Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mangrove Revival

To around 50 students at the Binjai 6 State High School, Irwan Syahril spoke about the benefits of mangrove found along coastal areas. The youngsters listened attentively to Irwan’s explanations on ecotourism in Kampung Nipah, North Sulawesi. "When it comes to talking about mangrove, I ‘m always enthusiastic," said Irwan when Tempo English contacted him three weeks ago.

Irwan, who is a fisherman, goes fishing at night, staying…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.