Indonesia

Indonesia

Unidentified Frying Object

When it comes to international cuisine, I must confess that I'm not that much of an aventurier. Amid the street markets of Indonesia, like elsewhere, I would much rather take pictures of ...

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Music Soothes The Sulawesi

This concert, courtesy of the Toraja people, provided a welcome balance to our day: My wife and I had just witnessed a traditional burial, in this village of southern Sulawesi — and it ...

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What Lies Beyond The Indonesian Gate

Cross this gate and you'll step into the land of the Toraja, in Indonesia's South Sulawesi region. Keep your eyes peeled: from traditional Batak houses to spooky funeral rites and even a buffalo ...

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A Balinese Basket Riddle

Can you guess what is traditionally kept under these woven bamboo baskets, on the Indonesian island of Bali? I'll give you a hint: In French, they go ...

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Indonesian Shade

These are the Indonesian guards of His Majesty's Kraton Guard Regiment, keeping an eye on the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta. But unlike some of their counterparts I chanced upon across the globe, ...

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Tip Of The Balinese Hat

Conical hats are not limited to China. In Indonesia, where they are called caping, they protect workers from the sun — and make colorful souvenirs in the stalls of Bali's ...

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Indonesia "Deradicalization": Turning Terrorists Into Business Owners

JAKARTA — While Western countries grapple with the question of what to do with militants returning after fighting alongside the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Indonesia has launched a ...

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Islamic School Break

These veiled girls enjoying recess greeted us as we passed by their Islamic boarding school in the capital of the world's biggest Muslim ...