Indonesia

Quake, deadly tsunami hit Indonesian island

The tsunami up to six feet high struck beaches as dusk fell in Palu, a sleepy but growing tourist resort, and the nearby fishing town of Donggala, closest to the epicenter of the quake, officials said.

Indonesian quake takes a toll on tourism industry

"It went from high season just a few days ago to absolutely nothing now," lamented Howard Singleton, who owns a beachside restaurant in the west coast town of Senggigi, ravished by striking sunset views of a volcano on neighboring Bali.

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Solving the problem of piracy

Until a few years ago the Strait of Malacca, an important global shipping lane between Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, was considered to be the most dangerous sea lane in the world. Pirate attacks were commonplace there. But in recent years, there's been a decline in piracy incidents there. Now waters off of Somalia are considered the most dangerous. Jocelyn Ford went to Aceh on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, once known as a hotbed for pirates, to find out what changed.

Environment

New old fish found

Biologists at the University of Washington in Seattle have discovered a new fish in Indonesia they suspect could be tens of millions of years old. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were searching for the home of Komodo dragons. The answer is Komodo Island in Indonesia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Paulette Mitchell, a freelance writer and world traveler, who survived a visit to Komodo Island.

Global Politics

Geo answer

In today's Geo Quiz we asked which of these three passages, the Gulf of Aden, the Drake Passage, or the Strait of Malacca, is considered pirate free? The answer is the Drake Passage, off the southern tip of South America.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer and Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is central Java, in Indonesia. That's the location of the city that locals call Solo, officially known as Surakarta. In New York, the Indonesian consulate is holding classes in gamelan music. Alex Gallafent paid a visit.