It’s just after sunrise here in Bali, and a group of locals are preparing to sail their wooden boats out to a bay off Nusa Lembongan, a small island southeast of the tourism hotspot.
When President Jokowi suggested to stay put at home, I heeded his call.
Only the rider’s eyes were visible from behind her black face veil. With a bow in her left hand and an arrow in her right, she cantered her horse toward a target, aimed quickly and let fly. The arrow struck home with a resounding pop.
Back in the 17th century, seafarers from Sulawesi used padekawang to sail all the way to Australia. The traditional boat, which has one or two masts and uses tanja sails, is finding new life in a literacy program based in South Sulawesi.
Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate has urged people staying at home as per government recommendation not to illegally stream movies online.
For almost three years now I have edited this magazine from almost a thousand kilometres away, working all by my lonesome in a backyard bungalow in suburban Melbourne.
One film, Pintu Terlarang (The Forbidden Door), won Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing at the 2009 Indonesian Film Awards (FFI).
In Islam’s holiest sanctuary in Mecca, the usually crowded courtyard around the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque, towards which all Muslims pray, was silent and empty.
Fears are growing not only that coronavirus could overwhelm the health care system, but that it will cause widespread discrimination in a country that has long struggled with anti-Chinese sentiment.
For non-Indigenous people, [it] is a way to respect those descendants who survived colonisation, extermination and settlement, acknowledging continuing relationships to particular tracts of land.
With social media plagued with grim stories about COVID-19, news of 80-year-old lung specialist Handoko Gunawan’s dedication to handling COVID-19 patients has been warmly welcomed by many Indonesian netizens.
‘We all have the right to be happy’: Interfaith couples tell of struggle to get married in Indonesia
Most religious leaders or celebrants refuse to conduct interfaith marriage ceremonies, and bureaucratic red tape is also a big stumbling block.
MUI Fatwa Council chair Hasanuddin said in a written statement on Monday that Muslims in areas where COVID-19 had spread “uncontrollably” were “not permitted to perform Friday prayers in those areas until the situation returns to normal”.
PM Scott Morrison has announced that anyone entering Australia must enter a 14-day self-quarantine period. Questions have been raised as to how this new mandate would be enforced.
On any other Monday, Mr Ranggi Hardiyanto, 25, would have already sold at least a couple pairs of sneakers.