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Greetings from JAKARTA: Postcards of a Capital 1900–195

Greetings from JAKARTA: Postcards of a Capital 1900–1950 is the most comprehensive visual record of Jakarta ever published covering the first half of the twentieth...

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...

Tea plantation in Lembang, West Java, By: Noorman Wijaksana

The Story of Tea in Indonesia

By: Jacobus E. Lato Tea has been a traditional beverage for Indonesians for over 200 years, particularly among village women. Men tend to prefer black coffee;...

Pulau Pari, one of the most tranquil islands of Pulau Seribu

Pulau Pari @ Pulau Seribu: The Island of the Refugees

By: Putri Fitria Pulau Pari is one of the islands of the Pulau Seribu archipelago, located a stone's throw away from Jakarta. Pulau Pari is one of the more quiet...

Laos Independence Day

Laos' Independence Day is celebrated on July 19, marking the autonomy, or independence, from the French Union in 1949; This day is not to be confused with National Day...

East Timor Independence Day

East Timor Independence Day is celebrated on the 20th of May every year. This important day marks the independence won by Timor Leste from Indonesian rule in 2002. The...

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Independence Day Cambodia

November 9th marks a very special date for all Cambodians: Independence Day! Cambodia achieved independence from France in 1953. A carnival atmosphere takes over the...

Van Dis in Indonesie

Dutchman ‘Van Dis in Indonesië:’ A Critical & Personal View on Indonesia

By: Yvette Benningshof The Dutch tv series Van Dis in Indonesië featured the well known writer Adriaan van Dis, traveling through Indonesië in search of his...

Yannick Expat-Life Research Jakarta

Wanted: Dutch Expats for Research on Expat Life in Post-Colonial Indonesia

Hello Latitudes.nu readers. My name is Yannick Wassmer, and I am a 24-year old 'Dutch' student. I'm currently finishing my masters degree in Intercultural...

Taru Martani in 1918 – Cigar van Java, Company Profile book

Taru Martani: A Story of Cigars and Indonesia

By: Reza Daffi While its liking of cigarettes is no longer a secret, the fact that Indonesia produces (and consumes) cigars remains less renowned. One of the...