S: A Look at Indonesia
1: In Indonesia the Balinese women wear traditional Balinese “batik” skirts and carry offerings to a water temple. Many of the designs are geared only to their culture, and society. | Women at the Water Temple. 2008. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 16 Feb 2012.
2: The offerings of incense and flowers are put before a figurine within a Balinese water temple. These offerings symbolize gratefulness to the local spirits and pray for their protection, along with a good harvest. | Offerings. 2008. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 16 Feb 2012.
3: The Balinese men and women will bathe in the waters of Bali's many water temples. The temples are both ritual shrines, and are seen as a network for sending out water to the islands rice plantations. | Bathing in Sacred Waters. 2008. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 16 Feb 2012.
4: Since the eleventh century the Balinese rice paddies are fed through the complex subak irrigation system, which is connected to the islands numerous water temples. | Rice Paddy. 2009. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 16 Feb 2012.
5: The offerings that are placed at alters are intended to show thanks to the good spirits, along with showing dispelling the evil ones. There are hundreds of offerings, but the most common are composed entirely of materials found in the environment. Some examples are, rice, cookies, or flowers in a woven basket. This tradition is generally passed down by women. | Offering. 2009. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 16 Feb 2012.
6: Annotation: Balinese Hindus prefers to being cremated. The ceremony is expensive, and many people have to be buried for years until their families have enough money to spend on having them cremated. If the deceased is of a higher class, this religious ceremony is a community event. | Funeral Tower. 2009. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 16 Feb 2012.
7: Annotation: The Funeral offerings are carried by the heads of family members as they exit the temple. These large cremation ceremonies are only held for wealthy high-caste individuals. | Procession. 2009. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 16 Feb 2012.
8: The People have to wait in order to place offerings within three large wooden bulls that hold the bodies of three men to be cremated. The bulls are then filled with offerings, and are set alight in the final stage of the ceremony. | Wooden Bulls. 2009. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 16 Feb 2012.
9: The process in making sago flour starts by cutting down a large sago palm. Sago flour is the main source of carbohydrates for the Komoro people. | Sago Palm. 2006. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 16 Feb 2012.
10: A sago palm tree is cut down and split open, and the fibrous core is removed and collected. | Sago Extraction. 2006. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 16 Feb 2012.
11: Bali has numerous ship carvings scattered throughout their Oceania coast. It is found outside a Hindu temple in the island's north. | Stone Ship. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 1 Mar 2012. | Five Relevant Artifacts
12: At present, offshore oil accounts for about 33 percent of the world total output, and the number will reach 35 in ten years, in which, deepwater oil has shown rapid growth, from 3 percent in 2002 to 6 percent in 2007, and will increase to 10 percent in 2012. According to forecasts, after 2015, deepwater oil will become the world's only oil output growth. As the only OPEC member in Asia Pacific, Indonesia exerts significant role on the global energy market. Recently, the upturn of the oil price means that development and exploration of Indonesia’s deepwater fields is now economically viable. The Indonesian Government has highlighted several recent discoveries at deepwater sites as fundamental to the continued development of the nation’s petroleum industry. Unexplored oil and gas reserves in eastern Indonesia could be vital to the country’s energy supply in future. While many oil and gas fields are maturing, continuing their natural decline, the government is optimistic that the frontier and deep water areas, mostly in eastern Indonesia, will contribute significantly to future production. In addition to helping production companies, the Government initiatives saw the elimination of tariffs on importing equipment for offshore platforms and subsea exploration facilities. These policies are seen as key to encouraging suppliers of the advanced technologies that are required for the exploitation of ageing wells and enhancing production from marginal fields. The 4th Deepwater Asia Congress, themed as “Achieving Asia Pacific Deepwater Industry Prosperous Development”, will present the latest information regarding the market situation of Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Thailand and etc, exploration & production, drilling technology, service strategies, offshore equipment, as well as the subsea technology, which will attracting a large number of related companies, such as oil and gas operators, EPCs, vessel owners and operators, oil and gas technology, equipment and service providers, to attend the annual industrial grand banquet. Look forward to welcoming you to Bali, Indonesia. | Temple Offerings. 2005. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 1 Mar 2012. | Young girls dress in traditional Balinese clothing when kneeling in front of temples to submit their offerings.
