Over the past two decades, there has been a resurgence of jamu; both in the traditional sense, and a more modern one. Even more so after the global pandemic, the rise of wellness has given new life to the millennia-old tradition. In recognition, the country has nominated it for UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List, which helps protect the social history and cultural impact of endangered traditions.
In the News
- The Indonesian market is considered too risky and complex by many Australian businesses, which worry about the potential for reputational damage and a perceived unfriendly legal system. Lithium, however, could become a bridge to bring the two countries’ business interests closer together. (Nikkei Asia)
- Kota Bandung dan Kota Melbourne, Australia, dipastikan menjalin kerja sama Sister City atau kota kembar pada berbagai bidang, usai rencana kerja sama ini disetujui Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah (DPRD) Kota Bandung. (CNN)
- Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been declared endemic in Indonesia, which means Australia is “in for the long haul” in its efforts to prevent a potentially disastrous incursion from our nearest neighbour. (ABC)
- Indonesia’s playing host to the U-20 was supposed to be a boon for tourism as the economy recovers from the pandemic. What electrified the issue politically was objection to Israeli participation—on ostensibly anti-colonial grounds—from the nationalist PDI-P party to which President Widodo is affiliated. (East Asia Forum)
On the Blog
- The Republic of Indonesia only gained independence 79 years ago, successfully ending some 300 years of Dutch rule. Today, Indonesia’s National Revolution (1945-1949) remains a cornerstone of Indonesian nationalist identity through its symbols, rhetoric, and aesthetics, which are all still highly relevant in modern Indonesia. However Indonesia’s struggle for independence was not simply a national affair. Australia is now remembered as being one of the first Western nations to support Indonesia’s bid for independence. Read more here.
- Dilail Abimanyu talks to Heri Febriyanto from Bendigo Australia Indonesia Klub (Baik) about What is the Bendigo Easter Parade? and the participation of the Indonesian people in following the parade. Listen here. (SBS Indonesia)
- AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! The Kumpul Committee was established to connect with and celebrate the Indigenous cultures of both Australia and Indonesia.
- JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
- 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.
- JOIN AIYA FLEX – our online language exchange now moved to Zoom! It is open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English, and held monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm WIB/4pm AEST. Starting on 4 September, join FLEX here (a recurring link).
- JOIN AIYA LANGUAGE EXCHANGE (IN-PERSON or ONLINE!) LX is back in multiple locations across Australia. Connect, chill, and converse with like-minded youth, meet new friends and engage in cross-cultural exchange. In-person language exchange is on:
- ACT: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Marie Reay Building, ANU. Follow @aiya_act on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- NSW: Every Thursday, 6:30pm, alternating between in-person and online on Zoom. Follow @aiya_nsw on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- VIC: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Gallery Room, Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000. Follow @aiya_victoria on Instagram or Facebook for more info.
- YOGYA: Biweekly on Mondays, 7pm, Lokio Cafe. Follow @aiya.yogyakarta for more info.
- ANU is hosting a seminar on “Mayor selection in clientelistic environments: Causal service delivery effects” on 11 April at 2pm hybrid. Register here.
- Asia Society Australia is hosting a seminar on business, trade, and careers in Southeast Asia, held at RMIT University on the 13th of April. Register here.
- AIYA NSW is hosting a hybrid seminar on “How to Build a Startup – Panel & Networking”. The event will be held on 27 April at 5.30pm AEDT. In-person event will be at Sydney Knowledge Hub, Merewether Building, The University of Sydney.
- AIYA SA will be holding an Iftar dinner in Adelaide on Sunday, 16 April at 5.30pm at Hello Indo Restaurant, 1/271-281 Gouger St. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you’re not fasting! More info here.
- AIYA Victoria is looking for more committee members for their 2023 committee. Apply and find more info here.
- The ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF) is a four-day in person intensive in Kuala Lumpur which aims to cultivate the next generation of leaders in ASEAN and Australia. This year’s AAYLF will uncover challenges and solutions to Future Cities 2050 in the ASEAN-Australia region. Register here by 16 April.
- Inside Indonesia is looking for a reliable volunteer to help with uploading a few articles to the website every couple of weeks. Please send your interest to [email protected]
- The Victorian Government and Trade Investment office in Jakarta is hiring for a Strategic Advisor to Southeast Asia. Read more and apply here by 17 April.
