Category: Arts/Entertainment

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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.

8 Nightclubs in Jakarta and Bali That Foreigners Will Love

8 Nightclubs in Jakarta and Bali That Foreigners Will Love

Some locals advise not to spend too many “days” in the nightclubs. Expats won’t know what this means until they check out these 8 spots in Bali and Jakarta.

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Here’s Why Expats in Indonesia Will Find McConaughey’s Movie ‘Gold’ Interesting

The 2016 movie Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez, is a fictionalized account of the infamous Bre-X mining scandal in Indonesia. The movie is...

Why Indonesia Should Support its Arts and Culture Sector

As we see a growing interest in arts and culture in Indonesia, creative institutions are now working harder to come up with programmes and activities to support these...

An Expat’s Look into Bali’s Vibrant Weekend Market Scene

Bali’s weekend market scene has really taken off over the past few years with boutique bazaars popping up all over the island. Whether you’re after the latest...

Puteri Indonesia to Represent ‘Unity in Diversity’ with Garuda Costume at Miss Universe 2016

Puteri Indonesia 2016 Kezia Warouw will be gracing the stage in a stunning garuda national costume at this year’s celebration of the world’s most prestigious beauty...

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Miss Indonesia Places Third at Miss World 2016

Miss Indonesia Natasha Mannuela Halim bagged the third place in the prestigious Miss World competition held in in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Sunday, December 18.

Jamie James and The Glamour of Strangeness

Jamie James’ book “The Glamour of Strangeness” is a global survey of exotes, artists and writers who “roam the world in search of the home they never had in the...

Recruit To Revolution

John Coast was 31 when he flew to Bukittinggi in 1948. His life’s journey until that point had been one of youthful idealism when he had flirted with fascism while...

Artpreciation: Preserving Culture through Tourism

The Internationally recognized Agung Rai Museum of Art is one of the venues for a new type of tour called Artpreciation. The tours aim to raise awareness of the unique...

Indonesia’s First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Reveals Design for 2017

Set to open in 2017, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, or Museum MACAN, finally unveils its design to the public. MACAN will be the first modern...

The Influence of Javanese Music on Early Jazz

“Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.” – Herbie Hancock Previously I wrote about the arrival...

Art Appreciation: Meet Bruce Carpenter

Author and co-author of more than 20 books and numerous articles on Indonesian art, culture and history, Bruce W. Carpenter is considered a leading expert in the field...

The Mapping of Java

The islands of Java and Bali located 8 degrees south of the Equator in the Indian Ocean are two of the 17,000 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia, the...