Tag Archives: Indonesia

Riding The E-commerce Wave

E-commerce is a waking giant in Indonesia today, with a multimillion-dollar future, according to the Indonesia Internet Association. The number of domestic Internet users is around 80 million and this number is expected to double in just three years. A … Continue reading

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30 Years of India Club in Jakarta

It all started with the initiative of the then Indian ambassador to Indonesia His Excellency Mr. Bhutani, on Aug. 23, 1981, when about 20 Indian families held an informal meeting at JIS-Patimura enjoying homemade snacks and hot tea. It is … Continue reading

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A Friendship Between Nations

The Indian community in Indonesia, comprising expatriate or non-resident Indians and ethnic Indians, has a population of less than 100,000, most of whom are concentrated in Medan, Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung. However, their visible presence and influence in their chosen … Continue reading

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A Gastronomic Delight

The most enjoyable way to learn more about the Indian culture is through a gastronomic journey of Indian food. Indian food is a very large term and encompasses 3,000 years of culinary civilization. It is wide ranging in its diversity … Continue reading

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Friendship through culture – Festival India in Indonesia

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as … Continue reading

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A Touch of Magic – Indians in Indonesia

It must be a touch of magic that has drawn Indians to Indonesia for two millennia. Indians have historically made the journey to Indonesia – a name derived from the Latin Indus, meaning “India”, and the Greek Nesos, meaning “island”, … Continue reading

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Leeches, Rafting and Floating restaurants

Leeches! Yes that was a black little worm stuck on my shin. I almost jumped out of my skin. There was no salt at hand while trekking in the protected forest up at Gunung Gede-Pangrango, to put over the leech. … Continue reading

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