Our correspondent shields their eyes from the glare of Madura’s distinct mining operations.
Sickle and Fire: Arek Lancor Symbolises Madura’s Spirit
Our correspondent absorbs the message of a monument that represents Madurese passion and drive.
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.
In Pictures: Seven Reasons to Visit Sumenep, The Forgotten Corner of Java
Sumenep, on the island of Madura, is an oft-neglected regency of rural calm, vibrant culture, delicious food and deserted beaches. The welcome is extremely warm, too…
Time’s Sands: The Pattern of Life in Legung
Our correspondent discovers a longstanding tradition on the east coast of Sumenep.
Grand Ceremony: Uldaul Sheds Light on Madura’s Traditions
Our correspondent, an outsider lest we forget, gleans understanding of Javanese culture in a trip to Pamekesan.
Step Again into the Doorway: Another Selection of Indonesia’s Esoteric Sites
Our correspondent delves once more into the netherworld in, of and around the archipelago.
Breathe Deep: Gili Iyang and the Fountain of Youth
Our correspondent encounters an island whereupon exists the source of a life extended.
Island Form: An Inexplicable Encounter with Gili Labak’s Strange Presence
Our correspondent becomes entranced
– should that be prepared? – on an Indonesian teardrop.
Sumenep: Six Reasons to Visit Java’s Forgotten Corner
Our correspondent shares yet more examples of why Madura’s social and cultural heart is just waiting to be explored.
Explore Sumenep: Top Things to See and Do, Best Hotels and Where to Eat
Our correspondent, an altruistic character, shares YET ANOTHER guide to Madura. This one’s slightly less wordy than the other ones but they’re essentially the same.
Walking With Purpose: A Pilgrimage to Asta Tinggi Royal Tombs
Our correspondent becomes a devotee on his journey to one of Sumenep’s most iconic landmarks.