Bali cruise development eyes the ‘rich guys’

A cruise terminal and marina development in Bali hopes to attract "the rich guy" and spread tourist dollars across Indonesia as the country seeks to boost visitors to 20 million a year. Sailing across the Java Sea from Benoa Bay in Bali's south sits ONEdeg15 Marina at Singapore's Sentosa Cove, touted as "evoking the glamour … Continue reading Bali cruise development eyes the ‘rich guys’

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Religion, lies and politics as Jakarta votes

When multi-millionaire Sandiaga Uno first considered contesting the governorship of Indonesia's swarming capital, he thought he was up against an unbeatable "rock star". Controversial but popular, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama - commonly referred to as Ahok - portrayed himself as having cleaned up Jakarta from corruption and the many hazards that clog its footpaths and waterways. … Continue reading Religion, lies and politics as Jakarta votes

Hunting Indonesia’s most wanted terrorist

He is Indonesia's most wanted terrorist who has "kept Jihad alive" in the world's most populous Muslim country. Despite large-scale manhunts over more than two years, Santoso and his men have been able to evade capture, pledge allegiance to Islamic State, kill police, stockpile weapons and hold claim over territory within Central Sulawesi's dense jungle. … Continue reading Hunting Indonesia’s most wanted terrorist

Graphic novels inspire silver screen storytelling

In the last decade cinema-goers have been hit with remakes of basically all the superheroes. There’s been Batman, Spiderman, Iron Man, X men . . . the list goes on. Hollywood has also turned to the darker graphic novels. Turning Frank Miller’s film noir comics into the successful Sin City. For 2ser radio's Final Draft I talked … Continue reading Graphic novels inspire silver screen storytelling

A new hope for India’s girls born into prostitution

For generations, prostitution has provided the only means of economic survival for some tribes in the Indian desert. Now, a handful of schools are teaching kids that a life outside the sex industry is possible. Story aired Deutsche Welle Radio World in Progress, March 2,2011 Story published on Deutshce Welle Online, March 2, 2011 In … Continue reading A new hope for India’s girls born into prostitution