Onwards and upwards to 2017!
- by Coconuts Jakarta 21 December 2016Indonesia’s central bank, Bank Indonesia (BI), launched a new set of rupiah bills and coins on December 19 . The new currency, named the NKRI (...
Remembering Riyanto, the Muslim youth who sacrificed himself to save a church from a bomb on Christmas Eveby Coconuts Jakarta 08 December 2016The kind of hero we need right now.
- by Indonesia at Melbourne 25 November 2016"The bigger picture, however, is that since 1998, there has been a renewed struggle between Islam and the state"
- by The Conversation 23 November 2016Around one-quarter of the world’s countries, both in developing and developed economies, have anti-blasphemy laws. But these laws punishing speech or actions seen to be contemptuous of religion are highly controversial. The implementation and application of these laws is often politicised and prone to be influenced by public pressure, as Ahok's blasphemy investigation is a clear example.
- by Chef Blake Thornley 22 November 2016Jackfruit is an amazingly versatile and cheap ingredient that is plentiful here in Indonesia - but what can you actually make out of it (besides gudeg)? Turns out, plenty.
- by Coconuts Jakarta 21 November 2016Ahead of her stint at Neon Lights in Singapore this weekend, we caught up with Linying to talk about the hype surrounding her, Singapore's import culture and the French Revolution.
- by The Conversation 14 November 2016A 2010 reports shows that around 30% of sex workers in Indonesia are girls younger than 18, who were forced into the sex trade. They are victims of sex tourism destinations across the country, such as in Bali and Lombok, which cater to both local and foreign tourists.
- by Coconuts Jakarta 09 November 2016He's definitely not going to make Indonesia great again...