Stephanie is an author and travel writer who lives in Bali and covers the cultural Hidden Heritage section monthly. Traveling to far reaches of Indonesia, Stephanie finds stories of myths and legends and covers cultural festivals. From Aceh to Timor her stories feature remote places across the archipelago. See more of her stories on www.travelwriter.ws
NOW! Jakarta contributors Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf travelled to Banda Neira Island, taking a deeper look of both its beauty and dark history.
Spending time in nature, standing on the rim of an active volcano was made more meaningful by catching a brief moment with a flower seller and finding out a little about the legend of the Tengger people.
40 films from 14 countries will be presented and 25 directors in attendance with Q & A sessions.
Go on the hunt for a local battle Peresean stick-fighting ritual and see a most extraordinary display of Sasak skill, dance and combat play out.
17 sub-tribes of Dayaks gather to dance, sing, play their traditional instruments and celebrate their culture at Jari Janang Kalalawah festival.