Q & A with Aaron Seeto, Director of Museum MACAN

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With the first anniversary of the opening of Museum MACAN approaching, we were thrilled when Aaron Seeto found time to talk with us. Aaron is the Director of Museum MACAN, the pioneering modern and contemporary art institution in Jakarta. Aaron spoke about his role, the mission of the Museum, his background and now, life in Jakarta.  *Kenalkan Aaron Continue Reading

5 Art Galleries you should know about in Jakarta

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In a city as diverse and dynamic as Jakarta, it’s no wonder the art scene is alive and flourishing. If you are an art fan visiting or living in Jakarta, you are in for an exciting ride! The five galleries we profile today facilitate all forms of art; whether it's paintings, installations or live performances, and all support emerging artists and encourage Continue Reading

Pregnancy & Birth Traditions in Indonesia : Aulia’s story

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Around the world, when it comes to having babies, every culture has its own special customs. This is a topic we've been curious about for a while now, in particular we were keen to investigate pregnancy, birth and parenting practices of Indonesian women living in Jakarta. An opportunity presented itself to find out more while chatting with Aulia, the Continue Reading

How to make Klepon : a sweet Indonesian snack

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If you are on the island of Java, Indonesia, this local sweet snack is called klepon, ondeh-ondeh if you’re in Singapore, Malaysia and parts of Sumatra. The difference in name is testament to how well-loved (and travelled) klepon is. From Java, where klepon originates, this treat spread across the Malay Archipelago and even inspired a folk song entitled Continue Reading