Category Archive: Events

The time to reconcile is now

A chilling documentary about one of the worst massacres since World War Two is up for an Academy Award this weekend. If it does win, don’t expect the Indonesian co-director to go on… Continue reading

Indonesian Fashion Week

Indonesian Fashion Week has kicked off in Jakarta. The collections on the catwalk included traditional batik and lots of silk. The MV Lydia collection was particularly elegant. Svida Alisyahbana, the event’s organiser, said:… Continue reading

Local dealers

More than half of 524 local leaders in Indonesia are or have been embroiled in corruption cases, an official said Friday. At least 318 governors, district chiefs, mayors and their deputies across the… Continue reading

The ghost of Sukarno

Indonesian defense officials have pulled out of the Singapore Airshow amid an escalating row over Jakarta’s decision to name a warship after two commandos who carried out a deadly bombing in the city… Continue reading

Raja Ampat to host next Sail Indonesia

The annual Sail Indonesia event will be held in Raja Ampat, West Papua, in 2014, in an effort to accelerate economic growth and develop tourism destinations in Indonesia, a senior minister has said.… Continue reading

Big Bird

A float decorated to resemble a giant peacock travels through crowds of people as part of a cultural parade to mark the 720th anniversary of Surabaya on Sunday. As many as 35 decorated… Continue reading

Spring in Aceh

Thousands of Acehnese people took to the streets Monday to demand that a separatist flag be made the official flag of the province, police said. About 3,000 people took part in the demonstration… Continue reading

Indonesia awarded the second-best exhibitor at ITB

Indonesia’s “impressive” pavilion at the international travel trade show, the Internationale Tourismus Borse (ITB) Berlin, has earned the country an award for the second-best exhibitor in the category of Asia, Australia and Oceania… Continue reading

Road to Miss World 2013

A 23-year-old model from West Sumatra was crowned Miss Indonesia 2013 in Jakarta on Friday night. Whulandary Herman beat 37 contestants, from 33 provinces across Indonesia, to take home the top title at… Continue reading

Merry عيد ميلاد المسيح

No Dangdut on the floor for J-Lo

Jennifer Lopez wowed thousands of fans in Indonesia, but they didn’t see as much of her as concertgoers in other countries after she toned down her sexy outfits and dance moves during her… Continue reading

Dakar starts in Yogyakarta

An ASEAN-India car rally that will kick off in November in Indonesia is expected to come to India during the special ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit scheduled in New Delhi in the third week of… Continue reading