Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 11:49 WIB

Indonesian goings-on at Schloss Sandizell Part II: The future counts of Sandizell

Graf von und zu Sandizell in winter green. (photo: Courtesy Of Filipa Countess Of Sandizell)IO - Count Nikolaus von und zu San­dizell celebrated his 60th birthday at...

The hopes of 1998 and some thoughts on freedom of expression in Indonesia today

IO - Article 28E paragraph 3 of the In­donesian Constitution guarantees In­donesian citizens freedom of expres­sion. After the fall of the New Order government there was an enormous euphoria with regard to...

Betawi in Paintings: An exhibition at Sunrise Gallery – a celebration of Jakarta’s local...

 IO - Sarnadi Adam is the most famous painter of Betawi art. He was born and raised in what is now the wealthy Simpruk neighborhood of South Ja­karta. When he was a boy it was...

Indonesian goings-on at Schloss Sandizell Part I: Count Nikolaus of Sandizell

IO - “During the Habsburg Empire the Catholic Church played a very im­portant role. I believe that one of the things that the society developing in Europe today is missing is spirituality...

Kartini Day Part II: Sweden a paradise for women

IO - In Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana’s award winning novel Defeat and Vic­tory just after the Americans have occupied Japan at the end of the Sec­ond World some Japanese men are discussing what...

Kartini Day: Time to look at women in politics

IO - With Kartini Day just celebrated on the 21st of April, it is a good time to look again at the position of women in politics especially in the legislative body...

Fire and spirituality at Notre Dame Cathedral and Al Aqsa Mosque

IO - On April 16th 2019 the world awoke to the shocking news that fires had broken out at Notre Dame Ca­thedral in Paris and Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem at nearly the same time...

Tirta Gangga: Restoring Indonesia’s most popular royal water garden. Part II: The creation

IO - Anak Agung Angloerah Ketut Karangasem, the last rajah of Ka­rangasam finished creating the roy­al water gardens of Tirta Gangga in 1948. The gardens were later heavily damaged by the volcanic eruption of...

Tirta Gangga: Restoring Indonesia’s most popular royal water garden. ...

IO - The Tirta Gangga royal water garden in Bali’s eastern regency of Karangasam is not only a beautiful garden laid out in a manner reflecting the Balinese Hindu Buddhist religious philosophy. It is also...

Semar, the most Indonesian wayang figure: his role and meaning

IO - I was first made aware of the fig­ure of Semar many years ago through a Dutch member of the Euro parlia­ment named Janssen van Raay. He was born and raised in Indonesia...

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