Category: indonesia

How Bali’s Chinese were accepted and integrated into island society – in contrast to other parts of Indonesia

How Bali’s Chinese were accepted and integrated into island society – in contrast to other parts of Indonesia

Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta and other regions often face persecution and discrimination, but those living on the Hindu majority island of Bali say they have never even felt like they were a minority. We look at a history of cultural integration. (Editor) Full article

Jakarta’s street artists brave arrest, sexual harassment to spray city’s walls with colour, character and social critique

Jakarta’s street artists brave arrest, sexual harassment to spray city’s walls with colour, character and social critique

Urban artists take to the streets of the Indonesian capital to add life, spread messages of love or comment on social problems with their murals. We talk to some of the city’s best street artists about their work and inspirations. (Editor) Full article

The Chinese Indonesians with long memories and escape plans in case racial violence flares again – despite signs of tensions easing

The Chinese Indonesians with long memories and escape plans in case racial violence flares again – despite signs of tensions easing

With Chinese former Jakarta governor in jail for insulting Islam, and less than 20 years after Asian economic crisis sparked deadly anti-Chinese riots, some families are taking no chances, with escape routes from country at the ready. (Editor) Full Article