The Batik and the Cobek

Like many other Dutch-Indonesian refugees, our family took only a few meager possessions with us when we made the journey across the Atlantic from Holland to America. I was almost 4 at the time and once we arrived, we settled into a cramped and dark 2 ½ room apartment above an auto parts store on…

Tamara Fieldings Wajang World.

Tamara Fielding was recently featured in an article in the Jakarta Globe, titled ‘Taking Wayang to the World Stage. You can find the article here:  http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/arts/taking-wayang-to-the-world-stage/524694. Tamara will be going to the Indo Heritage Fest August 11, 2012.  

BRIDGING THE GAP IN DUTCH-INDONESIAN GENEALOGY.

When the Dutch government eventually granted independence to their former colony, the Dutch (Netherland) East Indies in 1949, a large community of some 200,000 Indos were forced to find a new homeland.  They were the offspring (descendants) of former Dutch and other European settlers, who often intermarried with women of Indonesian or other mixed ancestry. …

My Oom Bert Simon

A recent article in “De Java Post” about Oom Bert Simon, started me thinking.  Oom Bert was one of eight children; I don’t remember if he was the 3rd or 4th child.  He was very popular with the Indo/Indonesian community in Holland, as he was Station Manger for Garuda Indonesian Airways.  He was also my…

Petition About WWII Backpay and Damage Reparations in the Former Dutch East Indies.

The Indisch (Indo) Cultural Center in collaboration with the Indisch (Indo) Platform calls on Dutch Indonesian (Indo) people to sign a new petition about the so-called “Indo Issue” relating to WWII compensation.  67 years after the Japanese capitulation, the Dutch Government still refuses to compensate Indos for the damage they have suffered during the war.  WWII German…

Welcome to our NEW Website.

Welcome to our new website. May 2012 is the month of new and exiting things for The Indo Project. We launch our new website and some board members will get to meet the Indo Community at the Holland Festival in Long Beach May 27, 2012. We continuously evolve to better serve our constituents and visitors.…

Meet TIP @ 23rd Holland Festival Long Beach Calif.

Once again the Dutch and Indo community of greater Los Angeles are coming together to celebrate their shared cultural heritage.  The Holland Festival in Long Beach has become an annual reunion for many families, who bring their blankets and pic nic folding chairs to sit on the lawn.  Different vendors selling Dutch and Indonesian products…

2012 INDO SURVEY

May 8th, 2012 Ethnographic Research on The Indo Diaspora Hello Indo community and supporters! This is Jamie Stern, and a lot has happened in the year-and-a-half since you kindly responded to my first survey. To those who are unfamiliar with the first survey, you may view the results here:  Dutch-Indonesian Survey Results 2011 As I…