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Top Ten Indonesian Endangered Species

Animals are the big losers as Indonesian tycoons continue to profit by destroying forests 1. Javan Rhino Local name: Badak Jawa How many left? 60 or fewer Lifespan:...

Top Ten Schengen Countries Receiving the Most Short-stay Visa Applications in 2017

For yet another year, France tops the table for having received more applications for short-term visas than any other Schengen country, according to the Schengen Visa...

Top 10 Indonesian Hoaxes of 2018

Fake news – referred to in Indonesia as “hoax” – is escalating in the run-up to the April 2019 national elections as devious politicians try to win power by...

Looking for Ways to Do Some Good in 2019? Four Expat-Friendly Volunteering Opportunities in Indonesia Off the Beaten Path

As a country undergoing rapid social and economic change, Indonesia is a dynamic place to be for travellers and volunteers from most walks of life. Social media and...

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Top 10 Richest Indonesians

According to the 2018 Forbes Indonesia Rich List.   Hartono brothers Net wealth: US$35 billion Source of wealth: banking, cigarettes, plantations, real estate,...

Top 10 Controversial Convictions in Indonesia

Baiq Nuril Maknun Sexual harassment victim jailed for six months In August 2012, Baiq Nuril Maknun (born 1978) was working as a temporary employee at State Senior High...

Top 10 Non-Fiction Books on Indonesia

Indonesia Etc. Elizabeth Pisani 2014   Easily the best book about Indonesia in recent years. Elizabeth Pisani, an American who lives in the UK, first visited Indonesia...

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Flight Delayed over Durian Stench

A Sriwijaya Air flight bound for Jakarta from Bengkulu on Monday was reportedly delayed for an hour after passengers objected to the pungent aroma of durian in the...

Top 10 Indonesian Statues

Not just the tallest, this list also includes some of Indonesia’s most controversial statues.   Garuda Wisnu Kencana Where: Bukit Ungasan, Badung regency, Bali...

Top 10 Mosques in Indonesia

Being home to world’s largest Muslim population, it’s only natural that Indonesia should have some of the most beautiful and melodious mosques on the planet. Their...

Cliff Top Golfing on the Bukit in Bali

There is nothing quite like golfing in Bali.  What can be more invigorating than hitting a golf ball over terraced rice paddies, or more satisfying than draining a putt...

Top 10 Indonesian Serial Killers

1. Ahmad Suradji Born: January 10, 1949 Date of murders: 1986–1997 Victims: 42 girls and women Status: Executed July 10, 2008 Suradji, better known as Datuk, was a...

Indonesia’s Top 10 Deadliest Natural Disasters

Aceh Tsunami December 26, 2004 Aceh and Nias Death toll: 170,000 (in Indonesia) The deadliest tsunami in recorded history, it killed about 230,000 people across 14...

Top 10 Indonesian Sportsmen

1.Rudy Hartono Badminton player Born:  August 18, 1949 From: Surabaya, East Java Height: 182 cm Sports buffs know that Indonesia’s first Olympic gold medallists were...