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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Living by the Dock of the Bay

The Indo Express shop gets busy at night. One by one, customers with tanned complexions gather in front of a store selling Indonesian food, such as instant noodles and peyek (a deep-fried savory cracker). After buying their goodies, they hang out in front of the store and chat in Javanese. A cold wind was blowing that Thursday night three weeks ago.

These people are Indonesian migrants (TKI) mingling…

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Monday, December 04, 2017

From Tirang to the Sumbawa Valley

Dressed in a traditional batik shirt, brown pants, and a gray flat cap, Slamet Ambari went on stage to accept his Tempo Film Festival award at the XXI Epicentrum movie theater in Kuningan, South Jakarta, last Monday. Slamet, who played Jadag in the film Turah, was chosen as Tempo’s Best Actor of 2017. "Is this real? My God, I’m grateful to Ifa and Wisnu," he said.