Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 11:50 WIB

Indonesia is not signing UNESCO’s Convention for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage

 On the 5th of November 2019 UNES­CO held a forum on Safeguarding and Reviving the Shared Maritime Cultural Heritage of Southeast Asia at the Mar­itime Museum in Tanjung Priok where it attempted...

Winners of the Balinale Film Festival 2018 and attracting foreign film production companies to...

IO - This year the Balinale or Bali film festival is in its twelfth year and showed 107 films from over 30 countries with over 100 film makers attending. Seventeen feature, docu­mentary and short...

The Kaliandra Estate, Part I: A place where dragons live…

God! I will pack and take a train and get me to Leduk again.. Kaliandra! ah, Kaliandra! There’s peace and holy quiet there, great clouds along pacific skies, and men and women with gentle eyes… (adapted...

A debt of honor

IO - “At the end of last November, we finished restoring our adat (traditional or customary) houses at Kewar. The money was not from the government. We found it ourselves,” declared the Loro of...

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...

Aristides Katoppo has slipped away to the mountains and the sea…

IO - Aristides Elvianus Albert Katoppo was born in Manado on the 14th of March 1938 and was known as Tides to his friends. His name is from the Greek meaning “the...

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...

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...

The blossoming of Sumba: Sumba tenun route and the road to economic parity, Part...

IO - Yori Antar is known as an archi­tect who specializes in promoting and preserving “adat” buildings (buildings built using the traditional techniques, materials and cultural practices of a locality). He has helped revive,...

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...

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