits while taking a swim at a beach in Lhokseumawe, Aceh. University students Andre Brun and...

Aceh Gayo – Exploring the Central Highlands

Aceh is a beautiful place to explore and a trip to the Gayo highlands of Central Aceh will delight you with pine-studded mountainsides, remote village life and a...

Becak Terus: Rickshawing from Aceh to Jakarta for a Good Cause

Back in 2013, we interviewed a man brave – and some might even say crazy – enough to run from Bali to Jakarta on a mission to raise money and awareness for...

Ferzya Farhan

Ferzya from Aceh

Whenever I meet someone on my travels around Indonesia like Ferzya, I am filled with great hope for the future of this country. This bright, young lady was born in Banda...

Linda

Linda the Tsunami Survivor

Linda’s story is somewhat of a reflection of Aceh itself, sad but uplifting. Her life was changed forever a little less than ten years ago, when on December 26th 2004...

Education Guide 2017

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