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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 »

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 »

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 »

Balinese Jazz

Gustu Brahmanta, Balinese Jazz musician and artist, Indonesia.

Jazz music has been spread all over the globe, including Indonesia. In Bali, the touch of jazz is brought into a different style by Gustu Brahmanta Trio which consist of Ida Bagus Putu Brahmanta (drum), Ida Bagus Indra Gupta (contra bass), and I Wayan Suastika (rindik). The trio composes jazz melody using traditional instruments such […]

January 27th, 2014 | Published in Social Culture | Read More »

REGISTRATION FOR DARMASISWA SCHOLARSHIP 2014-2015

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The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is annually offering the Darmasiswa Scholarship, a non-degree program addressed to all foreign students from friendly countries wishing to study Indonesian language, arts, music and crafts. The main purpose of the Darmasiswa Scholarship is to foster and encourage interest in the language and culture of Indonesia, and create […]

December 13th, 2013 | Published in Agenda,Social Culture | Read More »

Kalimantan’s Juhu a Mountainous Treasure

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By Grace Susetyo – Burufly (Jakarta Globe) The local Dayak people are known for their hospitality and friendliness. (Burufly Photo) As the second largest island in Indonesia, Kalimantan has a number of fascinating destinations to satisfy an adventurer’s soul. One of these less traveled destinations is Juhu village, which is found in the outback of […]

November 25th, 2013 | Published in Social Culture | Read More »

Scientists Announce Discovery of New Fish Species in Indonesia

Photos of a new flasherwrasse fish species, Paracheilinus rennyae.

The new species, a flasher wrasse, was named Parcheilinus rennyae in honor of ichthyologist Renny Hadiaty of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). (Photo courtesy of Conservation International) By Jakarta Globe Indonesian scientists working together with counterparts from the University of California have announced the discovery of a new species of fish in East Nusa […]

November 13th, 2013 | Published in Social Culture | Read More »

Life in Indonesia, Indonesian Photography Exhibition in Nafplio

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The Embassy of the Republic of Indonsia in cooperation with the Municipality of Nafplio is organizing a photography exhibition under the title of “Life in Indonesia” on 10-13 November 2013. The exhibition, which features 37 photographs, are being held in the very historic buliding, Vouleftiko, the first parliament of the Greek Natio. The photographs were […]

November 12th, 2013 | Published in Social Culture | Read More »

“Behind the Myth” Painting Exhibition

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Δεν υπάρχουν άνθρωποι στον κόσμο που οι μύθοι να μην αποτελούν μέρος της πολιτιστικής τους κληρονομιάς. Από την Ινδονησιακή Σουντανέζικη ιστορία του Sangkuriang, μέχρι το πάνθεον των αρχαίων Ελλήνων, οι μύθοι έχουν εμπλουτίσει την κληρονομιά των λαών, παρέχοντας παράλληλα ένα αντίβαρο σε έναν διαρκώς μεταβαλλόμενο κόσμο. Η Ινδονησία, ένα ναυτικό και εμπορικό έθνος με μακρά […]

October 17th, 2013 | Published in Social Culture | Read More »