Climb a greasy pole to win a bicycle in Jakarta in honour of Independence Day

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 21 August 2014

To celebrate Jakarta’s independence from Dutch rule, Ancol Beach has been turned into a wonderland of prizes for citizens of Indonesia. Hundreds of greased-up poles have been placed by the shores of this popular beach and citizens are urged to compete with one another to claim the prizes that are perched on top of the poles.

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The Raid: a new Indonesian movie

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Film on Wednesday 14 September 2011

Southeast Asia has been pumping out some great movies for awhile now, but I haven’t seen any Indonesian flicks. This trailer for the film The Raid makes me want to change that.

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Hengki Koentjoro

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Sunday 13 February 2011

Hengki Koentjoro was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, in 1963. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California where he majored in film. He now lives in Jakarta where he specializes in fine art photography both underwater and on land.

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