Foke You

Apr 19th, 2012, by Guest Writer, 9 comments

Fauzi Bowo says Foke You!

Three months before he stands for re-election, Jakarta Governor appeals to the youth vote… by flipping them off!

Meneer Dahlan Sticks It to Holland

Apr 12th, 2012, by Patung, 6 comments

Dahlan Iskan

Plucky Indonesia leaves former colonial oppressor the Netherlands in the dust.

Unhappy Families

Apr 9th, 2012, by Guest Writer, 7 comments

Dr Amir Syamsuddin, Justice and Human Rights Minister

Mixed nationality families still waiting for the 2011 Immigration Law to be implemented, one year after it went through parliament.

World’s Happiest People

Mar 9th, 2012, by Patung, 89 comments

Of modest means, relatively, but Indonesia leads the world in levels of reported happiness.

Barack Obama vs Paris Hilton in Bali

Nov 21st, 2011, by Guest Writer, 25 comments


Whose visit contributed more to economic/social conditions in Bali – Barack Obama or Paris Hilton? You decide.

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 Guest Writer, 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 Guest Writer, 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.

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