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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.


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.


UN Observers in Landmark Elections: Timor Leste

April 3rd, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

More than 2,000 national and international election observers will monitor next Monday’s landmark presidential elections in Timor-Leste, the first polls held in the tiny nation since it gained independence from Indonesia in 2002, the United Nations mission to the impoverished country.

Ancient Cave Found: Timor Leste

December 23rd, 2006 | Username By Barrie | Comments 1 Comment »

An Australian archaeologist has discovered the oldest evidence of occupation by modern humans on the islands that were the stepping stones from South-East Asia to Australia.


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