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Forest fires destroy parts of Sumatran elephant habitats

Wildfires ravaging forest areas in Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and South ...

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Exploring the unconventional destination of Meratus Mountains

Meratus Mountains in South Kalimantan can currently be placed on the list of to-visit destinations for tourists not ...

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Lesson learned from Wamena rioting

A deadly riot that broke out in Wamena, the capital city of Jayawijaya District, Papua Province, on Sept 23, has left ...

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A closer look at Dayak Meratus' thanksgiving ritual

Two "balian" or shamans of Dayak Meratus tribe circled a tree-like ornament, bare feet shuffling on ...

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Integrating modern motifs in traditional batik

A festive nuance, a modern touch, as well as vibrant colors could be enough to describe pieces of batik clothes draped ...

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Suppressing armed Papuan rebels paramount to saving innocent civilians

Two motorcycle taxi (Ojek) drivers dying near the Muara suspension bridge in Amnunggi Village, Ilaga Sub-district, ...

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Tracking down the hidden Portuguese pearl in north Jakarta

Indonesia, particularly its eastern part, is well-known for its rich spices that are highly priced, even surpassing the ...

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Indonesians in tunic dresses: Indian descendants in Pasar Baru

Sukomala wore an apron while entering the alley and welcomed three women guests whom she ushered through a ...

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Ensuring coffee sustainability in Lampung

Some 90 high school students, male and female, seated separately across from each other, were listening attentively to ...

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Looking closely at Chinese community in Jakarta

The Chinese people have a long history of migrating overseas, with approximately 50 million ethnic Chinese living ...

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Pekojan Arab Village -- Standing the test of time

Semi-loud dangdut music, plenty of motorcycles, and the distinct scent of goat pens are possibly the three most ...

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Indonesian forest fire chokes millions of people, animals

In June 2019, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMK) had warned that this year's dry season is ...

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Taste of heritage: culinary adventure in Jakarta's Old Town

With an abundance of historical sites scattered in every nook and cranny, Jakarta’s Old Town, popularly known as ...

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Exploring the past through Kota Tua Jakarta museums

A Hermes statue welcomes everyone to the courtyard situated in the middle of a neoclassical structure of the Jakarta ...

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From palmist to living statues: transgressing sightseeing at Kota Tua

Under the searing heat of Jakarta’s Old Town (Kota Tua), sat a man, in a red plain shirt and Batik headband, ...