Soeharto undergoes a brain scan JAKARTA (JP): Former president Soeharto underwent a brain scan
on Saturday morning to check whether the damage from several
strokes has affected his memory and ability to face an ongoing
investigation into his alleged corruption during 32 years of
rule. More ...
Mira Lesmana puts children's films first JAKARTA (JP): Dressed in trendy pants and a white shirt with
the sleeves rolled up, her cap facing the wrong direction, Mira
Lesmana is a funky, energetic 36. More ...
PON torches arrive from 26 provinces SURABAYA (JP): Torches for the 15th National Games (PON)
arrived here on Saturday from 26 provinces across the nation.The torches are being kept in the Grahadi building on Jl. More ...
Salvaging marine treasure a dark job Indonesian waters have been a graveyard for hundreds of ships
over the centuries. In recent years, they were also a hunting
ground for looters of sunken treasure. The Jakarta Post's Rita A. More ...
Smooth going in and around Irian Jaya WAMENA, Irian Jaya (JP): Below are tips for travelers to Irian
Jaya.Getting there: Garuda flies four times a week from Jakarta to
Jayapura, while Merpati provides a daily service. From Jayapura,
Merpati serves Wamena daily. More ...
Sometimes crying can be a real crying shame JAKARTA (JP): My colleague was doing her best to avoid my
gaze, but the telltale blotches around her eyes gave away the
fact that her waterworks had been flowing. More ...
Visual modern art market all shaken upBy Chandra Johan JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian modern art entered the commercial
field more than 10 years ago. Commercial galleries have
mushroomed in big cities like Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and
Surabaya, as well as in Bali. More ...
War dance a welcoming sight to touristsText and photos by PJ Leo WAMENA, Irian Jaya (JP): Repeated shouts of "wah" -- welcome
in the language of the Dani tribe -- greet a group of foreign
visitors. More ...
Political support, people's role key to fight smoking JAKARTA (JP): More political support and people's
participation are needed to control the increase in the number of
smokers and smoking-related illnesses in the country, Minister of
Health Achmad Sujudi warned on Saturday. More ...
Moon over Legian BeachBy Bre Redana The moon was perched over the ocean at Legian beach as I took
Maggie behind the stand of bushes at the back of the Gado-Gado
discotheque."Hold me, darling" she pleaded.I did more than embrace her and she groaned with my touch. She
hadn't changed. More ...
What to do about our underwater treasuresBy Amir Sidharta JAKARTA (JP): Earlier this month, after the Indonesian Navy
successfully foiled an attempt to smuggle underwater treasures
recovered from Indonesian waters, State Minister of Social
Affairs Anak Agung Gde Agung recommended the preparation ... More ...
One day with with 'bajaj' driver Junaedi Born in 1957 in Jakarta, Junaedi earns his living driving a
bajaj (three-wheeled motorized vehicle) around the narrow streets
surrounding the markets of Central and South Jakarta. More ...
Beauty of DeathIs Life more beautiful than Death?Is the giraffe
more handsome than the tapir?
How callous life would look
to your long-necked in the tundra!Is the mountain
the more comely to the valley?
I tell you:
you wouldn't even look out
for those hilly humps!Is day
more ... More ...
Looting of artifacts in Indonesian seas creates big headacheBy Rita A. Widiadana JAKARTA (JP): The latest frenzy concerning the discoveries,
excavations and lootings of antique Chinese ceramics and old
artifacts in Indonesia's waters have worried Indonesian
archaeologists and ceramicists. More ...
Top puppeteers in demand -- for a priceBy Kafil Yamin BANDUNG (JP): Udung Supriatna was forced to sell his car to
pay for that special something at his daughter's wedding
reception.To the delight of everybody in his neighborhood, he hired
popular wayang golek puppeteer Ade Kosasih. More ...
Art Agenda Teka-teki, Silang, Pendapat yang Digambarkan (Puzzles,
Disputes in Drawings), Koong Gallery, Hotel Gran Melia, Jl. HR
Rasuna Said Kav. X-0, South Jakarta, Phone 526 8080, ext. 2905,
from June 18 to Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. More ...
Name value counts for some in buying shoesBy Bruce Emond JAKARTA (JP): Say you have a few million rupiah to spare, and
you want to do something nice for number one.Forget about stashing the moolah away for a rainy day or
putting it toward the kids' college education. More ...
Two thieves beaten to death DENPASAR, Bali (JP): Two alleged long-time crooks were killed
by angry residents and three others were shot in their legs
during a pre-dawn police action on Jl. Imam Bonjol here on
Saturday.The incident broke around 2 a.m. More ...
Iwan Fals turns his talents to orchestral musicBy Endi Aras JAKARTA (JP): Virgiawan Listanto took pleasure in the hardship
of starting out in music 25 years ago.As a high school student with strong social concerns, Tanto,
as he was nicknamed, wanted most of all to be independent. More ...
Archaeologists, unarmed heritage guardians JAKARTA (JP): Thousands of centuries-old Chinese ceramics have
been salvaged from Indonesia's waters, while hundreds of
historical sculptures and reliefs are stolen every day from
temples and archaeological sites throughout the country. More ...