Krakatau Takes More Lives Across Java, Sumatra

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Volcano Launches Deadly Tsunami It came without warning Saturday night. Within seconds, hundreds of lives were gone and hundreds more went missing as a deadly tsunami struck the western coasts of both Java and Sumatra. Many of the affected areas are popular weekend getaways for residents of Jakarta, but foreigners were also visiting the area

Indonesia Should Be Your Next Destination

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15 Reasons To Visit Indonesia via Telegraph Travel Jakarta: Indonesia’s sprawling capital, home to 10 million people, is a “melting pot of cuisines and cultures”, wrote Simon Parker for Telegraph Travel in 2015. “The old town of Batavia will transport you to Indonesia’s Dutch colonial past while the fashionable Menteng district is a hive of live

Indonesia’s Top Destinations

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Tourists Have Fascinating Travel Options Across Thousands Of Islands Indonesia is a very large and diverse country. With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. The population of 240 million people is composed of about 300 ethnic groups who speak more than 250 different languages. While Bali and Jakarta

Indonesia An Endless Summer For Surfing

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Bali, Java and Lombok Good Starting Points For Surfers Indonesia is ideal for surfing all year round, although the winds and waves shift from season to season. June to August usually produces the largest swells. Some of the best waves are within easy reach off Bali, but other rewarding destinations are found on dozens of

Indonesia Marks 50th Anniversary Of Deadly Coup

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Democracy, Justice Denied Across Indonesia By Joshua Oppenheimer, New York Times Contributor This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of a mass slaughter in Indonesia. With American support, more than 500,000 people were murdered by the Indonesian Army and its civilian death squads. At least 750,000 more were tortured and sent to concentration

Orangutans, Tigers Under Pressure In Indonesia

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Sumatran Tiger The Last Of Indonesia’s Three Subspecies Most visitors to Indonesia hope to see the Sumatran tiger. However, this beautiful animal rarely shows itself. Unfortunately, human development and destruction has already pushed two other tiger species in Indonesia into extinction. The Javan tiger was declared extinct in 1994 and the Bali tiger was last

Yogyakarta Artists Speak Out For Orangutans

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Palm Oil Plantations Killing Orangutans The Center for Orangutan Protection (COP), an NGO advocating for an end to cruelty against orangutans, has urged the Indonesian government to take tough measures against the perpetrators of crimes against orangutans in tropical forests in Kalimantan and Sumatra. The COP further says it will hold a string of public campaigns

Indonesia Pays Tribute To Tsunami Victims, Anniversary

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Tsunami Struck Sumatra, Southeast Asia Thousands of people held a memorial on Thursday in Indonesia’s Aceh province, the epicenter of the Indian Ocean tsunami, as the world prepared to mark a decade since a disaster that took 220,00 lives and laid waste to coastal areas in 14 countries. On December 26, 2004 a 9.3-magnitude earthquake

Indonesia’s Top Travel Destinations

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Travel To Bali, Borneo, Java, Sumatra Indonesia is a huge country, in both population and land area, with significant cultural and geological diversity. With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. The population of around 240 million people is derived from 300 ethnic groups who speak over 250

Deforestation Killing Ecotourism In Indonesia

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Biodiversity A Tourism Asset A new study says Indonesia’s deforestation rate is the world’s highest, increasing greenhouse gas emissions and threatening animals and livelihoods. A grim new study says Indonesia’s forests are disappearing so rapidly that the country has now replaced Brazil as the world’s No. 1 deforester. The Nature Climate Change journal reported that Indonesia lost 840,000