Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 09:57 WIB

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...

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,...

The ecological meaning of fasting during Ramadhan

IO - In the teachings of Islam, fasting during Ramadhan is an important religious observation that is clearly mentioned in the Qur’an (Al-Baqarah : 183-188). Linguistically, imsak (fasting) means time to commence to “restrict...

The Youth Pledge of 1928- A Day for Millennials!

IO - The most important event in Indonesian history is the Youth Pledge of 1928. Why? This is the day that the subconscious movement toward unifying the Archipelago became a conscious and deliberate movement....

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...

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...

Life is short -sketch it while you can!

IO - Art and culture is one of the most highly appreciated values in the Indo­nesian value system. Consequently, thousands if not millions of Indone­sians are involved in dance, music, textile production, drama, wayang...

Prabowo promises top priority for protection of Majapahit heritage site when he becomes President...

IO - “I guarantee that when my brother is president of Indonesia the Majapahit archaeological remains at Trowulan will receive special attention and protection from the central government. It will be a priority and...

Cap Go Meh – a celebration of hope, joy and pluralism in the Old...

IO - In Glodok, the Chinese quarters of the Old Town area of Jakarta, Cap Goh Meh has been celebrated for centuries. The only interlude was during the Suharto era but in 2002 President...

Cleaning the Citarum, dirtiest River in the world – faster than expected. Hats off...

IO - Some have described the Citarum as the dirtiest river in the world. Whether that is completely accurate or not, it certainly falls within the category of the world’s dirtiest rivers. The river...

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