Tag: Indonesia

Suicide bomber attacks Solo police station

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a police station in the small Indonesian city of Solo on Tuesday, killing himself and wounding a police officer, a police spokesman said. Shortly after the attack, President Joko Widodo, who is from Solo and a former mayor of the town, ordered police to arrest others that may have been connected

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12 Indonesian books you should read

To celebrate National Book Day, which falls on May 17, here’s our picks of Indonesian books ( also available in English ) that you should add to your reading list—if you haven't already. Books : Before Dawn: The Poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono ( 2005 ) Author: Sapardi Djoko Damono Translated by John H. McGlynn, this book contains poetry written by Sapardi

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5 must-have apps in Indonesia

If you’re new to Indonesia the amount of smartphones might surprise you. It’s not uncommon for the standard Indonesian urbanite to have two smartphones in their pockets, and in every public space you’ll see that Indonesians are as transfixed to their mobile screens as the rest of the world. With smartphones come apps, and there are now masses of apps that

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AirAsia dumps luggage from Bali flight

Here’s just another reason to take your bags carry-on, if you can afford to travel light. Over a hundred passengers traveling from Perth on Saturday found out only once they had already landed in Bali, that their luggage had been unloaded from their flight prior to takeoff. AirAsia later released a statement explaining that flight QZ535 had to take-off

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Australian developer arrested in Bali

An Australian property developer has been arrested in Bali over allegations he defrauded a couple of more than half a million dollars during the sale of a 'luxury' villa. Eric Bevan Gillet was arrested at his Xanadu Lifestyle Resort in the popular beachside town of Seminyak this week, more than two years after the couple claim he ripped them off in a

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