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A Sulawesi Story : Meet Horst Liebner

Maritime expert, anthropologist, Malayologist and linguist Horst Liebner shares his deep knowledge of and love for the amazing cultures, language and history of...

Justice for All

If you visit the website of Cipinang Penitentiary (http://www.rutancipinang.info/) you’ll most likely be impressed with its flashy modern presentation, which includes...

The Greatest Show on Earth

By the time you read this the biggest and oldest comedy festival in the world will be over (or very nearly over if you live next door to our printer). The Edinburgh...

In the Trail of the Sumatran Tiger

Chris Slappendal is an advocate for all endangered species and their habitats, whose passion for the Sumatran tiger led him to found the TigerTrail project. The Sumatran...

The Mentawai Islands: Surfing’s Favourite Destination

Ask any surfer to pick one place for their dream surf trip and the answer will surely be the Mentawai Islands, off West Sumatra. For surfers the Mentawais are a deluxe...

The Justice Scam

Two teachers wrongly imprisoned on trumped up charges of child sex abuse have been freed, but five cleaners sentenced over the same case are still languishing in jail....

Swapping shirts with Plato: Kicking the Atlantis Football Around

cIn contrast, popular publishers love it, as its inclusion in a book title is a powerful selling point. Recently there has been an outpouring of books claiming that the...

Weh Island: The Outer Edge

A small tropical treasure trove of peace and adventure can be found tucked away in Aceh’s far north, at the north-westernmost edge of the Indonesian archipelago. Weh...

East and More-iental

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Jakarta’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced...

Indonesia looks to modernise Sumatra’s seaports to boost economic growth

Sumatran seaports are set for an upgrade so Indonesia may capitalise on increased trade traffic in the Malacca Strait. But are Singapore and Malaysia too far ahead?  ...

Activists Say Sharia Law Perpetuates Violence Against Women In Aceh

In light of a growing number of corporal punishment cases and an unruly Sharia ‘police’, activists ask Indonesia’s government to reconsider Aceh’s autonomy. Last...