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Savoring the "Big Durian" - Day 1

October 30th 2009
Mention "Jakarta", and most people will think of a chaotic city with traffic jams, smogs, slums, beggars, touts, floods, riots, and a bunch of other bad things. Thanks to all these negative impressions, Jakarta acquired the nickname "Big Durian", which more or less summarises the characteristics of the city - smelly, thorny, thick-skinned, overwhelming.... Hence, it's not surprisingly that Jakarta ... read more
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Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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