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Treasures On The Coast

Indonesia has a vast potential for marine ecotourism. According to Greenpeace, the country boasts more than 50,000 square meters of coral reefs. Additionally, parts of the archipelago are covered by three million hectares of mangrove forests, according to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Unquestionably, Indonesia offers some of…

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Mangrove Revival

Serdang Bedagai’s fishermen protect their coastal areas by planting mangroves, which they eventually harvest and sell. These fishermen have transformed their neighborhoods into an ecotourism zone.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.