Indonesia

Indonesia’s Fractured Programs for the Disabled

For Indonesia’s disabled poor, the aspirations of a salaried job, attendance at a university, of having a home or a car or savings are far off. We would like to open the dark veil over health care for them. Our...

Indonesia’s Plastic Trash Crisis

Indonesia, the second-largest contributor of plastic waste to the world’s waters after China, has pledged US$1 billion per year to attempt to reduce the junk in its waters by 70 percent by 2025, according to Lu...

Indonesia Can’t Get its Tourism Act Together

Millions of television viewers in multiple countries often see advertisements encouraging them to come to “Wonderful Indonesia.” The nation does indeed have an amazing number of actual or potential tourist attr...

Indonesia’s Woeful Education System

Indonesia’s education system is saddled with a long series of difficulties including poor education funding, arbitrarily changing educational curricula, political favoritism, with teachers’ jobs dependent on th...

Eco-tourism and a Stunning Sumatra Rainforest

Perched on a steep rainforested hillside in the mountains near Lake Toba, Sumatra is a cluster of wooden bungalows with a majestic view across a misty tropical valley of an even higher mountain range, also clot...

The Hornbill Hunters of Sumatra

In 2011, a Taiwanese businessman named Hsien arrived in Indonesia with a plan to make himself rich and in the process to systematically wipe out one of the world’s most majestic and rarest birds, the helmeted h...

Floating Hospitals: Meeting Healthcare Gaps in Indonesia

The increase of Indonesia’s health budget allocation from 3.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product in the 1990s to 5 percent in 2017, totaling Rp104 trillion (US7.28 billion), is designed to alleviate some of the ...

Disability Issues and the Lack of Data in Indonesia

Aid for the disabled has long been an intractable issue in Indonesia. Services and facilities are minimal, with the budget incapable of providing welfare pensions, according to a study by Inside Indonesia, form...