Indonesia’s infrastructure faces many challenges.
Road building is difficult wherever you are. In Indonesia there are even more challenges.
Parts of Indonesia are on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”. Living near volcanoes can be hazardous.
Each District must outdo the next, no matter the cost.
Whale hunting in Lamalera
“In Indonesia, time is sleep”
Can’t get to the shops? The shops will come to you!
A Barbie factory illustrates some of Indonesia’s wonderful contradictions.
Sixty-nine years ago today, Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta blurted out the two sentences that gave Indonesia its independence (and my book its title): ‘We, the people of Indonesia, hereby declare the independence of Indonesia. Matters relating to the transfer of power etc. will be executed carefully and as soon as possible.’ I had cause to think about that during a visit to Scotland this week, just a month before all residents of Scotland over the age of 16 get to…