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· July, 2008

Stories about Indonesia from July, 2008

Indonesia: Oil company endorses improper use of motorcycles?

My Busy Brain criticizes an oil company for distributing pamphlets which indirectly encouraged improper use of motorcycles in Indonesia

Indonesia: Divorce cases increasing

Indonesia Matters reports that divorce cases are up in Indonesia with more women initiating the divorce. Adultery is still the top reason for divorce but it is interesting to note...

Indonesia: Imported bananas

Indonesia Anonymus notes that bananas sold in some of Indonesia's supermarkets are all imported. The typical Indonesia's ‘pisang ambon’ banana variety is not available.

Indonesia: Haunted houses

Elyani's Place writes about how some Indonesians are warding off ghosts in haunted houses.

Indonesia: Alternative education

Indonesian blogger Asri Wijayanti muses about the philosophy of education in Indonesia.

Indonesia: 2009 elections

Thirty-nine (39) parties will compete in the 2009 Indonesian elections. Politics and Society analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of some of these political parties.

Indonesia: Power crisis and nuclear energy

Iwan F. Salim believes the power crisis in Indonesia is not as life-threatening as the financial meltdown in the late 1990s. He notes that nuclear power can be an option...

Memorizing Quran and Hadist competition

The Indonesian government in association with the Saudi government will hold an Asean Musabaqah Hifdzil Quran wal Hadist/MHQH (Memorizing Quran and Hadist competition) this month.

Southeast Asia: Largest oceanariums

Bisean lists the largest oceanariums in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia: Manhunt for terror suspects

Indonesian police have launched a nationwide manhunt for two top terror suspects behind the latest deadly bombings in Bali. SPH purple reporters provide key background information about the activities of...

Indonesia out of OPEC

Nivell’s blog believes Indonesia's resignation from OPEC is a blessing in disguise.

Southeast Asia: Alternative sources of energy

Due to skyrocketing oil prices, many Southeast Asian countries are intensifying efforts to tap alternative sources of energy. Lifestyles are changing since people are now more aware about the oil...

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