Toraja is indeed Melo II – Death, Funerals and Graves

Continued from Toraja is indeed Melo I – Batutumonga and the Bamboo Forest This is the second of a three-part account of a recent short trip to Tana Toraja. Situated in the highlands of central Sulawesi, it is a land of breathtaking beauty, rugged landscapes and and a unique culture that embraces death, bloody sacrifices […]

The one Suharto analysis you should read

Unspun has not hig regard for the FEER but thinks highly of Jeremy Wagstaff, a former correspondent for the Asian Wall Street Journal and now a tech columnist, a blogger and an author to boot. In the analytical piece below you will see why. Way before he reinvented himself into a tech columnist Jeremy was […]

Suharto’s death: why the surprise?

Why is it that Death always seems to either surprise, shock, and sadden people into reverence?For an alternative attitude about Death visit here. clipped from news.bbc.co.uk Indonesia ex-leader Suharto dies Indonesian ex-leader Suharto, 86, has died after suffering multiple organ failure for the second time this month. He died at 1310 (0610 GMT) after slipping […]