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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...

Some of the postcards for the president - doc CtP

Brace Yourself, SBY, a Sack of Postcards is Coming

By: Reza Daffi In the award-winning clay-animated film Mary and Max, the two main characters find a best friend in each other through letters. Mary Daisy Dinkle and...

Taru Martani in 1918 – Cigar van Java, Company Profile book

Taru Martani: A Story of Cigars and Indonesia

By: Reza Daffi While its liking of cigarettes is no longer a secret, the fact that Indonesia produces (and consumes) cigars remains less renowned. One of the...

Petualangan Sherina

A Short Guide to (New) Indonesian Cinema

By: Reza Daffi Indonesian cinema seems to mirror developments in Indonesian society. During colonial times most movies had Dutch involvement on one level or the other....

Economy Train

By: Reza Daffi I live in Yogyakarta. Not long ago, Nick, an Australian friend of mine who stayed in the city for several months, told me he was going to Jakarta, the...

Cap Gomeh dragon dance at Imlek

New Year Celebrations x3 in Jogja, true tolerance & fire crackers

By: Reza Daffi Together with the rest of the world, Jogja just celebrated the coming of 2011. People thronged the streets and public spots with friends and family....