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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...

Footprints hostel lobby

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...

The Hills are Alive in Malaysia: Explore Fraser’s Hill

By: Melissa Lin A favourite get away for locals and visitors alike from the sometimes unbearable heat of the Malaysian sun is Fraser’s hill. Located in Pahang, about...

Problems of democratisation in Indonesia

Review: A new edited collection examines the challenges still facing Indonesia’s democratic project <br Harold Crouch Twelve years since the fall of the New Order...

Colonial Jakarta remembered

Review: Mrazek’s collection of oral histories evoke a by-gone age <br Sue Blackburn In the 1990s Rudolf Mrazek did a very valuable thing: he interviewed dozens of...