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Amid the dazzling variety of batik available in Indonesia, batik gedhog or Tuban batik, as it is also known, stands out because of its rough, handwoven cotton fabric and its simple indigo-blue and morinda-red patterns representing cotton, rice, edible gourds, creeping vines, small birds, and phoenixes. Batik gedhog is produced in the rural village of Kerek, 100 kilometers west of Surabay...

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Education

As its proponents will tell you, Valentine’s Day calls for an expression of love. That’s the one occasion where commercialization of love is condoned and couples are urged to splurge on material things to show their plus ones that they’re loved. But is Valentine’s Day reserved only for spouses or partners? Many would beg to differ. Popular culture may have narrowed the meaning of love do...

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Explore Jakarta

Amid the dazzling variety of batik available in Indonesia, batik gedhog or Tuban batik, as it is also known, stands out because of its rough, handwoven cotton fabric and its simple indigo-blue and morinda-red patterns representing cotton, rice, edible gourds, creeping vines, small birds, and phoenixes. Batik gedhog is produced in the rural village of Kerek, 100 kilometers west of Surabay...

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Sport

Australian Rules Football is as much a wellspring of unity as it is of opposition, and rarely has this been seen in sharper focus than at the 2016 All Asia Cup played in Ho Chi Minh City. In Indonesia, the fast growing sport of AFL football is played primarily under the aegis of three teams situated at different points of the archipelago: the Jakarta Bintangs, the Bali Geckoes and the Balikpa...

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