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In 1996, Bernhard Bart, a Swiss architect who was learning Indonesian in Padang, made a sketch of an old, intricate Minangkabau songket on display at the Padang Museum. When he attempted to find a similar weaving in the markets of Pandai Sikek and Payakumbuh, he found only poor-quality textiles with simplified patterns. Intrigued, Bart began to research Minangkabau songket, eventually photograp...

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Education

Even if you’re the most selfish person in human history, it’s still in our nature to give. We give different things, for varying purposes, to accomplish different goals. We gift a special someone a box of chocolates in hopes of receiving gratitude (maybe in the form of a kiss or a hug), or we invest money (which is still technically giving) in a growing company so that we can make more m...

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Explore Jakarta

In 1996, Bernhard Bart, a Swiss architect who was learning Indonesian in Padang, made a sketch of an old, intricate Minangkabau songket on display at the Padang Museum. When he attempted to find a similar weaving in the markets of Pandai Sikek and Payakumbuh, he found only poor-quality textiles with simplified patterns. Intrigued, Bart began to research Minangkabau songket, eventually photograp...

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Sport

For any sporting team, especially a young team in a sport many had not even seen until a few years ago, there are inevitable obstacles on the way to success. There are injuries, inexplicable losses in games that get away from you in minutes, and the dreaded plateau whereby a young athlete hitherto improving markedly every month just plain stops still in some kind of unchanging athletic purgator...

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Family

A new exhibition at Plaza Indonesia encourages children to interact with and learn more about modern technology. It seems like a lifetime ago when children still climbed on trees, played with their dolls or train sets and didn’t need much more than crayons and a blank piece of paper to keep them happy and occupied. Kids these days have other needs and desires: they are often spotted g...

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