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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Making Do on Small Plots of Land

Scores of men were stretched out along the sidewalk on the flyover above the Jagorawi toll road. Not far from the Jambore Camping Area in Cibubur, East Jakarta, last week, they sat on old plastic banners. Some slept with sarongs covering half of their bodies and faces. Hoes and shovels were lined up next to them.

Those men can be found there morning, noon, and night. "Yes, we sit…

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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.