13: Temple statues keep watch over a Balinese temple station. They serve as both spiritual and social purposes, and these temples are also common gathering places. | Temple Statue. 2005. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 1 Mar 2012.
14: Highway Fruit Vendor. 2005. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 1 Mar 2012. | Mangoes and other tropical fruits are common on the island and can be found in most households.
15: Ancient Hillsides. 2004. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 1 Mar 2012. | These fields were carved from Bali's hillsides by ancient inhabitants and have been maintained by generations of farmers for more than two millennium's.
16: Two Relevant Documents | The 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia Department of Information Republic of Indonesia 1989 1. THE PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION Whereas freedom is the inalienable right of all nations, colonialism must be abolished in this world as it is not in conformity with humanity and justice; And the moment of rejoicing has arrived in the struggle of the Indonesian freedom movement to guide the people safely and well to the threshold of the independence of the state of Indonesia which shall be free, united, sovereign, just and prosperous;
17: declare their independence. Subsequent thereto, to form a government of the state of Indonesia which shall protect all the people of Indonesia and their entire native land, and in order to improve the public welfare, to advance the intellectual life of the people and to contribute to the establishment of a world order based on freedom, abiding peace and social justice, the national independence of Indonesia shall be formulated into a constitution of the sovereign Republic of Indonesia which is based on the belief in the One and Only God, just and humanity, the unity of Indonesia, democracy guided by the inner wisdom of deliberations amongst representatives and the realization of social justice for all of the people of Indonesia.
18: "Art and Design Inspiration from around the World – CreativeRoots." See Indonesia Poster Design. Creative Roots, 8 Sept. 2011. Web. 24 Feb. 2012.
19: Major Issues | www.i.ytimg.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2012.
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21: www.topnews.in. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2012.
22: GFG Group streamlines testing for Indonesia's largest electronic payment services network | Auckland. 19 March 2012. ARTAJASA – Indonesia’s leading electronic payment services network – has deployed GFG Group’s FINsimTM testing tool, to simplify and streamline development and testing of applications across the entire network. Artajasa established the first shared ATM network in Indonesia – ATM Bersama – empowering consumers to transact with participating banks and financial institutions. Artajasa’s network has enabled member banks to streamline their operations, significantly reduce costs and time of payment-related operations and interchange fee bases, resulting in economies of scale. Artajasa’s Application Development Manager Handiawan Sujana says the key benefits FINsim brings to Artajasa include fully automated payment system and unit testing across the network, shortened testing cycles for new functionality and codes, and increased efficiency. “FINsim has helped us greatly by making development and testing of applications much easier and efficient,” he says. “ | GFG Group is making a effort to streamline test for the country of Indonesia's largest electronic payment services. | GFG Group is making efforts to streamline test for Indonesia's electronic payment services network | Moerdyk, Natalie. "GFG Group streamlines testing for Indonesia's largest electronic payment services network ." www.asiatoday.com. Asia Today, 19 Mar. 2012. Web. 21 Mar. 2012.
23: Tokyo, January 25, 2012 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced it will start local production and sales in Indonesia of its Outlander Sport* during the first half of fiscal year 2012. The Outlander Sport will be produced at P.T. Krama Yudha Ratu Motor Factory (KRM), MMC's consigned assembler in Indonesia, and will be sold through the sales network of P.T. Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB), MMC's exclusive distributor for Indonesia. * RVR or ASX in some markets The announcement was made as a part of a future plan presented at the ceremony KTB held on January 25th, celebrating the achievement of two million units sold by the company. "Introduction of the Outlander Sport is going be the beginning of a new history for both KTB and MMC," MMC President Masuko said, during his visit to Jakarta. MMC has built up a strong brand image and maintained a fair share of the automobile market mainly through its commercial vehicles in Indonesia. As automobile demand has been growing in parallel with the expansion of the Indonesian economy, MMC has been working to expand its business in Indonesia through passenger vehicles, first by introducing the Pajero Sport SUV. Since then, the Pajero Sport has been showing an upward trend in sales volume. Now MMC bolsters its SUV lineup again with the introduction of the Outlander Sport,* the next move in building a brand presence in the passenger vehicle segment | Mitsubishi Motors to Commence Production and Sales of Outlander Sport in Indonesia | Summary: Mitsubishi Motors is to begin Production on Outlander Sport in Indonesia. | www.marketwatch.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2012.
