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Why being gay in Indonesia is the worst thing you can be

Monsoon sub editor Mish Khan comments on how Indonesia’s long and quiet taboo on being LGBT has descended into a shouting match – with the minority group very much so at the receiving end of all the abuse.

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Language and Politics in Indonesia: Creating and Sustaining Diglossia

‘Diglossia’ is a linguistic term that refers to a situation in which two closely related dialects or languages are used by a single language community.[1] […]

Sophie Hewitt with her fellow-choir members at rehearsals for the Parahyangan Classical Music Festival, Kota Baru Parahyangan, 2015.

How to answer the dreaded question: ‘What was the best part of exchange?’

SOPHIE HEWITT, a second-year Laws/Asia-Pacific student at ANU, reminisces about her semester in Indonesia and her experiences with the world-renowned UNPAR University Choir. Every returning exchange […]

"I cut off a finger whenever a close relative or friend passes away."

Humans of West Papua

EMMA ROBERTS documents an eye-opening week in the Baliem Valley of Papua, Indonesia. What she encountered was a place where Melanesian culture is strong but the […]