· October, 2006

Stories about Indonesia from October, 2006

Indonesia: Rise of Democracy

  26 October 2006

Adam's Gecko in Bangkok looks at the rise of democracy and de-centralisation of power in Indonesia. The blogger has interesting perspectives from a trip to Indonesia in 1992, just after a pro-democracy movement in Thailand.

Indonesia: Independence hopes of Minhasa region

  20 October 2006

The blogger at Indonesia Matters blogs about the latest region in Indonesia that hopes to break away from Indonesia. “The region of Minahasa occupies the northern part of North Sulawesi province and contains the regencies of Minahasa, North Minahasa, South Minahasa, Bitung, Manado, Tomohon, and Bolaang Mongondow. The people speak...

Indonesia: IE7 Review

  20 October 2006

Indonesian tech blogger Willy Sudiarto Raharjo reviews the latest version of Internet Explorer browser from Microsoft.

Indonesia: Rock Star with a Message

  11 October 2006

Indoneisa matters links to a Washington Post story on a Indonesian rock star. Ahmad Dhani, frontman of the group Dewa is trying to keep Indonesian youth away from the influence of radical Islam.

Haze in South East Asia

  8 October 2006

Singapore, parts of Malaysia and Indonesia are hit by haze arising from illegal bush fires in Indonesia. These fires are started by farmers during the dry season to clear land for agriculture. The haze is more severe this year with Singapore already issuing a health warning. Hazy afternoon in Singapore...

Indonesia: International Potluck

  7 October 2006

Students from South-East and rest of Asia are increasing going to China to learn Mandarin. Christina, an Indonesian student in Fuzhou, Southern China throws a potluck party to welcome her new classmates from all over Asia and beyond.