Indonesia: General Information

General Information

Country studies
It is the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army. Information about history, society, environment, economy, government, politics, and national security can be found.

Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia in Washington, D.C
This is the official website of the Indonesian Embassy in the United States of America. It provides general information and facts of Indonesia, including traveling, economy, constitutions, visa issues and daily news from Indonesia.

Embassy of the United States in Indonesia
This is an official website of the embassy of the United States in Indonesia. It contains information related to programs and events, scholarships, services to the US citizens, and visa.

Indonesian flag and anthem by the World Statesman
This site shows flag, anthem and genealogy of rulers of Indonesia.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection: Indonesia Maps
This is the website of The University of Texas at Austin. It contains various maps of Indonesia such as country maps, city maps, detailed maps, thematic maps, and historical maps.

The Balinese scripts (The Library of Congress)
This site provides basic explanation about the Balinese writing system and scripts.

The Javanese, Sundanese and Madurese scripts (the Library of Congress)
This site gives basic explanation about the Javanese, Sundanese and Madurese writing system and scripts.

The world Fact Book, Indonesia (CIA)
This site provides facts about the geography, people, government, economy, communications and statistic information.

 

Government Institutions

Ministry of Agriculture
Site is entirely in Bahasa Indonesia except for one link: the Center for Plan Variety and protection, but the site needs to be navigated to find any information in English.

Ministry of Development Planning
Site is dealing with the state budget of Indonesia. Site is in Bahasa Indonesia.

Ministry of Education and Culture
Website provides information regarding education system, strategic plan, publication, statistic, scholarship and career. Site is in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Website provides information on forest planning, protection and conservation, forest product development, land rehabilitation, research and development, international cooperationn, forest standardization, forestry extension, national action of land and forest rehab. Site is in Bahasa Indonesia.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Website provides information regarding foreign policy, public services, global issues and Indonesia, public diplomacy, news and room publications, treaties and conventions, human resources, technical cooperation, and regional autonomy. Site is mostly in Bahasa Indonesia, but it has an acceptable English translation.

Ministry of Health
MoH Domain National Institute of Health Research & Development National Institute of Health Human Resource Development & Empowerment DitGen of Community Health DitGen of Disease Control & Environmental Health DitGen of Pharmaceutical Services & Medical Devices DitGen of Medical Care Inspectorate General. Site is in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Ministry of Home Affairs
Website provides information regarding population, family planning, and women's and children's health. Site is in Bahasa Indonesia.

Ministry of Public Works and Housing
Website provides information regarding the policy of the Minister of Public Work, strategic plan, and projects. Site is in Bahasa Indonesia.

Ministry of Religious Affairs
Site is dealing with religious groups in Indonesia, however the information is strictly in Bahasa Indonesia. There is an "English" link, but the link is unavailable at this time. 2-5-2010

Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education
VISION To establish Science and Technology as the main force for sustainable prosperity and the nation's civilizations. MISSION To place Science and Technology as the basis for the policy of national development in achieving sustainable prosperity; To build ethical foundation for the development and implementation of science and Technology; To create solid national system of innovation for increasing the global competitive ability; To increase Science and Technology diffusion through the consolidation of the network of its actors and institutions, including the development of its mechanism and institutionalization of its intermediary; To build quality and competitive human resources, infrastructures, and institutions for Science and Technology; To create smart, creative, and competitive Indonesians in a Knowledge Based Society.

Ministry of Tourism
The website provides information about traveling to Indonesia including, events and news, travel information, photos and contact information for the ministry.

National Atomic Energy Agency
Main duties and functions: To assess and prepare the national policy in the field of research, development, and the beneficial uses of nuclear energy, To coordinate functional activities in implementing the all duties of BATAN, To support and foster activities of government institutions in the field of research, development and beneficial uses of nuclear energy, To conduct general administrative services in the field of general planning, administration, organization and procedures, personnel management, financing, archiving, procurement as well as education and training. Site is in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
Website provides information regarding activities, programs and planning of National Institute of Aeronautics and Space. Website is in Bahasa Indonesia. 2-5-2010

People Consultative Assembly of Indonesia
Incomplete site regarding aspects of the 1945 constitution including decrees, history, chairmen, and members functions, and the secretary of state. Some pages slow to upload, but there is some information in English, as well as in Bahasa.

