News about Indonesia

May 20, 2012

From New York Times

The airline industry in Thailand has been heavily criticized in the past few years because of some safety concerns which resulted in a few fatal wrecks.  The European Union has banned most of Thailand airline’s from flying into their airspace, and now, as of February 2012, there has been more news about a series of arrests of pilots who have been using drugs:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/business/global/indonesia-confronts-drug-use-among-pilots.html

“Quakes Set Off Panic Among Indonesians, but No Tsunami in Indian Ocean”
April 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/world/asia/indonesia-sets-new-tsunami-warning-as-aftershock-hits.html

“Former Treasurer Convicted of Bribery in Indonesia”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/world/asia/former-treasurer-convicted-of-bribery-in-indonesia.html

 

Youtube:

Lady Gaga cancels Indonesia gig

Indonesian Earthquakes

 

Links:

Youtube search of “Indonesia news”

New York Times search of “Indonesia”

 

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Scuba Diving in Indonesia

May 19, 2012

Links

– Dive the World Indonesia:
http://www.divetheworldindonesia.com/indonesia-diving-sites.htm

– Divetrip.com:

http://www.divetrip.com/indonesia.htm

– “2,500 scuba divers in Indonesia set world record for mass dive”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/indonesia/6042316/2500-scuba-divers-in-Indonesia-set-world-record-for-mass-dive.html

– Unearthing Asia: “8 Diver’s Paradise in Indonesia”

http://unearthingasia.com/exotic-south-east/8-divers-paradise-in-indonesia/


Cities of Indonesia

May 19, 2012

The largest city in Indonesia, which is also the capital, is Jakarta which has a population of approximately 10,000,000 people.

Its current name is derived from the word “Jayakarta”. The origins of this word lie in the Old Javanese and thus ultimately in the Sanskrit language. “Jayakarta” translates as “victorious deed”, “complete act”, or “complete victory”.


Top 10 Most Populous Cities in Indonesia:

1. Jakarta (8.792 million)

2. Surabaya (3,282,156)

3. Bandung (2,771,138)

4. Medan (2,036,018)

5. Bekasi (1,940,308)

6. Tanggerang (1,488,666)

7. Semarang (1,352,869)

8. Depok (1,339,263)

9. Palembang (1,323,169)

10. Makassar (1,168,258)

http://www.travbuddy.com/Indonesia-popular-cities-c84

Links:

TravBuddy: “Popular Cities in Indonesia”

http://www.travbuddy.com/Indonesia-popular-cities-c84

Top 10 Most Populous Cities in Indonesia

http://thepowerofindonesia.blogspot.com/2010/05/top-10-most-populous-cities-in.html

Interactive game that challenges one to pinpoint the cities of Indonesia on a map, by Geography-Map-Games.com:

http://www.geography-map-games.com/geography-games-Cities-of-Indonesia-_pageid110.html


Weekend Spotlight

May 18, 2012

This weekend the spotlight is on Indonesia.

I wasn’t sure which country to choose next as the Weekend Spotlight so I asked my mom to name a country at random and she said Indonesia.

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