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Image of the Day: Brahma Vihara Arama, Bali

September 29th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments 2 Comments »

The sacred Brahma Vihara Arama is located in the north of Bali, south of Singaraja and to the east of Pengastulan. A split-level monastery, its unique feature is on the very top - a replica (albeit small version) of the sacred Borobudur Bhuddist Temple. Of course, my wife Candika being a Bhuddist wanted her foto taken!.


Image of the Day: Vihara Amurya Bhumi, Bali

September 12th, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments 5 Comments »


Bali’s Chinese Connection

August 9th, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments 3 Comments »

Last month a very refined Taiwanese lady restored my faith in the Chinese culture — bruised and bloodied as I am after 30 years battling developers in the Southeast Asian region.

Metakaruna in Semarang: Central Java, Indonesia

August 7th, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments 4 Comments »

Andre Pratama pulled up in front of the headquarters of the 4th military regional command of Diponegoro on Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan, Semarang, last week when, on his way from Solo to Jakarta, he decided to take a brief rest after noting an imposing building on the right side of the road about five kilometers before entering Semarang.

Chinatown Rich in Jakarta History: Jakarta, Indonesia

June 24th, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments 4 Comments »

On the main strip of Jl. Gajah Mada and Jl. Hayam Wuruk in Glodok, businesses both large and small are never short of customers. It has been a center for urban economic activities since the 18th century.

Chinese-Indonesians and Discrimination: Indonesia

May 31st, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments 1 Comment »

Chinese-Indonesians have been discriminated for decades in Indonesia. Being a prominently Islamic nation, some experts say this is the cause, but, there are other underlying factors.

Image of the Day: Klenteng Ling Gwan Kiong, Singaraja, Bali

May 25th, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments 6 Comments »


Recognition of Confucianism: Malang, East Java, Indonesia

May 21st, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments No Comments »

Halim Tobing proudly displays his identity card. “I’ve been waiting for this for 32 years,” the 47-year-old resident of Malang, East Java, said with a smile. Confucianism has been finally recognised as Wahyoe Boediwardhana reports from Malang.

The Chinese in Indonesia

May 4th, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments No Comments »

Identifying someone in Indonesia as a member of the Chinese (orang Tionghoa) ethnic group is not an easy matter, because physical characteristics, language, name, geographical location, and life-style of Chinese Indonesians are not always distinct from those of the rest of the population.

Bhuddism in Indonesia

April 29th, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments No Comments »

Indonesian Buddhism in the early 1990s was the unstable product of complex accommodations among religious ideology, Chinese ethnic identification, and political policy.

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