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Kasada, a Celebration Involving a Volcano & lots of People Throwing Stuff in it!

By: Jack Lato People are divided into two categories in regards to their position in time. People that hang on to the past and those that live for the future; the first...

Hush, Little Baby, Lullabies from Indonesia

By: Dalih Sembiring When I was a little boy, before I went to sleep, I would lie on my grandmother’s big belly while she chanted me a lullaby. It was a two-line...

Cangke

The Forgotten Love Story of Cangke Island

By: Reyhard Matheos Do you still remember the Hollywood movie Blue lagoon? The film tells the story of two young children marooned on a tropical island paradise in the...

Sungkono sisters piano duo

The Distance between Jakarta & Berlin: 0 Kilometers!

By: Emma Kwee Jakarta and Berlin, what do these two cities have in common? Except for the fact that they are both capital cities there’s not much that seems to...

TTF 2011

The Tong Tong Fair, biggest Eurasian festival of the world

By: Ed Caffin If you have ever been to Dutch city The Hague this time of year, you must have seen it. It is hard to miss. A group of large white tents on Malieveld...

pramoedya ananta toer

Pramoedya Ananta Toer – a committment to struggle

By: Ed Caffin Pramoedya Ananta Toer was one of Indonesia’s greatest authors and an influential political figure. When he died in on April 30 in 2006 at the age of 86,...

Death of a Shaman, Death of a Tribe

By: Antares Sibin Aus (also known as Sudin), resident shaman or dukun of Kampung Pertak (a Temuan village located 44 miles northeast of Kuala Lumpur in Ulu Selangor)...

Toxic Tattoo Yogyakarta, By: Astrid Reza

Got Ink? Yogyakarta Tattoo Guide

By: Astrid Reza Indonesia has a long history in tattoo cultures and traditions. The Mentawai tribe, who refer to tattoos as titi, are considered to have the oldest...

Ari Muyang Celebration

Ari Moyang: Malaysia’s Mah Meri People thank the Spirits

By: Ebrahim Harris The Orang Asli of Malaysia are divided into 18 sub-ethnic groups according to customs and languages.With a population around 1,400, Mah Meri is...

Sampoerna museum in Surabaya, Ogi Fran

Indonesia’s New Year’s Resolution? Light another cigarette!

By: Emma Kwee Second hand smoking comes second nature in Indonesia. Where in most other countries people at the bus stop will start frowning and coughing when you light...