Tuesday, 21st February 2017
Feature
  • Indonesian MOFA`s anniversary: facing more dynamic regional, global challenges
    30th August 2016
    When the founding fathers of the Republic of Indonesia declared the countrys independence from Dutch colonial masters 71 years ago, they worked quickly to establish an administrative structure to manage the newborn state. ...
  • Legal enforcement stepped up to combat forest fires
    29th August 2016
    Riaus inhabitants have long yearned to lead a haze-free existence as they have reeled under the impacts of smoke originating from forest and plantation fires over the past eight years, particularly in the dry season. Last ...
  • Cigarette price hike yet to be decided
    29th August 2016
    The government is yet to take a decision on increasing the excise rate and sales price of cigarettes in the country as it still has to conduct a study to evaluate the pros and cons. Since the proposal on the price hike was ...
  • All-out fight against forest fires in Sumatra, Kalimantan
    29th August 2016
    The Indonesian authorities had a fleeting sense of relief that there had been no haze from forest fires until early August this year, thanks to all out efforts to put out the fires by joint teams that included military and ...
  • Stop blaming goat meat for high blood pressure
    28th August 2016
    To reduce import of beef, the Indonesian government will focus on developing sheep and goat farming in the country to provide alternative animal protein for consumers at home. However, even though it is more of a myth than ...
  • Saving Indonesia`s future from the drug menace
    26th August 2016
    The National Narcotic Agency has taken a 16-year-old teenager into custody for possession of 256.80 grams of marijuana, brought from the United States, which he planned to sell in Indonesia. Agency personnel have named ...
  • Papua`s Arfak Mountains draw tourists like a magnet
    26th August 2016
    Well-known for its tropical rain forests with endemic animals and plants, the Arfak mountains in Manokwari, West Papua, continues to attract tourists from around the world. Papua and West Papua have many natural ...
  • Lombok becomes more popular as halal tourism destination
    26th August 2016
    The first half of the year is usually a lean season for tourism industry in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, a center for halal tourism. This year, however, the Lombok Island enjoyed a significant increase in ...
  • Independence Day Carnival highlights Lake Toba charm
    24th August 2016
    Cheers and joy were in the air as hundreds of decorated vehicles carrying beautiful ladies and gentlemen wrapped in Batak traditional clothes took part in an Indonesian Independence Day Carnival dubbed Lake Toba Charm in ...
  • Long waiting list may lead pilgrims to seek short cut
    24th August 2016
    The fact that would-be hajj pilgrims currently booking a slot will be able to depart for the Holy Land only after a wait of more than ten years could have caused some pilgrims to seek a short-cut method. Before 2013, ...