Despite a long history in Indonesia, Judaism isn’t one of the country’s officially recognised religions. But a small community in North Sulawesi—home to the only synagogue in the archipelago—isn’t letting that hold them back from worshipping while living in harmony alongside neighbours of other religions.
Akan Datang: It’s a war of petitions in Singapore
A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Singaporeans sign petitions for and against the repeal of a colonial-era anti-LGBT law, the Vietnamese government hopes to set up social media platforms to rival Facebook, and the rupiah plummets in Indonesia.
The Roots of the Hate
The existence of a tiny supremacist Malay Power faction within the Malaysian underground music scene and the reasons behind its rise suggest that in Southeast Asia, the meanings of global subcultures sometimes get lost in cultural translation.