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Eurasian Indonesians The different and difficult experiences of a minority

Hendricus’ mother chose to remain in Indonesia. In 1956 she married an Ambonese man, and Hendricus eventually followed in his stepfather’s footsteps and entered the...

Book on Painter Theo Meier

Among the foreign artists finding solace and inspiration in the tranquility and spirituality of Bali, Theo Meier takes a special place. He spent 20 years of his life in...

Poet Sitor Situmorang (90) passed away

Sitor Situmorang got a western education and moved to Jakarta where he worked as a journalist. Because of his strong affiliation with president Soekarno he was a...

Garbage in Paradise

The setting is picturesque: a hamlet in a stretch of paddy fields, rows of coconut trees sloping gently towards the sea, a twinkling of which can be glimpsed to the...

The Matted Mystery of the Dieng Plateau

The Dieng Plateau in Central Java, 2,000 meters above sea level, is one of the most stunning areas in Indonesia. It is known for its gorgeous landscapes and its cool...

The Baduy: The First People

The Baduy are a deeply religious community who live sequestered in the forests of Western Java where they maintain their ancient way of life. The Baduy believe...

Eco Flores Conference in Maumere

From 16 till 18 th october the third Eco Flores Conferenc wil be held in Nara Hotel in Maumere, Flores. JL MS. Sadipun, Maumere. The theme will be Environment and...

Indonesia Behind the Wheel

Most guide books to Indonesia advise foreigners against driving in Indonesia. They make this recommendation on the basis of the notion that “there are no rules” here...

No Naipaul at Ubud Writers Festival

Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul will no longer be joining the literary lineup for this year’s Festival. As a not-for-profit Festival, the Ubud Writers & Readers...

Seametry Children’s Village

Seametry, a Dream School for Village Children in Cambodia: Muoy You Comes Full Circle

By: Gabrielle Yetter January is Indo-China month at Latitudes. Forty years ago, Muoy You’s pursuit of a quality education in France saved her life. Today, she wants...