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Chasing Dolphins

The haze is floating among fogs and salty water. Tens of boats with colourful paints are trying to race with others. Five, or more, passengers sit in row in a narrow space of the boat. With a binocular or camera hanging on their necks, they are competing with the waves. It’s almost morning, and the…

Peeling Up the Mother Earth

Accordingly to the list Mining Business License (Izin Usaha Pertambangan/IUP) which had been issued by the national government of Indonesia, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resource, Republic of Indonesia, in August 2016, it is possible to acquire image about the total width of exploited area for mining activities in Indonesia. Those lists consisted of…

The Fifth Gender

In the old times, pre-Islamic period, the position of bissu is the adviser or the king. Their main rule is to lead any spiritual and sacred ceremonies, to take care the kingdom heritages artifacts, and to heal the sick ones. In this current time, these functions are taken away from them. With the influences of…

The Twelfth Players

It was in 2000. During the match against Arema Malang at Gajayana Stadium, the supporters of Aremania heroically shouted songs to support their local football club. It had made pressures and stresses among players of Makassar Football Club (Persatuan Sepak Bola Makassar/PSM). Furthermore, it also made them playing nervously and mistakenly. And fortunately, PSM was…

The Spirits of Rambu Solo

One of the four major ethnic groups in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, inhabits the mountainous region of this continent. They are called as Toraja and it is derived from Buginese language term to riaja, means “people of the uplands”. Then in the Dutch colonial era, these people are named as Toraja. The Toraja people are renowned…

Imaging Puya

In the traditional beliefs of Toraja people, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, death is not the end of life cycle. It is the beginning of someone’s journey to meet The Greatest. This traditional belief conception believes that all the living things will reach puya, the dream of heaven for all people after death. It is the reason,…

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