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Idul Fitri 2011

Happy Idul Fitri Mohon maaf lahir dan batin. May these joyous days bring happiness for you and your family.

By: Jack Lato & Emma Kwee Idul Fitri is the most important day on the Islamic calendar. Cleansed and a few pounds lighter, millions of Indonesians return home...

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Fishy food: Pepes Ikan

By: Jack Lato Goldfish make excellent pets. They don't scratch your furniture, poo on your carpet or steal your food. In Indonesia however, animals only become ...

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;...

Kelimutu on Flores

Flores: The Three Colored Lakes of Kelimutu

By: Jacobus E. Lato Kelimutu is a volcano on the island of Flores. At 1,640 meters above sea level, the mountain forms the highest point on the island; Its main ...

Rambo 2, SBY, Idul Adha

Idul Adha & the Inevitable End of Rambo 2

By: Jacobus E. Lato In the last two years, Idul Adha in Indonesia has meant the end for Rambo. Last year Rambo 1 was killed and today Rambo 2 was bitterly slain. It...

Gado gado, By: Monica Arellano-Ongpin

A Gado-Gado Recipe while Dreaming about a Mansion

By: Jacobus E. Lato September is Food Month at Latitudes. After Krupuk and Baso now it's time to learn about Gado-Gado, a popular vegetable mix. Gado-Gado is an...

Dolly by day, just another Indonesian street

Dolly: Faith & Prostitution in Surabaya

By: Jacobus E. Lato The nightfall shields the day and transforms it in different ways, particularly in Dolly, Surabaya. In an approximately 5 meter wide 150 meter...

Soto Madura, By: Alpha

Soto Madura Recipe & a Trip in Vain to Trace its Origins

By: Jacobus E. Lato My journey came to an end. It was a journey in vain, through the dark streets of Pamekasan, a small coastal town in eastern Madura. My search for...

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Can Wim Rijsbergen Regain The 1938 World Cup Dream?

By: Jacobus E. Lato The history of Indonesian football, as well as many other societal and cultural phenomena, derives from its long and complicated specific ...

Ramadhan and the sharing of love in my neighborhood

By: Jack Lato Ramadhan comes, inspires and changes my neighborhood. Several days before the holy day, my Muslim neighbors exchanged foods and snacks with each other,...