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Introduction to Sabah, The Land Below the Wind

By: Melissa Lin Sabah, known as the land below the wind, lies on the island of Borneo, sharing the island with Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan Indonesia. Interestingly,...

Dayak war dance, By: Verry Sahagun

Introduction to West Kalimantan

By: Robert Santoso West  Kalimantan is one of the provinces in Indonesia  located on Kalimantan island. It’s nickname is “province with a thousand rivers”,...

Visit Timor Leste

Introduction to East Timor

By: Dalih Sembiring After approximately 200 years of Portuguese colonialization and more than 20 years of Indonesian rule, the world’s second-youngest state was...

Being ‘Indo’

In a series of weekly articles Inside Indonesia explores the complex stories of ‘Indo’ history and identity <br Yatun Sastramidjaja    Starting a new life in...

Reggae revolution

Dreadlocked Indonesians adopt the Jamaican music form to speak of local socio-political issues <br Lisa Colquhoun    Steven and CoconuTTreez have been credited with...

Teaching for life

After leaving Indonesia in the bitter fallout of the attempted coup of 1965, Lien Lee dedicated herself to teaching Australian students about her homeland Virginia...

In-between and inside-out

A young Dutch woman with Indonesian roots moves to Jakarta with a mission, but finds culture clashes hard to avoid <br Amis Boersma    Facilitating a workshop at...

surfing Bali

Introduction to Bali

By: Labodalih Sembiring By the 1920s, the “civilized world” began to be intrigued by a beautiful, mysterious island called Bali. The following decade, films, books...

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Singapore: Hostels, Guesthouses & Budget Beds

By: Cher Tan Singapore is an expensive city. Any backpacker or tourist arriving in Singapore after having done their rounds in Southeast Asia can attest to that. Gone...

Schoolchildren at the Borobudur, By: Ogi Fran

Borobudur: the Largest Buddhist Temple in the World

By: Labodalih Sembiring The Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It took approxiamtely 75 years to build and stems from the Syailendra dynasty in the...