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Confusion, resistance as Indonesian capital starts single-use plastics ban

6:23pm BST

JAKARTA Confusion reigned in malls and markets in Indonesia's capital on Thursday as a new ban on single-use plastics in one of the world's biggest ocean-polluting nations failed to gain much traction.

Indonesia's oldest zoo reopens with social distancing restrictions

20 Jun 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's oldest zoo reopened on Saturday, but to a fraction of the normal number of visitors, after being forced to close more than three months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Indonesia's oldest zoo reopens with social distancing restrictions

20 Jun 2020

JAKARTA June 20 Indonesia's oldest zoo reopened on Saturday, but to a fraction of the normal number of visitors, after being forced to close more than three months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Indonesia's 'rice ATMs' provide staple amid corona crunch

12 May 2020

DEPOK, Indonesia The global pandemic has left millions of Indonesians struggling to make ends meet. Now the authorities are rolling out "rice ATMs" in a bid to ensure greater access for those in need to the essential Asian staple.

Masks and no touching: Indonesia aims to keep traditional markets alive

11 May 2020

SALATIGA, Indonesia A traditional market on the island of Java has moved outdoors and set stalls at least a metre (3.3 ft) apart as Indonesia looks to safely maintain the bazaars where most people go to get affordable food and are part of the fabric of society. | Video

Jakarta coffin maker faces gruelling days as coronavirus death toll climbs

08 Apr 2020

JAKARTA As debate rages about the true death toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia, Jakarta coffin maker Sahroni has been too busy to pay the issue much attention.

Indonesia doctor hits the streets to curb coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

DEPOK, Indonesia After a busy session at his clinic, Indonesian doctor Fakhrurrozi hops on the back of a motorized tricycle with a loud-hailer to urge residents to stay at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus. | Video

'We can't be afraid': Rebuilding in Indonesia's tsunami zone leaves city in peril

23 Dec 2019

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/NEW YORK When 12-meter (39-foot) waves slammed into Banda Aceh on the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Boxing Day in 2004, Arif Munandar lost his wife, three sons, and 20 other members of his family as much of the city was obliterated.

Aceh tsunami survivor hopes next generation will learn lessons

22 Dec 2019

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia Armilla Yanti was returning from her regular Sunday trip to the market in this Indonesian city when a towering tsunami wave crashed ashore. She and her parents survived, but her two sisters were killed on that fateful day on Dec. 26, 2004.

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