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Afternoon Tea with Made Wianta

By Henny Scott The Bespoke Art Tour began by meeting Made Wianta a veteran contemporary artist from Bali, at his birthplace and second home in Desa Apuan, Tabanan Away from their city home of Denpasar, Desa Apuan is a mountainside village with wonderful fresh air where Pak Wianta was born in 1949 and grew up. Home is a beautiful wooden house fully decorated with artworks of different series and periods of his artistic career with a beautiful garden nurtured by his landscape architect wife, Ibu Intan Kirana. Adjacent to his house is a large Hindu temple, Pura Luhur Natar...

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Bespoke Art Tour to Bali

By Henny Scott IndoConnect Art Correspondent, Henny Scott recently led a group of artists, collectors, gallerists and art enthusiasts from Singapore and the USA on a Bespoke Art Tour to Bali meeting luminaries in the art world, some in their homes and inner work sanctums!       Agung Mangu Putra Born in Bali in 1963. Mangu Putra finished his education in Visual Communication Design at Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta (Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta) in 1990. After graduation, he worked as Graphic Designer for 7 years and eventually decided to engage in full time career as a painter in 1998. Obviously it was the right decision to visit Pak Mangu Putra who is regarded as one of Indonesia’s most respected painters. In the early stage of his career, the works created were primarily focused on nature and environmental issues of Bali where he lives. However, recently, he has been conducting a lengthy investigation on Balinese history and the experiences of his own family. Through his paintings, he expresses his feelings and thoughts, following lengthy interviews he has conducted with people who informed him of their past personal stories which have never been documented before! Mangu Putra’s home and studio is in Denpasar, a fabulous space with separated quarters of residence, art studio and viewing gallery, and family temple. It was a treat for everyone to discover this hidden...

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The Girl in Tech – New Frontiers for Women

Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology. For more info: singapore.girlsintech.org www.facebook.com/GirlsInTech/   1. What is the current status of women in tech fields, are they well represented in terms of numbers compared to men? We believe they are not as many as men. Is this true?  Why should it not be a ‘natural fit’ for women and what are the reasons you think stopping more women from joining the tech industry? JT: I believe that the concept of “natural fit” is mostly attributed to...

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ISID Stresses Common Values, Promote Harmony & Fight Radicalism

    The first Indonesia-Singapore Interfaith & Intercultural Dialogue (ISID) highlights common traits among religions and measures to counter radicalism as well as strengthen relations between Singapore and Indonesia The idea was initiated by the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore as part of the ongoing celebrations between Indonesia and Singapore to commemorate its 50 years of diplomatic ties or RISING 50. Ambassador Ngurah Swajaya welcomed the religious leaders to Singapore on 10th July 2017 at the Indonesian Embassy. The Ambassador expressed the hope that this first Interfaith dialogue exchange will not be the last, and that, “more of such exchanges...

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