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How you can help victims of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the Indonesian island region of Sulawesi on Friday. The natural disasters claimed at least 1,234 lives, according to the death toll reported on Tuesday. Officials fear the toll will continue to rise. Most of these deaths have occurred in the coastal city of Palu, with many victims...CONTINUE READING

An Indonesian tsunami’s devastation captured in new, horrifying video

Nearly two weeks after Typhoon Mangkhut, the world’s strongest storm this year ravaged the South China Sea, killing over 64 people in the Philippines, a tsunami has hit the coastal Indonesian city of Palu. The tsunami was caused by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake off the coast, according to the BBC, producing waves up to 6...CONTINUE READING

Indonesia has no qualms about blocking Facebook amid privacy issues

As governments kindly ask Facebook to please explain itself following that data scandal, Indonesia isn’t up for compromise. According to a Bloomberg report, the country’s communications minister Rudiantara has threatened to shut down access to the platform if there’s evidence of personal data being harvested, or if it’s being used to influence Indonesia’s upcoming elections....CONTINUE READING

Diver films himself swimming in sea filled with plastic rubbish

It’s no secret that our oceans have a problem with pollution from plastic waste, with currents spreading it far and wide. You can see it first hand in a video shot by diver Rich Horner, who swam off Manta Point in Nusa Penida, Indonesia on Saturday, surrounded by plastic trash. SEE ALSO: Zero waste iPhone?...CONTINUE READING

Indonesia blocks Telegram, fearing terror groups using it to pass encrypted messages

Indonesia has blocked popular messaging service Telegram, over concerns of radical groups using the encrypted platform to spread information in the Muslim-majority nation. The government blocked Telegram on the web last Friday, threatening to block the app after, if the company did not address illegal content on it. In response, Telegram said on Sunday it...CONTINUE READING

Can Singapore's smallest mobile operator hope to compete in a country of 250 million?

Singapore’s smallest mobile operator is looking to hit the big time. Circles.Life, the country’s only Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), announced on Tuesday its plans to expand into larger countries such as Hong Kong and Indonesia within the next year. SEE ALSO: Why unlimited data is making a comeback An MVNO is unlike a traditional...CONTINUE READING
Category:Hong Kong, Indonesia

Listen to the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme on traditional Southeast Asian folk instruments

Here’s something to tide you over till the next episode of Game of Thrones. Kontra-GaPi (Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino) of the Philippines used traditional folk instruments from Southeast Asia to make a cool rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. The Gamelan, which features central in their ensemble, is a traditional Indonesian mallet instrument.  The group...CONTINUE READING

Thousands of passengers left stranded at Bali airport after major volcano erupts

At least 59,000 travellers have been left affected and hundreds of flights delayed after a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Bali. Volcanic ashes from Mount Agung forced Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport to be closed for 24 hours, leading to the disruption of 445 flights.  SEE ALSO: Bali’s Mount Agung has first major...CONTINUE READING
Category:Asia, Bali, Indonesia

This video of a fish ‘walking’ along the ocean floor is making scientists scratch their heads

Imagine taking an evening dive and seeing a fish casually strolling along the ocean floor … on what looks like a pair of legs.  That’s exactly what happened to a French diver off the coast of Bali, Indonesia on a recent night expedition. Luckily, he filmed the encounter so scientists (and the internet) could enjoy. ...CONTINUE READING
Category:Bali, Diving, Indonesia, Weird
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