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Muslims in Indonesia. A majority with a minority mentality

Islam in Indonesia Despite the fact the Indonesian archipelago has the largest Muslim population in the world, Islamic parties have never had the majority in its...

Community-Based Ecotourism in North Sumatra

Community-Based Ecotourism as a Way to Ensure Nature Conservation, and Well-being in North Sumatra, Indonesia by Roderick T.J. Buiskool, M.A.   Orangutan and infant...

Tracing the Heritage of Cirebon (1) The Palace

Tracing the Heritage of Cirebon by Regina Sari Agustinne Cirebon was known as Grage in the past, which came from the word “negara gede” means “great Kingdom”, is...

Indonesian portraits

here*now by Vanessa Van Houten Vanessa photographed over fifty Indonesians whom she hardly knew before—women, men, warias (cross-dressers, transsexuals and...

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...