 

Language

Balinese Writing System by Omniglot
This site contains scripts and explanation of the Balinese writing system.

Batak Writing System by Omniglot
This site contains scripts and explanation of the Batak writing system.

Indonesian Language, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (Northern Illinois University)
This site provides Indonesian language studying materials, including grammars and vocabulary teaching. It contains also video clips, poetry, literatures and folklores.

Indonesian Writing System by Omniglot
This site contains scripts and explanation of the Indonesian writing system.

Javanese Writing System by Omniglot
This site contains scripts and explanation of the Javanese writing system.

Makasar Writing System by Omniglot
This site contains scripts and explanation of the Makasar writing system.

Online Indonesian language, the University of Victoria
This site provides online Indonesian teaching materials and exercises.

Sundanese Writing System by Omniglot
This site contains scripts and explanation of the Sundanese writing system.

The Balinese scripts (The Library of Congress)
This site provides basic explanation about the Balinese writing system and scripts.

The Javanese, Sundanese and Madurese scripts (the Library of Congress)
This site gives basic explanation about the Javanese, Sundanese and Madurese writing system and scripts.

 

History, Culture and Religion

Art of Southeast Asia
This website contains information about the arts and culture of Southeast Asia especially Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Borobodur temple
This website provides online cultural and historical information of Borobodur temple and its surrounding.

Gamelan Sekar Jaya (GSJ)
This is a website of a non-profit organization dedicating to the research, studies and Balinese arts performance. It provides online research articles, information, audio and video files of the Indonesian arts performance.

Mandailing website
This site provides online text about the history, migration, governance, cultural identity, arts and culture, music, built heritage of the Mandailing people living in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Nahdlatul Ulama (NU)
This is a largest Islam organization in Indonesia. It provides news and information about the history, organization and activities.

Reisenett Historical Maps of Asia
This websites contains historical maps of East, South, and Southeast Asia.

Sejarah Indonesia
This website provides an online timeline page of the Indonesia history. It lists the descriptive events in the Indonesia history from the very early period to 2004. 2-5-2010.

Tapol, The Indonesian Human Right Campaign
This is a website of a human rights group in Indonesia. This website contains publication, reports, papers and bulletin about the human rights in Indonesia.

 

Political and Social Issues

Centre for Strategic and International Studies-Jakarta
This is a website of a non-profit organization focusing on policy-oriented studies and dialogue on domestic and international issues. It provides online working papers about economics, politics and social change, and international relations.

Human Rights Watch
This website contains news, reports, and publications related to human rights in Indonesia.

International Crisis Group, Indonesia
This site provides online analytical reports and briefings on Indonesia and the world, focusing on situations of conflict.

Jaringan Islam Liberal
This website provides online articles, reviews and columns regarding the Muslim in a new global world.

 

News

ANTARA
This is the website of the official news agency of the government of Indonesia, in Indonesian language and in English.

BBC-Special reports about Indonesia
This is a special news report of the BBC about Indonesia.

Bisnis Indonesia Online
This site provides online daily news, especially in business, in Indonesian language.

Gatra News
This is an online news magazine from Jakarta, updated daily, in Indonesian language.

IndoMedia
This site provides online newspaper and magazine in Indonesian language. This site is under construction. 2-5-2010.

Jakarta News
This website provides both local and international news in English.

Jawa Pos
This is online news about Indonesia from Surabaya, in Indonesian language.

Kompas Cyber Media
This site provides online news from major daily newspaper about politics, law, business, science, sports, and education, in Indonesian language.

Republika
This site provides online daily news in Indonesian language.

Suara Merdeka Cybernews
This site provides online daily news in Indonesian language.

Tempo Interactive
It provides daily news from major news networks, in English, Indonesian and Japanese languages. The "Japanese" link is unavailable at this time. 2-5-2010

The Jakarta Post
This site provides online news about Indonesia, in English.

