Indonesia Vintage

Nostalgic moments, from across the Garuda Indonesia network.

Photography plays a big role in Indonesian history. The richness of Indonesia’s cultural differences, heritage and bio diversity is beautifully captured with the help of the photographer’s skills. An aerial view of paddy fields and forests surrounding Magelang’s Borobudur Temple, Central Java, was taken while flying over the temple in 1928. The Borobudur Temple is one of the most prominent cultural sites in Indonesia. The other two photographs depict people from Nias, North Sumatra, in their daily activities. The pictures, captured in 1867, show Nias women wearing traditional clothes and jewellery, and Nias men with shields, spears and blunderbusses.

More than 40 years ago, the traffic on Jalan Thamrin was much lighter. Hawkers and rickshaws could still be seen near the Selamat Datang Monument and around the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout.