Senin, 12 April 2010

Indonesia is My Beautiful Country

The Republic of Indonesia (pronounced /ˌɪndoʊˈniːziə/ or /ˌɪndəˈniːʒə/) (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia) is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia comprises 17,508 islands. With a population of around 230 million people, it is the world's fourth most populous country, and has the world's largest population of Muslims. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The nation's capital city is Jakarta. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines, Australia, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Indonesia consists of 17,508 islands, about 6,000 of which are inhabited.[64] These are scattered over both sides of the equator. The five largest islands are Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan (the Indonesian part of Borneo), New Guinea (shared with Papua New Guinea), and Sulawesi. Indonesia shares land borders with Malaysia on the islands of Borneo and Sebatik, Papua New Guinea on the island of New Guinea, and East Timor on the island of Timor. Indonesia also shares borders with Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines to the north and Australia to the south across narrow straits of water. The capital, Jakarta, is on Java and is the nation's largest city, followed by Surabaya, Bandung, Medan, and Semarang.[65]

At 1,919,440 square kilometers (741,050 sq mi), Indonesia is the world's 16th-largest country in terms of land area. Its average population density is 134 people per square kilometer (347 per sq mi), 79th in the world although Java, the world's most populous island, has a population density of 940 people per square kilometer (2,435 per sq mi). At 4,884 metres (16,024 ft), Puncak Jaya in Papua is Indonesia's highest peak, and Lake Toba in Sumatra its largest lake, with an area of 1,145 square kilometers (442 sq mi). The country's largest rivers are in Kalimantan, and include the Mahakam and Barito; such rivers are communication and transport links between the island's river settlements.

Kamis, 08 April 2010

My Hometown - Bogor, Indonesia

Bogor City is a city in West Java province, Indonesia. The city is located 54 km south of Jakarta, and its territory was in the middle area of Bogor Regency. The extent of 21.56 km ², and a population of 834,000 inhabitants (2003). Bogor city known as the rain, because it has a very high rainfall. Bogor city consists of 6 districts, which are further divided over a number of 68 wards. In the Dutch colonial era, Bogor is known as Buitenzorg (pronounced: boit'n-zôrkh ", bœit'-) which means" no worries "or" safe and secure ".

Anniversary of the Bogor regency and the city of Bogor is celebrated annually on June 3, because the date of June 3, 1482 was a day of coronation of King Siliwangi as king of the Kingdom of Pajajaran.

Bogor (means "palm") has long been known to be the center of the national agricultural research and education. This is where the various institutions and research centers of agricultural and biological stood since the 19th century. Bogor Agricultural University, established since the early 20th century.

Start a Long Journey

Today, Friday April 9, 2010, I will start the long journey toward the United States, can hardly wait for the departure which will begin later tonight.

This is first time, I am going to the United State. Going to the Big Country who has 3 tome zones same with Indonesia.

Today I plan to say goodbye to the Chairman of Gerakan Pramuka (Indonesian Scout Movement) continued with the Pre Departure Briefing by the Public/Cultural Affairs Officer of the United States Embassy in Jakarta.

That is for while....

Kamis, 18 Maret 2010

Purpose of IVLP 2010 : "Volunteerism : United We Serve"

1. To examine the impact of volunteerism in the U.S. and how volunteers, particularly young people, are inspired to promote a culture of service and civic responsibility
2. To learn best practices in volunteer recruitment, retention and management;
3. To understand the role of corporate philanthropy and volunteerism; Explore the concept of &social entrepreneurship and efforts to organize, create and manage a venture to make social change; and
4. To participate in community service activities.