reuters.com - Dec 19 (Reuters) - Arriving in Indonesia
just a little over a decade ago, Belgium chocolatier Thierry Detournay
was dismayed at the lack of quality chocolate on offer in the world's
third-largest cocoa producer.
But now, less than seven years after launch, his luxury
Chocolate Monggo bars can be found in many of the gigantic and
glitzy malls of downtown Jakarta.
As Southeast Asia's largest economy goes from strength to
strength -- highlighted by a return to investment-grade status
by Fitch Ratings this month -- Indonesia's Willy Wonka is one of
many tapping into a growing Asian market for luxury chocolate. (source)
We have received the message below which may be of interest
to you. It is from:
SAHABAT ANAK, an organization that provides education and
encouragement to Jakarta's street kids and
TAMAN BACAAN PELANGI , which establishes small libraries for
children in remote villages in Flores, NTT.
BLIC members may have some used books to donate. It is for a
Thank you and best regards -Randolph
DRIVE BOOKS, NOT CARS is a completely volunteer-driven project
designed to raise awareness for Sahabat Anak and Taman Bacaan Pelangi
A few friends and I started it last September. This is the
second drive.We are not looking for cash, but instead we would love your
support. I know you know tons of people out there. Just tell them about what we
are doing. Spread the word.
We are collecting all the English-language novels and
Indonesian-language children's books we can get our hands on. On Jan 29th 2012 after
we collect all the books from the 60 drop boxes around town we selling them
back by opening in Jakarta the biggest
secondhand bookstore outside Ex during Car Free Day.
We collected over 5,000 books last time around and raised
more than $3,000 to fund scholarships here in Jakarta and open libraries in
Flores. Every rupiah goes to the kids. W know of no other
organization or initiative here in Jakarta that can say that. We don't have a
budget. We pay our own way during meetings. Every cent goes to the kids.
The drop boxes are located at: :The US Embassy /Erasmus Huis /The Australian Embassy /Japan Foundation /Kinokuniya Plaza Senayan / Kinokuniya Plaza Indo / Kinokuniya Cilandak Town Square /Bagel2 / Bagel Kemang /Habibie Center Kemang /40 Starbucks locations / Plaza Indonesia /Setiabudi Building / BNI’46 / Skyline /Gandaria City / Hayam Wuruk Plaza /Kemang Square / Kemang Sky /PIM 2 / Cideng /Plaza Senayan /Kamome /GKBI /FX Sudirman /Pacific Place /Sampoerna Strategic Square /Rasuna Epicentrum / Tomang Raya /Cityloft / University of Indonesia /Senayan City 1 /Mal Taman Anggrek / Citraland Mal / Central Park 1 /Oakwood / Grand Indonesia /Pasaraya Grande /Citos /Tebet /Emporiu Pluit / Pluit Village /Pluit Junction /Formula 1 /Bandung Indah Plaza / PVJ / Cihampelas Walk / UOB / Plaza Semanggi / Grand Indonesia 2 /Kemang Village
thejakartaglobe.com - Slowly but surely, Indonesia is building a football pipeline into Europe.
Alam is the latest Indonesian youngster to go abroad, with Belgian
second-division club CS Vise announcing on its Web site on Monday that
he was its first signing of the winter transfer window. (source)