Gender Jihad

Nov 18th, 2011, by Patung, 10 comments

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

Wonder-ful Komodo

Nov 13th, 2011, by Chris, 10 comments

New 7 Wonders Nature Logo

Komodo Island and its unique Komodo Dragon have been named one of the New 7 Wonders.

World’s Friendliest People

Nov 10th, 2011, by Patung, 13 comments


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

Bikes, Beras, Borobudur

Nov 8th, 2011, by Chris, 3 comments

Borobudur Buddha No Hands

The continuing adventures of competitors on “The Amazing Race” in Yogyakarta.

Indonesia’s Religious Violence

Nov 2nd, 2011, by Patung, 52 comments

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

All Aboard! Booking Indonesian Train Tickets

Nov 1st, 2011, by Chris, 10 comments


The joys of traveling by train, and a new way to book Indonesian train tickets online.

Hot Air Hostesses

Oct 28th, 2011, by Patung, 41 comments

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

Indiana Jones and the “Temple of Jakarta”

Oct 26th, 2011, by Chris, 11 comments

The Amazing Race 19 logo

Young Americans run riot around the scenic spots of the Yogyakarta area in “The Amazing Race”.

Educated Woman’s Lament

Oct 21st, 2011, by Patung, 34 comments


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

New Indonesian Tourism Minister

Oct 21st, 2011, by Chris, 11 comments

Maria Elka Pangestu

Indonesia Matters welcomes Indonesia’s new Tourism Minister: Dr Mari Elka Pangestu.

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