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The Importance of Sinematek – Movie Archives in Indonesia

By: Riksa Afiaty On April 30 this year -- one day before Indonesian National Movie day – there was a screening of Anak Sabiran di Balik Cahaya Gemerlapan (Sang Arsip)...

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Mixed Marriage – Is it About Love or Economic Benefit?

by Jacobus E. Lato I boarded a worn-out, noisy bus in Tawangmangu, hoping for a decent seat where I could relax and take a nap on my trip to Solo. But, within ...

Writer Marion Bloem

Eurasians of the Netherlands Indies: People in Diaspora (2)

By: Humphrey de la Croix [caption id="attachment_30836" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Dutch Indo Writer Marion Bloem, By Ivan...

Obtaining a US permit

Eurasians of the Netherlands Indies: People in Diaspora (1)

By: Humphrey de la Croix The loss of their soil of birth and enforced emigration meant the beginning of a diaspora of Indonesian Eurasians, in the former Netherlands...

Karimunjawa map central Java

Karimunjawa – a Tropical Island Getaway near Central Java

By: Reza Daffi Looking for a tropical retreat, but no time to fly to Bali or even further? The Karimunjawa Islands lie in the northern waters of Central Java...

"Pagar" by Konstantin Yolshin

Pagar: fencing off life in Indonesia

By: Ade Tanesia [caption id="attachment_30611" align="alignleft" width="300" caption=""Jakarta" by Ppart"][/caption] Between the lanes in the heart of...

Book Review: Land of the Birds of Paradise

By: Mariecke van Vugt The internet and industrial revolution have changed the world and the lives of the people living in it. Fortunately for us, some places in the...

Small and Bigger Changes: Aceh is Moving Forward

By: Ed Caffin “Tourism has come back to Aceh. That is very good for us”, says Rizki*, as he pours us a morning coffee. Together with his brother Farid he runs a...

Not Just Another Ugly Duckling Story

By: Labodalih Sembiring To all young girls out there, imagine yourself constantly likened to Olive, the cartoon fictional character Popeye’s love interest, because...

Introduction to Solo: the Online Solo Travel Guide!

By: Umi Lestari As an eternal rival of Yogyakarta, Solo or Surakarta is arguably the epicenter of Javanese identity and tradition along with Yogyakarta. Both cities...