Volcano erupts on Indonesian resort island amid mass evacuations (VIDEOS)

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 02:54 Tens of thousands of people had been forced to leave their homes in Bali over the past months fearing an inevitable Mount Agung volcanic eruption, which on Tuesday, finally spewed ash as high as 700 meters into the Indonesian sky. The volcano on the Indonesian resort island erupted at […]

Indonesian smugglers stuffed exotic birds in drain pipes (PICTURES)

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 05:22 Police in Indonesia have smashed a smuggling ring for allegedly stuffing 125 exotic birds into drain pipes. The arrests are part of a wider clampdown on the lucrative illegal trade in the animals. Four men were arrested following the discovery of 41 endangered white cockatoos and 84 eclectus parrots, […]

#ShameonyouMalaysia hashtag goes viral after Malaysia presents Indonesian flag upside down

Published time: 20 Aug, 2017 10:28 Indonesia accused Malaysia of “fatal negligence” after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a guidebook for the Southeast Asian Games. The gaffe triggered an outcry, with the hashtag #ShameonyouMalaysia trending on social media. The embarrassing incident concerns “national pride,” Indonesian President Joko Widodo told reporters in Jakarta, […]

Big Tobacco Wants Indonesian Women to Light Up and Liberate

They’re unavoidable in much of the country. New billboards are popping up all over Indonesia, aimed at a young, increasingly progressive population. The ads feature cigarettes in “feminine” packaging or alongside slender, attractive women. In a land that can lay claim to the infamous smoking baby and one of the highest adult male smoking rates […]

Fashion mogul Chris Burch built a five-star resort on a remote Indonesian island — and it’s officially the best in the world

Courtesy of Nihiwatu Nihi Sumba Island (formerly known as Nihiwatu) was voted the best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure for the second year in a row. The luxury island resort in Indonesia even beat the Brando, Obama’s recent vacation spot.  Nihi was created by Chris Burch, best known for founding or cofounding several internationally known retail […]

'Gun them down. Give no mercy': Indonesian president channels inner Duterte

Published time: 22 Jul, 2017 20:39 Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered police officers to shoot drug dealers in the country if they attempt to resist arrest, drawing immediate comparisons with his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte. “I have told you, just be firm, especially with foreign drug dealers who enter the country and resist [arrest]. […]

This Indonesian Village is Taking Instagram by Storm

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Saudi king lavishes golden sabre & Rolex watches on Indonesian officials (VIDEO)

Published time: 17 Mar, 2017 12:32 Officials in Indonesia have revealed the Saudi monarchy’s penchant for lavish gifts, reporting that King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud bestowed authorities with gold Rolex watches, ballpoint pens, and an Arabian sabre on his arrival. The Saudi king arrived in Indonesia on March 1 as part of a tour that […]

A British cruise ship has crashed into pristine Indonesian coral reefs

© AFP/File ROMEO GACAD Sorong (Indonesia) (AFP) – A British-owned cruise ship has smashed into and damaged pristine coral reefs in a remote corner of Indonesia known as one of the world’s most biodiverse marine habitats, researchers and officials said Tuesday. Raja Ampat in eastern Indonesia has long been a top attraction for intrepid travellers […]