Mount Merapi

The word empu or grandmaster craftsman in Javanese relates to someone with a deep understanding of life and whose craftsmanship is unquestionable — both in its technical and spiritual aspects. The works of an empu are not only valuable due to their high quality in terms of materials, design and […]

Indonesians in Focus: Godod Sutejo

Long before other regional cuisines of Indonesia were known to other regions, West Sumatra cuisine, popularly called masakan Padang, was already on the culinary map. Decidedly hot and spicy, it slowly became one of the country’s most famous cuisines. Dishes like rendang or balado were even in the bags of […]

West Sumatra Cuisine