JAKARTA – Homegrown vocal sensation Putri Ariani, who made global headlines over her audition for America’s Got Talent (AGT) in June, has placed fourth overall in the highly popular talent competition.
For hundreds of years before 1907, fishing fleets travelled annually to north Australia from Makassar, located southwest on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, to harvest trepang (bêche-de-mer).
Traditional theatre may have played a role in positioning the Asian destination as the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
The National Museum of Indonesia houses the country’s most extensive collection of historical and archaeological artifacts.
In Thailand, Cambodia and Sri Lanka, Buddhists see strong links between their religion and country, as do Muslims in Malaysia and Indonesia.
‘Live shopping’ is on the rise in Indonesia, but the country’s government plans to crack down on the trend
Indonesian beauty specialist Richard Lee made $800,000 in less than three hours selling his skincare products in a live shopping stream in August.
For hundreds of years before 1907, fishing fleets travelled annually to north Australia from Makassar, located southwest on the island of Sulawesi, to harvest trepang (bêche-de-mer).
Tapping into Indonesians’ fondness for Japanese culture, the fast food giant not only launched a seasonal menu but also a single into the country’s pop charts.
The shores of the Indonesian island of Bali are awash with both tourists and plastic. While combing the temporarily deserted beaches during the pandemic, Ari Bayuaji, a Javanese artist, noticed an unlikely resource amid the trash.
Indonesia suspended diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China from 1967 to 1990 and restricted Chinese-language lessons and literature. But the two countries now have robust political and commercial connections, and large numbers of young Indonesians are learning Mandarin.
In mid-1998, as President Suharto’s regime crumbled and Indonesia began the long process of unwinding decades of authoritarian rule, local fishers made a thrilling discovery – a 9th century shipwreck in waters near Belitung Island.
For Indonesian Independence Day, Indonesians speak of how they contribute to Australian society while maintaining their own unique heritage and identities, even in the face of sometimes mixed attitudes to their homeland.
Having travelled to Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Mount Fuji, Singapore, Melbourne, and even in the stratosphere, KAWS:HOLIDAY has found its next vacation destination – the Prambanan Temple, Indonesia’s largest Hindu temple complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
When Epo D’Fenomeno first started recording hip hop in 2007, it was hard to get his music out there.
The position of Borneo has undergone remarkable transformation in recent years. In 2019, President Joko Widodo announced the relocation of Indonesia’s capital city from Jakarta to East Kalimantan.
Pandawara formed in 2022 after flooding caused by rivers clogged with rubbish damaged their homes – now they are national celebrities.