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December 24th, 2016 | Published in About Us,Agenda,Features,News,Scholarship,TTI | Read More »

The Wonder of Greek Cuisine in Jakarta

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – A restaurant owner named Pentefragkas Panagiotis, or Panos, is known to be very friendly to his customers in the Greek cuisine restaurant named El Greco at Setiabudi One Mall, South Jakarta. Panos did not mind explaining the menus to the visitors as he realizes that Greek cuisines may not be too popular […]

March 6th, 2014 | Published in Social Culture,Tourism | Read More »

Indonesia`s local languages need preservation

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“…..Indonesia has more than 746 ethnic languages across the country….” Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesia joined with the world to observe International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2014 to promote the preservation of local languages in the country. Sugiyono, the Head of the Center for Language Development and Protection at the Ministry of Education […]

February 24th, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News,Social Culture | Read More »

Mount Kelud evacuees allowed to return home

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (left) accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono (second left) with Kelud refugees pray in District Wates, Kediri, East Java, on Monday (Feb. 17, 2014).(ANTARA/M. Risyal Hidayat)

Kediri (ANTARA News) – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has allowed evacuees to return to their homes on the slope of Mount Kelud after the volcanos status has been lowered from the top to the third alert. According to data of volcanic activities from February 14 to 20, the volcano showed no signs of […]

February 21st, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

The History of Balinese Dance

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Balinese dance, Indonesia. ANTARA/Nyoman Budhian TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The traditional Balinese dance has been an important part of the Balinese culture since long ago, passed on from generation to generation until today, said a Balinese art and culture expert, Kadek Suartaya. “Before the Hindu religion came to Bali, primitive locals have already invented ritual dances […]

February 20th, 2014 | Published in News,Social Culture | Read More »

Yogyakarta, Solo Airports to Open Tomorrow

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Chief of the Communications Division of The Ministry of Transportation, Bambang S. Ervan, said that the Directorate General of Air Transport stated after closing of Adi Soemarmo Airport Solo and Adi Sutjipto Airport Yogyakarta since the eruption of Mount Kelud on Friday, the two airports are due to operate tomorrow morning. “They […]

February 18th, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

Mt. Kelud’s Volcanic Activity No Longer Dangerous

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Condition of Mount Kelud after eruption at Kediri, East Java on Monday (17/2). Tempo/Aris Novia Hidayat TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Chief of Kediri Disaster Management, Masykuri, ensured that the volcanic activity in Mount Kelud is no longer dangerous. If the condition remains stable, the status can improve in four-day time. Masykuri explained that the Center for […]

February 18th, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

Conservation workers remove ash from temples

Cleaning up: A volunteer cleans volcanic ash from a Buddha figure at the ancient Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java on Monday following the eruption of the Mount Kelud volcano. Borobudur, a Buddhist temple and Indonesia's national treasure built between the eighth and ninth century is located about 200 kilometers west of Kelud volcano, was blanketed by ash and temporarily closed to the public. (AFP/ Suryo Wibowo)

The Central Java Cultural Heritage Conservation Center (BPCB) started on Monday to clean several temples affected by the Mount Kelud eruption. The temples include Plaosan, Sewu, Sojiwan and Merak, which are located in the Prambanan temple area and are badly affected by volcanic ash. Meanwhile, the cleaning of other temples in the province, such as […]

February 18th, 2014 | Published in News,Social Culture | Read More »

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia closes 3 airports

Transport Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said Jogyakarta, Solo and Surabaya airports were closed due to reduced visibility and the dangers posed to aircraft engines by ash.

Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country’s most densely populated island on Friday and closed three international airports. Local media reported two people were killed when parts of their homes collapsed after Mount Kelud’s explosive eruption overnight. The initial blasts sent millions of cubic meters (feet) of […]

February 14th, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts

strongVolcanic ash: /strongA pedicab makes its way on a street covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud, in Solo, Central Java, Friday. Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most densely populated island on Friday and closed three nearby international airports. (AP)

Volcanic ash: A pedicab makes its way on a street covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud, in Solo, Central Java, Friday. Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country’s most densely populated island on Friday and closed three nearby international airports. (AP) A spectacular […]

February 14th, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »