It seems that Indonesia will experiment with a new phase of life in three cities: Yogyakarta, Bali, and the Riau Islands. Some parties and observers still doubt its readiness.
“The virus knows no holidays, it doesn’t care if it’s Idul Fitri or not. Let’s not exacerbate the situation in Greater Jakarta” – Jakarta Governor
‘It’s a cat and mouse game’, says Jakarta traffic cop at the frontline of enforcing Idul Fitri travel ban
From discovering buses and vans used to smuggle people out of Jakarta to being scolded by angry drivers, this Ramadan has been a challenging month for Sutimin and his team.
They no longer only see race as their sole identity. They are becoming more and more critical of intersectional identity, incorporating class, privilege, gender, and sexual orientation.
Indonesia’s wildlife markets are “like a cafeteria for animal pathogens,” but they have resisted efforts to close even as China has shut its own markets over coronavirus fears.
In between his shifts as a barista at a café in Bali, Kadek earns extra money by working as a tattoo and sketch artist.
“The challenge will always be to convince our clients that what they see on their laptop is a good, if not great, representation of the real artwork.”
The project will investigate activities including traffic flow, electricity use, urban and household behaviour, use of parks and public spaces and air quality.
Written and directed by Joko Anwar, the film is adapted from the 1960s comic book series by Harya “Hasmi” Suryaminata. It is the first film in the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe, which has other superhero movies in the making.
If purists looking for pattern, repetition and abstract symbolism look askance at Prabu’s [work], they would be missing the important way he has brought batik into the realm of contemporary art.
At the beginning of the colonial era, across Southeast Asia, European colonialists imported the tropes of European anti-Semitism by referring to Chinese as the “Jews of Southeast Asia”.
Yolngu musicians from the AIC’s Makassar-Yirrkala Artist Exchange Program are broadcasting East Arnhem Land music online while lockdown keeps visitors from coming to the Territory.
Buried together with Arief, at least to my mind, is what was left of the youthful idealism of the rather amorphous, novel and often ramshackle student movement of the 1980s.