 

Radio

ABC Radio Australia
This is an online radio of the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, a special program in Indonesian language.

BBC
This is an online radio broadcasting of BBC, a special program in Indonesian language.

Voice of America
This is an online radio broadcasting of the Voice of America, a special program in Indonesian language.

 

Research Institutions

American Gamelan Institute
This websites dedicates to the publishing, recording and distributing of Indonesian performing arts. It provides online articles about music, music instruments and the performing arts.

Asia Foundation for Indonesia
This is a website of the Asia Foundation, specifically for Indonesia. It contains information of the Asia Foundation’s projects related to economic reform, land management, law and justice, and governance.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
This website provides online reports and programs that Indonesia and other members of APEC work to promote trade and investment liberalization, business facility, and economy and technical cooperation.

Asia Research Institute-ARI (National University of Singapore)
This site provides a wide range of research information about Southeast Asia, including Indonesia.

Asian Development Bank (ADB), Indonesia
This website contains reports and development projects of the Asian Development Bank in Indonesia.

Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Committee List
This site provides a list of committees some of which are related to Southeast Asian studies.

Association of Southeast Asia Nation (ASEAN)
This websites contains information about Indonesian government activities with other ASEAN countries and region.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, (Northern Illinois University)
This website contains photograph collection and research papers about Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Southeast Asia 
CSIS is an organization that provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. This website provides information regarding programs of CSIS in Southeast Asia, interviews, publications, events, and news.

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and EAST Asia (ERIA)
ERIA is an international organization that supports the ASEAN Secretariat by making policy recommendations at regional governmental meetings. This website contains the information about the latest news, activities, research and publications.

Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW)
This website provides information related to corruption in Indonesia. This site is in Indonesian language.

International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)
This website contains online newsletter, publication, research, training and conference events related to Asian studies. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)
This is a rural development organization aiming at people-centered development through capacity building in Indonesia and some other regions around the globe. Its website provides online annual reports, newsletters and other free publications.

International Monetary Fund, in Indonesia
This site provides online working papers and reports of the IMF in Indonesia.

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies-ISEAS, Singapore
This site contains research articles and working papers about Indonesia and other Southeast Asia countries. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
This is a website of Center University of Hong Kong. It contains information about seminar and courses on East and Southeast Studies. It provides free-download publications and working papers related to Indonesia and Asia and other related topics for Southeast Asian studies.

Statistics Indonesia
This website provides statistic information about economic development in Indonesia and online working papers, in English and Indonesian languages.

The Economist, Indonesia
This website provides online article covering analyzes of the Indonesian economy, statistic information, and facts of the Indonesian government.

The United Nations in Indonesia
This website provides information of different projects run by the United Nations in Indonesia.

The World Bank, in Indonesia
This is the World Bank website, specifically for projects in Indonesia. It contains data and statistic, publications, reports and updated news about the World Bank projects in Indonesia.

USAID in Indonesia
This website provides information regarding programs of USAID in Indonesia. The programs focus on governing justly and democratically, improving health system and education quality, improving environmental preservation, and giving humanitarian assistance.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
This site provides online research articles about the socio-political issues of Indonesia and other countries in the world. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

 

Travel Information

Lonely Planet, Indonesia
The information of tourist attractions and traveling guides in Indonesia can be found in this site.

Wonderful Indonesia
This is an official website for tourism in Indonesia. It provides information about the important tourist attractions, and traveling information.

 

Miscellaneous

Bibliography: Indonesia
This website provides reference documents related to Indonesia, compiled by the Library of Congress.

Indonesia Publication Homepage
This site provides online publications on Indonesia about people, culture, religion and politics.

Indonesia WWW Virtual Library
This is the internet guide to Indonesia online resources of the World-Wide Web Virtual Library.

National Bureau of Asian Research
The National Bureau of Asian Research is committed to advanced independent research on issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.

Southeast Asia Women Studies Bibliography
This website provides reference documents related to research on women studies in Southeast Asia, compiled by the University of California at Berkeley.