24: Korea's Dongjin Semichem Appoints CPA Global to Manage Patent Renewals | Development of new technologies and ongoing international expansion brings stronger need for global IP Rights management SINGAPORE, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Dongjin Semichem Co., Ltd, one of the world's leading producers of electronic materials and fine chemicals, has appointed CPA Global to manage renewals of the company's expanding international patent portfolio. Under the agreement, CPA Global, the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialist, will be responsible for Dongjin Semichem's existing patents and those currently under application, both in the domestic South Korean market and overseas. Established in 1967 as a producer of chemical foaming agents, Dongjin Semichem has a proud history of technological development and diversification, and is today also a leading manufacturer of high-precision chemical materials for the semiconductor and Flat Panel Display industries. | Summary: Korea's Dongjin Semichem has appointed CPA Global in order to manage renewals. | "Korea's Dongjin Semichem Appoints CPA Global to Manage Patent Renewals ." / www.asiatoday.com/. Asia Today, 9 Mar. 2012. Web. 21 Mar. 2012.
25: YouthBUILD’ will bring together over 1 million volunteers to build homes, raise awareness and support Bangkok, 14 January 2012 – From today, millions of young Habitat for Humanity volunteers will use their social and digital networks to raise funds and draw attention to the dire housing situation in the Asia-Pacific region. Brought together as part of ‘YouthBUILD’, activity will peak on 12 May, when thousands of people will simultaneously build houses in China, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. “I am going to start posting and uploading photos to my social media accounts, to make sure as many people as possible take action to tackle substandard housing. I’ll be asking people to donate and to pass on the message to their friends. It will be great to see so many young people united for a common cause. Everyone should have a decent place to call home,” said Alex Eduque, 21, from the Philippines. YouthBUILD volunteers will be using their social and digital networks to encourage people to donate to Habitat for Humanity at habitatyouthbuild.org, to spread awareness as widely as possible, and to encourage other young people to take part in building homes on 12 May. | Asia's youth to tackle challenge of poverty housing | Summary: Asia's youth is working to tackle the many challenges of poverty housing. | News, Youth. "Asia’s Youth to Tackle Challenge of Poverty Housing ." www.trust.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2012.
26: Five Actual News Clippings | The 4th Deepwater Asia Congress 2012 will kick off on May 14th-16th, Bali, Indonesia | In addition to helping production companies, the Government initiatives saw the elimination of tariffs on importing equipment for offshore platforms and subsea exploration facilities. These policies are seen as key to encouraging suppliers of the advanced technologies that are required for the exploitation of ageing wells and enhancing production from marginal fields. | What does it Mean? The Government is eliminating Tariffs on equipment for offshore platforms that are being built in countries such as Indonesia. | "The 4th Deepwater Asia Congress 2012 will kick off on May 14th-16th, Bali, Indonesia ." www.asiatoday.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2012.
27: Hey Mom, Today I bathed in the fountains at the village and went on another hunt for food. The men are well fit and are working hard to keep the village stable. The women spend most of their time cleaning laundry and going to shops to get food. I have been asked to join in a offering at the temple near by. The offerings are made up of foods and jewelry. I have to wear ceremonial clothing. THis has been a amazing experience and I will tell you more when I see you. Sincerely, Dan | The Personal Letters
28: Dear Mom, We are leaving for the airport soon. Sadly one of my friends had a heart attack and passed away while we were hunting for some food. He was very old and would always tell stories about the old culture of Indonesia. At his funeral they put his body into a decorated bit and set it aflame, while singing rhythms and songs as the fire died down. It was a very different way to say goodbye and one I wont forget. I enjoyed this journey it was a very different experience, and I will tell you more when I get home. See you soon, Sincerely, Dan | The Personal Letters
29: The Personal Letters | Dear Mom, Indonesia is fantastic, the people are really nice and today is the annual festival in our village to celebrate the children's birthdays. Lately Ive been earing plenty of vegetables such as mangoes, and I have been accompanying the men in search of flour in the forest. The food is delicious and different, and Anna is really enjoying the festival. I will see you soon. Sincerely, Dan