Category Archive: Culture

Becoming Indonesian… again

An official at the Foreign Ministry said the country was experiencing more “positive” developments toward recognition of dual citizenship. Wahid Supriyadi, head of the foreign ministry’s diaspora unit, said Friday that the new… Continue reading

Kuwait hands over Mubarikiya school to Indonesia

Kuwait Red Crescent Society has completed the structure of Al-Mubarikiya School and handed it over to Banda Aceh province, located at the northwestern tip of Indonesia. Handing over the school comes as part… Continue reading

Indonesia’s secret

Lanky models in high heels saunter down the catwalk, one wearing a huge pink rose headpiece while another’s face is draped in a taupe silk headscarf adorned with dangling gold accessories. But this… Continue reading

Dirty Dancing

A women’s rights group is outraged over a recent move by North Aceh’s district head to ban women from dancing in public, the Jakarta Globe reports. District Chief Muhammad Thaib on Saturday said… Continue reading

Big Bird

A float decorated to resemble a giant peacock travels through crowds of people as part of a cultural parade to mark the 720th anniversary of Surabaya on Sunday. As many as 35 decorated… Continue reading

Angelina Magdalena Ticoalu

Emancipation of women could be realistic, when a woman is supposed to explore the world of sports is intended for men. One example is Angelina Magdalena Ticoalu who chose billiards as a way of… Continue reading

Order an End to Church Demolitions

Since Yudhoyono took office in December 2004, there has been an increase in violence targeting Ahmadiyah, Christians, Shia, and other religious minorities. More than 430 churches have been attacked, closed down, or burned… Continue reading

Execution and Indonesia’s justice system

Adami Wilson’s execution on March 15, is a timely reminder that the death penalty remains part of Indonesia’s rule of law landscape. Much of the reportage of Wilson’s execution highlighted his continuing criminality… Continue reading

Indonesia awarded the second-best exhibitor at ITB

Indonesia’s “impressive” pavilion at the international travel trade show, the Internationale Tourismus Borse (ITB) Berlin, has earned the country an award for the second-best exhibitor in the category of Asia, Australia and Oceania… Continue reading

Tons of skeletons

Indonesian archeologists have planned to conduct excavation again in a cave inSouth Sumatra of the country in April as they predict there are still many prehistoric neo-mongoloid human bones in the cave, an… Continue reading

Stone jumping in Indonesia

A villager wearing traditional costume jumps over a stone in front of their ancient houses in Bawomataluwo village on Feb. 22, 2013, in Nias Island, Indonesia. Stone Jumping is a traditional ritual, with… Continue reading

World golfers set to return to Indonesia for PGA championship

After a year hiatus, the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship will return on March 28-31 at the Emeralda Golf and Country Club, Depok, West Java. More than 150 golfers from 20 countries, including… Continue reading