Welcome To MY Bukisa
This is my first in Bukisa
Learning To Be Earning
I have some hobbies, listening to music, gardening in my small verandah, playing with computer, etc. I like travelling overseas too. I enjoyed a lot of beautiful works of art and good food. And my favourite hobby is reading books especially Science Fiction and Fantasy. “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R.Tolkien is the best novel I have read.
I’m very happy every day. Thank to my teachers and my co-workers.
Thank you very much.
Indonesia is My Country
The world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia’s constellation of islands straddles the divide between the Asian and Australian continental plates. As a result, the islands offer a stunning variety of topographies and ecologies Mist-shrouded volcanoes and mountains, unexplored rain forests, thousands of miles of beaches, and endless offshore reefs support a dazzling abundance of wildlife, making Indonesia an ideal destination for adventure and eco-travel.
There are two discernible seasons in Indonesia: the dry season, which extends from June to October, and the rainy season, which lasts from November to March. Both are hot. The coastal regions, however, are often cool, and in the mountains the air is often chilly.
Indonesia is composed of seventeen thousand islands that stretch over five thousand miles along the equator. The Malay peninsula and Indochina are situated to the north-west, and the continent of Australia lies due south. Northward lie the Philippines and Micronesia.
Major causes of death: Lower respiratory and diarrheal diseases
An extensive network of clinics, down to village level, means that access to health care is reasonable, and health indicators have improved significantly. The death rate declined from 2% in 1965 to 0.7% in 2000, thus helping to increase life expectancy, while infant mortality has more than halved over this period. However, malnutrition and pollution-related health problems, which were estimated in 2003 to affect 30% of all children, remain a real problem. The World Bank has warned of massive poisoning from pollution. The rate of HIV infection among intravenous drug users, particularly in prisons, is rising.
Indonesia is rich in energy sources. The main export earners are liquefied natural gas (LNG), of which it is the world’s largest exporter, and oil. However, oil output has been falling, and combined with rapid growth in domestic energy demand, this could turn Indonesia into an oil importer in the next decade. The government is therefore encouraging oil exploration in remote regions. It is also considering developing existing geothermal and hydroelectric energy sources. Indonesia’s other main resources are coal, bauxite, and nickel, and agricultural products such as rubber and palm oil. Processed wood products are a significant export commodity; the rapid depletion of the rainforests has given rise to attempts to control timber exports.
Aid trend: Down 13% in 2002
Japan accounts for the bulk of bilateral aid. Multilateral aid comes above all from the World Bank, though it called for urgent reform in late 2001 before loaning more money. Aid has been notoriously subject to “leakage.”