Experts say Indonesian soap operas can be detrimental to family life. Photo: Alamy

The surreal world of soap operas in Indonesia, where the more unbelievable it is the better

Sinetron – as they are called in Indonesian – are the highest rated and longest running shows in the country. From characters sleeping in full make-up to look beautiful to evil stepmothers, critics say they convey an unhealthy view of life

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Experts say Indonesian soap operas can be detrimental to family life. Photo: Alamy
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