Now is not the time for laissez faire JAKARTA (JP): Nobody could accuse me of apple polishing when I
said I loved Gus Dur's favorite expression, Gitu aja koq repot
(Why worry?). Although it showed a laissez-faire attitude, this
expression denoted confidence. More ...
Fire razes printing factory JAKARTA (JP): Fire razed a printing factory on Jl. Tanah Abang
IV in Central Jakarta on Saturday afternoon, causing at least Rp
1 billion in losses.No factory employees were reported injured and PT. UPATI was
closed for the weekend. More ...
And Bulan dances..By Anton Kurnia I have heard several different accounts of my father and
mother. One of them was told to me by my grandmother.It goes like this: My father and my uncle were identical
twins. More ...
Villagers share art of kris sheath makingBy R. Agus Bakti YOGYAKARTA (JP): The kris -- the traditional Malay and
Indonesian dagger -- is no longer in use. Some regard it is as a
heirloom, while for others it is only a decoration or a souvenir.A kris is not complete without a sheath. More ...
Chinese publications face rivalryBy I. Christianto JAKARTA (JP): Only a small percentage of people in Indonesia
can speak Chinese, let alone read the characters. But new local
magazines and newspapers in Chinese are now available in the
capital. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
Deuce Bigalow 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Midnight Blue 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The Bachelor 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Bicentennial Man 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Boys Don't Cry ... More ...
Doors open for Chinese-Indonesians Chinese-Indonesians can breathe a little easier in showing
their cultural identity after the lifting of a ban imposed by the
New Order administration in 1967. Harder to eradicate, however,
are entrenched social stereotypes and discrimination. More ...
Ruben draws with Polgar, Utut falls to to Khalifmanby Ivy Susanti SANUR, Bali (JP): Indonesian Grand Master (GM) Ruben Gunawan
forced women's top player GM Judit Polgar of Hungary to draw in
the 46th move of the seventh round of the JAPFA Classic
International Tournament 2000 here on Saturday. More ...
Surabaya gears up to host 15th PONBy Mohammad Zurqoni SURABAYA (JP): Visitors in Surabaya, the capital of East Java,
will be surprised by the many banners and billboards displaying
"Ponti" the peacock throughout the city. More ...
To be extraordinary is the norm for Mely G. TanBy I. Christianto JAKARTA (JP): Being extraordinary is the norm for sociologist
Mely Giok Lan Tan, most especially when she is the only
Indonesian contributor in books and articles featuring other
prominent writers from around the world. More ...
C. Java misses Olympics shuttlers SEMARANG (JP): The Badminton Association of Indonesia Central
Java chairman Soenjoto said three national shuttlers -- men's
doubles Eng Hian, women's doubles Etty Tantri and mixed doubles
Zelin Resiana -- were banned from competing in the 15th National
Games ... More ...
Rembrandt, a great artist During his life, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn knew both
great fame and great poverty. Holland's greatest artist was born
in 1606, as the son of a well-to-do miller. More ...
PSM aims to expose illegal drugs mafia MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi (JP): The patron of PSM Makassar,
Nurdin Halid, said on Friday the soccer club would expose the
"drug mafia" which was supplying drugs to players in the Bank
Mandiri national league. More ...
Rembrandt's 'The Nightwatch' The Nightwatch (1642, oil on canvas), 359 cm x 438 cm,
probably Rembrandt's most famous and most controversial painting,
was given its erroneous title The Night Watch in the early 19th
century. More ...
Harley Davidson, all revved up and ready to goBy Agni Amorita JAKARTA (JP): When Agustinus "Nugie" Nugraha gained public
recognition as a professional singer about three years ago, he
made his teenage dreams a reality.One of them was to buy a Harley Davidson motorcycle. More ...
TNT offers value-adding solutions JAKARTA (JP): TNT, the European market leader for express and
logistics is at the fore of the industry in Indonesia following
the prolonged economic crisis which hit the country. More ...
Spreading the literary word across JavaBy Sori Siregar JAKARTA (JP): As we all know, literature has been poorly
taught in our schools for decades. The lack of knowledgeable
teachers is said to be one of main reasons for this. More ...
Arts Agenda Cultural Talk on Pekalongan Batik Innovation on Natural Dye by
Batik artist Dudung Ali Syachbana from Gedungwuni Pekalongan,
Central Java, at the Indonesian Arts and Culture Development 's
Office on Jl. Pakubuwono VI no. More ...
The Netherlands' monarchical government The Dutch government comprises not only ministers and their
state secretaries (junior ministers), but also the monarch. This
makes the Netherlands unusual among West European monarchies,
most of which exclude the monarch from government. More ...
Tanya: Behind the natural beauty of BandaBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): Once upon a time England swapped with the Dutch
its claim to Banda in return for Manhattan, the island at the
heart of New York City and todays magnet for all the world's
money. More ...
'The Story of Us': Married bliss turns calamatiousBy Tam Notosusanto JAKARTA (JP): Here's a perfectly logical question: why would
we want to watch a movie about a married couple bickering and
fighting with each other interminably for two hours? Why would we
bother going to the cinema and paying ... More ...
President supports Riau demand over CPP oil block JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid backed on Saturday
the provincial administration of Riau's demand to take over the
management of the Coastal Plains Pekanbaru (CPP) oil block,
despite opposition from state oil company Pertamina. More ...
Guess What? Bill Saragih What's in a name? It's money. Oops, not really. But for
veteran jazz musician Bill Amirsyah Saragih, a name has a lot to
do with business. That is why he changed his name to Bill
Simatupang. More ...
Dutch-Indonesian economic relations Trade relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia have
blossomed over the past years. Bilateral trade volume has grown
yearly, with Indonesia realizing a considerable surplus.
Indonesian exports to the Netherlands amounted to US$1. More ...
Death toll of a trading company I foresee that the future of trading companies will end with
the advent of Internet commerce.I worked in a Japanese trading company for 22 years. We sold
all sorts of Japanese goods to Indonesia -- printing machines,
stationery, cigarette paper and so on. More ...
I want to be a child againIt's been a while since I had this feeling
The determination of a young heart
The innocence and freedom of a child
The imagination of a boy
The curiosity of a teenagerI want to feel the excitement again
Of a child willing to discover things
The passion to learn new things ... More ...
East Javanese miniature ships operate on high seasBy Gin Kurniawan MOJOKERTO, East Java (JP): Various types of ships have been
created by his old hands. Not just sailing ships but also
historical traditional ships which may have been forgotten. More ...
Norman puts sparkle into Jakarta fashionBy Agni Amorita JAKARTA (JP): Fashion accessories have a long history in
Indonesia. The country's rich fashion culture is reflected in the
glittering appearance of an Indonesian woman, fitted out from
head to toe, at special occasions. More ...