The following stories talk about the subject ‘The Island of Java’.
A minority within a minority, organization and numbers of Chinese Muslims in Java and North Sumatra.
Ross defends the monarchical principle and the Sultan of Yogyakarta's authority.
Timdog on popular stereotypes about Madura and the Madurese, and the rumoured sexual prowess of the women.
Whether westerners and expats in Indonesia are viewed as miserable and unfriendly people.
Ramadan etiquette for unbelievers, by Purba Negoro.
Callum on slash and burn farming, energy subsidies, ways to tackle the issues of high food and fuel prices.
Islamic boarding schools are under increasing pressure from radical elements, says Syamsir Siregar.
Purba Negoro on the future of Javanese language, and learning some easy words and phrases.
Ross worries that the next target of Islamic fanatics will be old Javanese figures and traditions.
Homosexual serial killer Ryan of Jombang, eleven victims and counting.
Results for the East Java election and photos of some campaign banners, posters and slogans for each team.
Modern day Javanese girls showing off their bras and underwear willy nilly, and the position of Javanese culture today.
A troupe of "dirty dancing" girls has the otherwise sleepy town of Pekalongan hot and bothered.
Bibit–Rustriningsih's win in Central Java continues PDI-P domination, with the PKS a distant third.
Timdog gives Pramoedya Ananta Toer the literary parody treatment.
Sadanand Dhume's My Friend the Fanatic - Travels with an Indonesian Islamist.
Arrests of dozens of Front Pembela Islam and Komando Laskar Islam members in Jakarta, and forced closures of FPI branches in central and eastern Java.
The Justice Party's ideology, recent electoral wins, and chances of success for 2009 general and presidential elections.
A church is burned down in Purwakarta, West Java by local people feeling slighted at the lack of response to their protests over its construction.