Jakarta: I can't pinpoint the moment I fell in love with Indonesia. A friend knows exactly. He tells this wonderful anecdote about a security guard at a Jakarta museum asking if he wanted to come inside and lie down to escape the heat. The next day he quit his job in Singapore and moved here. "There is no way you could even sit on the museum steps in Singapore," he told me. I know what he means. Indonesia is everything Singapore is not: dysfunctional, chaotic and polluted.
Kupang, Indonesia: From the reef on Landu Island in West Rote, where the wooden vessel Kanak had run aground on rocks on May 31, the villagers on shore were so far away they looked like pygmies. K. Kayuran, a Tamil asylum seeker from Sri Lanka, squinted anxiously at the beach. He had read there were still cannibals on Indonesia's remote islands. "Because we were so far away, I couldn't see whether they were modern people or indigenous cannibals so we were very scared," Mr Kayuran says.
On the impoverished Indonesian island of Madura is a house that looks like it has taken an acid trip. It has exuberant zig-zag awnings, a textured fake chimney, herringbone-patterned teak doors and candy-pink oblique boxed windows. Jakarta-based photographer Tariq Khalil calls it the Hansel and Gretel house. "There is a bit of deco, a bit of '50s, there is a bit of everything in there," he enthuses. "It's an extreme art form from an extreme era."
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".