Grace Susetyo

Grace Susetyo is a Jakarta-based freelance journalist currently working on a trilogy of Indonesian travel memoirs, Di Antara Nusa-Nusa. Having recently completed a Master of Development Studies, Grace's research focused on indigenous identity and social capital in West Papua.

Healthy Living

Killing Two Birds with One Stone: The Other Benefits of Exercise

I am not a sporty person. I’m a commitment-phobe when it comes to fitness programs, and find it irksome when a trainer points out physical flaws I should work on....

Passport

Confessions of a Third Culture Kid

“Where are you originally from?” is a question new people often ask me. The simple answer is “Indonesia,” but then comes the follow-up question, “Whereabouts...

Traditional House of Banyuwangi

Vintage Home in East Java

The civilisation of Java boasts of intricately artistic traditional architecture that stands the test of time. But people often forget that Java is not only home to the...

Caring for the Sentinels of The Deep by Michael L. Baird

Caring for the Sentinels of The Deep

Much of Indonesia’s seas are being “watched over” by friendly creatures whose underwater singing and dancing never cease to melt the human heart: some 30 species...

Burufly

Dreaming of Another Ultimate Indonesian Holiday

Being an archipelago spanning 5,248 kilometres over three time zones, Indonesia has thousands of destinations to satisfy the curious traveller’s senses. But it’s...

Minoru, Chinese gate at Kesawan - 1923

Chinese-Indonesians: The Identity In Between

As the “ancestral homeland” of over 300 ethnic groups, Indonesia is one of the most multicultural countries in the non-Western world. 8.8 million Indonesians...

Once Upon a Sinking City: The Perpetual Floods of Jakarta

It is said that in life only two things are certain: death and taxes. But if you live in Jakarta, you can add two more to that list: macet and banjir. Government...

Fertility Wedding Decoration

Love, Sex, and Harmony: Bedtime Stories from the Heart of Java

Most of us have heard of India’s Kama Sutra and Tunisia’s Perfumed Garden. Every ancient agricultural society has its own celebration of fertility, sensual...

The Ancient Puzzles of Borobudur

The Borobudur Temple is considered by many to be a wonder of the ancient world. We all probably have heard raves of its majestic landscapes at the break of dawn, the...

A Walk through Memories of Indonesia’s Underwater Missions

With a marine area of 93,000 square kilometres interlacing throughout some 17,000 islands, a good navy force should be one of Indonesia’s top priorities. The...

Honouring the Faiths in Java’s North Coast

Honouring the Faiths in Java’s North Coast

Being the multicultural country that it is, there are many ways of celebrating Christmas in Indonesia. Even the weather is a departure from the Northern Hemisphere’s...

Observatorium Bosscha Bandung

Geek’s Guide to Bandung – Part 1

Celestial Wonders of the Southern Sky “Bandung” often evokes images of the star-studded café and shopping scene. Granted, Bandung does have a glamorous charm that...

Education Guide 2017

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