Author Archives: Meissy Sabardiah

When movies, music and dance collide

When movies, music and dance collide

One of my most memorable movie experiences happened when I was 9 years old and my mom took me to watch “Tjoet Nja’ Dhien”. It was an Indonesian historical piece about the Indonesian national heroine Tjoet Nja’ Dhien’s journey leading Aceh people in their fight against the Dutch colonisers (1880-1905). I was blown away by thatContinue Reading

Jakarta Night Festival

Jakarta Night Festival

For the last six years, I have been living between my hometown Bogor and Jakarta (Indonesia’s capital). Bogor is a city in West Java located very close to Jakarta (approximately 60 km, or 1.5 hours drive). Up until now I haven’t spent New Year’s Eve in Jakarta and experienced its big celebrations. Before 2012, mostContinue Reading

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