Category Archives: Indonesia

The Coral Triangle ~ the richest marine biodiversity on the planet

More coral reef species than anywhere else on Earth. Six of the world’s 7 marine turtle species. 3,000 marine fish species. A 6-million square kilometer ecosystem that fuels economies and supports the livelihoods of over 100 million people. About the … Continue reading

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Samoan cultural roots and the Indonesian connection

By Dian Hasan | May 28, 2010 I stumbled upon this interesting piece on the cultural connection between the Samoan and Indonesian cultures. I’ve always been aware of the striking similarities between the people of Indonesia’s eastern islands, especially around … Continue reading

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Are You Game for a 525 km Biking Adventure Challenge? Sulawesi beckons!

By Dian Hasan | January 15, 2010 Calling out all Biking Adventure lovers: Destination Sulawesi, a 525 km adventure route in and around Tana Toraja (Feb 1 – 13, 2010) Indonesia is renowned as the last eden on earth, home … Continue reading

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Slum Tours: Real Tourism or Real Exploitation?

By Dian Hasan | October 5, 2009 The Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire has made the world’s poor urban districts a popular tourist destination. Is it supportive or exploitive? National Geographic Traveler takes a look. There was a time when most … Continue reading

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Orang Utans make their own medicine. Discover how via Volunteer Work!

By Dian Hasan | October 12, 2009 The animal world never ceases to captivate us. With the explosion of media, especially TV programs dedicated to animals and wildlife, and with a big help from the internet, information about animals have … Continue reading

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Favela Tourism now introduced in Jakarta

Rio pioneered the idea a decade ago, other megacities like Mumbai, Lagos followed, and now it has come to Jakarta. Welcome to Favela Tourism, a.k.a. Poverty Tourism, Reality Tourism, or as the following article from The Jakarta Post suggests, “Poor-ism”. … Continue reading

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Land Use and Density Affect Fires in Indonesia

The name “Indonesia” doesn’t mean “land of fire” — it just seems that way. Biomass burning related to land-clearing for agriculture goes on practically all year, particularly in summer and fall. Fires tend to burn continuously for months because of … Continue reading

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