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Bungkusan: Indonesian take-away food

By: Diana Darling The point of wrapping food is so that it doesn’t dribble through your fingers. But the different ways that people wrap food is interesting for the...

Talismans from the Past, Not At Liberty

By: Diana Darling The other day I saw something that I cannot put out of my mind. A Dutch friend—a serious collector of Indonesian historical documents such as...

Affirming difference

Elite Christian schools in Indonesia can become places where religious, ethnic and class identities are heightened, particularly in relation to the nation’s ethnic...

The poetry of Malay multiculturalism

Malay arts are offering multicultural communities new avenues for exploring identity and citizenship

Stories for today

A contemporary artist brings new life to a moribund Indonesian theatre genre Margaret Chan    Wayang beber with Dani Iswardana and Tri Ganjar Wicaksono, 2006    Dani...

Reading Indonesia

Review: A new textbook invites readers to consider a broad concept of ‘Indonesia’ Andy Fuller The Indonesia Reader, edited by Tineke Hellwig and Eric Tagliacozzo,...

A rare view

Review: Barbara Hatley’s new book documents a career-long study of, and passion for, performance in Central Java Emma Baulch Javanese Performances on an Indonesian...

Big business, big damage

Bioprospecting is threatening Bunaken National Park Walter Balansa    Bunaken coral reefs are home to great biodiversity    Walter Balansa...

In search of sustainable farming

Bali-based NGOs are an important part of Indonesia’s growing sustainable agriculture movement Nicola Edwards    A farmer from Selat in Bali examines the...

Who owns the carbon?

Indonesia’s carbon stores spark international attention Jeff Neilson    A hand-written sign forbidding forest clearing reinforces ambiguities   ...