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Archipelago

  • Bengkayang ‘bidai’ on Malaysian market

    Bidai, or rattan mats, are an exclusive cottage industry product created in the border area between West Kalimantan and Sarawak, Malaysia. In Bengkayang regency, West Kalimantan, bidai are known as traditional products that have been handed down through the generations.

  • Bylaws powerless to stop alcohol-related deaths

    Attempts to legislate alcoholic beverages to reduce fatalities from alcohol-related poisoning in Malang, East Java, have been in vain as nine more people died after drinking a locally produced liquor known as oplosan.

  • Ubud celebrates royal wedding

    Ubud, the little town in Gianyar famous for being a cultural mecca, was abuzz Friday as the influential royal family organized a lavish double wedding ceremony for two of its young princes.

  • Bandung celebrates AAC’s 59th anniversary

    Several programs have been scheduled to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the Asia-Africa Conference in Bandung, West Java.

  • New Radya Pustaka criticized by artist

    Newly refurbished Radya Pustaka Museum has been criticized by a local artist and cultural expert for failing to provide educational information for visitors, especially students.

  • Soldier may face 10 years for illegal logging

    Military prosecutors are demanding a 10-year prison sentence for an Indonesian Military (TNI) soldier, Chief Sgt. Sudikdo, for his alleged involvement in illegal logging in Riau.

  • W. Java Governor to skip anti-Shia declaration

    West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan said on Thursday that he would not accept an invitation to attend the declaration of the Anti-Shia National Alliance to be held at Al Fajr Mosque in Bandung on Sunday.

  • Seven dead in Larantuka as boat capsizes in Good Friday sea procession

    A ship carrying a group of pilgrims in a Good Friday sea procession capsized in Gonzalu strait in East Flores regency, East Nusa Tenggara on Friday killing seven.

  • Supervision of undocumented migrants tightened in Palembang

    The Palembang Immigration Office in South Sumatra had tightened its supervision of undocumented migrants entering the city, an official said on Thursday.

  • Unhappy face

    Francois Jacques Giuily (right) of France walks with other prisoners to a holding cell in Denpasar court on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Thursday. Giuily was arrested on January 19 carrying 3.083 grams of methamphetamine in his luggage at Bali International Airport in Indonesia. (AFP)