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.