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Finding Art in Malaysia

One of my favourite ways to peer into the heart of a country is by getting to know it through the eye of its artists. Through the visual arts I learn by feeling and...

Soulscape Road

By: Oscar Motuloh I A meditation on the Aceh Tsunami disaster by Oscar Motuloh, one of Indonesia’s most influential photographers and founder of Galeri Foto...

Better to Hell than be colonized again written on train in Indonesia

70 years of Indonesian Independence

Ed Caffin explores the long struggle for Indonesian independence and the bleak role the Dutch colonizers played in this process.On August 17, 1945 Indonesia declared...

Farewell to the Indies by Hans Vervoort

Farewell to the Indies is the English translation of Hans Vervoort’s book “Weg uit Indië” (2012). He is a fairly wellknown Dutch author born in the Dutch East...

S-21 Prison in Phnom Penh

Like Germany turned some of its former concentration camps into a museum, Cambodia soon understood that to learn from history you have to preserve the horrible remains...

Book on Walter Spies

By: John Stowell A painter. A musician. A photographer. A choreographer. An architect… When he died 70 years ago, the artist Walter Spies was known to only a few...

Lice pay no mind to social status

Lice pay no mind to social status, freely jumping from the heads of the rich to the heads of the poor and back again. Despite this biological fact, the upper classes now...

She came into the world deformed and unwanted

Sometimes the pitiful condition of a particular child hits you particularly hard. Amelia, born on the 3rd of June this year gets under my skin. She was born prematurely,...

Supporting Children in Indonesia

Child Support Foundation Indonesia is a non-profit organisation which founders are active in Indonesia for 25 years.  The core business is financial adoption of...

Indonesia, Heal Thyself!

In the absence of health insurance or government medical services, getting sick in Indonesia can be truly painful. Not only do doctors insist on injections for...