Galang Island's poignant past open to visitorsText and photos by A. Junaidi GALANG ISLAND, Riau (JP): Sadness, emptiness and horror are
among the impressions of visitors to this island, where hundreds
of thousands of Vietnamese boat people lived in a refugee camp in
the 1970s. More ...
Four roads to e-commerce development in RIBy Christiani Tumelap JAKARTA (JP): E-commerce was only beginning to be discussed by
certain interest groups here in 1995, when the worldwide web had
already become popular and useful for many companies in the
United States. More ...
Model surfboards ride a successful waveBy Bambang Tiong YOGYAKARTA (JP): A breakthrough in the use of wood; this time
not only is the product popular among foreign buyers, but it also
is a good foreign exchange earner. More ...
Adventures at sea in SangirText by Wahyuni Kamah Photos by Thomas Kiss MANADO, North Sulawesi (JP): Since Merpati Airlines has
suspended its flights between Manado and Tahuna from July of this
year, visiting Tahuna on Sangihe Island in North Sulawesi now
requires a trip by sea. More ...
West Java's fragrant roots not as sweet as they used to beBy Y.R. Prahista BANDUNG (JP): Throwing his tattered hat angrily onto the
ground, Amin half cursed, "Akar wangi (a kind of fragrant grass)
farmers are dying. The price of the akar wangi oil has slumped,"
he said. More ...
Do you know the way to Galang? GALANG Island, Riau (JP): Since last year, visitors have been
able to reach Galang by land, thanks to the development of six
bridges connecting the islands of Batam, Tonton, Nipah, Setoko,
Rempang and Galang. More ...
Clinton gives strong support to Gus Dur JAKARTA (JP): U.S. Ambassador Robert S. Gelbard met with
President Abdurrahman Wahid on Saturday at Bina Graha
presidential office to convey a message of support for his
leadership from President Bill Clinton. More ...
Iskak dies of heart failure JAKARTA (JP): Comedian Iskak died from heart failure on Friday
night at the age of 67, Antara reported.Iskak started building his career as a comedian in Jakarta in
1958, forming a group with Ateng and Bagyo. More ...
'Angklung' made with fatherly loveBy Bambang Tiong YOGYAKARTA (JP): Seventy-year-old Sumitro, who lives in
Tegiri, a small village in Yogyakarta, is a successful maker of
the West Javanese traditional musical instrument known as
angklung, a series of suspended bamboo tubes which percuss ... More ...
Local designers and media start exploring the benefits of cyberworldBy Agni Amorita JAKARTA (JP): Daisy Windayanti, the fashion editor of Kawanku,
a magazine for young girls, almost kissed her computer after she
found the latest picture of Indonesian model Tracy Trinita on a
catwalk in a Paris ... More ...
Ricky/Rexy cruise to Korea Open men's double final JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian veterans men's double pair Ricky
Ahmad Subagja and Rexy Mainaky seemed to revive their glory days
by cruising to the final of the 2000 Samsung Korea Open at Hanra
gymnasium in Cheju Island, South Korea. More ...
A day in the life of a 'bakpao' peddlerBy Santo Koesoebjono WASSENAAR, The Netherlands (JP): "Pao, pao," shouts Bambang
one night on his way home from his stand in front of the SMP
(middle school) 12 in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, where he
sells bakpao. More ...
Ulemas Council does about-face on jihad JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) defied
President Abdurrahman Wahid's stern warning against a holy war,
expressing its sympathy for the cry invoked by Muslim
demonstrators for a jihad to defend their brethren in Maluku. More ...
'The Mighty', an inspiring tale of friendship and camaraderieBy Tam Notosusanto JAKARTA (JP): Maxwell Kane may be your ultimate on-screen
misfit. At 15, he's overweight and oversized, and everywhere he
walks, he has to endure the piercing stare of everybody he passes
by. More ...
Indonesian artists reflect on past horrorsBy Astri Wright VICTORIA, Canada (JP): The staged and spontaneous riots with
violent repercussions in Jakarta in early 1998, leading to
Soeharto's stepping down, continue to reverberate through
contemporary Indonesian art. More ...
Pick of the Flicks (for Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000)Hollywood KC
The Patriot 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Wishmaster 2 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The World Is Not Enough 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Anna And The King 14:30 17:15 21:00
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