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MALANG / INDONESIA

History

Chinese-Indonesian Hate in Indonesia

Chinese-Indonesian people are descended from both their Chinese and Indonesian ancestors. China had been trading with kingdoms in this archipelago for a long time. This meant that Chinese who wanted to trade their commodities came and assimilated for many years. As a result, a new race of Chinese-Indonesians were born in Indonesia. Even though they […]Read More

Politics

An Indonesian Brexit Incident

What do you think when you hear “Brexit”? If the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union comes to mind, you would be correct. However, in Indonesia, we have another “Brexit” – one that caused an immense traffic incident.  Brexit itself is the short name for “Brebes Exit” – a toll exit – located […]Read More

Society

Piggie Piggie Boom!

Once upon a time, there was a man who was tired of working. He was tired, for he had worked so hard, yet the income was not worth the effort. Therefore, he tried a different, more mystical approach. Having heard from someone that to gain money fast and easy, all you need to do is […]Read More

Society

From Slum to Tourist Attraction

Imagine that there is a dirty, nasty, slum area in your city. The city residents don’t like it, yet the slum dwellers don’t want to go elsewhere. What can you do about it? Force them to move somewhere else or leave them alone and put up with your city looking dirty? Well, that’s the predicament […]Read More

Nature

Karhutla

Karhutla (Kebakaran Hutan dan Lahan) or Wildfire is a disaster that often occurs in Indonesia, especially on Sumatra Island and Borneo Island. Because of this, Indonesia lost a lot of its precious forest, flora, and fauna. The smoke of the wildfire is also disturbing, particularly for our respiratory system. People breath a significant amount of […]Read More

Society

Between Cigarettes and Indonesia

The cigarette, a deadly thing containing many chemicals, yet popular among people, is needed by some people in this world. Approximately, over a billion people in the world are active cigarette smokers. Although a lot of campaigns to educate people not to smoke cigarettes have been conducted, there are still people who smoke cigarettes despite […]Read More

Politics

The Corona Crisis Around the World: A Year On

A little over a year ago, it would have been almost impossible to predict that the world was on the brink of a pandemic. To date over 2.5 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19, the new virus, and it has drastically affected the lives of even those who haven’t caught it. It has […]Read More

Society

Is Bahasa Indonesia an Easy Language?

There are plenty of news articles from numerous Indonesian websites stating that Bahasa Indonesia (the Indonesian language) is easy to understand. On YouTube, there are also a lot of foreigners staying in Indonesia who say the same thing, that Bahasa Indonesia is easy to understand. Take an example like Jan & Lucas – who run […]Read More

Society

Intolerance to Destroy The Unity

Every human in this world is unique; no one is the same, even a twin. This difference, if it is united, makes our life colorful. However, it is also a very fragile thing. Had someone crack it only a bit, everything could be destroyed. Sometimes, some people hold the thoughts that they are right while […]Read More

Society

Violence in Demonstrations

The demonstration is a protest movement that is held by a group of people in a public area. They usually feel unsatisfied with some unsupportive policies or laws that have been legalized by the officials – usually the government. This movement is held in order to tell the people’s opinions about the current issue and […]Read More