Grace Tan-Johannes

Grace Tan-Johannes is an independent journalist, researcher and international NGO consultant based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Grace writes about travel, cultural survival, environmental issues, popular science and Chinese-Indonesian life.
Grace Tan-Johannes
Grace Tan-Johannes is an independent journalist, researcher and international NGO consultant based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Grace writes about travel, cultural survival, environmental issues, popular science and Chinese-Indonesian life.

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Why more Chinese Indonesians are learning Mandarin, and nurturing their children’s sense of belonging to Chinese culture

Their culture was repressed for decades under Suharto’s anti-Chinese policy, but nowadays Chinese Indonesians are learning Mandarin and educating their children in the language. While most identify as Indonesian, China’s rise makes them proud.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Why more Chinese Indonesians are learning Mandarin, and nurturing their children’s sense of belonging to Chinese culture

Their culture was repressed for decades under Suharto’s anti-Chinese policy, but nowadays Chinese Indonesians are learning Mandarin and educating their children in the language. While most identify as Indonesian, China’s rise makes them proud.

Indonesian archaeologist recalls Flores ‘hobbit’ fossil find 15 years on, and what it meant for him and Indonesian archaeology 

It was a discovery that amazed scientists – a fossilised relative of humans just 106cm tall. Emanuel Saptomo recalls what happened next: a chase around town buying nail polish remover to use as adhesive, and a decision to forgo air travel for a ferry and bus ride, with an extra ticket for ‘Flo’

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Indonesian archaeologist recalls Flores ‘hobbit’ fossil find 15 years on, and what it meant for him and Indonesian archaeology 

It was a discovery that amazed scientists – a fossilised relative of humans just 106cm tall. Emanuel Saptomo recalls what happened next: a chase around town buying nail polish remover to use as adhesive, and a decision to forgo air travel for a ferry and bus ride, with an extra ticket for ‘Flo’

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