Travel | People | Culture

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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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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Muara Karang

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Culture, Jakarta, Photography, Travel | 0 comments

Brandon Hoover braves the smell to visit a historic Jakarta fish market.

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A Shared Inheritance: Gedung Arsip Nasional

Posted by on Jan 4, 2009 in Featured, Heritage, Jakarta | 0 comments

“This place has really good feng shui,” says Tamalia Alisjahbana as she guides me through the Gedung Arsip Nasional in central Jakarta, former home of VOC Governor General Reinier de Klerk and perhaps the city’s best maintained heritage building.

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