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Desa Dusun Restaurant: Denpasar, Bali

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

In the middle of Denpasar, a recently opened restaurant is offering diners tasty food and a rural atmosphere. Located in East Denpasar, facing the Ayung River, Desa Dusun serves homemade food that tastes delicious and is reasonably priced too.


Tana Toraja: South Sulawesi

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

mini-tana-torajah.jpgLet’s get this out of the way first: Tana Toraja is not a suitable holiday destination for any of the following: committed vegetarians, animal rights activists, or anyone with a pressing sense of their own mortality. But if you like your meat, don’t get squeamish at the sight of trussed-up pigs on their way to slaughter, and have no problems with a few skeletons, then the green hills of South Sulawesi are for you. The elegant tongkonan houses that sit like boats on a green sea play a central role in Torajan culture. They can neither be bought nor sold (although apparently they can be dismantled and sold in pieces to those wanting to take home a souvenir.


Indonesians in Focus: Barreto Soares

October 17th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

We all scattered / we all ran in every direction. These two lines are scrawled in the notebook of the man with the guitar, one of two books in his bag that is filled with phrases, mostly in Tetum, but also in Indonesian.


New Maritime Tourism Facility: Jakarta, West Java

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

The city hopes its seafront areas will become tourism destinations as a private sector firm takes aim at establishing a maritime tourism facility at Sunda Kelapa port, North Jakarta.


Prambanan Restoration to Begin: Yogyakarta, Central Java

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

Post-earthquake restoration of the famous heritage Hindu Prambanan Temple on the borderline of Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces should start this month, thanks to funding from Saudi Arabia.


Tourism Paradise?: East Timor

August 10th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

It has pristine beaches, lush highlands and an exotic cultural mix - and lies just a few hours flight east of the Indonesian resort island of Bali. But currently almost the only overseas visitors to East Timor are foreign troops, journalists and aid workers after Asia’s youngest nation descended into turmoil last year.


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.


First National Park Designated: East Timor

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

East Timor has designated its first national park as part of efforts to protect threatened bird species and rich marine life, some of which can not be found anywhere else in the world.


Indonesia to Open Cultural Center: Timor Leste

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

The Indonesian Embassy in Dili will build an Indonesian Cultural Center in Timor Leste`s capital in cooperation with the central government. Kiki T. Kusprabowo, counsellor at the embassy, told ANTARA News via phone most Timor Leste people were quite able to converse, write and communicate in the Indonesian language.


Timor Leste Adopts Bahasa Indonesia

June 8th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Aware that the Indonesian language is spoken by most people in Timor Leste, the country’s government has decided to make the Indonesian language, or Bahasa Indonesia, its working language.


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