Author: Nadine

Crocodile Pit

Crocodile Pit

These are some photos taken at the “Lubang Buaya” complex in Jakarta, near the Halim Airport. An old military facility, this is said to be the site where seven high ranking Indonesian Army officials where tortured and murdered by “communist traitors” in an attempt to overthrow the government in 1965. The memorial site consists of …

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Harlem Cake

Harlem Cake

Last night I took my new camera out for the first time. ¬†Of course I hadn’t familiarized myself with anything, so I just put it to automatic mode and snapped away (= mostly blurry photos, must do better next time) This is what happened at Paola’s birthday party in Jakarta, Febuary 22, 2013. Some of …

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V-Day #1billionrising in Jakarta

V-Day #1billionrising in Jakarta

  We danced. For women, against violence, for equality, against discrimination, or something. Strike, dance, rise. Dinda. Jump! She was the best dancer. The organizer took a minute to smile at me before an interview. Ibu Mardiyah Chamim. Metro TV crew. Friends. She did not want to be photographed. These guys rolled up. He was …

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Some nights and days of rain

Some nights and days of rain

Took these on my way to work today, ca. 9am. Bunderan HI and Menteng area. <Edit: this is just in my area, which can be considered the central business hub of Jakarta with the main roads and office towers. Now wading knee deep in water and watching traffic chaos unfold may make it sound like …

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Outsmarting traffic with Jakarta’s Go-Jek

Outsmarting traffic with Jakarta’s Go-Jek

Whoever has been to Jakarta knows how it is to be stuck in traffic. Epic, hopeless congestions will make you want to tear your hair out, especially if you are trying to get home after a long day and you KNOW your home is – in theory – only a few kilometres away. Unfortunately, Jakarta …

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Singapore Startups Radar

Singapore Startups Radar

Several interesting startups were presented at Penn Olson’s first Startup Asia Conference last week in Singapore some of wich I would like to review here. Innova Tech Anti-loss gear Manufacture of electronics is Singapore’s economic backbone. So no wonder there are some interesting hardware startups springing up here. This one tackles a very common problem …

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Indonesian Startups Radar

Indonesian Startups Radar

Indonesian Startups Radar I’m on my more or less anual visit to Indonesia, where I grew up. Indonesia’s social media and tech scene has been rapidly developing these past few years. Indonesians have been particularly eager to adopt social networking sites and smart phones, making them the third largest group of users on facebook. But …

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Women I admire! (random list)

Women I admire! (random list)

I’m not exactly a feminist. I’m not even a very political person. But I’m a woman and I suddenly realized I don’t really know that many women and there are definitely more men than women in the group of people I would call my “professional network”. That sucks! Which is why I went and joined …

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I’m at Free Culture Incubator No. 7 COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY

I’m at Free Culture Incubator No. 7 COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY

On June 30th, please join us at the Free Culture Incubator at Supermarkt, Berlin. The Free Culture Incubator is a series of workshops initiated by Ela Kagel, with the aim to explore the different facets and models that make up ‘free’ culture, ranging from digital rights to open innovation and collaborative consumption. This session’s topic …

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