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Rohingya Muslim Rescued At Sea Off Sumatra

Indonesian fishermen have rescued at least five Rohingya off the island of Sumatra in the early hours of April 6 and brought them ashore, officials said, in the first...

From Sumptuous to Simple, Classy to Rustic : Three Restaurants to fit any Budget in Surabaya

Food is more than just sustenance to keep us alive. Many people like to follow the latest food trends and visit trendy restaurants and cafés, and generally they choose...

Endangered Sumatran Tiger Killed and Disemboweled in Northern Sumatra

Locals in Northern Sumatra’s Hatorangan village killed and disemboweled a Sumatran tiger after it apparently attacked locals. The villagers reportedly put the...

Sumatra’s Mt. Sinabung Volcano Erupts, ‘Red Notice’ Warning Sent to Airlines

By Associated Press Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has erupted this Monday morning, February 19, shooting billowing columns of ash more than 5,000...

Saving the Sumatran Elephants

Currently, there are roughly 2,400 – 2,800 Sumatran elephants left in the wild. Their survival is threatened by hunters, deforestation and habitat loss, as well as...

New Species of Great Ape Discovered in Sumatra

A scientific paper has confirmed that a new species of primate has been discovered in the forests of Sumatra: the Tapanulis orangutan, which adds to the family of the...

Kaki Lima - street vendors in Jakarta

Not So Tasty Meatballs Shut Down Party After Poisoning Kids

A spate of vomiting an dizzines ended a community party in Suberingin village, South Sumatra, on Monday, May 15, with 13 children suffering food poison after allegedly...

Environment Ministry Urges for More Jobs to Cut Wildlife Crimes

According to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, providing more employment opportunities in relevant communities will considerably reduce wildlife crimes.

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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...

Greenpeace Indonesia Launches App to Fight Forest Fires

Forest fires have been an annual issue in Indonesia for almost two decades, with the islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra hit particularly hard. According to reports cited...

Lake Placid

The mighty Lake Toba remains one of Indonesia’s most impressive stop-offs Outside of Bali, the dodgy pizzas and dishevelled hotels that are the mainstays of Indonesian...

Good News from Wild Sumatra

Sad, but true. The only time you hear of Sumatra in the news is when there is a natural disaster, deforestation, fanatics in Aceh caning people, or the haze heading east...

British Bengkulu: A Forgotten Imperial Outpost

Bengkulu, October 1685: The fort stood atop a small hillock on the banks of a coffee-coloured creek. To the west the Indian Ocean stretched blank and white and empty. To...

The Bare Necessities: Gunung Leuser National Park

Trekking Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra in search of endangered orangutans in another world. Ever since Leonardo DiCaprio hit local and international news...