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Nasi tahu and Sate Srepeh at Pak No's eatery, By: Labodalih

Rembang’s Special Dishes, on the hunt for Central Javanese local delicacies

By: Labodali Sembiring Rembang is the name of one of Central Java’s northern districts, as well as its capital. Getting here from Central Java’s capital of Semarang...

Home production of batik in Lasem, By: Labodalih Sembiring

Reintroducing Lasem’s Brilliant Batik

By: Labodalih Sembiring Batik is a cloth with distinct local and traditional patterns, created by a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. UNESCO designated Indonesian...

Lady Charlotta, By: Ikbal Hidayat

Photography in Indonesia – What’s Going On Now

By: Dalih Sembiring In this third part of our series on photography in Indonesia, we turn to the present. We interviewed two professional photographers to see what makes...

Photographing a photographer, By: Dalih Sembiring

Photography in Indonesia – Modern Times

By: Dalih Sembiring This is the second installment of our photography in Indonesia series. In this series, we look at photography in Indonesia, a phenomenon that has...

Portrait of a baboe and the children in her care 1934, By: Collection Tropenmuseum

Photography in Indonesia – History in the Making

By: Dalih Sembiring Photography is as capricious as life itself. From the mere concept of a pinhole camera to the invention of the Daguerreotype; from black-and-white...

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A Small Encyclopedia of Indonesia’s Scary Beings

By: Dalih Sembiring In Indonesia, a long enough chat sometimes entertains the topic of the supernatural. This writing helps you join in the fun and introduces you to...

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...

Timor Leste Sawah view

East Timor: Dili Insider Tips, Savor Dili’s Laidback Charm

By: Dalih Sembiring Many East Timorese may not know the exact size of their country, but they can tell you that it stretches from Oecussi, an exclave bordering with...

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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...

Bambu Kuning Kupang

Porktastic: A (Forbidden) Taste of Kupang’s Se’i

By: Dalih Sembiring Se’i babi is East Nusa Tenggara province’s local delicacy that uses pork as its main ingredient. “Se’i” means smoked meat, while...