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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...

The Last Breath of The Prince

The present, handmade photobook is the result of a passion for a specific type of performing arts, namely the Javanese masked dance or familiarly known as wayang topeng....

RENDANG: Minang Legacy to the World

Reno Andam Suri began her rendang-production business, Rendang Uni Farah, in 2004. She dreamed of promoting rendang to a wider audience by introducing vacuum-packed...