Farah Fitriani Faruq
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Indonesian Who Holds Rubik's World Record

Indonesian Who Holds Rubik's World Record

Most of young people in Indonesia must be familiar with this stuff : Rubik's Cube. The Rubik's Cube is a 3-D mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of Architecture Erno Rubik. this world best selling toy is Originally called the "Magic Cube". In a classic Rubik's

The World Owes Indonesia (Part III)

The World Owes Indonesia (Part III)

I was having my class, listening to my lecturer on the application of hukum adat (adat/traditional law) in this globalized world when she then explained something that surprises me a lot. She told the class that Production Sharing Contract (PSC) was initially based on an Indonesian Tradition. That form of contract is

The echo of Angklung in Europe

The echo of Angklung in Europe

Everyone knows that angklung is a traditional musical instrument, and it's made from a particular bamboo that only grow in Indonesia. But, not many Indonesian knows that angklung is also popular in European countries. Wanna know why? Because Keluarga Paduan Angklung SMAN 3 Bandung made that happen. KPA 3 is an

Indonesia's Global Brands (Part 17: Fragrance)

Indonesia's Global Brands (Part 17: Fragrance)

What cologne do you usually put on? If you like to use an international brand of perfume, than you really should try Pucelle. Girls in Indonesia must be very familiar with this brand, but in case you don't know, Pucelle is a brand of cologne that is made in Indonesia. This

Indonesia's Global Brands (Part 16: Oral Care)

Indonesia's Global Brands (Part 16: Oral Care)

Do you know that many people in Africa use Indonesia's brand toothbrush?  I know it sounds unlikely as it is so far from here, but they really do. In fact, this Indonesia's home-grown brand also flies as far as Tahiti, Barbados , and other countries frequently overlooked in the map. It has

Koprol, A Local Site That Attracts Yahoo!

Koprol, A Local Site That Attracts Yahoo!

The GNFI team has reviewed a little about Koprol, so here is the full explanation. Are you a big social-networking fan? A Facebook user? An active Tweeter? Or a Kaskus addict? Then you really should try this one: Yahoo! Koprol. By the way, before we start, I think we should know what's the

'Alangkah Lucunya Negeri Ini' Goes To Academy Awards

'Alangkah Lucunya Negeri Ini' Goes To Academy Awards

Who said that Indonesian movie will never be good enough to compare with Hollywood movies?  Alangkah Lucunya Negeri Ini (How Funny This Country Is), a movie directed by Deddy Mizwar, has been chosen to represent Indonesia in the Academy Awards 2011, the biggest movie festival  in the world. "The Academy Awards

WALI's Songs in Europe

WALI's Songs in Europe

This is a kind of  old-yet-new story, but still worth to read. An excellent news came from a local band which jumped to fame with its single Cari Jodoh (Seeking a Soulmate), WALI. Two of WALI's song "Cari jodoh" and "Baik Baik Sayang" have been translated to English and sang

Indonesia's Global Brands (Part 15: Snacks)

Indonesia's Global Brands (Part 15: Snacks)

Do you like eating peanut? If you do, then you must be familiar with this snack: Kacang Garuda. Yup, Kacang Garuda is one of the most popular brands of coasted peanut in Indonesia. This product comes from a big food and beverage company, Garuda Food which also produces other popular snack and

The First Indonesian To Receive The Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire

The First Indonesian To Receive The Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire

It is always very refreshing for me to see an Indonesian getting an international award. I know that Indonesians are smart, because I've seen many of Indonesians getting gold medals in international olympics. But that's not what I'm gonna talk about now. In this post I just wanna  let you