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Browse Floating LNG Project Shelved

The SMH reports that Woodside's Browse project has shelved plans to build a floating LNG plant to exploit the field offshore from Western Australia. The article notes that the Abadi project in Indonesia has also given up on floating LNG technology for now. Show More Summary

Middle (not Upper) Paleolithic hobbits

Nature (2016) doi:10.1038/nature17179 Revised stratigraphy and chronology for Homo floresiensis at Liang Bua in Indonesia Thomas Sutikna, Matthew W. Tocheri, Michael J. Morwood, E. Wahyu Saptomo, Jatmiko, Rokus Due Awe, Sri Wasisto, Kira E. Show More Summary

Study: Humans May Have Killed Off Real-Life Hobbits

New research suggests it's possible ancient humans are responsible for killing off Indonesia's hobbits (an urge no doubt felt by modern humans who sat through the extended edition of The Hobbit ). Starting in 2003 when their remains were first discovered on the island of Flores, scientists believed Homo floresiensis...

Crown chairman sells $6.5m villa

Rob Rankin, the chairman of Crown, has sold his luxurious Bali villa to one of Indonesia’s elite businessmen.

Indonesian 'Hobbits' may have died out sooner than thought

An ancient species of pint-sized humans discovered in the tropics of Indonesia may have met their demise earlier than once believed, according to an international team of scientists who reinvestigated the original finding. PublishedShow More Summary

Why Israel is Warming Up to The World’s Largest Muslim Country

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the establishment of official diplomatic relations with Indonesia on Monday, as the world’s largest Muslim country continues to look eastwards to boost diplomatic and economic ties. Indonesia,...Show More Summary

The Next South China Sea Crisis: China vs. Indonesia?

Lachlan Wilson Secuirty, Asia China may have gone too far this time... Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s strategy for reinforcing state sovereignty and strengthening maritime integrity is being tested with the latest incursion by Chinese fishing boats into Indonesian waters off the Natuna islands. Show More Summary

DSME's First Export Submarine Goes to Indonesia

South Korean defense contractor Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) launched the first out of three Type 209/1400 Chang Bogo-class (a license-built

Indonesia pushes to unshackle victims of mental illness

SERANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian rice farmer Usman has kept his 19-year-old son chained in the family's tiny wooden hut for more than a month, reluctant to release the mentally disturbed boy for fear he might wander off and steal neighbors' livestock.

Here's How Leonardo DiCaprio Plans To Save The Elephants!

Now that he has his Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio is continuing his efforts to save the environment. A huge proponent of environmental conservation, the 41-year-old actor is on a trip in Indonesia this week to support the fight against deforestation. The El Lay native took to his Instagram account on Monday to share a snap of him posing [...]

Leonardo DiCaprio In Indonesia Fighting For The Rainforest And Leuser Ecosystem

Fresh off the Oscar block for his role in The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio has been visiting Sumatra, Indonesia, fighting for the rainforest and the Leuser Ecosystem, an area threatened by palm oil plantations, logging, mining and other developmental threats. Show More Summary

Leonardo DiCaprio Fights to Help Wildlife in Indonesia

Leonardo DiCaprio poses with some elephants and activists while visiting the Mount Leuser National Park on Sunday (March 27) in Indonesia. “The lowland #rainforest of the Leuser Ecosystem are considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran #elephant. In these forests, ancient elephant migratory paths are still used by some of the [...]

Achieving Total Sanitation in Indonesia

Indonesia, whose population lives on over 1,000 inhabited islands, has the 5th highest prevalence of stunting in the world. Stunting, caused by malnutrition, affects more than 9.5 million child

Pirates hijack ship in Philippines, take several hostages

Indonesia said 10 of its citizens taken hostage in the often-insecure border region between the two countries

Indonesia Unveils Port Reforms, New Investment Rules

The amount of time it takes for imports to clear Indonesian ports will be reduced to 3.7 days from 4.7 days under new reforms of procedures, the chief economics minister said.

Greenpeace Does What Government Hasn’t: Releases Map of Indonesia Forest Concessions

The map was no easy effort, with Greenpeace Indonesia staff digitizing paper maps and PDF files that they collected from numerous companies.

Turnbull looks to India, Indonesia

Prime Minister shows a desire to shift away from a China-focused economic and foreign policy.

The New Rules For Consumer Brands In Developing Asia

Meet the new Asian multinational. From Universal Robina Corporation in the Philippines to Mayora in Indonesia, the best consumer goods companies in emerging Asia are expanding across the region, using their low-cost positions and knowledge of local tastes to narrow the gap on Western multinationals and win in key categories. No [...]

Indonesia Palm Oil, Cocoa Bean Export Taxes Unchanged for April

Indonesia will keep the export tax for crude palm oil at zero in April, unchanged from March, Nurlaila Nur Muhammad, the director of export of agriculture and forestry products at the Trade Ministry,

This Short Video Reminds Me Why I Travel

I can be a pretty jaded traveler, so I watch videos like these to remind myself of the magic. This one is from a summer trip to Dubai and Indonesia. Notice the commonalities and the differences of the two places, which are both fascinating in their own ways. Do I ever get tired of travel? Sure. Do I ever want to stop?Absolutely not.

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