· September, 2005

Stories about Oceania from September, 2005

From the Indonesian Blogosphere

  17 September 2005

Two tonnes of durian: At the start of last week, September 5th, more than 100 people died after an Indonesian Boeing own by a small airlines, Mandala Airlines failed to take off and crashed into residential area in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province and the third biggest city...

Southeast Asia: Conversion to Islam

  6 September 2005

Professional Australian model Michelle Leslie embraces Islam but continues to model swimwear or underwear. “When should a person be considered to be part of a religion?” Brunei-born, Australia-based blogger raised a question that aroused many feedback.

Indonesia: Swapping lives

  1 September 2005

Dewi, a 23-year old from Jogjakarta from Central Java, will swap life with Violet, a 19-year old from Sydney for 10 weeks. Violet explored issues ranging from sexuality to the rise of terrorism, besides testing the perception that Muslims are dangerous and unpredictable people. Simultaneously, Dewi documents in Sydney the...

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Mong Palatino
Mong Palatino is the South East Asia editor (his region overlaps with this one). Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.