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Monday, October 09, 2017

Woodpeckers

At 15 minutes past midnight on November 10, 1989, a republic fell-a wall fell. History swiftly blew the German Democratic Republic, or ‘East Germany’, away. Cheered along by thousands of people.

And soon after the cheers, one could hear a clanging sound. It was the people of East Berlin who were busy with axes, hammers, and anything they could find to smash the wall that had encircled the…

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Infrastructure for All

In contrast with his usually modest demeanor, President Joko Widodo touted the success of his administration in building infrastructure projects. While officially launching the Mandalika Special Economic Zone for Tourism in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on October 20, he said that the project was able to go forward thanks to a breakthrough of his doing. "Mandalika has been incomplete for 29 years due to the matter of securing the needed land," said Jokowi.