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Muslims in Indonesia. A majority with a minority mentality

Islam in Indonesia Despite the fact the Indonesian archipelago has the largest Muslim population in the world, Islamic parties have never had the majority in its...

Community-Based Ecotourism in North Sumatra

Community-Based Ecotourism as a Way to Ensure Nature Conservation, and Well-being in North Sumatra, Indonesia by Roderick T.J. Buiskool, M.A.   Orangutan and infant...

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Book reviews in Dutch

  BOOK REVIEWS New books in Dutch Pas verschenen     Lonely Planet 80 Duurzame reizen. Inspirerende routes waarvoor je niet hoeft te vliegen Kosmos...

Book review: Hide among bamboo

Birgit Treipl Hide among bamboo. My father’s childhood in the Dutch East Indies HarperCollins Holland, Euro 20, – Language: Dutch Definitely not a book for...

Life, Death, and Love on Bali

by Bika Pidada When I thought of writing this story, I wanted to write an angry piece. It would be a story about tradition, the inequality of genders within the...

Population of Older Adults Increasing in Asia

Women’s life expectancy at birth is highest in Hong Kong (88) and lowest in Central African Republic (55). As the experience with the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us,...

Innovative farming practices in Battambang Province in North-Western Cambodia

It’s become common practice for NGOs and environmental development agencies to use ‘influencers’ for the roll out of environmentally sustainable farming practices,...

Four Paws Orangutan Forest School prepares for emergencies

The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to wipe out the last populations of non-human apes, experts have warned. Already at the brink of extinction, for the...

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...