Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

October 27, 2006

Monkey Forest, Ubud

UBUD ~ Ubud’s famed Monkey Forest and its circa-300 inhabitants got a new, online look at the weekend, as officials unveiled www.monkeyforestubud.com at a press event. The website is part – Read More...
November 3, 2006

Coral Reefs ‘Can Be Saved’ from Climate Change

GENEVA ~ Measures to control overfishing and pollution and to protect mangroves would counter the destruction of coral reefs by climate change, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) said this week. – Read More...
November 3, 2006

Road to Nowhere

CEPAKA, Bali ~ In my Kijang I reverse cautiously out into the traffic, the parking attendant gone astray. I peer into the rear-view mirror with apprehension, desperately hoping to spot – Read More...
November 3, 2006

More than Gigolos…

Nobody tells you that Ubud, renowned as the artistic and culinary capital of Bali, is above everything a place for women. You don’t find any mention of that in any – Read More...
November 3, 2006

Australia Pledges New Funds to Cut Greenhouse Gases

SYDNEY ~ Australian Prime Minister John Howard has pledged AUS$60 million (US$46.2 million) for projects to cut greenhouse emissions, amid mounting pressure on the government to fight global warming. Howard’s – Read More...
November 11, 2006

Hotspots ‘up 47% Worldwide’

Surging demand for wireless internet will translate into a 47-ercent jump in global Wi-Fi hotspots in 2006, a market research firm said. An ABI Research forecast concluded that in 2006 – Read More...
November 16, 2006

Al-Jazeera English Takes on Western Heavyweights

DOHA, Qatar ~ Al-Jazeera’s English-language news channel hit the airwaves this week with a heavyweight cast of presenters and the ambition to compete with Western broadcasting giants. Al-Jazeera English, sister – Read More...
November 16, 2006

Massive Road for Tsunami-Hit Aceh Flounders

KUALA BUBUN, Aceh ~ Zainal Abidin, 35, queues for a raft across the Kuala Bubun river in Aceh province near ghost-like crumbling bridge pylons, all that remains of the road – Read More...
November 16, 2006

Australia’s Costly Fees Drive Foreign Students into Sex Work: Study

SYDNEY ~ The crippling cost of studying in Australia is forcing foreign students to take up risky sex work to make ends meet, a researcher has said. A sharp rise – Read More...
November 16, 2006

Jail Sought for Newmont Boss

JAKARTA ~ Prosecutors have requested a three-year jail sentence for the president director of the local unit of US mining giant Newmont in a controversial pollution trial, an official said. – Read More...
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