Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 04:31 WIB

H.S. Dillon, who fought for Indonesia’s farmers and the poor – has left us….

IO - On a cloudless morning on the 16th of September 2019 at the Kali­bata National Heroes’ Cemetery the head of a military guard of honor read out: “I stand here today on behalf...

Women Accuse: an art exhibition and book to correct the position of Indonesian women...

Admiral Keumalahayati of Aceh who killed Dutch Admiral Cornelis de Houtman in a naval battle. (Photo: IO/Tamalia Alisjahbana)IO - It is a commonly known fact...

King Chulalongkorn’s travels and collections from Java Part II: The King’s affection for Java...

 “Besides Bangkok there is no­where else as good and as friendly as Java.” King Chulalangkorn, 1901IO - Many Thai people consider King Chulalangkorn (1853-1910) to be...

King Chulalongkorn’s travels and collections from Java. Part I: The royal batik exhibition now...

IO – Last November an exhibition of the 19th and early 20th century batik collection of King Rama V of Thailand was opened in Bangkok by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn who is the princess...

Palestine the first to recognize Indonesian independence

IO - Palestine is a special place for it holds important religious sites for all three major Semitic religions of the world namely Islam, Christianity and Judaism which each regard it as...

Kopi Susu: Rosa Verhoeve’s search for Identity.

A photo exhibition at Erasmus HuisIO - On the 1st of August 2019 Kopi Susu a photograph exhibition by Dutch photographer Rosa Verhoeve was opened...

Farewell to Pater Adolf Heuken: the Jesuit historian who loved Jakarta

IO - Pater Adolf Heuken helped to bury my mother up in the moun­tains near Puncak in 1994. Although she was not very religious herself, she came from a devoutly Catholic family in Germany’s...

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...

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