Indonésia

Beginning at Bali...

Noelle Reno | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

We visited over the Christmas/New Year's holiday. Four days of torrential rain storms greeted us. My boyfriend hadn't been on a beach holiday in years, later asking me if I checked the weather report before booking the trip (oops, hello monsoon season). Luckily the rain lifted on day 5 and the next week was blissfully sunny.

Eight Amazing Places in Asia You Have to Visit

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Asia offers an astounding variety of travel destinations. There are so many, in fact, that it can be difficult to decide where to go first and which to miss because of time constraints. The reality is that it's impossible to cover them all in one trip unless you're lucky enough to have plenty of time and money to spare.

Financial Inclusion - Why We Should Care

John Calverley | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK
John Calverley

Financial inclusion has become a buzzword for governments intent on tackling poverty and inequality among their citizens. India's Prime Minister Modi just announced that he wants to end 'financial untouchability' with an ambitious target to provide most households with a bank account in a matter of months.

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

Why the Scots Would Be Mad to Vote for Independence (Not That I Care)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don't care if I have Scottish blood coursing through my veins. It hasn't affected my life either way.

This Tsunami Victim Was Presumed Dead 10 Years Ago. Then This Happened..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

Raudhatul Jannah was just four when she and her brother were swept away by the devastating tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 2004...

Indonesia Is at a Crossroads - Its Future as a Pluralistic Democracy Hangs in the Balance

Benedict Rogers | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Benedict Rogers

It is not for me, as a foreigner, to tell Indonesians how to vote on 9 July. The choice of President is one for the people of Indonesia to make. But, if I were an Indonesian, it's clear where my sympathies would lie...

Why Investing in Malaria Control Matters for the Muslim World

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

The small bite of an infected mosquito caused an estimated 207 million cases of malaria in largely developing countries around the world each year. Almost half of these cases occur in predominantly Muslim countries belonging to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...

Drugs Mule Grandmother On Death Row In Bali Has 'One Last Chance'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

A woman on death row in Indonesia with "one last chance" of challenging her sentence is appealing to the UK's highest court over the lawfulness of a G...

'Fast Food' Is Not a Dirty Word

Olly Hunter | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olly Hunter

Food culture is one part of travelling the world that is impossible to avoid no matter how many Western burger joints continue to spring up throughout the developing world. An eating culture is what affects attitudes towards food, social interaction and health that bears a great importance in influencing eating habits.

These 'Humbling' Pictures Show The Power Of Indonesia's 'Mountain of Spirits'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

This is the incredible and "humbling" moment a massive plume of ash spewed an estimated 12 miles into the sky as a volcano erupted in Indonesia. Hu...

WATCH: Footballer Akli Fairuz Dies After Horror Tackle (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Sport

Indonesian footballer Akli Fairuz has died following a horrific tackle from goalkeeper Agus Rahman. 23 Years, But 21 Album Appearances: Giggs' Unit...

Grief-Stricken Macaque Monkey Cradles Dead Baby (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

These heart-breaking images show a mother macaque monkey tenderly holding her dead baby in her arms. Wildlife photographer Andrew Walmsley capture...

Why Domestic Workers From the Philippines Don't Watch Football

Neil Durkin | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

Compare and contrast. In a few years' time several hundred professional footballers from all over the world will arrive in the Gulf state of Qatar to take part in the 2022 World Cup... Meanwhile, during the same period in mid-2022, it's very likely that several hundred other overseas workers will arrive at the always-overcrowded Doha International Airport.

Why Is This Volcano Burning Blue?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech

Volcanoes are terrifying, dramatic features of the natural world. But images of them are pretty familiar to anyone with a taste for photography, geolo...

The Raid 2 - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Put simply The Raid 2 involves the simple formula of bloke A hits bloke B for 2.5 hrs, alternating bloke B every 10 minutes.

The Raid 2

Tom Linay | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

The scale of The Raid 2 is much larger than the first, with a sprawling, fitfully successful crime saga plot introduced, involving rival Japanese and Indonesian gangs. The plot merely provides moments to compose yourself between the carnage, and what carnage.

Only By Working Together Can We Make Sure the Voices of Street Children Are Heard

David Schofield | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
David Schofield

There are many millions of children living or working on the streets. They are found in every continent and every country. But whether they live in Mumbai, Manchester or Mexico City, they can face many of the same daily risks and lack of opportunities often going unseen and unheard.

Indonesia: Pluralism in Peril

Benedict Rogers | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, third largest democracy, fourth most populous country and sixteenth largest economy is at a crossroads: politically, economically and socially...

LOOK: The Horrifying Reality Behind Snake-Skin Accessories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

The brutal process behind luxury fashion accessories has been captured by these haunting images of a snake slaughterhouse in Indonesia. Snakeskin m...

LOOK: Thousands Flee Under Rain Of Ash And Debris As Mount Kelud Erupts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes after a volcano violently erupted on the Indonesian island of Java. Two people hav...

Asia-Pacific Is Leading the World on Carbon Emissions Trading

Adam Matthews | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

This article is co-authored with Terry Townshend who is Head of Policy at GLOBE International It is not well know that Kazakhstan -- a nation whose l...

Fifty International Experts in Innovation and Marketing Speak to an Audience of 5,000 in Indonesia

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Here's a snapshot of the streets of Jakarta, on what could be any day of the week: 4 wheeled traffic, a fair few of which are covered in English Premier League football club stickers, crawling... Jams punctuated with swarms of buzzing motor scooters, weaving and snaking through every gap.

Why the Valuation of Natural Capital Is Key to Protecting the Planet

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

"Grow your economy. And become poorer!" Not a very inspiring message. It doesn't even sound coherent. But however stupid it might sound, that is what is still happening in many developing countries. And if you don't believe that it is possible to grow your GDP at the same time as seeing a decline in your national wealth then consider the following...

How Indonesia Helped Me Forgive Bruno Mars

Olly Hunter | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

It's not because the songs are so painfully catchy, I was already well aware of this. What Bruno Mars music has is a cocktail of musical flavours which is precisely why he is so popular across Indonesia, a place filled with different cultures, religions, landscapes and tastes in music.