Living in low-cost apartments; Not super comfortable, but OKBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): It has been a long climb for Darmy, 45, to her
third-floor apartment in the red-roofed high-rise housing complex
in Pejompongan, Central Jakarta. More ...
Everybody is crazy about Desy Ratnasari JAKARTA (JP): It must be the divorce of the year. As starlet
Desy Ratnasari filed the petition to end her 13 month marriage
with engineer Trenadi Pramudya, the proceeding was featured in
most local media. More ...
Singh leads Medan Rally MEDAN, North Sumatra (JP): Malaysian racer and top seed
Karamjit Singh and navigator Allen Eoh are still leading in the
2000 World Gudang Garam Rally here as of the fourth special stage
(SS) on Saturday evening. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
The Insider 14:30 17:15 21:00
Very Bad Things 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The Green Mile 14:30 18:00 21:30
The Prophecy 2 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The Beach 14:15 ... More ...
Apartments 'no longer an ivory tower'By I. Christianto JAKARTA (JP): A megalopolis with a cosmopolitan population,
Jakarta has transformed into a capital with modern buildings,
including high-rise residences. More ...
The ups and downs of e-shoppingBy Devi M. Asmarani JAKARTA (JP): For a long time, I was one of those purists who
thought shopping on the Internet was a redundant concept welcomed
only by technology freaks, people with excessively low self-
esteem or the unabomber. More ...
Jun Fan Gung Foo plus Maroon Town equals FusionBy Andrea Aguirre JAKARTA (JP): Picture this: You are standing in the middle of
a mass of cheering fans, bobbing up and down to an undeniably
irresistible beat, in awe of an ensemble of 10 awesome
ska-reggae-breakbeat-rap musicians from Britain and ... More ...
Maesa to hold sports tourney JAKARTA (JP): Maesa, the oldest sports organization in
Indonesia, will stage a national tournament called "Maesa Paskah
2000" to commemorate the tournament's 76th anniversary and the
Easter holiday. The tournament will run from April 8 to April 23
here. More ...
The end is silenceWhere do the little beggars come from, mama?
Why do they operate at the crossroads?
Don't they have to go to school?
To learn math and English
or have a wonderful time with friends?The beggars come from the sky, honey
Dropped by the typhoon
along main thoroughfares,
in front of ... More ...
Kenzo's jungle collection roarsBy Agni Amorita JAKARTA (JP): It was November 1998 when Kenzo Takada, the
fashion guru from Japan, visited the African Fashion Festival.
Held in the Air Tenere Desert area, Nigeria, the event gave him a
lot of inspiration. More ...
Banyuwangi residents turn tables on story mocking their traditionsBy Antariksawan Jusuf JAKARTA (JP): A female dancer, donning a reddish sarong with a
typical golden Balinese batik pattern, opens the traditional
opera. More ...
Sleman handicrafts find international marketBy Singgir Kartana YOGYAKARTA (JP): Bamboo in rural areas is most often used for
simple household articles, such as baskets and containers. Walls
are often made of sheets of plaited bamboo. Bamboo may also serve
as firewood. More ...
Lazy, hazy days in the orchards of Batu townBy Gin Kurniawan BATU, East Java (JP): Fruit trees, vegetable plants and
flowers grow luxuriantly over a wide expanse on the slopes of
shady hills here. This vast garden has been laid out naturally, a
delight for the eyes. More ...
Arts Agenda Painting Exhibition: Bentuk-Bentuk Purba (Ancient Shapes), an
exhibition of work by I Made Wiradana at the Chedi Ubud, Desa
Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar 80572, Bali. Phone (0361)
975963, fax (0361) 975968. Through until May 18. More ...
Apartments: A new concept in JakartaBy I. Christianto Dubbed a concrete jungle, Jakarta has numerous sky scrappers,
and many luxury high-rise apartments. Apartment living is not
entertained by most Indonesians, but as time goes by, more locals
seem to feel comfortable with the new lifestyle. More ...
Balinese architecture: Home for body and soulBy Degung Santikarma DENPASAR (JP): Traditionally, Balinese architecture offers not
just shelter from sun and storm but provides a commentary on the
order of the cosmos. More ...
Int'l meet lures 450 karatekas JAKARTA (JP): Some 489 karatekas and 41 referees from 59
countries will attend the seventh World Shotokan Karate-do
International Federation (SKIP) championships from April 21 to
April 23 in Nusa Dua, Bali. More ...
Oscar fever rages on at local movie theaters and on TVBy Tam Notosusanto JAKARTA (JP): The Oscars have all been given out, all the
recipients and nominees have walked on to their next projects and
the whole Academy Awards brouhaha is dying down. More ...
People made April fools by the authorities JAKARTA (JP): Perhaps only a few people here remember that the
annual game known as April fool was once enjoyed by people
because it was very entertaining. More ...
Megawati announces new PDI Perjuangan lineup SEMARANG (JP): Megawati Soekarnoputri, coming off her
reelection as chairwoman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of
Struggle (PDI Perjuangan), announced the lineup of the party's
executive board. More ...
Government optimistic about meeting IMF's new deadline JAKARTA (JP): The government said on Saturday it was confident
it would meet the new deadline set by the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) to complete key economic reforms. More ...
'The Insider': Applauding journalists as heroesBy Tam Notosusanto JAKARTA (JP): Back in the 1970s, Hollywood made heroes out of
journalists. In fact, with the Woodward-Bernstein team uncovering
the Watergate scandal, journalists became heroes in their own
right. More ...
Fit and proper? The government has a new policy obligating all prospective
directors of state enterprises (BUMN) to undergo a fit and proper
test.In addition to having managerial and technical skills, a
prospective director of a BUMN is expected to possess integrity
and a clean track record. More ...
Talking to a mysteryBy Sirikit Syah The woman, who for months had been a mystery to me,
threatening my marital bliss, is now sitting just in front of me.
I never thought she would be so enchanting. Her stature, her
character and the way she expressed herself were all beyond
imagining.I was shaken. More ...
After the riots, Lombok waits for tourists' returnBy Grace Segran MATARAM, Lombok (JP): Nothing much happens in Lombok. People
are by and large content with their quality of life, going about
their daily affairs as they have done for generations. More ...
U.S. interventionism goes back to the 1950s Feet to the Fire, CIA Covert Operations in Indonesia,
1957-1958; By Kenneth Conboy and James Morrison; Published
by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1999. More ...