Indian films to be shown JAKARTA (JP): Bentara Budaya Jakarta will be screening old
quality films you would not find at commercial theaters. This
time, the theater, located at Jl. Palmerah Selatan 17, Central
Jakarta, will present Satyajit Ray's trilogy for three days,
starting on Monday, Nov. 20. More ...
Home Movies JAKARTA (JP): With movie theaters and television stations
thriving on action films and kung fu movies -- good and bad,
foreign as well as Indonesian -- there is certainly no shortage
of films with violence as a central theme. More ...
'I love the smell of my koi' Johny Andrean, 39, is one of Indonesia's top stylists. With 97
salons throughout the country and one in San Francisco, the
father of four divides his time between his home in Green
Gardens, West Jakarta, and a house in the United States. More ...
Peace summit could be staged each decade Bangkok (DPA): The Millennium World Peace Summit of religious
and spiritual leaders held at the United Nations in August could
become a regular event organized every 10 years, the secretary
general of the event, Bawa Jain, said in early November. More ...
AgendaPainting Exhibition Cina Indonesia, (Chinese-Indonesian) by Sidik
W. Martowidjoyo, at Galeri Milenium, Komplek Pertokoan Golden
Plaza (Golden Truly) Blok B23, Jl. RS Fatmawati 15, Jakarta
12420, through Nov. 27. Up to three years ago, Sidik W. More ...
New Indonesian TV station to air news in MandarinBy Antariksawan Jusuf JAKARTA (JP): A new TV station, Metro TV, will break the local
television mold by adding Mandarin-language news broadcasts to
its daily programming. More ...
Aspac meets Panasia in league final JAKARTA (JP): Home favorite Aspac edged out Indonesia Muda
(IM) Texmaco 86-58 to set up the final clash with Bandung-based
Panasia Indosyntec in the 2000 Nuvo Kobatama national basketball
league at Senayan indoor stadium. More ...
No records broken at close of Athletics Grand Prix meet JAKARTA (JP): The first Track and Field Grand Prix and
National Junior Championships saw poor performances by national
athletes, both seniors and juniors. More ...
Now Showing Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. (Horror, 90
minutes). Starring Stacy Galina, Alexis Arquette, Ahmet Zappa,
Greg Vaughn, David Carradine, Fred Williamson. Directed by Ethan
Wiley. More ...
APPMI promotes fashion for everybodyBy Agni Amorita JAKARTA (JP): To welcome the year 2001, the Indonesian Fashion
Designer Association (APPMI) held an attractive and friendly show
to set the trends for the coming year. More ...
Murder of migrant woman workerFrom Media IndonesiaWomen's Solidarity herewith expresses deep sorrow and sympathy
over the murder of Ms. Siamah, an Indonesian migrant worker, on
Oct. 9, 2000 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More ...
Srimulat a winner at TV awards JAKARTA (JP): Traditional comedy group Srimulat triumphed on
Friday at the Panasonic Awards 2000, selected by viewers in the
category of favorite comedy program. More ...
Debt can make you either prosperous or bankruptBy V. Anjaiah JAKARTA (JP): Debt has become an essential aspect of modern
life. One can borrow money from a bank through a long-term loan
mortgage to finance the purchase of a house. We can buy a
cellular phone through a credit card. More ...
Guess What? Lalu Mariyun Guess where Judge Lalu Mariyun was while prosecutors and
lawyers waited four hours for him to start a crucial hearing of
the trial on the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) scandal?"Look, don't see things negatively. More ...
Broadband, solution for faster and cheaper downloadsBy Vishnu K. Mahmud JAKARTA (JP): First it was the Internet, then cable modems,
and now, the latest of high-tech Internet access, broadband, has
arrived for the average consumer. Well, sort of. More ...
Guess What? Goenawan Mohamad Senior journalist and noted essayist Goenawan Mohamad, was
admonished by the moderator for coming late last Sunday to a
discussion related to the Jakarta International Film Festival. More ...
Mixed views on taxi fare hike JAKARTA (JP): The new taxi rate in the city which took effect
on Saturday has yet to have any significant impact on the
drivers' income even though some people have started to
discontinue using cabs due to the tariff hike. More ...
Persilat to stage show at 2002 Asiad JAKARTA (JP): The International Pencak Silat Federation
(Persilat) congress resolved on Saturday to stage an exhibition
event for the sport at its own expense at the Pusan 2002 Asian
Games (Asiad). More ...
Islamic history lessons delivered to your homeBy Antariksawan Jusuf Islam: Empire of FaithNov. 20 - Nov. 265:30 p.m.SCTV JAKARTA (JP): "Islamic humanity is one of the grandest human
achievements ... More ...
Hiring your way to high livingBy Dewi Anggraeni MELBOURNE (JP): In Australia, a young, good looking person,
clad in expensive clothes and driving an expensive car, often
make people wonder if he owns all those items. More ...
First news TV station 'Metro-TV' launched JAKARTA (JP): New television station Metro-TV, dubbed the
first news TV station in the country, presented its preview to
guests at a reception to mark its launching at its studio complex
in West Jakarta on Saturday. More ...
Calls surge to replace LSFBy Joko E.H. Anwar JAKARTA (JP): During the New Order era, the film censorship
board was a government tool used to ban movies considered a
threat to the ruling party. More ...
World's finest handicrafts found in TembiBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): Thanks to Warwick Rodney Purser, it will soon be
possible to buy here that container made out of leather by people
in a Central Java kampong, or a basket shaped from yesterday's
newspapers that were first twisted into rope. More ...
Marzuki wants two more weeks to arrest Tommy JAKARTA (JP): After two weeks of futile hunt for fugitive
Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, Attorney General Marzuki Darusman
requested on Saturday two more weeks to capture the youngest son
of former president Soeharto. More ...
