Indonesia

Indonesia

What Lies Beyond The Indonesian Gate

Cross this gate and you'll step into the land of the Toraja, in Indonesia's South Sulawesi region. Keep your eyes peeled: from traditional Batak houses to spooky funeral rites and even a buffalo ...

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It's A Water Buffalo's Life

On the unpaved roads of inland Indonesia, this worker was relying on the strength of his water buffalo to bring building materials to a construction site. A couple of days later on the same trip, ...

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Unidentified Frying Object

When it comes to international cuisine, I must confess that I'm not that much of an aventurier. Amid the street markets of Indonesia, like elsewhere, I would much rather take pictures of ...

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Music Soothes The Sulawesi

This concert, courtesy of the Toraja people, provided a welcome balance to our day: My wife and I had just witnessed a traditional burial, in this village of southern Sulawesi — and it ...

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A Balinese Basket Riddle

Can you guess what is traditionally kept under these woven bamboo baskets, on the Indonesian island of Bali? I'll give you a hint: In French, they go ...

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Indonesian Shade

These are the Indonesian guards of His Majesty's Kraton Guard Regiment, keeping an eye on the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta. But unlike some of their counterparts I chanced upon across the globe, ...

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When Suharto Came Knocking, Revisiting Indonesia's Darkest Day

Sept. 30, 1965, is a night that changed Indonesia forever. The events of that night led to Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, being ousted from office, as military General Suharto assumed ...

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Tip Of The Balinese Hat

Conical hats are not limited to China. In Indonesia, where they are called caping, they protect workers from the sun — and make colorful souvenirs in the stalls of Bali's ...