Category: Communities and Cultures

On the importance of shoes

  Here are some quick background notes for this YouTube highlight: Title – “A Unique Approach to Rehab in Indonesia: Junkie Shoes” Location – Bogor, Indonesia YouTube Description – Published on Dec 7, 2012 “We traveled to Indonesia to buy sandals made by former drug addicts. The shoes, called “junkies,” are a part of a…
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December 9, 2012 0

Social Life in Jakarta & Beyond

What is there to do in Jakarta and elsewhere? Where can I go to be entertained, get fit, or make new friends? Read the following tips for answers to these questions.   Entertainment Most major towns have movie theaters. There are generally discounts on Mondays (referred to as “NOMAT”). In addition or as an alternative,…
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August 3, 2012 0

Pencak Silat

Pencak silat is a form of martial arts from/in Indonesia.  More information can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pencak_Silat . The following video from YouTube was uploaded in 2007 and shows the Indonesian national pencak silat demoteam at the World of Martial Arts in Den Helder (Holland): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K8jhBJST7w           


June 25, 2012 0

Film Lovers

  For the film lovers out there, here are some resources to get you started about Indonesia and film. Background for cinema in Indonesia: Historical timeline: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Indonesia IMDB’s list of most popular films with country of origin – Indonesia: http://www.imdb.com/country/id Indonesian Local Film Festivals: http://www.fipresci.org/undercurrent/issue_0609/ratna_indonesian.htm List of international film festivals that may screen Indonesian films: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_film_festivals (check…
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March 27, 2012 0

Candi & Pura (Temples) in Indonesia

Buddhism and Hinduism have had long histories in Indonesia.  In Bahasa Indonesia, “candi” refers to ancient Hindu and/or Buddhist temples. The term can also be applied to non-religious structures dated from the same historical periods. “Pura” is the term used for a Balinese Hindu temple.   >>> Here is a sample of famous candi in…
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March 22, 2012 0

PULAU – Indo Surf Film

If you love the ocean and especially surfing, check out this YouTube video highlight: PULAU – Indo Surf Film A short surf movie filmed in Indonesia (North Sumatra – Bali) during 2011 season by Ricardo Borghi & Joyce Grisotto. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfTclZlx-VE  


January 10, 2012 0