Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 04:51 WIB

Li Qiu Jiang: Indonesia his second home

IO - For Indonesia’s men’s volleyball team coach Li Qiu Jiang, Indonesia is like a second home. The Chengdu, China-born man first coached Indonesia’s team in the 1997 SEA Games in Jakarta and...

Zozibini Tunzi: The third beauty queen from South Africa

IO - Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, wants people to stop measuring beauty just by looks. “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind...

RIP Marie Fredriksson: Dies after 17 years battling cancer

IO - Roxette vocalist Marie Frederiksson died at 61, Monday 9 December. She passed away after a 17-year-long battle with cancer.  Fredriksson was a successful solo artist in her native...

RIP Jeihan Sukmantoro; ‘Black eyes painter’ passes away

IO - Indonesia’s art world has lost one of its own. Painter Jeihan Sukmantoro passed away on Friday, November 29 in his studio in Padasuka, Bandung. Jeihan died at the age of 81. 

Heni Juniarti, Director of Marketing Communications Horison Hotels Group: Hotel business never dies

IO, Jakarta - That afternoon, the weather in Jakarta was sunny, Independent Observer promised to meet with Heni Juniarti, Director of Marketing Communications Horison Hotels Group at Brew and Co, Cilandak Town Square,...

Sheryl Sheinafia: Campaigns for better plastic use

IO - Singer Sheryl Sheinafia has released her single Positive (Positive), a cover of the song Posesif (Possessive) by the band Naif. Sheryl rewrote the lyrics to campaign how to better use plastic. 

Agnez Mo: It stands for Bhinneka Tunggal Ika

IO - Agnez Mo’s claim of not having “real” Indonesian blood has caused controversy. Agnez stated that she had a mixture of German, Japanese, and Chinese blood in a BUILD Series interview...

RIP Ciputra

IO - Well-known Indonesian property entrepreneur Dr. (h.c.) Ir. Ciputra passed away on 01:05 local time, Wednesday, November 27 in Singapore. Ciputra was the Chairman and Founder of Ciputra Group, and died...

Nadya Atalia Sinaga: A special mission in ClarkFRIDAY

IO - Nadya Atalia Sinaga is proud of being able to strengthen Indonesia’s national water-skiing team. However, Nadya also has her own special mission in representing Indonesia in SEA Games XXX/2019 Manila. 

Dr. Lie A. Dharmawan: Faith and nationalism

IO - It has been ten years since Dr. Lie Agustinus Dharmawan founded doctorShare. The first doctorShare program launched was the Nutrition Nursing Home in Kei Island, Southeast Maluku. A floating hospital...