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Retronesia

by Tariq Khalil Retronesia is a unique style guide: Indonesia as seen through classic 1950s buildings. Captivating photography and postcard-sized stories revive the...

Gugun Blues Shelter

Gugun Blues Shelter: “Make Blues the Rice of Music”

By: Angela Richardson Blues musicians are generally known for playing covers and recycling existing songs, which in turn gives this genre a certain stigma ...

Secrets of Keraton Yogyakarta

Inside the Keraton of Yogyakarta

By: Rohman Yuliawana Keraton Yogyakarta is located in the south of the city. The walled complex covers fourteen hectares and consists of dozens of eclectic buildings...

Alternative Travel: Sumbawa by Motorbike

Sumbawa by Motorbike

By: Ed Caffin Apart from the legendary surfspots at Maluk and Lakey Peak, few see more of Sumbawa. Mostly, it is only observed from behind the window of a bus,...

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Sumatra is Amazing!

By: Dalih Sembiring Sumatra, also spelled Sumatera, is in its entirety Indonesia’s largest island. One may say that Kalimantan or Papua is larger, but those two...

Jirapah, By: Avianto

Up & Coming: Two Jakarta Based Indie Hot Shots

By: Chandra Drews Finally finding something that you’ve been searching for some time (yet always knew existed) can cause quite the adrenaline rush. I recently...

If you like spicy food, you should definitely try sambal

Experience food in Indonesia

When expats make plans of going to Indonesia, they usually imagine the busy streets of Jakarta, with their vibrant atmosphere and traces of colonial history, or...

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17,000 Islands of Imagination

Features a perspective of Indonesia few have seen: from the air. From the window of a commercial airliner in flight, Indonesia is a carpet of green fields and blue seas....

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Gamelan, a true Indonesian invention!

By: Chandra Drews Gamelan: A Distinctly Indonesian Thing Mention ‘Indonesian Music’ to most folks in the Western hemisphere (or anywhere else come to that) and...

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Indonesian Rock – A Documentation of Change

By: Chandra Drews The story of the development of rock music in Indonesia is tightly related to the cultural and political changes the country faced in the last 50...