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New Satellite Images Show Construction Progress of Nusantara, Indonesia’s New Capital City in the Jungle

The jungles of eastern Borneo, one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet, have begun to rapidly transform since mid-2022 due to the construction of Nusantara, Indonesia’s ambitious new capital. The epicenter of this transformation is an area near Balikpapan Bay, in the province of East Kalimantan. The President of Indonesia made the decision […]

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Puncak Jaya, the Highest Island Mountain in the World and the Highest Point on Earth Between the Himalayas and the Andes

Due to its geographical location, between Southeast Asia and Australia in the Pacific Ocean and south of the equator, the island of New Guinea has a tropical climate with average temperatures of about 24 degrees Celsius all year round. However, it also has high peaks where temperatures can drop below zero, with abundant rainfall. One […]

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New Evidence Suggests the Gunung Padang Pyramid in Indonesia Could be the Oldest in the World

Gunung Padang, located in the Cianjur district, West Java province, Indonesia, has been the subject of comprehensive archaeological, geological, and geophysical studies in recent years. This site, whose name means “mountain of enlightenment” in the local language, has historically been used for religious rituals. The initial archaeological studies were conducted in the 1980s by the […]