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Kiai Umar Bauw, Sang Pembimbing Jamaah Haji Papua

Sunday, 21 Jul 2019 07:57 WIB

IHRAM.CO.ID, MAKKAH -- Seorang pembimbing ibadah haji asal Papua, KH Umar Bauw memiliki cerita menarik selama menuntun jamaah di pesawat. Mulai dari mengajari mereka bertayamum hingga sempat tertahan di...

Perjuangan Seorang Penjual Nasi Rames untuk Naik Haji

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 18:36 WIB

IHRAM.CO.ID, CIREBON -- Berbondong-bondong warga mengantar puluhan calon jamah haji yang tergabung dalam Kelompok Bimbingan Ibadah Haji (KBIH) Al Kautsar. Mereka meramaikan Masjid Baiturohmah di Kondangsari, Beber, Cirebon, Jawa...

Wow... Fidel Gastro, the Toronto's street food revolutionist, visits Jakarta

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 23:51 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - Street food revolutionist from Toronto, Canada, Fidel Gastro landed in Jakarta. An Italian-Canadian chef on-the-go visited Jakarta to share his 'secrets ingredients' in foods business industry. "Hello...

Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 23:48 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to...

Love story for the Holy Land

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 16:21 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Love. The word unites a husband and wife at 24th flight group from Pandeglang, Banten in a hajj pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Rumsah (60 years) remains faithful...

Garuda Indonesia's passenger delivers a baby in plane

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 17:16 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAMBI - A pregnant passenger of Garuda Indonesia delivered a baby in plane, during ther flight from Sumatra to Jakarta on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The flight then...

Quintuplets born in Harapan Kita Hospital

Friday, 23 Aug 2013 17:22 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - Bagus (37 years) was thrilled when he found out that his wife, Enita Fentrikana (31 years) gave birth five twins or quintuplets, four boys and one...

California man finds, turns in 6,900 USD in cash

Friday, 16 Aug 2013 10:19 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, VISALIA — A California man is being praised for his honesty after he turned in 6,900 USD in cash he found near a Department of Motor Vehicles office...

Students in Bandung break record in eating dates

Tuesday, 06 Aug 2013 19:57 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BANDUNG - More than five thousand high school students broke Indonesian Museum Record (MURI) in eating dates in Trans Studio Bandung, West Java, last week. Those students are...

Besudut, Jambi's tribal child goes to university

Thursday, 01 Aug 2013 02:43 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAMBI - Indonesian Conservation Community (Warsi) announced that Besudut (22 years), a tribal child succesfully passed a selection process of new admission students at University of Jambi. He...

The dark times of baby Taymaa

Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 01:05 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, ZAATARI - Before they left Syria, six months ago, Ali and Walaa Shteiwi spent weeks sounding out friends and relatives on a name for the child Walaa carried....

A 'Hell' in Surabaya Zoo

Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 01:53 WIB

Melani, a female Sumatran tiger, can only lay down at the corner of Surabaya Zoo (KBS). Her eyes are still able to look sharp. However, her body is no...

Vian Sentosa finds peace in Islam

Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 00:53 WIB

Virgiawan Sentosa must have his fasting month without any meal. He only drinks water to make her skinny body survive. The young mualaf(individual who converts to Islam) must fight...

Nyadran, a Javanese tradition to welcome Ramadan

Saturday, 06 Jul 2013 09:58 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SLEMAN - In Javanese culture, Nyadran is a traditional ceremony to welcome the Islamic fasting month, Ramadhan which will start next week. It is more unique because Nyadran...

Social sanction, a cure to remove bums and beggars in Bali

Saturday, 08 Jun 2013 23:17 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, DENPASAR - Social sanction seems an effective cure to remove bums and beggars Trunyan village. Local government can claim their success story to change to bums and beggars...

Two 'giant flowers' blossom in Bengkulu forest

Sunday, 02 Jun 2013 23:14 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BENGKULU - Two giant flowers, Rafflesia arnoldis, are blossoming at Taba Penanjung Nature Reserve of Bengkulu. The flowers grow and blossom together that make Bengkulu people say both...

