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Is Sri Mulyani Indonesia’s Best Hope for Economic Reform?

In his second cabinet reshuffle, Jokowi substitutes finance minister Brodjonegoro with Sri Mulyani Indrawati. What does this say about the nation’s balance sheet?...

Who is Ahok? Supporters and Psych Experts Weigh in on Jakarta’s Controversial Governor

Critics call him impulsive and crass, while supporters think he’s a no-nonsense political saviour. Here’s everything you need to know about governor ‘Ahok’.  ...

Food Trucks Boom as Mouths Water on the Streets of Indonesia

Recent years have seen more unique food trucks turning up throughout Jakarta, with proprietors offering one-of-a-kind dishes to stand out from competitors. Food trucks...

Talking Sports: Meet Nicole Shiraz

Nicole Shiraz is a 24-year-old sports presenter and producer of mixed Iranian and Indonesian heritage. Spending her childhood travelling between Australia and Indonesia,...

A Brief History of Indonesia

A Brief History of Indonesia by Tim Hannigan pub. Tuttle 2015 pp.288 ISBN 978-0-8048-4476-5 (pbk) ISBN 978-0-4629-1716-7(ebook) The sub-title is far from the brief:...

The Law in These Parts: Hadromi & Partners

Hadromi & Partners is a general practice law firm, established in 1999 during the Indonesian financial crisis. We discuss Indonesia’s ever-changing legal landscape...

A World of Tradition

I love traditions. Family traditions, national traditions, anything that is traditional in the true sense of the word. I guess it’s because they give me a sense of...

Advanced Placement vs. International Baccalaureate – A Parent’s Dilemma

Parents want a non-biased review of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) from the International Baccalaureate Organisation, Genève, Switzerland, and...

Official Ignorance Is Not Bliss

If Indonesia’s greatest crime of the past century remains swept under the carpet – and cannot even be discussed at a book festival – then what hope is there of...

Singin’ in the Rain: Ikatan Sindroma Down Indonesia Makes Waves with Gigi Art of Dance

Gigi Art of Dance recognizes how dance belongs to anyone, without exception to those with disabilities. The dance school welcomes students with Down syndrome to show...

The Ancient Temple of Gunung Padang

The recent revelation that Gunung Padang, a megalithic site south of Cianjur in West Java, almost certainly conceals a step pyramid dating back to beyond the Ice Age, is...

Burnin’ Rubber Time

Jakarta isn’t looking so hot at the moment, what with streets being torn up left, right and centre in a bid to ease its transportation woes. A friend of mine recently...

Bringing Sushi Back

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...

Farm to Table at Potato Head

Deep in darkest SCBD, like its namesake, a restaurant group grows in the city’s cupboard, sprouting offshoots of its particular brand of culinary creativity. Annali...

Education Guide 2017

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