At the end of the wooden dock on Papan Island, Togean islands, Tojo Una-Una regency, Central Sulawesi, Magali, 33, was chatting to some locals. Suddenly, the French tourist stood up and approached a man who was sitting on the edge of the…
The hard work of farmers to cultivate rice fields and produce rice to feed people is not trivial. There is a cultural value and depth of philosophy of life, which supports the sustainability of the earth and humans.
The Koke Bale house is usually built at the center of the village. It is furnished with various relics from the ancestor. Two-hundred-year-old banyan trees stand flanking a traditional tilt house. The trees’ aerial roots touching parts…
Coffee is more than an economic commodity to the Waerebo community on the island of Flores. Neither is it just a hot drink to repel the cold breeze from the mountains.
There is a unique tradition the Aceh people have in which they welcome Ramadhan, namely through meugang. This is a moment where family gathers to enjoy meat a day before the fasting month.
As time went by, the dolalak has changed, as have its lyrics, and the accompanying songs and costumes have become increasingly profane.
The water buffalo, which is slaughtered in the 'Rambu Solo' is a symbol of respect and devotion from the family to the deceased.
When the man whispers, nature listens. That's when the 'tulak bele' (to get rid of dangers) ritual is held.
The area has come to life due to simple micro hydro technology and its people’s spirit of independence.
By definition, politics is the search for and the attempt to retain power, or the opposing of the exercise of power.