Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 16:56 WIB

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...

Part II: Rememberance event in Bali for Indonesian feminist writer N.H. Dini

IO - The Indonesian novelist N.H. Dini passed away in a traffic accident on the 4th of December in Semarang at the age of 82. A remembrance gath­ering was held for her at the...

Part I: Rememberance event in Bali for Indonesian feminist writer N.H. Dini

IO - Was N.H Dini a feminist writer? Wikipedia describes her as one but Mirta Kartohadiprodjo, CEO of Femi­na, Gadis and Ayahbunda Indonesia’s foremost national women’s magazines and director Widarti Djajadisastra dis­agree, “Oh no,...

Collectormania the world over! From the Habsburgs to Indonesian collector Boedi Mranata

IO - The Habsburg Palace in Vienna which houses the Weltmuseum Wien or World Museum Vienna has a room called “Collectors’ Madness” which was inspired by Habsburg Archduke Franz Ferdinand II who described his...

Collector Budi Mranata sponsors the Indonesia room at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna

IO - On the 25th of October 2017 the Fascinating Indonesia Room was launched at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna in its Weltmuseum or World Museum. Th creation and establish­ment of the Room was...

Visiting the National Museum

IO - Many of us have spent our childhood going to the Museum either during school trips or with our parents. Going to the Museum is like time travel taking you back in time....

Happy Salma presents Amir Hamzah, Indonesia’s noblest poet

My heart embraces the mountain To what avail, the hand cannot reach it… (from Amir Hamzah’s poem Buah Rindu 2)IO - Amir Hamzah’s life and death is one of the great romantic tragedies of Indonesian...

Have dog will travel: Irma Lengkong’s peregrinations with Bobo Gajahmada.

IO - On the 25th of January 2019 After­hours Books held the book launch of a de luxe edition of Irma Lengkong’s glo­betrotting adventures across Europe with her basset hound, Bobo Gajah­mada and an...

Anak Agung Made Djelantik: Balinese prince, physician, cultural savant and humanist

IO - “Dr Djelantik was part of that golden generation of Balinese well-ed­ucated by the West who helped pre­pare Bali for the modern world and globalization. They were all concerned with the preservation of...

A new Indonesian maritime museum in Jakarta

The port authority PT Pelindo II has created a new maritime museum in Tanjung Priok Har­bor to help disseminate more information about Indonesia’s maritime past and development. The new museum is well worth a...

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