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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;...

Couperus versus Pramoedya (part 1)

By: Christina Dewi Tri Murwani. Representation of the resistance of native at the end of the 19th century in the Dutch Indies, using 'De stille kracht' by Louis Couperus...

Ikan Asin

Ikan Asin: On the Historical, Nutritional and Sentimental Properties of Salt fish

By: Rizal On the western edge of Jakarta, in Kampung Joglo, there is a warung famous for its salt fish. The warung is always full, and its customers come from every...

Singapore lion

Singapore, the other Face of the Nation-State

By: Cher Tan One People, One Nation, One Singapore: Uniquely Singapore! Beneath the guise of democracy lies a hotbed of political repression in multicultural Singapore....

Disappearing Trades in Singapore

Modernization in Singapore has been exponentially rapid in the past two decades. The turn of the millennium – and thusly, the burgeoning need to live up to its...

Cleaning Up Landmines in Cambodia

By: Ate Hoekstra More than twenty years after the peace agreement was signed, landmines and other unexploded devices are still a problem in parts of Cambodia. But...

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...

Introduction to the Moluccas

By: Tegar Putuhena Ever since Indonesian independence in 1945, the Moluccas Islands (or Maluku in Indonesian) -one of the oldest provinces in Indonesia-, formed a...

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...