Organik Club has become an institution in Jakarta – the place to shop for, eat, and learn about organic produce. Its founder, Santi, has been busier than ever this spring – but she’s not complaining.
Professional tarot card readers in Indonesia are fielding questions from clients about how the Covid-19 emergency will play out for them.
Activists and social welfare advocates fear not enough is being done to prevent the tragedy of Indonesian adolescents committing suicide, with loneliness, bullying, lack of parental support and substance abuse identified as affecting their mental health.
Interfaith couples tell of their struggle to get married in Indonesia where most religious leaders or celebrants refuse to conduct their marriage ceremony, and bureaucratic red tape makes it even more complicated to tie the knot.
Muslim, Chinese and living in Indonesia – ethnic Chinese people who convert to Islam often feel they have to hide their religion from their families, who have ill-informed perceptions about Muslims in Indonesia.
Indonesians know them as Madura sticks. They are said to contain herbal medicine, and women insert them in their bodies in the belief they help them satisfy their men in bed. A doctor, though, says they risk infection and worse.
Country’s government draws up legislation requiring providers of consumer goods and services to have them certified as complying with Islamic law, yet the latter only requires halal certification for food, drinks and cosmetics.