Muslims-Buddhists live in coexistence in Ban Muang Ngam

Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:32 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Ban Muang Ngam village in Thailand may provide a good example of living in coexistence between two different group. The village is located in sub-district administrative of Ban...

Exploring Alas Purwo, a beautiful paradise on the tip of Java

Thursday, 16 May 2013 23:39 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BANYUWANGI - Alas Purwo is the most eastern National Park of Java of 43,420 hectares. The forest has ecosystems, such as mangrove, bamboo forests, grasslands and a number...

Bulukumba makes pinisi, a traditional Indonesian sailing ship

Monday, 13 May 2013 20:12 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BULUKUMBA - Tanah Beru village, Bontobahari district in Bulukumba, South Sulawesi makes a pinisi, Indonesian traditional big sailing ship of Sulawesi with Makassar type. Bulukumba is well known...

Turpiah's story on hajj pilgrimage to Mecca

Saturday, 11 May 2013 23:28 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO. JAKARTA - Turpiah's story may be interesting for anyone who wants to hajj pilgrimage to Meccca. The chicken porridge seller proves us one thing: never give up to...

Hundreds of kites 'dance' beautifully at Pariaman sky

Sunday, 05 May 2013 22:29 WIB

Flying kite is part of cultural activities of Indonesian people. Originally, flying kite was played together by Indonesian fishermen in their spare time. Now, flying kite is no longer...

Madiun, a city without 'identity'

Sunday, 05 May 2013 22:15 WIB

  Coordinator of Madiun Heritage Community, Bernadi S Dangin once criticized Madiun in East Java, as a city without identity. Communities and local government often overlook their own historical buildings...

Various ways to commemorate 'Kartini day'

Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 23:04 WIB

Yohana (60 years) looked different on Sunday. She was wearing kebaya, a traditional Indonesian blouse, with elaborate hairstyle. The nursing home resident was commemorating Kartini day, a female figure...

Questioning the need of ASEAN's financial integration

Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 01:14 WIB

By Elba Damhuri, reported from Washington, DC   Global financial system has been changed recently in line with the coming up of financial crisis in the US and Eurozone. The world...

A piece of history at Solo Sultanate museum

Friday, 19 Apr 2013 23:35 WIB

If you happen to visit Solo, then do not miss the opportunity to visit a museum inside Solo Sultanate Palace. The ticket costs 10 thousand IDR. In the first room,...

Prosthetic foot for leprosy patients

Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 21:17 WIB

One cry can change other lives as happens to a sculptor, Ali. Saga. His decision has helped a number of leprosy patients.  "A woman told me that doctor amputated her...

Berlin wall memorial uprooted for condo project

Friday, 01 Mar 2013 20:22 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BERLIN - Construction crews stopped work Friday on removing a small section from one of the few remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall to make way for a...

The car upholstery makers

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 23:53 WIB

He folded a piece of faux leather neatly. He sewed it slowly, watched every stitch closely. He sometimes glanced outside to the street. His name is Iwan Mahfud (56 years)....

People of Yogyakarta commemorate Waste Awareness Day

Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 22:40 WIB

As Waste Awareness Day celebrated on every February 21, people of Yogyakarta have their own way to celebrate: a number of communities collected garbage from Vredeburg Fort to Sriwedari...

The comeback of Iwan Tirta

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 19:43 WIB

The renown Indonesian batik designer, Iwan Tirta, once said, "Batik should always be worn to keep its meaning alive." It has been three years since Iwan Tirta died at...

Have a drink, anyone? Emergency kitchen ready to help...

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 18:50 WIB

Every morning at 05.00, Hendro (37 years), a member staff of emergency kitchen in Marunda flat, boils 100 liters of water. By the time the water is ready, the...

Jews and Palestinian chefs share their memories on 'Jerusalem'

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 17:40 WIB

Two London-based chefs with roots in Jerusalem one day. The next, poster boys for peace. Such has been the reaction to "Jerusalem," a bestselling cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, an...

After shooting, neighbor took in 6 young survivors

Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 19:00 WIB

Gene Rosen heard the staccato sound of gunfire near his home Friday morning, but dismissed it as a hunter in the nearby woods. Then, 15 minutes later, as he...

