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· April, 2006

Stories about Indonesia from April, 2006

Indonesian Playboy

Two colleagues are in a reflexology place enjoying their massage. A stranger joins in and starts small talk with them. The fun starts when the Indonesian Playboy magazine issue comes...

In love with the little prince

Asri tells us why she likes Antoine de Saint-Exupery's book The Little Prince. The author's simple style has Asri smitten and has a lesson for her own writing style.

Islamic Banking in Indonesia

Sarapanekonomy explains islamic banking in Indonesian context. Islamic banks operate under shariah law, which does not allow interest taking on investments.

Volcano nears eruption

Indcoup is watching the news on the possible eruption of Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia. People living in the area are getting ready to evacuate.

China's growth model a challenge to US influence

Many developing countries are now looking at China's model of state guided growth favourably compared to the US one of minimum intervention. Indonesian blogger Martin Manurang asks if the success...

Indonesia vs. China

Sarapan Ekonomi argues that Indonesia's acheivements in economic growth and family planning are not too bad when compared to those of China's.

Playboy protests in Indonesia

A. Fatih Syuhud looks at the protests aimed at the recently launched Indonesian edition of Playboy.

Early European trader in Bali

Nick at baliblog writes about a Danish trader in the 1800s who helped put Bali on the trading map.

Why intellectual politicians loose out

Indonesian blogger A. Fatih Syuhud analyzes why intellectual politicians loose out to the “stupid ones” in elections.

Opposition to Indonesian Playboy magazine

Yosef Ardi of Indonesia Today calls the first issue of the Indonesian edition of Playboy magazine a “smashing success” despite insistence by some quarters that it is pornographic because it...


A pedicab is a bicycle with a sidecar. It is a popular public transport in many Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines and Indonesia. Sarapan Ekonomi has a photo.

House of worship law

Per the latest revisions in the law, for purposes of establishing a house of worship, religious congregations are now required to have a minimum of 90 members. They must also...

Indonesian links

Indonesian tech blogs Daily babblings! and Enda Quicklinks have links to an article on online identity and anonymity, a blog on parenting and fashion and a blog where you can...

Indonesian media's attitude towards blogs

A. Fatih Syuhud laments that mainstream media still fails to appreciate blogs apart from the context of technology and as a playing field for the young.

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