Now Showing U-571. (Thriller/Action, 114 minutes). Starring Matthew
McConaughey, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi, Bill Paxton, Jake
Weber. Directed by Jonathan Mostow.At an early point in World War I, the holiday of the crew of a
U.S. submarine is cut short. More ...
Three named candidates for top BI job JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid named Anwar
Nasution, Siti Fadjriah, and Hartadi A. Sarwono on Saturday as
candidates for the new chief of Bank Indonesia following the
resignation of several top officials of the central bank late on
Friday. More ...
Bank BNI beats DLLAJ in Livoli JAKARTA (JP): Bandung-based DLLAJ bowed out to Bank BNI,
ending its winning streak on Saturday, the sixth day of the
second leg of the 2000 Samator Indonesian Volleyball League
(Livoli) at the Senayan Basketball Hall in Central Jakarta. More ...
'Taekyon' steals show at Silat tourney JAKARTA (JP): It was the pencak silat world championships but
a martial art new to Indonesia captured the public's attention on
Wednesday as South Korea introduced taekyon. More ...
From Ramadhan repasts to New Year celebrationsBy Mehru Jaffer With hands folded and a smile to melt even the most hardened
of hearts, staff at hundreds of hotels across Jakarta are busy
preparing for guests to usher in the new millennium at their
premises. More ...
Rare paintings on offer at the Regent JAKARTA (JP): A rare painting exhibition and auction of
priceless artwork from before World War II will be held next week
in the Grand Ballroom at The Regent Hotel from Nov.22 to Nov. 24. More ...
Now Showing Bedazzled. (Comedy, 93 minutes). Starring Brendan Fraser,
Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor. Directed by Harold Ramis.Geeky, socially inept Elliot Richards (Fraser) has always been
the butt of the joke, even among his not-so-cool colleagues. More ...
People more than ready for democracy: SmitaBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): As if afraid that her father's prophecy may come
true, Smita Notosusanto, 39, works round the clock to educate and
empower the electorate. More ...
Woes of living on credit We all know the government has huge debts, and so do the
tycoons. But many people also have credit, whether to buy a
house, a car or a mobile phone, waiting to be paid off. The
Jakarta Post's Emmy F. Hastuti, V. Anjaiah, Rita A. Widiadana and
T. More ...
A day with a TV newscaster Nova Poerwadi, 27, began his career in the newsroom of TVRI in
his native Surabaya, from where he moved to SCTV in Jakarta. He
can currently be seen on RCTI's morning news program Indonesia
Today. More ...
Cirebon's carriages bear historical legacyBy R. Agus Bakti CIREBON, West Java (JP): Situated on the north coast of West
Java, Cirebon is famous for its shrimp and the sweltering heat
which engulfs the city during the day. More ...
Can a man become pregnant? Meet Lee MingweiBy Lim Tri Santosa BANDUNG (JP): The ability to carry a child and give birth is
uniquely female. For years, Hollywood has poked fun at the idea
of a man giving birth. More ...
An insider goes against the tide in examining the Indonesian Army TNI AD -- Dahulu, Sekarang dan Masa Depan(The Indonesian Army -- The Past, Today and theFuture)By Saurip KadiPT Pustaka Utama Grafiti, 2000116 ppRp 16,000 JAKARTA (JP): At a glance, the size of this book belies its
title; a ... More ...
Examining Teja and Artayasa's existential paintingBy Jean Couteau DENPASAR, Bali (JP): A painter never paints alone; his
creativity does not simply appear out of the blue. They are part
of a milieu in which interfere the heritage from their society
and influences from the farther world. More ...
Metropolitan SakaiBy Abel Tasman The mournful chanting of the mantras sounded as touching as
the groan of the sick old man who was lying nearby. The sick man
was begging whisperingly for mercy from the angel of death, who
had come to take him away. More ...
After fleeing from Aceh, one family ekes out a livingBy Arief S.S. JAKARTA (JP): Drops of sweat beaded on Karsi's forehead. The
young woman sat in front of a machine dexterously making bottle
caps. Behind her was her husband, Sarmin, bare-chested, doing the
same job. More ...
Awakening at dawnIt was the dawn of a winter morning
And the world was cozily asleep
I stepped out of the door
And wandered into the woods deepDown there was stillness
as in a tomb beneath the ground
And I heard the call from within
so overriding was its command... More ...
Veggie food for thought I found Taking the veggie trail in Jakarta by Melinda J.
Hewitt, published in The Jakarta Post on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000,
to be very interesting. Could you publish more articles about
vegetarianism? BUDI UTOMOJakartaNote: We will take your suggestion into consideration. More ...
Let the children play and be happy JAKARTA (JP): Some 40 kindergarten pupils stand neatly in line
in front of their classroom. After their teacher gives the order
instructing them to go inside, they march in together and proceed
straight to their desks. More ...
'The King's Witch' to be staged in New YorkBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): The King's Witch is the fourth piece to emerge
from the creative joining of the poetry of Goenawan Mohammad and
the music of Tony Prabowo. More ...
Melbourne Cup a chance to see and be seen at the racesBy Dewi Anggraeni MELBOURNE (JP): The limousine sent by my host glided over the
hard bitumen of the bridge across Maribyrnong River, approaching
one of the entrances of Flemington Race Course. More ...
Where to go in Jakarta:Exhibitions * Mask: Sartoris' Masks in the Commedia dell'Arte, at Museum
Nasional Jakarta, Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat 12, Central Jakarta
(Phone: 3868172), daily except Monday, until Nov. 27.
* Artisans at Work at ICAC (International Community Activity
Center), Jl. More ...