Tempo English Weekly

Monday, January 08, 2018

Unearthing Gandawyuha’s secrets

GANDAWYUHA is the name of the 460 bas-relief panels found in the Borobudur Temple's second, third and fourth galleries. These panels are Borobudur's primary works of art and depict the spiritual journey of Sudhana, a youth who met with 53 guru to achieve his true potential and free himself from karma.

These reliefs have not been discussed in depth, although they are at the heart of the great…

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Java Holds the Key

HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.