Unspun rocks! Blogger Ong Hock Chuan, who has worked and lived in Jakarta for over a decade, has been included in an important Top 10 Indonesian Bloggers list. Ong, who runs the Unspun blog, was instrumental in making the Pesta Blogger in October a reality. As a result of the Pesta Blogger, the Indonesian government declared Oct 27 as the republic's National Blogging Day.
Check out A. Fatih Syuhud's Blogger Indonesia for the other 9 on his list.
p.s. We are hoping to get a day in May, starting from 2008, as the National Blogging Day for Malaysia. Perhaps we'll try and get our blogging bros and sis from Indonesia to help ...
Awang Goneng rocks! Wan Hulaimi, a London-based Malaysian author-blogger, who is in Malaysia to promote his book GUiT (Growing up in Terengganu), seems to have been promoting blogging as well. In a recent interview, he was quoted as saying:“People say lots of things about bloggers, most of them uncomplimentary, but I’m very upset about that ... Blogs are very special tools for honing your writing skills or to get you started on writing."Sharon Bakar has a posting on the man who blogs as Awang Goneng. According to Sharon, "one politician who has been most vociferous in his condemnation of bloggers was right at the front of the queue to get his copy of GUiT signed at the book launch!"
I do wonder who that politician was.