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Endo Suanda’s Bamboo Instruments

Musicologist Endo Suanda has created a variety of musical instruments out of bamboo. These include guitars, kecapi (Indonesian zither), kettle drums, and even large drums for mosques.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.