The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has brought technocrats and governments together to start looking at a very different future for our cities.
In the news
- Seaweed farms had all but disappeared from the Ceningan Strait over the past decade as Bali’s tourism boom finally reached this sleepy island chain. Now the tourists are gone and the farms have sprung up again, stretching out over sandy shoals in checker-board patches. (ABC News)
- Started in 2012 by studying the Javanese script first in Yogyakarta, Diaz Nawaksara is now able to read and write over 30 ancient Indonesian scripts–a rare ability considering that most Indonesians can only read one or two scripts. Some scripts are as old as 500 years. (CNA News)
- The term ‘nursing home’ has been embedded in Indonesian society as a place to live for elderly who are poor, are neglected, and do not have families, showing unfavourable stigma. How can Australia learn from a personalised approach to aged care in the Sawojajar street in Malang? (John Menadue)
- Pemerintah Australia menawarkan warganya tiket setengah harga untuk penerbangan ke tempat-tempat wisata domestik yang masuk dalam daftar. Ini merupakan cara baru Australia untuk menggenjot pariwisata yang terpukul akibat pandemi COVID-19. (BBC News Indonesia)
- President Joko Widodo is making the Job Creation Law a signature component of his second and final term as a tool to cut red tape and encourage investment. He has persisted with the laws despite ongoing criticism that it will adversely affect workers’ rights. (The Australia-Indonesia Centre)
On the Blog
- Bubur (porridge) is one of the well-known traditional foods amongst Indonesian people, and it is often eaten for breakfast. Due to its popularity, this food can be found easily and is sold in almost any location. For today’s active internet users, “is the porridge stirred or not?” (bubur diaduk atau tidak diaduk?) may sound familiar. This quote calls into question our preferences and how we eat porridge, generally bubur ayam or other rice-based porridge. Find out more here.
- The ambitious plan to move the capital became a big deal, not just in Indonesia, but also to non-Indonesians who don’t even live in Indonesia. There appears to be plenty of confusion as to why it’s happening and why on the island of Borneo of all places. What is happening in Jakarta that is making the government want to move to a new capital? Find the answers here.
- JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our new Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
- FLEX – our online language exchange is shifting over to Discord from UniBridge
- Games nights – AIYA will be hosting casual and impromptu gatherings on Discord
- Ngobrol santai – any AIYA member will be able to join and chat with other members whenever you want.
- 13 March – AIYA Yogyakarta IG Live akan mendiskusikan mengenai Australia Award Scholarship bersama salah satu awardee Muhammad Ammar. Gabung di Instagram live @aiya.yogyakarta pukul 7 malam WIB.
- 13, 20, & 27 March – AIYA SulSel is having IELTS Practice & Discussion series exclusively for AIYA members. Covering listening, reading, and writing skills, the course is held at 11.00 – 12.30 WITA on different days. Register here and more info here.
- 20 March – AIYA NTT AAS Info Session 2021 will invite three special guests to deliver some tips and tricks to get the scholarship. The event will be held at 3pm WITA via Zoom Meeting. Register here and details here.
- 4 – 13 March – Legenda Exhibition Photo 2021 is a photo essay that portrays Indonesian mythologies. The photo and mural exhibition is held at SIGNAL, Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne at 12pm – 4pm. More details here.
- 14 March – #AIYAConnect is releasing their 2nd Episode- Staying Sane 101; Supporting you and your loved ones. Participants will have the chance to discuss the topic with Jennifer Budimulia, Co-Founder of Seribu Tujuan as a speaker. Stay tuned at AIYA Jakarta’s socials for more details.
- 17 March – Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) will hold a webinar on refugees rights and protection. The event will be followed by the launch of the Special Issue of Asian Journal of Law and Society on Presidential Regulation No. 125 of 2016, at 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Register here.
- 25 March – AIYA NSW Malam Karier 2021“Positioning yourself for professional success in a post-COVID world”. Join us for a night of networking and personal development as you learn and connect with leading professionals from a range of fields. You have the option to attend the event online or offline. Register here.
- March – Monash in Indonesia webinar series will be held throughout March to introduce Indonesia’s first foreign university; its post-grad courses, scholarships and application process. Register a session here.
- Suara Indonesia Dance are hosting online Indonesian dance classes via zoom. They’re held on Friday nights between 6:30pm – 7:30pm AEST. All ages and levels welcome. Read more and book via Paypal here.
- Listen to cosy and in-depth conversations between talented individuals about social and cultural issues in Indonesia and Australia. Explore the Sana-Sini Podcast here.
- Kremes Podcast provides lovers of Australia and Indonesia with a chance to listen to a range of Aus-Indo topics from casual chats about our shared cross-cultural experiences to more informative discussions like tips on living/studying/working in Australia. Listen here.
- Indonesia Project Global Seminar – ANU’s Indonesia Project is bringing you a weekly series of seminars on COVID-19 right to your living room. Join in for live discussions, or surf through the archives of previous seminars here.
- Passionate about women’s empowerment and gender equality? Join AIYA’s Special Project: Women! Apply by 20 March by emailing your CV and cover letter to [email protected] or [email protected]. Details here.
- Join NAILA! The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards is seeking a Program Coordinator, Program Officer, Creative & IT Officer, Language Officers and Videographer/Photographer. Application due 28 March and should be emailed to [email protected]. More info on NAILA’s website.
- Asian Studies Association Australia is funding numerous prizes, awards and grants for publication, workshops, and postdoctoral writing in 2021. Applications open, more information here.
- ACICIS (Australian Consortium for ‘In‐Country’ Indonesian Studies) is hiring a Marketing & Student Recruitment Officer in Yogyakarta. The position is for Indonesin nationals only. Apply by 22 March here.
- Cardno is hiring a Finance Manager to join the Economic Cooperation Program Collaborative Hub in Jakarta. Apply by March 27 here.
- ANU & SMERU Research have opened grant applications for collaborative research projects between Australians and Indonesians. Covid-relevant research areas are encouraged this year; apply by 31 March here.
- New Naratif is calling for applications to fill in several remote positions; Advocacy Manager, Freelancer Community Organiser, and Research Editor. The positions suit those who are advocating for progressive values in Southeast Asia. More details here.
- AIFIS-MSU Conference on Indonesian Studies is calling for abstracts with submission deadline on 31 March. The conference welcomes scholars with interests in history, culture, anthropology, sociology, language and arts of Indonesia. For more information click here.
- University of Sydney Southeast Asia Centre is offering two $5000 writing grants for early stage academics to write an article on their PhD topics, and gain mentorship whilst doing so. More info here.
- Bamboo Micro Credit is an Australian NGO offering loans to Indonesians in need. They are seeking a Board Director based in Perth. Read more here and email for more info here.
- Monash University Indonesia is looking to appoint a number of professional positions across a range of areas and levels. Applications open for Chief Operations Officer, Educational Technology and Design Manager, and Senior Officer Community Engagement. Click here for the complete list.
- Asia Group Advisors (AGA) is a strategic advisory firm and are currently seeking two Indonesian specialist roles: analyst and senior associate. More info here.
- Indonesia Council Open Conference has an open call for proposals. The ICOC will focus on the partnerships that underpin Australia-Indonesia relations. Instructions for paper and presentation submissions are available here.
- The Indonesian Film Festival Australia is open for submissions for 2021. This year’s theme, ‘Myopia’, is a celebration of all the little things that often get overlooked. More info here and apply here.
- Have you got some stories to share about Southeast Asia? Pitch an idea to The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. SSEAC is looking for a breadth of disciplinary focus including history, law, political science, agriculture, medicine, among others. For more info click here.
- Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from a diverse range of people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.