Category: Arts/Entertainment

Meet the Exiles – Jakarta’s Favourite Expat Band

You can find this group of enthusiastic amateur musicians representing six countries playing for fun at venues around Jakarta most weekends. We caught up with them to...

Jakarta After Dark

Jakarta is city of stark juxtapositions at every turn. The heralding mosques suggest a conservative lifestyle, but this is contrasted by Jakarta’s vibrant nightlife...

Jazz Junkie

by Andy McCulloch   The first weekend of March has become one I look forward to since moving to Indonesia. It has become a tradition to make the pilgrimage down to...

Add Respect to the Repertoire

The concert was already underway in Malang when the VIP guests arrived an hour late with a large entourage. A contemporary masked dance was performing and dazzling the...

Li Cunxin, The Ballet Star Who Could Never Really Leave the Stage

Chinese-Australian dancer Li Cunxin has been enjoying his long yet productive retirement for years, and he has chosen to trade his ballet shoes for traveling across the...

Classic Indonesian Films – What to Watch

Makbul Mubarak, a film director and lecturer at Multimedia Nusantara University, shares his perspective on Indonesia’s golden ages in film and relays five Indonesian...

Art Deco in Indonesia

The term “Art Deco” was named after the unique and modern visual style exhibited in Paris in 1925 during the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs...

Jakarta Biennale to Showcase Creative Spirit of the Soul

This year’s Jakarta Biennale is set to open on Saturday at Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem in South Jakarta and will adopt “Jiwa” as its artistic concept. The concept of...

Pizza e Birra Ended “Oktoberfest e Birra 2017” with a BANG!

After a month filled with authentic German delicacies, a surreal amount of beer, and fun games, Pizza e Birra ended OKTOBERFEST E BIRRA 2017 with a BANG! On 14 and 15...

Will Indonesia Run Dry?

For most of 2017, distributors of imported alcohol have been met quietly with resistance by various ministries and the government of licensing departments. The...

When Indonesia and Japan Take Centre Stage

Indonesia and Japan are solidifying their bilateral relationship by co-producing a theatre show, directed by Japanese theatre maestro Tadashi Suzuki. Local producers are...

Rockefeller and the Demise of Ibu Pertiwi

It was towards the end of my tour at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta when, in 1969, West Papua became the twenty-sixth province of Indonesia after the so-called ‘Act...

Jazz Gunung Bromo: The Yin And Yang of Music And Nature

Jazz Gunung Bromo, one of the country’s largest musical festival which has become a stalwart of the cultural calendar, will take place again this year August 18 and 19...

Jazz Event

Expats Looking Forward to Lombok’s First Jazz Festival

The first international Lombok Jazz Festival is predicted to attract a slew of foreigners. The event is hoped to become a new icon for Lombok tourism.