Opera Gandari Turns Princess Villain Upside Down

Light on dialogue and heavy in symbolism, the play shows the other side of a princess from the Mahabharata often stereotyped as a villain.

#LITERATURE

Pencak Silat Included in Unesco's World Intangible Heritage List

The Unesco said Pencak Silat is a long-standing tradition that encompasses numerous aspects: mental, self-defense and aesthetics.

DECEMBER 13 #ARTS

Indonesian Kebaya Should Be as Famous as the Japanese Kimono or the Indian Sari

The traditional kebaya is actually a versatile outfit that modern women can wear every day, even to the office.

DECEMBER 08 #FASHION

Standing Ovation at Yo-Yo Ma's First Jakarta Concert

The musician of 100 albums and 19 Grammy Awards brings Bach's "Six Cello Suites" to the Jakarta International Theatre.

DECEMBER 08 #MUSIC

Jakarta Halal Things Presents World's First Muslim Supermodel Halima Aden

Supermodel Halima Aden becomes a special guest at the two-day event.

DECEMBER 07 #LIFESTYLE

Singapore's Performing Arts Festival to Light Up Stage in May

SIFA 2020 will feature a diverse lineup with performances by both Singaporean and international artists.

DECEMBER 02 #ARTS

Local Gov’t Offers $1,000 Year Long Pass to Komodo Island 

The government targeted 50,000 foreign visits to the island and a revenue of at least Rp 600 billion ($42,5 million) a year.

DECEMBER 01 #TRAVEL

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Operation Lotus

The 1975 military operation annexed then Portuguese East Timor into Indonesia.

#SNAPSHOTS

Operation Lotus

The 1975 military operation annexed then Portuguese East Timor into Indonesia.

December 13 #SNAPSHOTS

Agnez Mo Responds to Critics in Another Interview

Agnez said her recent interview with Yahoo's Kevin Kenny has been taken out of context.

NOVEMBER 30 #MUSIC

Harvest Festival to Promote Local Delicacies to Youths

The festival collected ingredients from Sumatra to Papua to prepare genuine delicacies for visitors.

NOVEMBER 30 #LIFESTYLE

Fifth Annual Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy Kicks Off Saturday

This year's conference will take place at Kasablanka Hall, South Jakarta, with an official theme of "Cooling Off the Hot Peace."

NOVEMBER 29 #DIASPORA

'I Have No Indonesian Blood': Agnez Mo's Love-Hate Relationship With Indonesia

The singer's line 'I don’t have Indonesian blood' has raised a furor in her homeland.

NOVEMBER 28 #MUSIC

UI ArtX Seeks to Redress Lack of Respect for Art

The exhibition is curated by philosopher Tommy F. Awuy.

NOVEMBER 25 #ARTS

Yo-Yo Ma to Perform Bach Cello Suites in First Indonesian Concert

The Jakarta International Theatre will provide 280 speakers in a three-tier auditorium with 2,500 unrestricted view seats for this show.

NOVEMBER 22 #MUSIC

International Jatiluhur Jazz Festival Presents Jazz Au Naturel

The first International Jatiluhur Jazz Festival is kicking off this weekend at the Jatiluhur Dam in Purwakarta, West Java.

NOVEMBER 21 #MUSIC

Energetic Performance Proves Why Don't We Are No Trust Fund Babies

The American boyband wowed their teen fans with catchy mashups and incredible dance choreography in their first-ever concert in Indonesia.

NOVEMBER 21 #MUSIC

Five Runners Dedicate Ultramarathon to Children of Aceh

The runners will complete a 250-kilometer run in four days, tracking regions that were destroyed by the tsunami 15 years ago.

NOVEMBER 19 #SOCIAL

'A Boarding School': New Documentary Dispels Myths of Pesantren as 'Terrorist Schools'

Award-winning Shalahuddin Siregar's latest film documents life inside an Islamic boarding school led by a woman preacher.

NOVEMBER 19 #ARTS

Be Sharp and Suzuki Music to Collaborate in Gala Concert

Be Sharp provides free classical music education to the less privileged elementary school students in Indonesia.

NOVEMBER 19 #MUSIC

New Lens On Papua: Cultural Exhibition Aims to Change Perspectives on Troubled Province

"The Diversity of Papuan Culture" exhibition will go on for a full month at Sarinah Mall in Central Jakarta until Dec. 18.

NOVEMBER 18 #ARTS

Film Festival Chips Away at Intolerance

The Tolerance Film Festival, hosted by IFI Jakarta, is a response to growing sectarianism and bigotry in Indonesia.

NOVEMBER 16 #FILM