Category: Local News

Pencak Silat: More Than Just a Fight

Explore your inner self through the grace and beauty of a martial art so tightly woven into the fabric of local culture. Indonesia, with its myriad of ethnicities and languages, has developed indigenous martial arts, with different variants in different regions. Pencak silat is one such artform: ‘pencak’ referring to the performance aspect, while ‘silat’…

The Fake Rice That Never Was

Lazy journalists, racist netizens and opportunistic politicians almost convinced the world that Indonesia was facing a plastic rice scare. On May 5, a YouTube account called LiveLeak Channel uploaded a 2.29 minute video clumsily titled “Rice fake from plastic in china” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=haSsXxxQBSo). The noisy video shows what appears to be a polyamide nylon factory making…

Greater Jakarta: City dismantles houses on Ancol River banks Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) chief Kukuh Hadi Santoso said on Wednesday that he deployed around 500 personnel for the operation. “Around 100 personnel from the city administration and the Indonesian Military also helped with the eviction … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta…

Azerbaijan calls for increased economic ties with RI Azerbaijani Ambassador to Jakarta Tamerlan Karayev has called for increased economic ties between Azerbaijan and Indonesia on the back of strong bilateral trade that reached US$ 2.43 billion in 2014. "We are happy and satisfied with the current … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta…

Greater Jakarta: Ahok castigates poor waste management Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama went on an impromptu visit to Jl. Hayam Wuruk and Jl. Mangga Besar in Central Jakarta on Tuesday to inspect the cleanliness of parks in the area. Ahok said he had ordered Parks and Cemetery Agency head … Full News here – Read more…

Healthy outlook for hospital business after solid Q1 “Referring to first-quarter results, most healthcare companies reported healthy earnings growth, becoming one of the best performing sectors in the JCI [benchmark Jakarta Composite Index]. This also validated the defensive characteristic of the sector … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesia and China have agreed to establish cooperation in the educational, social and cultural fields as part of efforts to enhance bilateral relations. “Bilateral relations between Indonesia and China in the political, economic, social and cultural fields have grown rapidly,” Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani said here…