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Satellite Images Show Shattered Remains of Indonesia’s Tsunami-Causing Volcano

Left: Anak Krakatau on December 17, 2018, before the landslide. Right: The island volcano on December 30, 2018, after the landslide. Vivid new satellite photos of Anak Krakatau are providing our first cloud-free glimpse of the island volcano that triggered a devastating tsunami in Indonesia late last month. As the …

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Around Town: Sept/Oct 2019

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Amazing cruises around Asia | Travel

Mekong River on a new ship Journey down the Mekong River on Uniworld’s Mekong Jewel, which debuts on January 3, 2020. The ship, made with eco-friendly materials, replaces the Mekong Navigator and has 34 suites, a swimming pool and a panoramic sky lounge. After a few nights in Ho Chi …

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Life’s a breeze on Indonesia’s islands | Travel

As we sailed out of Saleh Bay at noon the call to prayer drifted over from the shore of Sumbawa. The holy summons fitted that long, sultry morning, which had begun with one of creation’s wonders — whale sharks, the world’s largest fish, and the gentlest of all nature’s giants. …

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Indonesia’s Tokopedia beefs up one-day delivery, holding off Amazon

TOKYO — Tokopedia is defending its position as Indonesia’s top e-commerce player against an expected onslaught from foreign rivals by extending one day delivery to nearly all products in one of Asia‘s most logistically challenging markets.  Tokopedia, which is backed by Alibaba Group Holding and SoftBank Group’s $100 billion Vision Fund, will also begin …

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Strong 6.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Eastern Indonesia

Jakarta:  A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of North Maluku province in eastern Indonesia Sunday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake was 150 kilometres (92 miles) northwest of the coastal town of Ternate at a depth of 37 kilometres, according to the US Geological …

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Guide to first-time snorkelers in Indonesia – The Jakarta Post

Have you tried snorkeling yet? This fascinating hobby is ideal for exploring the beauty of Indonesia’s waters. Snorkeling involves swimming in the ocean, using a mask and breathing tube (or snorkel) so you can see and breathe underwater. Read on to find out more about this activity and the best …

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Australia’s refugee ‘islands of despair’

Australia’s continued detention of about 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers on two remote Pacific islands has garnered international criticism as details emerge of alarming rates of attempted suicide and poor medical care. Yet many Australians see the island detention centers as a necessary deterrent to keep the country from being overrun …

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Indonesia’s Komodo Island to close in 2020: Report

JAKARTA: Komodo Island, a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, will be closed to the public in 2020, Antara news agency reported, quoting the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Tourism Office on Thursday (Jul 18). “We have decided to close Komodo Island to tourism next year,” said Wayan Darmawa, head of NTT Tourism Office. Advertisement Advertisement …

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New immigrant students visit parents’ countries of origin in search of ‘roots’

More than 200 children of recent immigrants and their families have over the past three years visited their parents’ countries of origin through a program hosted by the Ministry of Education. The “root-searching” program gives students an opportunity to experience the social, cultural and economic aspects of their parents’ home …

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