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Jakarta: Asia’s Vegan capital

Indonesia is not the first country that runs off the tongue when thinking about vegetarianism, but a recent article published in The Jakarta Post said the country’s vegetarian population is growing rapidly and this is creating a new business market that entrepreneurs are quickly picking up on.

In the last decade, the city has gone from a small haven of sorts to a growing metropolis of vegetarians, with over 300,000 estimated living in the city. And restaurant owners are catching on, with new establishments sprouting up monthly in an effort to attract business for the non-meat eaters. Quite literally, Jakarta business is flourishing on vegetables.

The Indonesia Vegetarian Society (IVS) said that the city has 10 times higher the number of vegetarians recorded in 1998 when vegetarianism first began to take root in the city.


39th IVU World Vegetarian Congress 2010

A new history has been written on the new page of this year agenda as international vegetarian congress reached its top moment lately. This international vegetarian congress was held in JI Expo – PRJ Kemayoran, Jakarta and it is claimed that there were six records were broken. Here, you can learn further the details of the closing of the congress.

PRJ event has been started since last October 1st and it is the greatest moment usually thrown in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. During this fair, international vegetarian congress was held and it was officially closed last Tuesday on October 5th, 2010, took place in Semeru Room, Niaga Building 6th floor, JIExpo – PRJ Kemayoran. The 39th IVU (International Vegetarian Union) World Vegetarian Congress 2010 closing event has attracted attention worldwide and it gained a great success.

The enthusiasm of congress participants also had its own record of history. In fact, there were six world record broken in a single event. Starting from a great number of participants that reached 7500 people with the biggest number of participants were mostly children and university students. Moreover, there were other more new records came into view.


The towns where people live the longest

The quest to live longer is one of humanity's oldest dreams and three isolated communities seem to have stumbled across the answer. So what can they teach us about a longer life?

Something remarkable links the remote Japanese island of Okinawa, the small Sardinian mountain town of Ovodda and Loma Linda in the US. People live longer in these three places than anywhere else on earth.


Centenarian tips on living longer

At an age when the average Briton is predicted to die - 77 years for men and 81 for women - inhabitants of these three places are looking forward to many more years of good health. Often they're still working in jobs as demanding as heart surgery.

Okinawa has a population of one million and of those 900 are centenarians, four times higher than the average in Britain or America. Even more remarkably, Ovodda is the only region in the world where as many men as women live to be 100 years of age, bucking the global trend.

But what is even more intriguing is that each community is distinct from the others and raises a different theory as to why residents live longer. In all three communities scientists have dedicated themselves to trying to uncover these unique secrets. So what can we learn from the towns where people live the longest?