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Kids And Family

Education

A day before Indonesia’s Independence Day, the students of JIS Pattimura Elementary looked excited, neatly dressed in red and white clothes. Together with their teachers, they participated in the flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the country’s 72nd Independence Day. Before the ceremony began, a group of students from Year 3 to 5 played the traditional Javanesegamelan, which is one of th...

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Education

A day before Indonesia’s Independence Day, the students of JIS Pattimura Elementary looked excited, neatly dressed in red and white clothes. Together with their teachers, they participated in the flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the country’s 72nd Independence Day. Before the ceremony began, a group of students from Year 3 to 5 played the traditional Javanesegamelan, which is one of th...

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Explore Jakarta

Indonesia is a huge country, spanning more than 17,000 islands, with around 250 million inhabitants and over 300 ethnic groups, all of which make up a fascinating melting pot of cultures. So how can we find out as much as possible about this wonderful country? Where to start? Why not explore what the Indonesian Heritage Society has to offer?  Many newcomers to Indonesia have commented th...

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Sport

Singapore will be the only Southeast Asian country to host a leg of the International Champions Cup for the next four years, so buckle up football fans and catch the earliest possible plane headed to Singapore. This internationally renowned competition features nothing but the best in football; Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain are only a few of the clubs that have competed ...

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Family

Through its goods on display, such as colourful souvenirs, traditional food and drinks, clothes as well as furniture, Betawi Store, which is located inside a traditional Betawi house, showcases the cultural richness of Betawi people (the term Betawi is derived from Batavia, the official name given to Jakarta by the Dutch during the colonial era). Opened on March 23rd 2017, Betawi Store i...

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