Author Archive for Patung at Indonesia Matters


David, formerly known as Patung, is the webmaster and main author of the site. He can be reached through the About page.

Gender Jihad

Friday, November 18th, 2011, by . 10 Comments

An intelligent young woman on the discourse and interplays of how things are constituted and gendered.


World’s Friendliest People

Thursday, November 10th, 2011, by . 13 Comments

Flying over remote areas east has a local journalist questioning the supposed friendliness of Indonesians.


Indonesia’s Religious Violence

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, by . 52 Comments

Andreas Harsono on whether Muslim journalists cover up or distort stories of religious violence.


Development Indicators

Friday, October 28th, 2011, by . 19 Comments

Comparative charts of Indonesian economic development indicators, or why Malaysia is just better.


Hot Air Hostesses

Friday, October 28th, 2011, by . 41 Comments

On the legal, economic, cultural and political issues of hot versus frumpy air hostesses.


Educated Woman’s Lament

Friday, October 21st, 2011, by . 34 Comments

The conundrum of a feminist woman seeking love, and the dismal male specimens on offer.


Bums on Seats

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, by . 1 Comment

State rail company PT Kereta Api (KA) Indonesia takes bold action to force sitting down on trains.


Film ‘Position Among the Stars’

Friday, September 23rd, 2011, by . 18 Comments

Scenes from slum life in Jakarta as a poor family does battle with globalisation.


Clean & Green Cities

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, by . 21 Comments

City of culture, Yogyakarta, takes home the coveted Green Region awards for 2011.


Flight Delays Compensation

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011, by . 2 Comments

The National Air Carrier Association says 'no way' to paying compensation to passengers for delays but ups accident payments.


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