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Specks of Indonesia in the Solar System

(This is a part of Martian Series (Planet series?) I’m queueing in this moment)

Looking through this map which I have previously mentioned in this article, a crater’s name lit up my interest. Tomini Crater? Is that the same Tomini with the Tomini I know? After shifting through Martian Crater name list, I found 4 of craters with Indonesia-related names. Apparently this has been caught interest of other Indonesian article writers as proven by these articles. Are there other features in out solar system with names based on Indonesian culture and mythology? Apparently they are. Shifting through IAU Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, there are few familiar an unfamiliar names with “Indonesian” in their description.

Pratiwi Sudarmono.jpg

Unrelated but let me put this picture of Pratiwi Sudarmono (Whoa there’s a Hanacaraka writing of her name in her Wikipedia entry)

 

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Indonesia, with Allergy and Dietary Retriction: Short Guide

So I… have just realised after I travel abroad, although for me it’s easy to have food to eat in Indonesia, for people visiting… not really. The concept of allergy is not something widely spread in Indonesia. Though most food (esp. Java and Sumatra) are definitely halal, but I think it won’t be that easy for vegetarians, or people with peanut-free diet, for example. And… as an Indonesian, I know that some vegetable-based food in Indonesia have animal product or egg hidden inside. I believe reaaal pure vegetable dishes can be counted although there are a lot of vegetable-based dish. Though the number of vegetarian restaurant is growing, for example, you want to be eat in local food establishments. Going to fast food joints when you go abroad, I believe, should be the last choice. So! Without further ado, my short guide for easier eating in Indonesia with dietary restriction. (Note: no research, just based on my own knowledge. Food’s mostly Javanese, “typical Indonesian” and what I thought when I wrote this. Including the diet, so please correct them for mistakes. Doesn’t have every allergy there is)

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Indonesia’s Postal Service Rates

I have heard once, my friend from Australia, complaining that sending domestic packages there is more expensive than getting something sent from abroad. I guess some countries have them more expensive than the others.

Anyway, I did send quite a lot of postages back then, and finding this chart pretty useful. It’s a chart of Indonesia’s Universal Postal Service Rates (the most friendliest set, price-wise. Non-EMS, untracked, haha). It is the chart in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah). Right now (when I’m writing this, ofc) 1 USD is about Rp 13.000,00. Usually I just round it up to 15000 or down to 10000 to make calculation easier in my head.

tabel tarif pos per 2013

Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Regulation No. 29 of 2013: Universal Postal Service Rates (Standard. Above: Global, Below: Domestic) (source: denissapostcard.wordpress.com). I believe Zone I is including ASEAN and Zone III is including West Asia/ Middle East. Not that sure, really

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Asean Korea: Indonesia’s Month of Festival

August seemed to be the month of festival. There are many festivals held all around Indonesia. Two of them will be discussed in this blog article.

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Asean Korea: Drinks in Indonesia

It is fasting month in Indonesia and summer in northern hemisphere! It is a good idea to drink various ices to break your fast or to relieve your thirst under the hot, hot sun. For the ices, rather than your usual drink, how about trying a few ices and cold drinks usually sold in Indonesia? I think similar drinks also available in your country.

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