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· April, 2008

Stories about Indonesia from April, 2008

Indonesia: Praying and shopping

Indonesia Matters reports that people in West Java are flocking to shopping malls in order to pray.

Indonesia: Rice laws

‘Sarapan Ekonomi, quotes a scholar who says “Asian rice laws and regulations are going in the wrong direction.”

Indonesia: Craft Fair

Elyani's Place writes about Inacraft 2008. Now on it's tenth year, the big craft fair was held at Jakarta Convention Centre.

Southeast Asia: Rice and food price crisis

The Southeast Asian region, home to several emerging and developing economies, is also struggling to cope with the global food price crisis. Bloggers discuss the impact of the crisis in...

Indonesia: Food and agricultural policies

Youthful Insight reviews the food and agricultural policies of Indonesia

Indonesia: Working at home

So Mote It Be! lists the reasons why working at home is fun

Indonesia: Olympic torch relay

Reacting to the detention of a Dutch citizen after joining a pro-Tibet Olympics rally in Jakarta, Unspun wonders “about the rightness of foreigners taking up causes in other people’s countries.”

Olympic torch relay in Southeast Asia

The Olympic Torch has landed in the Southeast Asian region. Bloggers describe how ordinary people, protesters, police forces, sports enthusiasts and politicians are reacting to the arrival of the Olympic...

Indonesia: 15 years for terrorist leaders

jubaonline writes that Indonesian terrorists who were sentenced to only 15 years in jail will be able to “walk out early because they didn't get life sentences.” The blogger adds...

Indonesian politicians must blog

Jakartass notes that the ruling party in Indonesia has decreed that candidates for posts will be required to set up blogs.

Indonesia: Alert level raised around Mt. Papandayan

News from Indonesia reports that alert level was raised on Indonesia's Mount Papandayan volcano. The volcano lies 51 Kilometers southeast of Indonesia's third-largest city, Bandung, which is home to around...

Jordan: Smart Mosques with High Speed Internet

Zeid Nasser, from Jordan, writes about ‘smart’ mosques, with high-speed Internet, cropping up in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Indonesia: Volcanic eruption

The Volcanism Blog reports that Mount Egon on Flores Island, Indonesia, erupted a 4 kilometer ash plume late on Tuesday 15 April, causing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers from...

Indonesia Lifts Ban on YouTube

Indonesia has lifted the ban on Youtube.com. Internet service providers “would only block access to pages carrying the film by Geert Wilders” The vice chairman of the Indonesian Internet Providers...

Indonesia: Fried fish cracker

Yohana's Culinary Journey relates how Indonesians love to eat any kind of crunchy fried fish cracker. The food item is called krupuk.

Southeast Asia: Rising price of rice

Rice is the staple food in Southeast Asia and in many parts of the world. Many people in Southeast Asia are worried over reports that rice is getting more expensive...

Indonesia: Sleeping while the president is speaking

Indonesia blogger Exegesis admits he fell asleep twice while listening to the speech of the Indonesian president

Indonesia: Blocked sites

The Journal by The Lightbeamers, MD. enumerates the blocked sites in Indonesia, as of April 2008.

Indonesia: Religion and economic problems

Indonesian blogger Transform notes that a religious issue is used to divert people's attention from the real problem: economic crisis.

Brunei blogger in Jakarta

Brunei blogger Naqiyah Stripped writes about her adventures in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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