Our correspondent ponders the role of war and bloodshed in establishing a place’s character.
How Surabaya Got Its Name, Part 1: The Shark and the Crocodile
Our correspondent shares an animalistic take on the naming of East Java’s capital city.
Reverence and Mysticism: Gunung Bromo Displays Its Might
Our correspondent egdes through the murk as a brooding volcano in Indonesia leaves an indelible psychic footprint.
Crocodile Country: How Reptiles Shaped the Course of Timor-Leste
Our correspondent recounts the tale of Lafeak Diak, the beast upon whose back East Timor now resides.
Blood Runs Everywhere: Echoes of Atrocity in Lawang Sewu
Our correspondent uncovers the memory of something sinister in Semarang.
Snapshot in Time: Lawang Sewu and the Javanese Railway
Our correspondent traces the tracks to Semarang and discovers a pivotal cog in Central Java’s rail history.
Life is Dance: Peering Behind Topeng Dalang’s Mask
Our correspondent takes a closer look at one of Madura’s contributions to the tapestry of Indonesian heritage.
Silent Waters: Bagan Platforms and Night Fishing in Indonesia
Our correspondent observes the fishing platforms that silently dot Indonesia’s waters.
Deep Cavern: The Temple of Kek Lok Tong
Our correspondent stumbles upon a site of worship amongst the limestone outcrops of Perak.
Malacca: A Crucial Centre of Trade in Malaysia
Our correspondent in Malaysia delves into the history of the ‘Venice of the East’.
Still Life: Qing Xin Ling and a Trip in Time
Our correspondent in Ipoh ventures around an enclave vividly celebrating Malay culture.
Tradition and Lore: Intriguing Sites in Indonesia
Whilst Indonesia has plenty to entice visitors, it is the hidden depths that often offer the most compelling allure. Here are seven such examples.