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Monday, October 09, 2017

Cho Tai-young: Learning Indonesian from Songs

While many Indonesians have gone wild for K-pop, South Korean Ambassador Cho Tai-young is a big fan of Indonesian music. The ambassador knows 18 Indonesian songs by heart, from Indonesia Pusaka by Ismail Marzuki, Tak Ingin Sendiri (Don’t Want To Be Alone) popularised by Dian Piesesha, to Cinta Ini Membunuhku (This Love is Killing Me) by D’Masiv. He has also memorized three church songs in Indonesian, including Yesus Sayang Padaku…

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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.