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Archive for October, 2014

A Culinary Adventure in Bogor Posted by on Oct 31, 2014

Bogor is one of the satellite cities of Jakarta and is known as Jabodetabek, an abbreviation of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi. It is a bedroom community that offers the feel of a small-town neighborhood within driving distance of the big city. Only 37 kilometers away from Jakarta, it is an ideal place to…

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What is the Indonesian language like? Posted by on Oct 29, 2014

When it comes to learning a language, it seems like common sense does not always agree with us. Just imagine that you try very hard to understand the Indonesian idioms and expressions, but they still do not make sense to you, particularly if you are learning Indonesian as your first foreign language. However, there are…

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Indonesian Culture – Angklung Posted by on Oct 27, 2014

Music plays an important role in Indonesian culture, and it should come as no surprise that there are hundreds of different styles spread out across this vast archipelago nation. For those interested in music, traveling across Indonesia’s many islands and taking in live performances everywhere you go is a treat for the ears. Whether it’s…

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A Day Trip to Bogor Posted by on Oct 13, 2014

Get out of the heat and traffic of Jakarta and take a day trip to Bogor. While this is also a big city, it’s much cooler due to its elevation, and here you can visit the beautiful Bogor Botanical Gardens.

A New President, an Old Election Law Posted by on Oct 4, 2014

Indonesian politics’ is on the spotlight again after Prabowo Subianto, the defeated presidential candidate, has refused to concede defeat to Joko Widodo “Jokowi” and became international news. Now, it is another twist of Indonesia’s electoral democracy. The Indonesian House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) passed a controversial bill to scrap Indonesian…

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