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The Act of Killing

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Film | 0 comments

“Not everything true should be made public…I believe even God has secrets.” On Monday December 10, 2012, marking Human Rights Day,...

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The Painter of Lost Souls

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Art, Books, Java | 0 comments

Formerly a journalist for the BBC and chief editor of the Far East Economic Review, Michael...

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Clowning Around

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Culture, Education, Featured, Ideas, Jakarta, Performance | 0 comments

There is something about spending your formative years as a young expatriate in Indonesia that changes you forever. Some feel a deep commitment to come back to Indonesia and give back in creative ways once they’ve ‘grown up’. But who says that ‘growing up’ has to be so serious? And sometimes the best way to give back is with a big red nose and floppy shoes.

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Ring of Fire: the Extraordinary Odyssey of the Blair Brothers

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Books, Culture, Featured, Film, People, Travel | 0 comments

“Are you one of those people who believe that there’s nothing left to discover in this world of ours? Then here’s the story of Lawrence Blair and his brother Lorne, who came East in search of adventure and found themselves wandering for 10 years in the most volcanic region on earth, into the Ring of Fire…”

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Monkey Business

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Culture, Featured, Jakarta, Photography | 0 comments

Topeng Monyet – masked monkeys – are a traditional Jakarta past-time that borrow their visuals and sense of drama from the masked human dancers of Cirebon in West Java. Dave Smithson discovers that the teenaged handlers from one of Jakarta’s darkest slums provide a new twist to an old tale.

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A Space for Art & Culture: gedungDUA8

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Art, Culture, Heritage, Jakarta | 0 comments

GedungDUA8 is a building tucked into the heart of Kemang that functions as a space for exhibiting its collection of artifacts from eastern Indonesia, as a venue for events - with its various rooms and an amphitheatre - and as a place in which to be inspired as you work or contemplate.

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