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Opinions and Recent News on Indonesia. Indonesian Islam, Terrorism, Culture and More.

Top Blogs & Widgets

Posted by patung on January 28, 2008

The Top 100 Indonesian blogs at Indonesia Matters (About) list now has the ability for blog owners to display a ranking widget to show the rank of their site in the overall scoring system.

See the widgets for some of the top ranked sites, Cosa Aranda, Priyadi, Blogombal, and Wimar Witoelar.

More on the different types of ranking systems for Indonesian blogs.

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Aliran Sesat

Posted by patung on October 30, 2007

A great deal of media interest in “aliran sesat” currently, that is stories about Muslim and Islamic sects and cults, most notably the group Al-Qiyadah Al-Islamiyah, who have caused a debate over the “true” nature of Muslim beliefs or otherwise, and the question of religious freedom.

It is an old issue, and there are many other tales of religious deviants being pursued and harassed by Muslim militants, the police, and the courts, not to mention the media. These include the Lia Eden story, and many others:

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Malaysia Boleh

Posted by patung on October 24, 2007

Malaysia boleh indeed. The various ways in which Malaysian and Indonesian relations are strained.

Hundreds of Indonesian guest workers are deported from Malaysia. An Indonesian karate coach is beaten senseless by police in Kuala Lumpur.

Yet another Malaysian insult to Indonesia, with the “theft” of the Rasa Sayange folk song.

Meanwhile, the Islamization of Malaysia goes on.

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Islamic Barbie Dolls

Posted by patung on October 23, 2007

“Muslim” barbie dolls are becoming popular as presents for young girls in Indonesia, is it just business or a deeper cultural shift?

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Indonesian Communist Party

Posted by patung on October 5, 2007

Post about how the Indonesian Communist Party is viewed today in Indonesia, 40 years after it was liquidated, and a further look at the 1965 coup, examining the relationship between Sukarno & Aidit.

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Palm Oil

Posted by patung on October 5, 2007

George Soros expresses interest in the palm oil industry in Indonesia.

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More Scandals

Posted by patung on September 26, 2007

Some stories of the seedier side of life in Indonesia. A number of sex videos in 3gp handphone format featuring college and high school age young persons are in circulation. A leading newspaper asks the question – do Indonesian girls like blue movies? And local governments are turning back the tide on legal red light districts and is porno coming to Indonesian television screens?

A schoolgirl is threatened by her schoolmates for posing nude.

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Handicrafts

Posted by patung on January 16, 2007

Information on Indonesian handicrafts products.

Artistic wood carvings of the naked human body with pictures and examples, handcrafted wooden animal carvings. Papuan art forms such as Asmat tribe sculptures and statues, and Bali silver rings.

Also basketry products such as rattan baskets and palm leaf weaving baskets all from the finest exporters of Indonesian handicrafts. Also made of rattan are hand woven rattan rugs and Balinese dancing headwear.

Other handicraft products featured include handmade leather slippers and wooden sandals, wall reliefs, wood walking sticks, Bali stone sculptures, handmade leather belts, and Indonesian batik clothes.

Lighting from Bali including table lamps and bamboo lamp shades.

Lastly a couple of features on furniture in Bali and news of Indonesian furniture exports declining.

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Yahya Zaini & Maria Ireva

Posted by patung on December 3, 2006

The Golkar sex video scandal, Yahya Zaini, and Maria Eva.

Posted in Indonesia, Media, News, Photos & Pictures, Surabaya | 99 Comments »

Hot Babes

Posted by patung on November 2, 2006

A couple of stories on some hot Indonesian babes, Sarah Azhari and Ratu Felisha, Shanty, Tamara Bleszynski, and Dian Sastro, Rebecca Reijman gets into trouble in Aceh Jessica Mogi. A few of these ladies are listed in the Top 10 “Hottest” Women list.

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Expatriates

Posted by patung on October 9, 2006

Interesting discussion on expatriates in Indonesia, additionally some information on changes in Indonesian nationality laws, and expat medical insurance.

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Do Business

Posted by patung on September 10, 2006

A report into the pros and cons of doing business in Indonesia.

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Business News

Posted by patung on September 2, 2006

New section on the Indonesia Matters site, business and economy news.

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Agni Pratistha

Posted by patung on August 28, 2006

Agni Pratistha has won the 2006 Puteri Indonesia contest.

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Learning Bahasa Indonesia

Posted by patung on August 2, 2006

A software course to learn Indonesian language as well as the first on a series of lessons, looking at personal pronouns.

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Nadine Chandra

Posted by patung on July 19, 2006

Miss Indonesia Nadine Chandrawinata, or just Chandra, has caused a minor controversy. Continued at http://www.indonesiamatters.com/597/nadine-chandra/.

