The heat is on: Neighbors breath fire over hazardous haze from Indonesia's burning forests
ANNABELLE LIANG, VIJAY JOSHI, The Associated Press
By Erich Follath, see Indonesia's Secret: In the Kingdom of Gentle Islam
Nowhere in the world are there more Muslims living in one place than in the Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia, which will be a guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair this fall. Can a cosmopolitan faith assert itself against Islam? A journey.
Motivator: Farmer Sadiman poses in a wood in his neighborhood in Dali hamlet, Geneng subdistrict, Wonogiri regency, Central Java. Sadiman is trying to convince locals that the water shortage problem that happens during dry seasons can be partly solved by planting trees on the denuded hills.(JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)
A 65-year-old man from Wonogiri regency, Central Java, has managed to turn his drought-prone village into a groundwater-rich region by leading a campaign to replant trees on a nearby hill for the past 19 years.
Von Martin Scheufens fuer Spiegel Online
Fotograf Tariq Zaidi<
Sie beschwören Naturgeister und tragen Kleidung aus Rinde: Auf der Insel Siberut bewahren etwa tausend Mentawai noch die Traditionen ihrer Vorfahren. Der Fotograph Tariq Zaidi hält auf seinen Bildern eine Welt fest, die unaufhaltsam verloren geht.
Tomcats Spotted in Bali – One Insect You Don’t Ever Want to Squash
There is something new that has been causing panic around Bali these days and it surprisingly has nothing to do with terrorists being executed on the island or anything of the sort. The Tomcat as it is known in Indonesia (Rove Beetle in English) has been making a guest appearance throughout the archipelago in limited numbers over the past month. While resembling most other insects that you might not bat an eye at, the Tomcat possesses some unique characteristics that you should be watching out for.
The force marched to Denpasar, Bali, as if in a dress parade. They approached the royal palace, noting smoke rising from the puri and hearing a wild beating of drums coming from within the palace walls.