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Jakarta International School (Indonesia)

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Our city: Jakarta
Our country: Indonesia
Our longitude is: 6° 16'
Our latiude is: 106° 48'

We eat these foods: Like the rest of Asia, rice is a staple food in Indonesia and is served with almost everything. Some notable rice dishes are ketupat (rice steamed in woven packets of coconut fronds), lontong (rice steamed in banana leaves), intip (rice crackers), desserts, vermicelli, noodles, brem (rice wine), and nasi goreng (fried rice). Coconut milk is also important in Indonesia's cuisine because of the country's tropical location and its large amount of coconut produce. Interestingly, the main meal is usually cooked in the morning and consumed around midday.

We grow these foods: Coconuts and Bananas are largely produced in Indonesia, with these two foods being the center of Indonesian cuisine. Coconuts also have other uses in things such as timber, bedding, roofing, oil, plates, and packaging.

We practice these religions: Indonesia lets its citizens practice any of the following religions: Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. The pancasila, an official government document, states in its first principle the "belief in the one and only god," therefore not allowing disadvantaging polytheistic religions and monotheism. That being said, the majority of the population follow Islam, with an overwhelming 88% of Indonesia's citizens declaring themselves muslim.

We speak these languages: The most spoken language in Jakarta is Bahasa Indonesia, which is also the national language of Indonesia. Almost 100% of Indonesia's 240 million inhabitants speak the language. Many Indonesians are also fluent in other languages like Chinese, Sundanese, Javanese and Balinese. Regional languages and dialects are commonly spoken at home and within a local community. In Jakarta, the native betawi people speak Betawi Malay, which has been influenced by many different languages

These animals live in our area: Indonesia has the world's second highest level of biodiversity following Brazil. Forests also cover over 65% of the country. Jakarta is located on the island of Java, which was separated from the Asian mainland 10,000 years ago. But for this very reason, the island hosts some very unique species that have evolved differently from their mainland brethren. The Island of Java is home to more than 100 species of birds and also houses an array of large mammal species such as the one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, banteng (wild ox), wild pig, flying lemur, and several species of ape.

These industries support our local economy: Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia and also contains the largest population, standing at about 9 million people. Before its independence from the Europeans, Jakarta was a center of trade in the remote part of Asia. Jakarta still remains to this day the largest economic center in Indonesia and is a place of international and domestic commerce. Financial service and manufacturing also play a huge role in Jakarta's economy, with financial service constituting 23% of the city's GDP. Another positive force is that the city has a growing tourism industry.

We use these types of transportation: One form of transportation you can take in Jakarta is the bajaj. Bright orange and noisy, this vehicle comfortably seats two people and up to five, depending on the size of the passengers. It originated in India, but then was imported and built in Indonesia. The survival of the Baja is uncertain because these vehicles are blamed for traffic congestion and much pollution. Buses are the most popular form of transportation in Jakarta, but many robberies take place on them. In hopes to ease traffic congestion, the government instituted an interesting law in Jakarta called the "three-in-one" solution. Private cars must have at least three passengers in a car during rush hours when traveling on major roads in Jakarta

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Adidharma Widjaja
Religion:Not Given
Resident:Taman Aries BlockC1-3, Jakarta Indonesia, 11620
Photographer:Takuto Matsunoki
Adidharma Widjaja was born in 1930 in Jakarta, Indonesia. His musical life began in his early childhood. He had high interest in violin, and kept working on it in Indonesia, through graduating the high school.

In 1951, he was chosen to join Amsterdam as a youngest, only Asian student. There, he was educated in violin playing, conducting and became rich in both knowledge and technique. His life in Europe continued, but he returned to Indonesia in 1955 due to his mother's illness.

In 1956, he joined the Indonesian radio orchestra. He provided the music to many people under the Dutch colonization. He said that most of the members of this orchestra were Dutch at that time. This was first community service in his life, performing violin in the public.

Now in 2006, although he retired from music playing for the radio orchestra, he now puts effort in conducting and educating at his house and school, where longitude is 106.45 E, longitude is 6.08 S and the Time Zone is GMT+7. He provides what he learned in Amsterdam with all his students in Indonesia. Because Indonesia doesn't have high interest in classical music, he is now working to get the classical as major as all other music. Although it is difficult to conduct the whole orchestra, he enjoys, stay in touch with music.

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