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Kids And Family

Sport

For any sporting team, especially a young team in a sport many had not even seen until a few years ago, there are inevitable obstacles on the way to success. There are injuries, inexplicable losses in games that get away from you in minutes, and the dreaded plateau whereby a young athlete hitherto improving markedly every month just plain stops still in some kind of unchanging athletic purgator...

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Education

A day before Indonesia’s Independence Day, the students of JIS Pattimura Elementary looked excited, neatly dressed in red and white clothes. Together with their teachers, they participated in the flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the country’s 72nd Independence Day. Before the ceremony began, a group of students from Year 3 to 5 played the traditional Javanesegamelan, which is one of th...

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Explore Jakarta

Indonesia is a huge country, spanning more than 17,000 islands, with around 250 million inhabitants and over 300 ethnic groups, all of which make up a fascinating melting pot of cultures. So how can we find out as much as possible about this wonderful country? Where to start? Why not explore what the Indonesian Heritage Society has to offer?  Many newcomers to Indonesia have commented th...

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Sport

For any sporting team, especially a young team in a sport many had not even seen until a few years ago, there are inevitable obstacles on the way to success. There are injuries, inexplicable losses in games that get away from you in minutes, and the dreaded plateau whereby a young athlete hitherto improving markedly every month just plain stops still in some kind of unchanging athletic purgator...

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Family

A new exhibition at Plaza Indonesia encourages children to interact with and learn more about modern technology. It seems like a lifetime ago when children still climbed on trees, played with their dolls or train sets and didn’t need much more than crayons and a blank piece of paper to keep them happy and occupied. Kids these days have other needs and desires: they are often spotted g...

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