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· March, 2014

Stories about Indonesia from March, 2014

Underpaid Indonesian Workers Producing Global Cosmetic Products

Michael Eko Hardianto writes about the poor conditions of Indonesian workers in factories that produce false eyelashes, hair extensions and other beauty products: …behind every eyelash flutter in the fashion...

Indonesian Candidates Accused of Exposing Children to ‘Indecent’ Campaign Shows

Twerking-like Dangdut dances and cash handouts are among the spectacles watched by children in the ongoing legislative election campaign in Indonesia.

Riau Forest Fire Triggers Worst Indonesia Haze Pollution

Forest fires have intensified this month in western Indonesia which caused the worst haze pollution in the country. The haze also affected Singapore and Malaysia.

How Cafe Culture is Destroying Indonesia's Street Food Culture

An Ismanto from Yogyakarta in Indonesia observes how new western-style cafes are edging out ‘plastic tent-covered food carts’ known as ‘angkringan': …the angkringan is in decline. Students don’t frequent them...

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