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A Journey Across Java – 2017

After  a succesful journey last year, Heritage Destinations are repeating their ‘Journey Across Java’ this year with another small group of interested and interesting people. Beyond Bali, much of Indonesia is unknown to many Australians. But in many respects, Indonesia … Continue reading

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Ubud Writers and Readers Festival – An Indonesian Trilogy

A large crowd gathered at the Festival Club at Bar Luna on Thursday evening for an island-hopping adventure across Indonesia with voyager and historian Ian Burnet. The moderator, Toni Pollard, interviewed Ian about his three books on Indonesia – Spice … Continue reading

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Ian Burnet at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2016

The 13th UWRF will be held 26–30 October, 2016,  celebrating the theme Tat Tvam Asi or ‘I am you, you are me’. This powerful ideology is crucial to the collective identity of Indonesia – uniting people from incredibly diverse religious, ethnic, cultural and historical backgrounds … Continue reading

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Bill Dalton’s ‘Archipelago’ Book Review

In this final saga of the author’s three books about his 30 years in Indonesia, Ian Burnet combines his love of adventure and travel with his knowledge of the region’s history to take us on a personal journey through geographic … Continue reading

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Candi Sewu (The 999 temples of Princess Loro Jonggrang?)

Many people visit the magnificent ninth century Hindu Temples of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu at the temple complex of Prambanan outside Yogyakarta in Central Java. But not everybody visits the eight century Buddhist temple known as Candi Sewu which is … Continue reading

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Buku Indonesia karya Penulis Australia Laris di Canberra

TEMPO.CO, Canberra – Tiga puluh tahun tinggal di Indonesia, membuat Ian Burnet tidak saja mencintai Indonesia, tetapi menuangkannya dalam tiga buku apik tentang Indonesia. Ketiga karyanya tersebut, pertama Spice Islands, yang terbit pada 2011, East Indies terbit pada 2013 dan … Continue reading

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Durian – The King of Fruits

The durian is known as the ‘King of the Fruits’ a label that can be attributed to its huge size (up to 7kg for some varieties), formidable look, and (for some)  an overpowering odour. With this size and this crazy … Continue reading

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