Taman Sari Water Castle, the former Sultan of Yogyakarta’s bathing complex, built in the 18th century.
Rear entrance to the Watercastle
Kampoeng Cyber seen from atop the Watercastle walls.
Friends gathering for food almost always take out their cell phones at the table.
Villagers gathering for an afternoon chat outside Yogyakarta
Javanese gamelan players at the Sultan’s palace, or Kraton.
Local home once converted into a fishing shop. After the owner began selling online, the shop moved to a larger location on the main street.
Most neighbourhoods in Indonesia have a “Pos Ronda” (Indonesian) or “Cakruk” (Javanese). Usually used for socializing and playing cards at night while keeping an eye on the neighbourhood, Kampoeng Cyber’s Cakruk has been converted to a free wifi hotspot site for residents.
Characters styled after Javanese wayang shadow puppets browse the Internet, which is displayed in Javanese script on a mural.
A mural in Kampoeng Cyber depicting an idealized traditional Javanese scene complete with a batik maker and becak driver
A quiet morning in Kampoeng Cyber
A map depicting the houses that were connected to the internet in 2010-11
A narrow alleyway in Kampoeng Cyber. Most houses are very close together.