Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Economy

When is a public holiday not a holiday?

The 100 year anniversary of Indonesia’s ‘National Awakening’ fails to inspire

Trouble in Paradise

A land conflict on the tourist island of Gili Trawangan dates back decades

Policy drift

Ten years after Suharto, the economy is not recovering fast enough

A world of reading

Local writers help combat illiteracy in rural Banten

The peace dividend

With no internal wars to fight, Yudhoyono can afford to reform the military.

€˜Go home, tourist!€™

In Kuta, a local surfer has found that it is worthwhile to share waves with tourists.

Bali'€™s wild side

Managing conservation, tourism and the needs of local communities in Bali Barat National Park

Voices from the muddy void

Living with the Lapindo disaster

Sand rafts - a photo essay

Along the Opak River in Pundong, near Bantul, Yogyakarta, locals trade their sweat for a pile of sand.

Disabled megalopolitan

Jakarta’s disabled are striving for a better deal.

Mohammad Sadli, 1923 -“ 2008

The passing of the technocrats

Politics of symbolism

Unionists express their disgust at local government’s failure to look after the interests of workers

Singapore, not sawit

Tourism campaigns in East Kalimantan fall short of provincial middle class aspirations.

Rich, Asian and all-natural

Indonesia’s wealthy partake of a booming spa tourism industry, joining a pan-Asian community of well-to-do consumers of the ‘non-west’

Living like kings

Working-class Singaporeans travel to Indonesia’s Riau Islands in search of a fantasy built around sex.

Food for the future

Organic farming takes root in post-bomb Bali

Post-bomb lessons

Strategic planning for disaster remains a low priority for the central government, despite the lessons learned in the aftermath of the Bali bombings.

Eco-tourism for whom?

Bunaken National Marine Park is promoted as an ideal mix of tourism and conservation, but not all local people agree.

Tourism in question

In our new edition, Inside Indonesia explores different perspectives on tourism.

Suharto'€™s last erection

Nationalism and every-day tourism.

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