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Silabur Cave in Sarawak

Have you heard about the Jade Caves of Sarawak? Yes, a cave that looks like it is made from jade, which is called the Silabur Cave in Serian, Sarawak.  This beautiful cave has been around for a very long time, and mostly visited by researchers, but in 2016, the cave became more popular among the locals, mainly due to the beautiful jade texture of the cave walls.  Silabur Cave in Sarawak This beautiful cave is found in the district of Serian, which is about 90 minutes drive from the cit...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Instagram, China, Malaysia, Waze, Google Maps, Sabah, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, David Jr, Facebook Page, West Kalimantan, Kalimantan Indonesia

LG and Hyundai team on Indonesian biodiesel plant

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that LG and Hyundai have come together to develop a biodiesel plant from waste oil palm bunches in West Kalimantan in an effort to help supply the B20 mandate locally using cleaner technology. The facility will be sited close to the port and airport, and local authorities have promised to facilitate permits so construction of the project can begin quickly. They are especially keen on the jobs that will be created from the project.
Tags: Indonesia, Lg, Hyundai, Producer News, Jakarta Post, West Kalimantan

4 killed in Indonesia forest fires; police arrest suspects

PONTIANAK, Indonesia (AP) — Police in the Indonesian part of Borneo island have arrested more than a dozen people suspected of starting forest fires that have killed four people in the past month. West Kalimantan police chief Didi Haryono said Tuesday that two of the 27 people wanted by police died in blazes they started […]
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ap, Borneo island, West Kalimantan, Nation & World, PONTIANAK Indonesia, Didi Haryono

Watch: Orangutan Confronts Bulldozer Destroying Habitat Of Critically Endangered Great Apes

An orangutan was seen in a video released by International Animal Rescue apparently confronting a bulldozer that was destroying its habitat in the West Kalimantan province of Indonesia. More than 1,000 orangutans living in the region have been threatened by illegal actions in the forest despite the Indonesian government’s vow to protect it. In a report by Greenpeace, the non-profit group says at least six illegal logging settlements were identified in Sungai Putri, home to one of the last orangu...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Greenpeace, West Kalimantan, International Animal Rescue, Sungai Putri

Indie Ink Runs Deep: Tom Vater

E very now and then I manage to talk a small press author into showing us a little skin... tattooed skin, that is.  I know there are websites and books out there that have been-there-done-that already, but I hadn't seen one with a specific focus on the authors and publishers of the small press community.  Whether it's the influence for their book, influenced  by  their book, or completely unrelated to the book, we get to hear the story behind their indie ink.... Today's ink story comes f...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Books, Obama, Southeast Asia, Time, Donald Trump, Alex, Borneo, Kuching, Anthony Bourdain, Tom, Buddhist, Ezra, Bourdain, West Kalimantan

Indonesia finds ship that was taken by disgruntled crew

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s navy says it has located a fuel tanker that was missing for a week after being taken from port by its disgruntled crew. The navy said in a statement Thursday that the MT Vier Harmoni with 10 Indonesian crewmen was found off West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. It […]
Tags: Business, News, Indonesia, Navy, Borneo, Jakarta Indonesia, West Kalimantan, Nation & World

Asia Pulp & Paper backs community-led Indonesian biofuels project

In Indonesia, Asia Pulp & Paperhas announced its support for a new community-led pilot scheme aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing the availability of biofuels in Indonesia. Kemiri Sunan’s high yield of up to 10 tonnes of oil per hectare make it an attractive source of biofuel, with waste used to produce fertilizer, animal feed and biogas The Kemiri Sunan crop is rapidly emerging as a potential source of bio-fuel to supply Indonesia’s biodiesel programme and key export mar...
Tags: Asia, Indonesia, App, Producer News, European Union EU, West Kalimantan, Indonesia Asia, Asia Pulp

Indonesia sinks 27 foreign boats to stop illeg...

Indonesian officials destroy a Vietnamese fishing vessel on Datuk Island in Mempawah in West Kalimantan on May 20, 2015. AFP/Rudi Hartono Jakarta: Indonesia sank 27 impounded foreign boats on Monday, a minister said, as the world's largest archipelago nation stepped up a campaign against illegal fishing in its waters.
Tags: Indonesia, West Kalimantan, Datuk Island, Mempawah, Rudi Hartono Jakarta

Banned Indonesian group Gafatar says its aim is food security, not separatism

The Gafatar religious minority group in Indonesia are to be 're-educated' after their settlement in West Kalimantan was burned down by a mob. Jakarta: The former leader of a group labelled a "deviant sect" in Indonesia claims its sole priority was to create food security to help Indonesia survive a global food crisis.
Tags: Indonesia, Jakarta, Gafatar, West Kalimantan

Opinion: Don’t Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind in SDGs

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. By Victoria Tauli-CorpuzUNITED NATIONS, May 11 2015 (IPS)U.N. member states are meeting throughout the year to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will set the global development agenda for the next 15 years. The goals are supposed to be universal and aspire to “leave no one behind.” Victoria Tauli-Corpuz But Indigenous Peoples, who are among the poorest and most marginalised people on e...
Tags: Headlines, Human Rights, Indonesia, Environment, Global, Nepal, Population, Indigenous Rights, Un, Indigenous Peoples, Land Rights, Development & Aid, Natural Resources, TerraViva United Nations, Global Governance, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse