The 12 October 2002 Bali bombing plot

Two bombs ripped through the Kuta area of the Indonesian tourist island of Bali on 12 October 2002, leaving 202 people dead. Among those killed at Paddy’s Irish Bar and the nearby Sari Club were people from 21 countries, including 88 Australians, 38 Indonesians and 28 Britons. BBC News looks at the background to the bombings 10 years on. The seeds of the October 2002 … Continue reading The 12 October 2002 Bali bombing plot

Quick facts about Indonesia

Territorial boundaries: North: Malaysia, Pacific Ocean; South and West: Indian Ocean; South-East: Australia; East: Papua New Guinea Area: 1 904 569 km2 Most important waterways: Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean Capital: Jakarta Important cities (main aiports): Jakarta, Yogyakarta (Java island), Denpasar (Bali island), Maumere (Flores island), Medan and Padand (Sumatra) Highest point: Puncak Jaya (5 030 meters) Lowest point: Indian Ocean (0 meter) Time zone: UTC+7 (12 hours ahead … Continue reading Quick facts about Indonesia