Java Jazz Festival by Jerzy Pawleta

Indonesia is a vast country lying on the equator, and for most of the Poles it associated itself with Balinese dancers, dragons of Komodo, the brilliant temple of Borobudur, white beaches, underwater coral paradise, spicy food and many other attractions. How many people associate Indonesia with jazz? I think only a few of you might raise your hand. Here, in Jakarta, the capital city […]

Indonesia’s supply side narrative: A conundrum or an imperative

Writer :Gita Wiryawan – foprmer trade Minister/Business men Publisher :The Jakarta Posthttp://m.thejakartapost.com/ Updated :9.07.2014 00:00 The Jakarta Post http://m.thejakartapost.com/ Around 60 million cell phone and smartphones, most produced in China under the various global brands, were imported into Indonesia last year. On an average of US$200 per unit, $12 billion worth of cell phone and smartphone imports might seem little compared to Indonesia‘s total […]

Joop Ave

Writer :Rio Helmi Publisher :Obituary Updated :8.02.2014 00:00 Obituary Though many obituaries have been, and undoubtedly will be, published about Pak Joop Ave, whose career spanned two major political eras of modern Indonesian history and whose contributions to Indonesia were huge, by people far more competent than myself, I feel compelled to pen just a few words about this extraordinary man.  The list of […]

Bubi Chen

Writer :Jurnalist Publisher :Waspada co. id Updated :8.02.2014 00:00 Waspada co. id Sosok legenda dan maestro jazz Indonesia, Bubi Chen, begitu melekat dalam diri Peter F Gontha. Kepergiannya menjelang Java Jazz Indonesia 2012 membawa duka mendalam bagi Peter. Berikut petikan wawancara: Waspada Online dengan musisi dan pengusaha nasional, Peter F Gontha. Kapan pertama kali Anda kenalan dengan Bubi Chen? Pertama ketemu Bubi Chen tahun […]

Sekilas Tentang Perjalanan Hidupku

Writer :Me – Business Proffesional Publisher :Gontha.com Updated :2.02.2013 00:00 Sekilas Tentang Perjalanan Hidupku Peter Frans Gontha Nusa Dua, Bali , 9 Mei 2011.   Pengantar Mengawali tulisan tentang diri dan kisah singkat perjalanan hidup saya, termasuk episode interaksi saya dengan Amerika, akan saya awali dengan sekilas gambaran situasi Negara kita di akhir tahun 60-an, masa dimana saya mengawali pengembaraan hidup untuk memulai menata […]

Vote Wisely

Writer : 
Political Joke Updated :4.04.2012 00:00 Political Joke 
Heaven and Hell While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator(that may be redundant) was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St.. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We […]