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Five European Destinations to Discover this Autumn

Europe in the autumn offers visitors a more relaxed experience than the frantic pace of the tourist-filled summers. The kids are back at school, Europeans are back at...

The Dutch Pioneering Voyage to the East Indies

By Bartele Gallery Jakarta The last decade of the sixteenth century heralded the emergence of the Dutch as the colonial power that was to supercede Portugal as the...

Indonesia and Britain Agree US$1.4 Billion in Trade Deals

Indonesia and Britain have agreed trade deals worth US$1.4 billion during President Joko Widodo’s visit to the UK, where he met with British Prime Minister David...

A Brief History of Tobacco

Tobacco was first cultivated in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes, from where it spread north and south till it covered most of the Americas. After ‘discovery’ by...