- The John Legge Prize is one of seven prize/grant schemes offered by the Asian Studies Association of Australia. This prize recognizes cutting edge research performed by postgraduates across our broad field of research. Applications for the 2023 John Legge Prize for the Best Thesis in Asian Studies in 2022 are now open until Friday 28 April.
- Find out if you are eligible to receive a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant here.
- Kolaborasi Pengetahuan dan Inovasi Australia Indonesia (KONEKSI) is calling for expressions of interest for the Australia-Indonesia Research Collaboration Grants 2023. Apply here.
- Asia Education Foundation is looking for students to participate in a 3-week virtual Indonesian Language learning program for 44 x Year 9 students in Victorian schools. Express your interest here.
- The Australian Awards Scholarship applications are now open. Apply here by 1 May.
- Indonesia Australia Language Foundation (IALF) is looking for AEF Program Manager to provide support on its international programs. More info here.
- The Jakarta Bintangs is an Australian Football Club with membership open to women, men and children of all nationalities, ages and ability. Beginners are most welcome. The club organizes games throughout the year. Most games are played in Jakarta, with occasional games across Indonesia and overseas. Tours are planned to Bali, Batam, Vietnam and Thailand this year. Trainings are held mostly held at Lapangan Bola Aldiron in Jakarta on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. On occasion, trainings are also held Thursday nights in the GBK complex.To keep up to date with training schedule follow them on Instagram @jakartabintangs, or contact Han on 081119337855. For more information click here.
- Would you like to travel, intern and make lifelong friends in Indonesia for free? Value Learning is sending out an Expression of Interest for the Australian Indonesia Youth Exchange Program. Register here.
- USYD is looking for a Communications and Events officer responsible for producing all communications and marketing material in consultation with the Director and Deputy Director, managing our social media presence and website, coordinating, and promoting all events and activities, and liaising with other professional service units as required to fulfil these tasks. Apply here.
- Mosaic Connections is looking for a Communications Manager to lead with planning and developing social media campaigns. Apply here.
- The Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program will establish 10 new school partnerships between Australian and Indonesian schools. This will include 10 Australian schools and 10 schools from across Indonesia, including schools, madrasahs and pesantren from primary (SD/MI) and secondary levels (SMP/MTs, SMA/MA/SMK). Find the application form for Indonesian schools/madrasahs here and the form for Australian schools here.
- The Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders to obtain a Masters or PhD from an Australian tertiary institution. The Scholarships have been an important component of the Australian Government’s aid program in Indonesia since 1953. Through study, research and networking, scholarship recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia. Applications for these scholarships are open now until the 1st of May.
- Register now to take part in the 17th Indonesian Film Festival Short Film Competition. The theme for the Competition is “Magnum Opus”.
- The Australia-Indonesia Centre is launching its online Talent Accelerator Program (TAP), aimed at increasing the impact and leadership of early career researchers across Indonesia and Australia. Apply here.
- Do you have a great Indonesia-Australia business development idea that needs connecting and support? Submit your ideas to Katalis through its business portal here. Proposals can be submitted all year, and will be subject to approval from the governments of Indonesia and Australia.
- Bukalapak, an Indonesian-based tech unicorn with over 100 million users, 2 thousand plus employees, and a brand new office opening right here in Melbourne! They are looking for multiple positions in Jakarta, Sydney and Melbourne. Apply here.
- DFAT has established the Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund (EMIIF) which seeks to support development ideas across the Indo-Pacific region. If you have a bright development idea consider applying for support here.
- DT Global (KIAT) is opening various employment opportunities and current tenders. Find out more here. KIAT works with its government partners across Indonesia to deliver a range of large and small projects to improve access to infrastructure for all Indonesians.
- Australian Volunteers is temporarily suspending overseas placements but are continuing to support partner organisations through remote volunteering. If you’re interested in volunteering in-country then check-out a range of opportunities here.
- The Australian Government is receiving applications for the Working Holiday Maker program that allows young adults to have a 12 month holiday, during which they can undertake short-term work and study. More info here.
- The Australian National University is offering a course on introduction to Indonesia’s economy and policy environment. This is a chance to learn from world experts on the Indonesian economy in a two-day intensive course. More info here.
- Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental, and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.
- Career Insights: Graduate Programs in International Affairs In this article, YAIA has pulled together a curated list of graduate programs with an international focus, across federal Government departments and agencies, state and territory governments, and the private sector, that are available to apply for in 2023. Find out more here.