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The Matted Mystery of the Dieng Plateau

The Dieng Plateau in Central Java, 2,000 meters above sea level, is one of the most stunning areas in Indonesia. It is known for its gorgeous landscapes and its cool...

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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...

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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...

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Youth group helps cocoa farmers in Indonesia

By: Okky David Feliantiar In parts of Java where some youth have been drawn into militancy, many young people are working to help local farmers develop their...

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Nawu Sendang — A Local Thanksgiving Strategy

For the people of Dusun Clapar—a hamlet in Kulon Progo regency in the Special District of Jogjakarta (DIY)—giving thanks for the bounty provided by Sang Pencipta...

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Love, Sex, and Harmony: Bedtime Stories from the Heart of Java

Most of us have heard of India’s Kama Sutra and Tunisia’s Perfumed Garden. Every ancient agricultural society has its own celebration of fertility, sensual pleasure,...

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Hope in a Javanese Oil Field

By: Nico Haryono The newborn rays of the sun touch the infertile hills of the village of Wonocolo, Bojonegoro. A pair of sturdy legs move, the toes step and sink into...

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Introduction to East Java

By: Emma Kwee East Java (Java Timur in Bahasa Indonesia) is the easternmost part of the island of Java. it includes the island of Madura and some other smaller...

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Introduction to West Java

By: Emma Kwee West Java is the most populated province in Indonesia, with over 43 million inhabitants. The capital Bandung is the third largest city in the...

Gunung Sewu in Central Java

Magic Mountain: One Man’s Mission to Save Gunung Sewu Through Ecotourism

By: Monica Dominguez “Do you mind if I draw on your map?” Agung Setyobudi makes a huge brown streak across my Yogyakarta map, showing me the area the Gunungsewu...