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Borobudur Reliefs Tell Wise Tales

Borobudur Temple was built in the eighth century and has more than 2,670 reliefs. Each set of reliefs tells a wise tale that portrayed the beauty yet obliviousness of...

Bumi Pemuda Rahayu: Building Ecological Sustainability

Bumi Pemuda Rahayu (BPR) was established to explore ways of developing a sustainable living. Founder and Director Marco Kusumawijaya gives us an insight into how arts,...

HUB For Cyclist: Cycling for a Greener City

In Jogjakarta, bicycle community HUB For Cyclist aims to create a green environment through alternative ways. For some of us, cycling is better known as a form of sport...

Vegetarian, Organic Restaurants: Bali, Jakarta and Jogjakarta

Although Indonesia is a great place to find vegetarian food with plenty of soya bean options and vegetable side dishes available in a nearby warung, its cities have been...

Sebastien Laurent, Antiques Dealer

In this Business Profile, we meet Sebastien Laurent, a Frenchman who works in the antique and decoration industry from his base in Jogjakarta, Central Java. Bonjour,...

Dua Tangan Cukup — Actions From Across The Archipelago

To celebrate Independence Day this year, the children of an NGO in Jogjakarta shared their pride in their country by cleaning up their neighbourhood. Little Care is a...

Java’s First Photographer: Kassian Cephas (1845-1912)

The first rather rambling title for this article ran nearly three lines as it tried to convey that Kassian Cephas (a) was the first Javanese professional photographer;...

Inaro the Kerokan Healer

Inaro the Kerokan Healer

A conversation about world of healing would be incomplete without mentioning the wonderful world of kerokan. Kerokan, synonymous with masuk angin, is the storied act of...

Chef Kamil at Mediterranea

Meet Camille Massard Combe (aka Chef Kamil)

Meet Camille Massard Combe (aka Chef Kamil). Camille is the proud owner and chef of Mediterranea, a traditional French and Mediterranean restaurant in Jogjakarta,...

Meet The Expat - Dr. Titus Leber

Meet Dr. Titus Leber

Meet Dr. Titus Leber, an Austrian filmmaker who transformed Borobudur into interactive multimedia.

YIS - Yogyakarta International School

Yogyakarta International School – Building our Ship, while we are Sailing

CULTURAL CAPITAL Yogyakarta is located on the southern coast of the island of Java between Mount Merapi and the Indian Ocean. The city is the undisputed cultural capital...

Bule Yogya

8 months ago, after my controversial column about Bali, I received some very nice emails from you guys. Thanks a lot. Some others were pleasant too, like, “Laurent,...

Climbing Mt. Merapi: No Jumping Pictures, Please

What makes a great Monday morning? Sleeping in? Not wearing any clothes until lunch? How about summiting one of the world’s most active volcanoes via a treacherous...

Mie Cornoedus

Mie Cornoedus

Halo Mie Cornoedus! The photographer cum entrepreneur who is passionate about sustainable tourism and the empowerment of women in Jogjakarta.   You’re quite the...