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Archive for August, 2015

What kind of job is “tukang …”? Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

When you learn Indonesian the first time, you notice that there are job titles that begin with “tukang” (pronounced “two-kung”). While at the time you also learn that there are professions and occupations equivalent to English, you also learn that it is not easy to find similar jobs of “tukang…”  For example, “tukang parkir” is…

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Telling Time in Indonesian Posted by on Aug 20, 2015

The following are some of the words and expressions that can be used when telling the time in Indonesian. Indonesian English ·      jam ·      hour, o’clock, and a clock. ·      menit ·      minute ·      detik ·      second ·      tepat ·      sharp or on the dot ·      kurang ·      until the hour ·      lewat/lebih ·      past…

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Pemuteran: The Quieter Side of Bali Posted by on Aug 20, 2015

For most visitors to Bali, your first impression will be the southern part of the island. This is where the airport is, and thus is far and away the most touristy area. Encountering horrendous traffic, pushy touts, and places like the Hard Rock Cafe, you might find yourself wondering why they call this place the…

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Puri Lukisan Museum (Ubud, Bali) Posted by on Aug 18, 2015

Take a short video tour of the beautiful Puri Lukisan Museum in Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali. Set in three buildings surrounded by a lovely garden, this is a great place to take in both traditional and modern Balinese art.

Beginner Indonesian Video Series Posted by on Aug 12, 2015

Are you interested in learning Indonesian, but not quite sure where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Over the past few months, we’ve been putting together a “Beginner Indonesian” video series here on the language & culture blog to help you get started learning this great language, even if you have absolutely…

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