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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...

A seller pushing his food cart, By: Dalih Sembiring

Yogyakarta places to be

By: Labodalih Sembiring Want to make the best of your final days in Yogyakarta after having visited all of its major attractions? Check out these five favorite...

"Aheeheeheeheey!" Dancing on a boat, By: Travel Junkie Indonesia

How to Party Like Pirates in Tobelo

By: Labodalih Sembiring A group of women stand in a moving boat, dancing to traditional beats from a distant loudspeaker. They are all over 40 years old — one is in...

GKR Hemas at an exhibition showcasing products made by Yogya & Central Java kids, By: Riksa Afiaty

Toward Indonesian Children’s Awareness for Diversity

By: Labodalih Sembiring Indonesian children today face a greater challenge than ever. We do still have street children, children who cannot continue their education,...

The Indonesian Cinematheque

By: Labodalih Sembiring Indonesians are more familiar with the term “Sinematek Indonesia” when referring to their cinematheque, not that it is that well-known...

Nasi tahu and Sate Srepeh at Pak No's eatery, By: Labodalih

Rembang’s Special Dishes, on the hunt for Central Javanese local delicacies

By: Labodali Sembiring Rembang is the name of one of Central Java’s northern districts, as well as its capital. Getting here from Central Java’s capital of Semarang...

Home production of batik in Lasem, By: Labodalih Sembiring

Reintroducing Lasem’s Brilliant Batik

By: Labodalih Sembiring Batik is a cloth with distinct local and traditional patterns, created by a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. UNESCO designated Indonesian...

Bunaken underwater splendor

Introduction to Northern Sulawesi

By: Dalih Sembiring The provinces of North Sulawesi and Gorontalo make up most of the Minahasa Peninsula, the northernmost arm of Sulawesi, also known as the island of...

Chinese Snacks in Selat Panjang, By: Dalih Sembiring

Food Heaven in a Medan Alley: Jalan Selat Panjang Medan

By: Labodalih Sembiring Medan, 9:45 p.m. The city’s commonly unruly traffic has died down. But this is not the case in a narrow street tucked behind Jalan Semarang,...

Schoolchildren at the Borobudur, By: Ogi Fran

Borobudur: the Largest Buddhist Temple in the World

By: Labodalih Sembiring The Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It took approxiamtely 75 years to build and stems from the Syailendra dynasty in the...