Indonesia

Indonesia

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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When Suharto Came Knocking, Revisiting Indonesia's Darkest Day

Sept. 30, 1965, is a night that changed Indonesia forever. The events of that night led to Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, being ousted from office, as military General Suharto assumed ...

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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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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 ...

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View From A Batak Backyard

It's sometimes easy to forget that the Batak houses of Indonesia's North Sumatra are not there only for the tourists' viewing pleasure — people actually live in them. All you need to do is take a ...

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Headbangers In Hijabs: Meet Muslim Teen Girl Metal Band

In Indonesia, the heavy metal band Voice of Baceprot is turning and banging heads. But critics sa...

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Female Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Crank Up Business In Jakarta

Ride hailing apps are revving up motorcycle taxi use in Indonesia's congested capital, and a ...