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Talk Asia features president SBY

SBY on CNN about Corruption, Islam & Democracy

By: Emma Kwee Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is in good company as he was interviewed for CNN's Talk Asia. In this weekly program, people that influence Asia or can be seen...

Ilva

Figure skating on the equator

By: Emma Kwee Say Indonesia and most people conjure up images of waving palm trees, golden beaches, hot and sticky afternoons where ice cream cones melt before you put...

Singapore Sling

Mix up some Singapore Slings & Kick Back!

By: Emma Kwee The Singapore Sling, is one of those cocktails everybody has heard of, but few have actually tried. The unique recipe was invented around 1915 by Long Bar...

Arifinto in happier days

Caught Red-Handed: Indonesian Legislator Browsing for Porn!

By: Emma Kwee Once again, the hypocrisy in Indonesia’s politics reached new heights. Remember the story about the proposed ban of Blackberry devices, unless RIM...

Viral in Indonesia: YouTube Videos that Rocked Indonesia!

By: Emma Kwee The term viral refers to videos that spread like wildfire. Clips that are so funny or shocking that people want to share them. 'Sharing' seems to be the...

Policeman outside Ahmadiyya cleric Suparman's house after the attacks, By: Antara

Attack on Ahmadiyya, How Unity in Diversity takes a Fall

By: Ibnu Nadzir & Emma kwee On the sixth of February, the slogan of Indonesia Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) took a fall. The Black Monday, that’s how...

Sampoerna museum in Surabaya, Ogi Fran

Indonesia’s New Year’s Resolution? Light another cigarette!

By: Emma Kwee Second hand smoking comes second nature in Indonesia. Where in most other countries people at the bus stop will start frowning and coughing when you light...

obama speech Jakarta 9 November 2010

Welcome back, Obama!

By: Dalih Sembiring and Emma Kwee Obama cancelled his trip to Indonesia in March to help push the health care reform bill through Congress. He cancelled it again in...

Merapi, Volcano Java

Merapi Claims its Keeper

By: Emma Kwee The beloved Mbah Marijan (grandfather Mairijan), gatekeeper of the volatile Merapi volcano near Yogya, is no more. The iconic man was among the first 33...

Anti Geert Wilders demo Indonesia

What does Geert Wilders want?

By: Emma Kwee Geert Wilders, enfant terrible of Dutch politics has yet again stepped on someone’s toes. Indonesian toes this time. This article explores the career...