Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 10:57 WIB

PART II: Views of expats who chose to stay on throughout the pandemic…

IO - The situation in Indonesia is a difficult one at present but many expatriates are choosing to stay on despite warnings to return home from many embassies. This is part two...

PART I: Views of expats who chose to stay on through the pandemic…

 IO - Recently, many embassies in Jakarta have instructed their citizens to leave Indonesia and return to their country of citizenship. This is usually a sign that they expect the situation in...

Part I: A love of cherry blossoms and the spirit of Japan…

IO - In the film the Last Samurai there is a scene where the Samurai and Captain Algren are standing under a blossoming cherry tree and the Samurai tells Algren, “You know...

What is Troubling Jakarta’s Cultural Centre, Taman Ismail Marzuki?

19th century Indonesian artist Raden Saleh is only one of the many prominant names in culture associated with Taman Ismail Marzuki. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Rijksmuseum/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Portret_van_raden_Syarif_Bustaman _Saleh_Rijksmuseum_SK-A-4703.jpeg)

We Walk Amongst Ghosts: an exhibition inviting us to become thinkers and philosophers…

Jakarta Museum of Ceramics and Fine Arts launches an exhibition of ideas by well-known Indonesian and international artists…IO - Yayasan Mitra Museum Jakarta or the Foundation for...

Indonesia is working hard to improve its disaster preparedness for Flash Floods and Landslides…

IO - “It would be better not to move In­donesia’s capital to East Kalimantan if it only ends up in the destruction of local forests… and I shall person­ally put a stop to it...

Traditional Chinese new year celebrations are longer than most people are probably aware…

The lunar new year is essentially to welcome spring and it starts with the winter solstice and ends in April with Ceng Bing. Here is the Jakarta story of Imlek near...

Tony Prabowo, Indonesia’s most celebrated composer and his masterpiece: the opera Gandari

IO - “Every evening a wounded soldier arrives and cries, ‘Your servant brings you news of the wars your Majesty,’ - and it is always ill news…” declares Christine Hakim in an...

The Kamoro art exihibition and auction at the Darmawangsa…

IO - One of the most important Kam­oro myths is that of the dragon now usually referred to by them as the komodo dragon which Kal Muller in his book Kamoro, a...

Tulola Jewelery a mirror of Nusantara, the Indonesian archipelago…

IO - At the opening of the Tulola Nu­santara Exhibition on the 22nd of No­vember 2019 at the Bimasena Club in Jakarta the first thing to greet the eye was art­ist Joko...

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