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Joanna Alexandra & Fla Priscilla

Posted by patung on July 11, 2006

Actresses Joanna Alexandra & Fla Priscilla have been reported to the police over their sort of sexy poses in Playboy.

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Suharto or Soeharto

Posted by patung on July 6, 2006

Resources to learn more about General Suharto. News on Suharto’s legal battle with Time magazine, and accounts of the scale of his corruption, and finally, how many important friends he still has.

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Archangel Gabriel Sentenced

Posted by patung on July 3, 2006

Lia Eden is sentenced to prison.

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Tiara Lestari Photo

Posted by patung on June 17, 2006

News on the lovely Tiara Lestari.

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Abu Bakar Bashir

Posted by patung on June 17, 2006

News on the release and words of Abu Bakar Bashir.

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Prambanan

Posted by patung on June 10, 2006

News on damage caused to Prambanan temple due to the recent Yogyakarta earthquake.

Posted in Indonesia, Java, News, Yogyakarta | Comments Off on Prambanan

Playboy, Second Edition

Posted by patung on June 8, 2006

The Second Edition of Playboy has hit the newstands in Jakarta and Bali.

Posted in Bali, Indonesia, Jakarta, Java, Magazines, Media, News | Comments Off on Playboy, Second Edition

Pancasila

Posted by patung on June 2, 2006

The Indonesian state ideology, Pancasila.

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Jakarta Hotels

Posted by patung on May 29, 2006

A list of the main hotels in Jakarta.

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Anggun Cipta Sasmi

Posted by patung on May 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/400/anggun-c-sasmi/

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Balinese Silver Rings

Posted by patung on May 22, 2006

Discount Balinese silver rings made by craftsman in Bali.

Posted in Bali, Economy, Indonesia | Comments Off on Balinese Silver Rings

Animal Carvings

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Indonesian animal carvings from tropical woods.

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Rattan Baskets

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Indonesian rattan baskets.

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Palm

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Palm leaf weaving.

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Sandals & Slippers

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Indonesian sandals and slippers.

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Wall Reliefs

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Wall reliefs from wood.

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Wood Sculptures

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Wood Sculptures & Statuettes, hand carving.

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Walking Sticks

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Handmade walking sticks with animal shaped tops.

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Handmade Belts

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Information on handmade leather belts.

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Indonesian Rugs

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Some Indonesian-made rattan rugs and jute rugs.

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Batik

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Info on Indonesian batik clothing.

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Bali Furniture

Posted by patung on May 19, 2006

Information on Bali furniture.

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Madura

Posted by patung on May 16, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/348/madura-as-a-province/

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Tasikmalaya

Posted by patung on May 16, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/338/preaching-in-tasikmalaya/

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Dating Indonesian Girls

Posted by patung on May 16, 2006

Dating Indonesian Girls plus info on dating websites, girls in Jakarta, Medan, and Balinese girls.

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Azyumardi Azra

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/288/azyumardi-azra-on-mob-rule/

Posted in Indonesia, News | Comments Off on Azyumardi Azra

Indonesian Terrorist Sentenced

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/291/mujahidin-militant-sentenced/

Posted in Indonesia, News, Terrorism | Comments Off on Indonesian Terrorist Sentenced

Mob Action in Jakarta

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/287/examples-of-mob-action/

Posted in Indonesia, Jakarta, Java, News | Comments Off on Mob Action in Jakarta

Pro American

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/290/pro-american/

Posted in Indonesia, Politics | Comments Off on Pro American

Boycott Israel

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/292/tennis-team-wont-play-in-israel/

Posted in Indonesia, News | Comments Off on Boycott Israel

Dangdut

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/297/human-trash-dangdut-singers/

Posted in Culture, Indonesia, Java, News | Comments Off on Dangdut

Traditional Forms of Dress

Posted by patung on April 23, 2006

Traditional Forms of Dress

Posted in Culture, Indonesia, Jakarta, Java, News, Photos & Pictures | Comments Off on Traditional Forms of Dress

Links, Profiles

Posted by patung on January 24, 2006

Some of the places where I’m found.

Bumpzee community, and Bumpzee profile.

Ma.gnolia.

Reddit.

Mybloglog.

Searchles

My.opera

Brusselsjournal.

Dailykos.

Typekey.

Wink

Aboutus profile and Aboutus page

Propeller

Digg.

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Khawariji Islam and Terrorism

Posted by patung on January 16, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/15/khawariji-islam-and-terrorism/

Posted in Indonesia, Islam, Religion, Terrorism | 1 Comment »

 
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