Jan 27, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Society

A world of reading

Local writers help combat illiteracy in rural Banten

Teaching and remembering

The legacy of the Suharto era lingers in school history books

Jungle Schools

Volunteers bring alternative education to marginalised communities

How far to meaningful democracy? - 1

What you see is what you get.

Stable but unpopular

Indonesians have a love-hate relationship with their political parties.

Political fashions

Timur Angin photo gallery

€˜Go home, tourist!€™

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

Angel sparks controversy

Journalists strike after West Java’s most famous newspaper ‘withdraws’ poem.

Voices from the muddy void

Living with the Lapindo disaster

Radio Pikonane

Connecting Papua’s Central Highlands

Classroom culture shock

An Australian teacher trainer learns a lesson (or two) in East Java

Miracle solution or imminent disaster?

Jatropha biofuel production in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

Obituary - Mohammad Jusuf Ronodipuro

30 September 1919 – 27 January 2008

How will Indonesians remember Suharto?

Newspaper obituaries, from Sabang to Merauke

Deals and denial

Who is really responsible for Indonesia's drug epidemic?

Modelling syariah in Aceh

A conference in Banda Aceh reveals divergent opinions about what model of Islamic law Aceh should adopt

Disabled megalopolitan

Jakarta’s disabled are striving for a better deal.

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.

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