At a different neighborhood, two young girls, who were in a sack, hopped and jumped their way to the finish line. People named the game as 'sack-race' or balap karung as it is known in the Indonesian language. The rule was simple: Whoever reached the finish line first in the sack, was the winner. Children and adults engaged in the fun and games were a common view in neighborhoods around the cities and suburbs during Independence Day commemorated every August 17. Every year, ideas on organizing new competitions and games were thrown up, but for many, the traditional games such as pulling the rope, and sack-race were always a part of the celebrations. “This neighborhood organizes the fun and games only on Independence Day. The community here and I already have been doing this for 26 years. We never get bored because the games are amusing, yet it teaches us to relive the struggles of our heroes,” said Feri, a respected member of the RW18 neighborhood, Kebon Sirih, Jakarta, … [Read more...] about On Independence Day of Indonesia, fun games everywhere!
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World LGBT rights Instagram has reportedly removed an account that published a comic strip about the struggles of gay people in Indonesia after the country’s government complained it was pornographic. According to the Associated Press, Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications said Wednesday an account named Alpatuni had been taken down by Instagram after it sent a warning letter. A ministry statement said Instagram has “fulfilled” its request for the account to be removed. But Instagram disputed the statement, saying it had not removed the offending account. A spokesperson told the AP there are several reasons why the account may no longer shows on its site, including the owner deleting it, deactivating it or changing the username. A Facebook account with the same name was also no longer accessible. The English and Indonesian language comics posted to the account’s profile—set up in November 2017—depicted gay characters in Indonesia struggling … [Read more...] about Gay Muslim Cartoon Disappears from Instagram Following Pornography Complaint from Indonesian Government
TOKYO--(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wedge Holdings Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku. Tokyo, Managing Director and CEO: Mr. Tatsuya Kinoshita) is developing Trading Card Game (TCG) "Haikyu!! Volleyball card game" for Southeast Asian Countries in their national languages.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181217005880/en/On 11 December 2018, Brain Navi Indonesia, our contents business base in Indonesia, held a TCG "Haikyu!! Volleyball card game" product launch event in Jakarta following the product release in Vietnam. We’re pleased to share the original press release in Indonesia.PRODUCT LAUNCH EVENT “HAIKYU!! VOLLEYBALL CARD GAME”On 11 December 2018, at CoHive D Lab in Jakarta, Brain Navi Indonesia held the product launch event for “Haikyu!! Volleyball card game” into Indonesian market. This is one of the most popular trading card game in Japan, officially translated and introduced in … [Read more...] about Wedge Holdings: TCG “Haikyu!! Volleyball card game” launch event in Indonesia
Purwokerto, C Java, (ANTARA News) - The National News Agency (LKBN) Antara is expected to remain independent in its reporting and continue to increase its role to educate the nation`s life, said Chairman of the Banyumas General Election Commission (KPU) Imam Arif Setiadi. "As a reliable, actual, and factual reference to the news, we hope that Antara will maintain its independence. Especially before the 2019 political year, information and news from Antara are expected to support the creation of peaceful elections," he said in Purwokerto, Banyumas District, Central Java, Thursday . He acknowledged that Antara has been 81 years in carrying out active role in educating the nation`s life through various information and news products even though the agency now tunrs into a state-owned enterprise (BUMN) under the name of Public Company (Perum) LKBN Antara. However, he said, the role needed to be increased so that the strategic position of Antara as a news agency … [Read more...] about Antara News Agency expected to remain independent in news reporting
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s first vice president Mohammad Hatta (1902 - 1980) had written 800 papers in the form of articles, lectures, speeches, essays, and papers. "Hatta was an Indonesian scientist and intellectual who was productive in writing. He wrote from the age of 16 (1918) to 77 (1979)," Ismid Hadad, from the Indonesian Association for Economic and Social Knowledge Development (Bineksos), said here on Tuesday. During that time, Hatta wrote 800 papers in various languages, namely Indonesian, Dutch, English, and a few writings in French. Hadad noted that Hatta`s writings contained various ideas and in-depth thoughts about several topics on economics and finance, philosophy and culture, science and religion, as well as politics and statehood. Some of Hatta`s writings were produced at the time before the Indonesian independence, both when he was abroad and in exile. Hatta`s works are recollected and published in 10 volumes with a title of Bung Hatta`s Complete Work. … [Read more...] about Indonesia`s first VP wrote 800 papers