Miss Metal: Queen of Coffee

Apr 29th, 2011, by Patung, 9 comments

Indonesia chooses its representative for the hotly contested Queen of Coffee beauty pageant – Laskari Metal Bitticaca.

Reforming Morality

Mar 7th, 2011, by Guest Writer, 17 comments

A sense of déjà vu was in the air when I watched the news of current upheaval in the Middle East.

Dangdut Never Dies Awards

Dec 14th, 2010, by Patung, 22 comments

Julia Perez at DND on MNCTV

Julia Perez and Dewi Persik dominate the inaugural Dangdut Never Dies Awards on MNCTV.

The (no longer) lost Jews of Manado

Nov 24th, 2010, by Guest Writer, 58 comments

As reported in the NY Times and Tablet magazine – the synagogue in Surabaya might have been forced to close by extremists, but elsewhere in the country, another Jewish community is rediscovering their roots.

Java Rockin Land 2010

Sep 27th, 2010, by Guest Writer, 12 comments

South-East Asia’s biggest music festival is coming to Jakarta, supported by a tobacco company.

‘Women Can Be Nice With You’

Aug 24th, 2010, by Patung, 35 comments

Another Miss Universe representative from Indonesia shames the nation with her woeful English speaking skills.

Darwin Awards 4 Indonesia

Aug 18th, 2010, by Guest Writer, 38 comments

Celebrating Indonesians’ contributions to natural selection by way of careless deaths.

Julia Roberts: Bali Connection

Aug 9th, 2010, by Patung, 32 comments

Travelling to Bali brings Hollywood star Julia Roberts to embracing the Hindu religion, possibly.

Indonesians adopting English: but in what way?

Jul 28th, 2010, by Guest Writer, 27 comments

The use of English by Indonesians.

Literature Lack Lament

Jul 9th, 2010, by timdog, 63 comments

Where are the books? A lament for the lack of literature on Indonesia.

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