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Bangkok underground cinema

By eatsandtreats.com For movie fans, the Bangkok Underground Film Festival runs every year with films screened in various venues around Bangkok. The aim is to give space...

Trip to the highest peak of Bali, Mount Agung

by Jacob Laukaitis (This trip was done a while ago and filmed long before Mount Agung woke up) To the highest peak of Bali (video) I’m  a digital nomad – a...

One of Indonesia’s hottest rising stars

Eko Nugroho (b. 1977, Yogyakarta) is one of Indonesia’s hottest rising stars. Working across media, form and presentation, Eko’s work often forces an...

10 Cricket Grounds To Visit In Asia & Australia

Cricket Grounds To Visit In Asia & Australia Sports can offer tremendous incentive for tourism. That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of other good reasons to...

Is Jakarta like New Delhi? No Safety for Women in Jakarta’s Public Transport

Plenty of women work and take public transport in Jakarta. Statistically, much of violence towards women happen in the domestic sphere, but apparently many cases also...

Beyond decent work

A new book examines Indonesian labour struggles through the lens of international political economy theory By Antje Missbach Indonesian wages continue to be among the...

Musings on Chinese Food

by Myra Sidharta Why would I, a person well known among my friends as a lousy cook, want to write about Chinese food? First, because in spite of my clumsiness in the...

Monkey Business in Jakarta

by Matthew Isaac Cohen “Sarimin goes… to the market!” shouts the showman. “Da-da-dum, da-da-dum, da-da-dum” beats the drum. And the monkey goes through its...

Oil paintings by Hanoi-based artist Nguyen Quoc Trung

By Craig Thomas Ms. Duong Thu Hang of Hanoi Studio Gallery has been working with young Vietnamese visual artists to help them develop their practice and careers for over...

Photo by Kurt Huehn

Q & A with writer Laksmi Pamuntjak

At the end of 2012, Pamuntjak's first novel, Amba, was the runner-up of Tempo Magazine's 2012 Best Book of the Year award. The novel is a modern take on the story of...