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KOPI – Indonesian Coffee Craft and Culture

by Andi Haswidi The consumption of coffee, or kopi in Indonesian, is so deep-rooted in the local culture that not even war could interfere. To most Indonesians,...

My Life between Hamburg and Bali

Born in Hamburg, Reinhold Jantzen traveled the world to find himself and his destiny. He never wanted to leave Hamburg. With a degree as an expert in fishery, he started...

Raden Saleh. The beginning of Modern Indonesia Painting

An artist’s work must be viewed in the context of his or her time and intellectual environment. The book attempts to describe Raden Saleh’s life against the...

International Mother Language Day

Taiwan opened its first foundation for the research and development of indigenous languages, to coincide with the observance of International Mother Language Day. The...

Pabean Market in Surabaya

Pabean Market

Great Grandma’s Tales

by Anis Kurniasih SURI illustrates myths, stories, and even taboos passed down through Javanese generations usually as a method to teach about ethics, manners, and...

Indonesian portraits

here*now by Vanessa Van Houten Vanessa photographed over fifty Indonesians whom she hardly knew before—women, men, warias (cross-dressers, transsexuals and...

The Apurva Bali is great!

Only a few months after the grand opening, the Latitudes team was invited to experience this magnificent hotel in Bali. To be short, it felt like going on an...

Witnessing Affandi

“Truth is often disputed but never defeated.” Suhardjono, or Djon, Affandi’s assistant, who was present at the creation of every Affandi painting from...

Kecap Mani. A National Condiment

by Bondan Winarno A blend of soy sauce and palm sugar, kecap manis is as common a sight on Indonesian dining tables as rice, and is used in such signature Indonesia...