Foreign tourists help promoting civet coffee

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 19:18 WIB

Civet coffee may not everybody's taste. The distinctive coffee is made of civet's faeces and the coffee locally called "kopi luwak" (civet is luwak in bahasa -Ed) Now organic luwak...

The woven fabric that symbolizes NTB women's skill

Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 18:03 WIB

Women in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) must have weaving skill. Local people even have their own expression 'lamin no to nesek siyong tau swai' or in English 'those who...

For cash and glory, they work as child jockeys

Monday, 26 Nov 2012 21:40 WIB

Bareback jockey Herman Sarifudin guides his horse into the starting box for a race on Indonesia's Sumbawa island. The gate springs open and the horse bolts with Sarifudin clinging...

Reality show Survivor to take a scene in Raja Ampat

Sunday, 25 Nov 2012 23:10 WIB

Raja Ampat, stunning islands in West Papua, Indonesia, is chosen to be the next location of Hollywood reality show Survivor. The shooting would be started in April - July...

Number of elders tends to increase in Indonesia

Sunday, 04 Nov 2012 22:28 WIB

Indonesia`s elderly population is set to increase in number within the next 20 to 30 years, but experts believe that the country will have the benefit of a larger...

Isolated NYC borough says help is slow after Sandy

Friday, 02 Nov 2012 20:38 WIB

The mother grabbed her two boys and fled their home as it filled with water, hoping to outrun Superstorm Sandy. But Glenda Moore and her SUV were no match...

Indonesian to promote Baduy land as culture tourism center

Monday, 29 Oct 2012 20:40 WIB

The local government is developing the Baduy Land into a culture tourism site. Baduy is populated by about 5,000 to 6,000 isolated Baduy tribesmen, some 40 km southeast of...

A solution called 'microfinance'

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 20:41 WIB

They do not have any access to traditional bank loan, but Muhammad Yunus gives them a loan. He trusts them. His trust achieves his goal. The loan successfully lifts...

After 79 years in print, Newsweek goes digital only

Friday, 19 Oct 2012 11:01 WIB

Newsweek, one of the most internationally recognized magazine brands in the world, will cease publishing a print edition after nearly 80 years. The final print edition of the weekly current...

Unique and unusual: Modes of transportation

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 11:19 WIB

What kind of transportation mode do like most? A bike? A car? Ah... We can find thousands of them on the street without catching our attention. Yet, here are...

The 10th commemoration of Bali Bombing

Friday, 12 Oct 2012 21:38 WIB

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, along with relatives of some of those killed, attended a ceremony in Bali on Friday to commemorate the...

Qurban, symbol of care to others

Friday, 12 Oct 2012 16:50 WIB

A hadith (the Prophet's collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad PBUH -Ed) narrated by Ibnu Majah and at-Tirmidzi contains the advantage of "qurban" or sacrificing livestock...

An abandoned megalithic site found in Malang

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 22:35 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MALANG - A historian and archaeologist from Malang University, Dwi Cahyono has claimed to have discovered the existence of Ketawanggede, an archaeological site from the megalithic era. But he...

Floral arrangement in the site of Bali bombing

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 13:49 WIB

In the last several years, Dave Bob Marshall and his wife, Kate, always visit Bali. Instead of enjoying the beauty of this Island of Gods, they go to Legian,...

Wow... As location of Atlantis, Indonesia important for humanity!

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 09:49 WIB

  If you fancy ancient history, well you must pay more attention to Indonesia. A US researcher of ancient mysteries Frank Joseph Hoff has said that recent views regarding Indonesia...

When a president misses his hometown soup

Saturday, 06 Oct 2012 23:05 WIB

Apart from politic, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) is like others, he misses his hometown soup. He mentioned his longing for soto (soup –Ed) and tofu rice cakes that...

Wow... 'Nasi liwet' hits Europe!

Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 22:21 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, GARUT - Several countries in Europe are interested in marketing Indonesia's instant Beras Liwet (Sundanese cooked rice) 1001 produced by Garut of West Java. But, the products need further adjustment to...