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Bambu Wukir in action

Bambu Wukir: Speaking Through Wood and String

By: Monica Dominguez Since he was 12 years old, Wukir has been a part of the art community in Malang. He has joined communities in Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya and...

Malaysian artist Rahmat Haron

Rahmat Haron: Malaysian Artist, Professional Drifter, Super Poseur, Fake Quasi Wanderer & Wannabe of Too Many Things

By: Melissa Lin There are currents of powerful reflection, thought and emotion in the work of Malaysian artist Rahmat Haron. Whether it is through the medium of his...

miscommunication By Jason Hue

(Mis)Understanding Indo Lingo

By: Jason Hue, first published in Jakarta Expat The Indonesian language teaches its speakers to be respectful, hence people are often addressed with the salutation of...

I.N.T. a.k.a. Percy Samidjono, By: Chandra Drews

Dutch Indonesian Hip-Hop Producer I.N.T.: The Indonesian Production Tiger

By: Chandra Drews I.N.T.: an I.N.T.roduction It goes without saying that the Amsterdam based producer and DJ known as I.N.T. (Percy Samidjono) is one of the leading...

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...

Malaysian Artist Shieko Reto: ‘Sembur with Style’

By: Melissa Lin Shieko Reto’s drawings, paintings and illustrations are whimsical, humorous and bittersweet. They are records of daily life experience, interactions...

The ubiquitous pile of trash in Yogya, By: Monica Dominguez

Tired of Trash in Yogyakarta: “Let’s Do It Yogya!” Wants to Clean-Up for Good

By: Monica Dominguez If you have ever visited Yogyakarta, Indonesia, you may have seen the plethora of art, music and traditional Javanese culture coloring every...

Tattooed backs at a ceremony, By: Rollan Budi

Get Inked: Kuta Tattoo Guide

By: Prima Frambawati Kuta is a place where you can fulfil any desire, featuring the perfect holiday combination of beach life and entertainment. Kuta is the hotspot...

Risma working

Rismakill Drama Darkcloth: Indonesian D.I.Y. Fetish/Punk/Gothic Clothes & Corsets

By: Monica Dominguez D.I.Y. in Indonesia, a National Attitude Indonesia is laced with a D.I.Y. ‘Do It Yourself’ mentality. If your motorcycle breaks, you buy the...

Gambling in Java around 1911-1914 by 1911-1914 by Kleynenberg & Co. and photographed by Jean Demmeni. Courtesy of Bartele Gallery.

Uneasy Money

By: Roy Simson, first published in Jakarta Expat Gambling, like prostitution and corruption, is an age-old vice that is part of Indonesia’s culture. Despite being...