In the news

  • Mount Sinabung in north Sumarta erupted on Wednesday, sending clouds of ash and hot smoke 4km high.
  • In the New York Times, read about the fishermen from the small whaling village of Lamalera, in eastern Indonesia, that have been hunting whales for centuries and continue to do so with permission from the Indonesian government. But conservationists are calling for a stricter regulation of this practice.
  • ‘Instagram is driving Indonesia’s wedding wars to dizzying heights.’ Gain an insight to weddings in modern Indonesia in Vice.
  • Facebook will open an office in Jakarta this month, as part of the requirements for its operation in Indonesia.
  • Meet Indonesia’s nudist community (bahasa Indonesia).

On the blog

  • To celebrate the 72nd Independence Day of Indonesia in August, the PPIA Victoria has organised a comedy musical drama called Temu Lawak (Teater Muda Langkah Awal Kemerdekaan). We chat to Kevin Joshua, the project manager of Temu Lawak 2017.
  • This weekend the Indonesia Garudas are heading to Melbourne to join the AFL International Cup from August 5-19 2017.



  • Do you use dwibahasa on social media? An AIYA Masters student is looking for participants in a study investigating language behaviours of using Indonesian and English on social media. Take part in the survey today.
  • Volunteer apps are now open for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017 (UWRF17).

Apply for NAILA

Apply today for NAILA 2017 – applications have been extended until 1 September for a wide range of categories, including the new categories of a Junior Executive Award, Senior Executive Award, and the Teacher’s Award.

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