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Photobook on Sidoarjo disaster

In 2006, Indonesia also experienced a disaster that some people would rather forget, the Porong, Sidoarjo mud eruption, the biggest mud flow in the world that became a...

More than 1,000 articles posted on Latitudes

Again we have achieved a milestone. With exactly 1,099 contributions posted on Latitudes.nu on February 1st 2015 our cute little online magazine has become an important...

Book on Wayang Potehi

Indonesia is blessed with vast and unique arts and culture—a result of being a melting pot of different cultures that ever visited the archipelago for centuries. One...

Le Dac Trung’s paintings

Le Dac Trung's paintings are worthy of notice not only because they are the kind that can appease any art critic's discriminating taste, but because they are humbly...

The Power of Stones

Sorcerers’ stones are not the exclusive domain of fantasy characters like Harry Potter. In Indonesia, the gemstones known as batu akik are valued both for their beauty...

Trucker Life in Indonesia

By: Ajar Abdillah Edi On the Indonesian road, the truck is king. One blare from its horn can force other vehicles into submission, sending them seeking refuge off the...

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...