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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...

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....

gamelan

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...

Dara Puspita Band Indonesia

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...

The Hot Jumpers Indorock Band

Indo-Rock: An Indo-European Hybrid

By: Chandra Drews Never mind Elvis Presley and Bill Haley, the Tielman Brothers and their fellow Indo-rockers really rocked Europe in the 1950s. Pretty much forgotten...

Re: Christianity in Indonesia – 2

Indonesia has become steadily more Islamic since Suharto's second term, notwithstanding the pseudo-secular Megawati (who actually aligned the PDI-P with the PPP and...

Re: Christianity in Indonesia – 1

A 12th Century Christian Egyptian record of churches suggest that a church was established in Barus, on the west coast of North Sumatra, a trading post known to have...

P1000851. By: Sita van Bemmelen

Sita’s stories: The Magic of the Mobile Phone

By: Sita van Bemmelen There is no doubt about it: the mobile phone has conquered the world. Even in remote and poor villages on the island of Bali, people have...

Sita’s stories: A Plate of Fried Rice

By: Sita van Bemmelen Yesterday, I drove my older sister-in-law, Mbok Raka, to my youngest sister-in-law’s house. I always love to go to my stout and cheerful...

The Burung Manyar Foundation

Ary Krisnawati from Yogyakarta started her own tailor’s workshop. Muhammad from Bandung finished his law study, found a job in Jakarta, married and became the...