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The Kanekes people – better known as Baduy – live in the Kanekes villages in the mountainous Kedeng region of Banten Province. An ancient Sundanese-speaking people, the Baduy have been living in these villages for centuries, perhaps since the 5th century. Visitors can only enter their territory, which is marked by 179 points such as rock outcroppings, a river, tree or hill, after obtaining a tr...

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Education

A postal worker in Jakarta hears an odd noise as he enters the mailroom. His ears lead him to a medium sized post box wrapped in brown paper and wedged into a corner of the room. As he grows closer the noise distinguishes itself as a soft, whimpering chirp. He looks at the sender’s address: Sumatra. Inside sits a tiny, orange orphan, her mother killed, each a victim of the illegal wildlife trad...

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Explore Jakarta

The Kanekes people – better known as Baduy – live in the Kanekes villages in the mountainous Kedeng region of Banten Province. An ancient Sundanese-speaking people, the Baduy have been living in these villages for centuries, perhaps since the 5th century. Visitors can only enter their territory, which is marked by 179 points such as rock outcroppings, a river, tree or hill, after obtaining a tr...

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Sport

When Wynne Prakusya was 14 years old, she competed in her first professional tennis tournament. Having grown up in a tennis-loving family, Wynne decided to turn pro in 1998. Throughout her career, which lasted until 2007, Wynne has won 2 WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) doubles titles, 9 ITF (International Tennis Federation) singles and 17 ITF doubles titles. Wynne’s highest accomplishments as ...

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Family

Both locally made and imported honey is available at Jakarta’s premium supermarkets. However, while anyone can find liquid (“runny”) honey easily, I rarely see creamy-texture, semi-solid whipped honey – and most honey available here is the non-infused one. Honey Lane offers liquid honey along with whipped honey; they are made with local nectars, and are infused with Indonesian ginger, cinnamon ...

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