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Many people here are not as familiar with Korean culture as they are with the values and lifestyles of other Asian communities in the country. Chinese merchants arrived here very early. Their descendants were born and grew up here, adopted local names and citizenship and indeed, have become a part of Indonesia and claimed strong economic power.



Many people here are not as familiar with Korean culture as they are with the values and lifestyles of other Asian communities in the country. Chinese merchants arrived here very early. Their descendants were born and grew up here, adopted local names and citizenship and indeed, have become a part of Indonesia and claimed strong economic power. Japan stormed in, taking over Indonesia f (...)



In the day time, they are virtually deserted but when night falls, the shops and restaurants in Tangerang's Lippo Karawaci complex are almost full to capacity, and mostly with Koreans. Located to the right of the road as it approaches Karawaci tollgate, the area is officially called the Karawaci Office Park, but local people call it kampung Korea, or the Korean village. "I am waiting f (...)



Indonesians and Koreans living in this country are likely to know more about Korean movies than the existence here of a Korean Muslim community. "There are very few Korean Muslims in Indonesia," said Ahn Ali, 43, a member of the Korean Muslim Federation in Indonesia. Among some 30,000 Koreans living in this country, only 50 are Muslims, including those who converted to because they mar (...)



Lured from Korea by the potential of the timber industry, Kim Woo Jae arrived in Indonesia in 1977. He settled in a house in the heart of Senayan in the Senopati District in South Jakarta, little knowing the pivotal role he would play in the establishment of what has come to be known as "Little Korea". Three years passed before Kim finally realized that his efforts to export logs would never bear (...)



Cellular phone users today have an unsurpassed variety of choices: from clamshell to sliding panels, from the size of a matchbox to a brick, from regular ring tones to polyphonic ones or a cat's meow, from basic functions to a "folded office". However, most of the newest functions are reserved for cell phones that use the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) system. In the fixed-wireless (...)



Korean producers have come to dominate Indonesia's electronics market and they intend to maintain this dominance by introducing new high-end products featuring the latest technological advances. It has been 13 years since PT LG Electronics Indonesia (LGEIN) and PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia (SEIN), the local subsidiaries of the Korean firms, began constructing factories in Tangerang, Banten and (...)



Indonesia's sporting world has a generous partner in South Korea, with the recent completion of the Cibubur sports center in East Jakarta, a testament to the good relations between the two countries. Last month, the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) officially handed over the 2,100-seat center, officially named the Sports Center for Korea Indonesia Friendship, to the Indonesian gover (...)



Traces of Korean history date back over half a million years ago. First century B.C. saw three kingdoms of Guguryeo, Baekje, and Silla rule the Korean peninsula and some part of Manchuria. The Korean Peninsula extends southward from the North Eastern part of the Asian Continent. The Peninsula is currently divided into the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the North, and the Republic (...)

    
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