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Jakarta Jumping with Lions

WITH the year of Ox approaching, venues like shopping malls, restaurants and hotels are now making the capital city become more happening. This due...

The Lion Dance brings good fortune

THE ethnic Chinese in Indonesia always welcome Chinese New Year with festivity. Aside from ang pao (red envelopes containing money) they also look forward...

Bookshops not Just a Place to Find Books

Today, bookshops are no longer filled with dust-covered books piled on unattractive racks, located in pokey, narrow lanes. Bookshops are now more likely to...

Between Popular Teen Novels and Religious Topics

As a commodity, books have been gaining popularity. Don't be surprised, therefore, to see the emergence of new publishers in Indonesia. Some new publishers...

Naratama: Mesmerizing Jazz

"Improvisation, that is the soul of jazz that permeates deep in our hearts," says Naratama, producer/director of Voice of America (VOA), Indonesian Service, Washington...

Nungki Soetrisno: Complementary Improvisation

Some people say they can't live without music, but Nungki Soetrisno goes one step farther and says he can't live without jazz! It may...

Sonia Wibisono: Starting with Curiosity

One afternoon in a cafe, Sonia Wibisono heard the indistinct crooning of a female singer. Sipping a cup of tea, Sonia, a celebrity doctor,...
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