2018 Asian Games open in Jakarta
Aug19

2018 Asian Games open in Jakarta

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially opened on Saturday night Asia’s biggest sporting event at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, in a dazzling ceremony that showcased the nation’s traditional cultures. “On behalf of the Indonesian people, we are proud and we are honored to welcome our special guests from 45 countries. With the 18th Asian Games, we, the nations of Asia, want to show [the world] that we are brothers, we are...

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Anti Malaria Drink from Kalimantan, Wooden Cup made of Pasak Bumi
Apr16

Anti Malaria Drink from Kalimantan, Wooden Cup made of Pasak Bumi

People from Kalimantan (Borneo), believe that drinking water from wooden cup made of Pasak Bumi tree makes their blood bitter and disliked by the malaria mosquitos. Pasak Bumi or Eurycoma Longifolia is a plant used by inhabitants of Borneo in the treatments and healing. The plant is extremely bitter, and when one of its names is translated it means: “bitter charm”, or “bitter medicine”. Now, it’s produced in the shape of a glass that...

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