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Indonesia’s Teater Potlot takes on the plight of the Sumatran tiger

PALEMBANG, Indonesia — For those worried about the plight of the Sumatran tiger, of which only a few hundred remain, concern typically flows from a sense that all life is worth saving. For Teater Potlot, a theater group based in South Sumatra, Indonesia, the concern goes back further. Centuries, in …

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Island life idyll for South Sea tree hugger

There’s 15 minutes left. Just a little bit of time to charge the phones, figure out where the torch is and hope for the best. It is 9.45pm. At 10pm, it’s lights out. But this ain’t no prison lights out — this is for real. At 10pm, bang. Like a …

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5 Top Diving and Snorkeling Sites in Indonesia

Review Jakarta, GIVnews.com – As a maritime nation, Indonesia is home to some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world. We have picked five top sites for diving and snorkeling in the country, where divers and snorkelers could have the ultimate diving and snorkeling experience: Pink Beach, …

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Drought conditions in Australia spread north as Indonesia feels the bite of the big dry

Posted September 20, 2018 08:58:59 Photo: Rice farmer Ampir said the dry season had lasted twice as long as usual. (ABC News: Phil Hemingway) The drought in Australia is having an impact on its neighbours, with 5 million people in Indonesia suffering from an extended dry season. Hot, dry air …

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Indonesian governor to end mining operations in province

Viktor Laiskodats administration will no longer accept new licence applications, and will reject applications that have already been made. Credit: Wikimedia A newly elected Indonesian governor has announced plans to end mining operations in his province, in an attempt to reform the region’s mining industry. Viktor Laiskodat was inaugurated as …

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Greenpeace links forest destruction for palm oil to brands

MENUSEARCH QUOTES Wires JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace says global consumer brands continue to buy palm oil from companies that are cutting down Indonesia‘s rainforests despite repeated pledges to clean up their supply chains. The environmental group said in a report released Wednesday that 25 palm oil producing groups it …

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Island in the sun

Whether you are in Bali for its verdant rice terraces, monster waves or rollicking nightlife, you have to take a moment to celebrate its kaleidoscopic sunsets. While it is true that a beautiful sunset can be found no matter where you are in the world, the ones in Bali come …

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Oscars: Indonesia Selects ‘Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts’ for Foreign-Language Category

Described as a feminist neo-western, the film follows a young Indonesian widow who embarks on a journey for justice after she is attacked by robbers and driven to kill several men. Indonesia has picked feminist neo-western Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts as its submission for the best foreign-language film race …

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Governor of Indonesia’s Papua seeks reconnection with PNG

The Governor of Indonesia’s Papua province says West Papuans should be able to connect more with people in neighbouring Papua New Guinea. Governor Parkop welcoming his Indonesia’s Papuan counterpart Lukas Enembe at the Jackson’s International Airport. Photo: Wanpis Ako The call from Lukas Enembe comes as he is visiting PNG’s …

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Governor of Indonesia’s Papua seeks connection with PNG

The Governor of Indonesia’s Papua province says West Papuans should be able to connect more with people in neighbouring Papua New Guinea. Governor Parkop welcoming his Indonesia’s Papuan counterpart Lukas Enembe at the Jackson’s International Airport. Photo: Wanpis Ako The call from Lukas Enembe comes as he is visiting PNG’s …

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