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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.

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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.

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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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Terung: Indonesia

August 10th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Let us turn our attention to eggplants. In the Indonesian language, the vegetable is referred to as terung. With eggplants one can cook various appetizing dishes, traditionally or creatively prepared as gastronome and epicurean el supremo Suryatini N.Ganie explains.

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Total Lunar Eclipse in Indonesia

August 6th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The people in Indonesia will be able to see a total lunar eclipse on Tuesday, August 28, 2007. The Boscha observatory will conduct a joint monitoring and observation of the total lunar eclipse along with of the Bandung Institute of Technology`s Astronomy Department.

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The Delights of Lumpia: Indonesia

July 11th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

Being a country with two seasons, the dry and the rainy, we do not have special food for special seasons. Chinese envoys and traders long ago brought seasonal foods with them when they anchored in their ports of call.

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Central Java Cultural Park

July 10th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 2 Comments »

In the eastern part of Surakarta regency, Central Java, is an eye-catching compound of large buildings on Jl. Ir. Sutami, the road connecting Surakarta with Surabaya, East Java; or to be exact, it stands next to Sebelas Maret University (UNS) and the Indonesian Fine Arts Institute-Surakarta (ISI Surakarta).

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Indonesians in Focus: Rahayu Supanggah

June 26th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

During a recent visit to the cozy home of Rahayu Supanggah in the suburbs of Surakarta a few dozen meters from the bank of the Solo River, the gamelan composer was busy composing a new score for an upcoming fashion show by renowned designer Anne Avantie.

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‘People’s Pharmacies’: Indonesia

June 26th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The government has come closer to providing affordable drugs for the public by establishing the Apotek Rakyat (People’s Pharmacy) program to enable people to procure inexpensive over-the-counter and prescribed drugs. The People’s Pharmacy is based on a ministerial decree enacted in March 2007.

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Ancient Theater Kept Alive: Jakarta, West Java

June 20th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

wayang.jpg The lights went out inside the Bharata Wayang Orang Theater in Senen, Central Jakarta. The dim sound of the traditional gamelan orchestra gained in intensity, silencing the chatter of the audience. The dark maroon curtain lifted to reveal performers in colorful traditional costumes. The show had begun.

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