Missing Pieces.

By Jack Profijt, Canada After  their  immigration  to  the  USA  and  Canada,  the  task  of  integrating  into  a  completely  unknown  culture  began.  Finding  employment,  housing  and  other  services  was,  at  times, very  difficult,  as  the  USA  was  going  through  its … Read More

Grocery Stores.

By Bianca Dias-Halpert, Washington, USA The Power of a Grocery Store A new environment, new food, new customs and everything familiar left behind.  We usually do not think of a grocery store as being significant in our daily… Read More

Troops 1947.

Excerpt Translated by Jan Krancher, California, USA After WWII, in an effort to re-establish control of its colony from 1947-1949 the Dutch instigated a “Politionele Acties” (police action) by sending  troops back to Indonesia.  To ease the transition for the troops… Read More

Roy van Broekhuizen.

By Bianca Dias-Halpert, Washington, USA This is a remarkable family story of altruism, survival and faith based values. From immigrant to international entrepeunuer, meet Roy van Broekhuizen Chairman and CEO of Laga Designs International, Inc. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia… Read More

The Silent Nation.

By Jack Profijt, Canada Over the last couple of weeks, I have spent much of my time in contemplation of the Indo experience. Reading the various posts on blogs and web sites and on Facebook groups, I have… Read More

Song: May of 1961.

by Robert Vanderwaall of Massachusetts, USA “May of 1961” It was May of 1961 We arrived by boat from Amsterdam. A voyage that my mind refuse to leave behind. The voyage that changed the course of all our… Read More

Jan Krancher.

BDH:   Where were you born ? JK:  I was born in the beautiful tourist town of Malang, in East Java, the former Dutch East Indies, prior to the Japanese invasion. After struggle for independence, the country became known… Read More

Australian Indofest.

Kathryn Pentecost is currently a PhD student in the School of Communications, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia, Magill Campus. This is her first contribution as a guest author for our web site blog…. Read More

From Canada.

I guess the best way to start would be an introduction. My name is Jack Profijt and I live in Ontario, Canada, and there is no Dutch-Indonesian Community here to speak of.  I live in a small city in… Read More

Welcome to The Indo Project Blog

Welcome to the heart beat of  The Indo Project web site.  Together we will explore the amazing journey of our community which originated in the Dutch East Indies. There are countless stories to share and new discoveries to… Read More