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London’s Mayor Bangs the Drum for U.K. Startups in Asia

London Mayor Boris Johnson is leading a group of U.K. startups on a planned six-day trip across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Lion Group Set To Buy ATR Planes In Nearly $1 Billion Deal: Source

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Indonesia's Lion Group is expected to sign a deal on Thursday to buy about 40 ATR 72-600 aircraft for nearly $1 billion at list prices, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The order is part of aShow More Summary

China’s Baidu On the Lookout for Good, Indonesian Startups

Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc. is rapidly gaining popularity in Indonesia thanks to four core products. Country manager Bao Jianlei talks about the company’s operations in Indonesia and shares what he thinks of the local startup scene.

Fitbit Gears Up for Asia Expansion

San Francisco-based fitness tracker company Fitbit is gearing up for expansion in Asia by making its way into India, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan next year.

The Hunt For Minerals In The Coaled Heart Of Borneo

The unrelenting search for coal by Australian companies is not just restricted to our own shores. Morgan Harrington reports on BHP's activities in Indonesia.  

Clearing the Table, Not the Rainforest, This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year for orangutans in Indonesia... and for your investment portfolio. While that difference may not be immediately apparent to shoppers and chefs, these changes have the potential...Show More Summary

Horrendous! Vietnam goalkeeper makes Massimo Taibi-esque howler against Indonesia [Video]

Vietnam goalkeeper Nguyen Manh Tran made a horrendous mistake in his country’s clash against Indonesia in the AFF Suzuki Cup. In an involuntary tribute to legendary Manchester United flop Massimo Taibi, he knelt down to scoop up a weak shot but failed to get hit body behind the ball and it squirmed between his legs […]

Philippines vs. Indonesia: Score and Report from AFF Cup Group A Match

Philippines sealed their spot in the semi-finals of this year's AFF Cup after recording a 4-0 upset win over Indonesia on Tuesday to keep up their winning run at the competition. As Reddit Soccer points out, the result was a rare one...Show More Summary

5 Reasons Why Southeast Asian Piracy is Here to Stay

By Bryan Abell, Six Maritime Piracy in the Malacca Straits is as old as the trade routes that snake between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.  Mariners have run the Malaccan gauntlet [...] The post 5 Reasons Why Southeast Asian Piracy is Here to Stay appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

boardgaming in photos

27 Oct 2014. Allen, Han, Jia Yaik and I started a game of Indonesia on Slothninja quite some time ago, and the game took about half a year to finish. I took some screenshots during our game, and had intended to write a session report about it. Show More Summary

Miss World 2014: A Preview

(John Hinderaker) I didn’t cover the Miss World pageant last year because the organizers, fearing possible terrorism in Indonesia, canceled the swimsuit competition. This year the event returns to London, its original home. The finale will be on December 14, but the contestants have already arrived and the sports events are under way. Show More Summary

Indonesia’s president makes a point about travel classes

How worried must (or mustn’t) Qantas and Virgin Australia be on news that the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, flew economy class between Jakarta and Singapore on Friday? If the head of the rapidly emerging economic power to our immediate north is happy to rock up to the Y class queue at the Garuda check-in [...]

East Timor: Dream Trip Becomes a Nightmare for Stacey Addison

Stacey Addison, a US national, is detained in a prison in East Timor, a country located between Indonesia and Australia. The tourist was arrested after sharing a taxi with a passenger carrying drugs.

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Ben Guefrache Fatma of Tunisia, a contestant of the Miss World Muslimah 2014, during a practice session before the final round at Prambanan temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on November 20, 2014. Around 25 finalists take a part in the 4th Muslim World contest. By Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images.

Female Indonesian Police Officers Subjected To Archaic And Invasive Virginity Test Before They’re Allowed On The Force?

If you are female and want to be a police officer in Indonesia, there is an important matter that must be attended to first. One would think the most important factor in assessing whether someone should become a police officer would be passing a physical fitness or mental aptitude test. Show More Summary

Indonesia Forces Female Police Officers to Undergo 'Two-Finger' Virginity Test

A new report by Human Rights Watch is condemning a long-standing practice among Indonesia’s police forces in which women who wish to serve are subjected to an invasive “virginity test” meant to identify the suitability of a woman to work as a police officer. Show More Summary

Christian sworn in as Jakarta governor after hardline Muslim protests

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Jakarta's first Christian governor in nearly 50 years was sworn in on Wednesday in the face of protests from religious hardliners opposed to a non-Muslim taking over one of Indonesia's most powerful political jobs.

Jurisdictional Forest Offsets: California Dreamin’?

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day. —The Mamas and the Papas After two weeks in Indonesia I returned to Washington to discover that fall had turned to winter in my absence. A new CGD...Show More Summary

Holy Hymen: If You Want To Be a Police Woman in Indonesia, Be Prepared For the Two-Finger Virginity Test

A two-finger virginity test for female cops? It's just as ridiculous, degrading, and unnecessary as it sounds, but in Indonesia, it's a reality.The “virginity tests” are conducted under Chief Police Regulation No. 5/2009 on Health Inspection (Pemeriksaan Kesehatan) Guidelines for Police Candidates. Show More Summary

Cultural tourism and its discontents: A personal essay on the ethics of travel

Probably not many people can say that they bought an international airline ticket to Bali, Indonesia in a state of blissful ignorance towards the island’s mythic image as a timeless and exotic Eastern paradise. A place just waiting for Western visitors to lose themselves along the white sand beaches of Sanur and rediscover their true […]

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