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Renting in Jakarta

I think we might be on the move and after 2 years we will probably look for something a little smaller and not so expensive. The house we are in is rented and there is no real chance of us buying a property just yet due to one thing or another so we need to […]

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Rupiah opens Rp 12,107 per dollar on Monday

The rupiah interbank trade rate in Jakarta on Monday morning appreciated by 39 basis points to Rp 12,107 per US dollar, up from Rp 12,146 per dollar in previous trading. “The majority of currencies in Asia including the rupiah are recording improvements following China’s move to reduce its deposit and lending rates,” Monex Investindo Futures […]

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Indonesian boxer wins WBO Asia Pacific welterweight title

Indonesian boxer Lerry Siwu won the WBO Asia Pacific welterweight title after beating Thai boxer Eakkhumpol Morkrungthepthonburi in the fifth round of the 12-round bout, in Tabanan, Bali, over the weekend. Lerry Siwu was quite aggressive during the fight and unleashed a number of hooks on his rival, the Antara news agency reported on Monday. […]

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Looking to a cashless future with EDC machines

Quick and easy: A cashier uses a card processor to complete a purchase at a grocery store. Bloomberg/Paolo Fridman Mery took out the shiny, new electronic data capture (EDC) machine from a drawer and placed it lightly on her dusty work desk in the back corner of the auto repair shop she owns. “Now I […]

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Public helps children build a better future

The children of today are the future of tomorrow. This well-known, powerful statement is taken seriously by a number of Jakarta groups that aim to help children build a better future. With a lack of facilities and support for children, many groups have come forward to provide children with the help and support they need. […]

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Jokowi scheduled for ‘blusukan’ in Riau

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is expected to have a blusukan (informal visit) to the Tourist Market, or Pasar Bawah as it is popularly called, during his official visit to Pekanbaru, Riau, on Wednesday. Jokowi is scheduled to arrive in the province on Wednesday to directly monitor the land and forest fires that have been recurrently […]

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Tunisians hold landmark presidential election

Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. Many Tunisians weighed security against the freedoms brought by their revolution and by its democratic transition, which has remained on track in sharp contrast to […]

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Comic convention haven for collectors

Comic convention haven for collectors Two big exhibitions — the first-ever Indonesian Toy, Game and Comic Convention at JIExpo in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta and the 10th HelloFest Anima Expo in Senayan, South Jakarta – offer a wide variety of pop culture products. The shows, both opened … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. The pope said the new saints, four Italians from far-flung provinces and two Indians from the Syro-Malabar Church, one of 22 Eastern rite churches that operates in full […]

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Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake

The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought. A daylight assessment Sunday found at least 50 homes destroyed in two villages, and 41 people injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken bones, officials said. The […]

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Jokowi to directly observe handling of land, forest fires in Riau

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to visit Riau on Wednesday to directly observe ongoing efforts to handle land and forest fires that have triggered a prolonged air quality disaster during the last 17 years. Jokowi and his entourage are expected to arrive at Rusmin Noerjadin Airport, Pekanbaru, around noon on Wednesday and will directly […]

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Concert eases tensions between Brimob and Army in Batam: Reconciliation: Hundreds of Mobile Brigade (Brimob) officers and 134 Tuah Sakti Battalion soldiers attend a concert staged at the Brimob headquarters in Batam on Saturday. The concert, which featured dangdut diva Dewi Perssik and prominent dangdut group Trio Macan, aimed to ease tensions caused by clashes on Nov. 19 between Brimob and 134 Tuah Sakti Battalion personnel, which claimed one soldier’s life and injured several civilians. (JP/Fadli)

Concert eases tensions between Brimob and Army in Batam

Reconciliation: Hundreds of Mobile Brigade (Brimob) officers and 134 Tuah Sakti Battalion soldiers attend a concert staged at the Brimob headquarters in Batam on Saturday. The concert, which featured dangdut diva Dewi Perssik and prominent dangdut group Trio Macan, aimed to ease tensions caused by clashes on Nov. 19 between Brimob and 134 Tuah Sakti […]

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Muslims, Buddhists team up to bring about peace for Rohingya

Muslims, Buddhists team up to bring about peace for Rohingya Quest for peace: Chairman of Muhammadiyah Muslim organization, Din Syamsuddin (center), is flanked by steering committee of the World Peace Forum 2014, Alpha Amirrachman (left) and the event's executive chairman Andar Nubowo when talking to the … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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UGM’s first female rector to be inaugurated Monday

Dwikorita Karnawati will be inaugurated as rector of the Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta on Monday, replacing her predecessor Pratikno, who was appointed as state secretary in the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Jusuf Kalla administration. Dwikorita’s appointment is significant because she is the first ever female rector in the university’s history. “This is a historical moment […]

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Minangkabau artists to hold Kaba Festival

A group of artists from West Sumatra will in December hold a traditional art festival called “Kaba Festival”, which aims to preserve Kaba, an oral literature tradition among the Malay and Minangkabau communities in the province. “The process of producing a work of art cannot be completed within one or two months. There has to […]

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