A voyage through Indonesia: tropical reefs and fearless free-divers in the eastern isles

Set sail along the eastern fringes of Indonesia’s vast archipelago to discover remote atolls home to communities of sea nomads, the world’s largest concentration of reef species, and the birds and butterflies that helped shape the theory of evolution.

Three Indonesian recipes from Lara Lee's Coconut and Sambal cookbook

These three recipes — chicken nasi goreng, spiced corn fritters and lamb martabak — are all from from Lara Lee's debut cookbook, which she describes as a love letter to her Indonesian heritage.

Cookbook author Lara Lee on Indonesian cuisine

We talk to Australian-born food writer Lara Lee whose debut cookbook offers a culinary love letter to Indonesian dishes that, as she explains, rely on a delicate balance of flavours, textures and ingredients.

Indonesia: Island hopping

Island hop through an archipelago straddling Eurasia and Australia. The product of ancient tectonic collusions, Indonesia is still a region defined by geological upheaval. Climb its smoking volcanoes, see their might mirrored in vast temples and explore the natural world where weird endemic creatures look you square in the eyes.

Dead whale found with 6 kilograms of plastic in stomach

A dead sperm whale washed ashore in eastern Indonesia with 6 kilograms of plastic in its stomach. The rubbish included 115 drinking cups, 25 plastic bags, plastic bottles, two flip-flops, and more than 1,000 pieces of string. The whale’s exact cause of death is unknown, but observers say the whale may highlight the global plastic pollution problem.

Despite Thousands in Captivity, This Rare Songbird Is Going Extinct

Long coveted for songbird competitions in Indonesia, black-winged mynahs have almost disappeared from the wild.

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