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Animal Shelters Near Collapse

December 5th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

A noted conservationist has urged the government to take over the operation of seven Animal Rescue Centers (PPS) across the country, saying they are on the brink of financial collapse. “Most of these centers can’t even generate enough money to feed the animals. Some haven’t been able to pay the salaries of their employees for quite some time,” Rosek Nursahid said at PPS Petungsewu in Malang, East Java.


More Weather Sensors Needed: East Java

November 13th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

With only four Automatic Weather Systems (AWS) on hand, East Java is in urgent need of more weather detection equipment. Such equipment is crucial in providing authorities with early warnings about possible weather-related disasters, the head of Malang’s Karangploso Climate Station, Antoyo Setiadipratikto, said.


Paragliding: Malang, East Java

September 24th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

paragliding.jpg For Malang lawyer Sunu Setyonugroho, who has a deep and irrational fear of heights, there’s only one cure. He goes halfway up Mount Banyak at Songgoriti, Batu, East Java. He stands 1,300 meters above sea level, quivering on the edge of a sheer drop, far above a lovely patchwork landscape of tilled fields and ocher-roofed hamlets.


Mount Bromo: East Java

September 21st, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Visiting Mount Bromo, East Java’s premier tourist attraction, is soon to get a little easier and more comfortable — though only because a banker found facilities a disgrace.


Tempeh in Indonesia

September 9th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

Wherever you go in Indonesia, you will almost always be able to find some variety of tempe. There is, among others, tempe gembus, which is made from the sediment left over from the tofu-making process, and tempe benguk, made from the benguk bean. But the most popular and well known tempe is that made from soybeans as gastronome and epicurean el supremo Suryatini N. Ganie explains.


Recalling Ancient Wisdom: Kaliandra, East Java

September 4th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

puppetmaster.jpg It has to be one of East Java’s most extraordinary sights: After hair-pinning up and down serpentine lanes on the flanks of Mount Arjuno, through tiny villages and thick forest — to come across a 5,000-square-meter palatial Italian-style mansion.


Cheap Flights to Java from Bali

August 25th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Recently launched flight service connecting Bali (Denpasar) and the East Java city of Malang recorded 100% load factors over its initial launch period which coincided with Indonesian national school holiday periods.


Sempu Island: East Java

August 25th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Wildlife conservation group ProFauna Indonesia has discovered around 60 rare bird species in a nature preserve on Sempu Island, Malang regency, East Java.


Turmeric: Indonesia

August 22nd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Should you have time to study regional Indonesian recipes, you will see that turmeric frequently appears. Indeed, to many Indonesian cooks, this ingredient is indispensable.


August 17th, Hari Proklamasi Indonesia - Indonesian Independence Day

August 16th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Indonesians celebrate the proclamation of independence from 350 years of Dutch colonial rule. Festivities abound in cities and villages alike, organized by the government, neighbourhood community associations and organizations.


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