Indonesia: A journey to fairyland

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The Negeri Dongeng Nusantara (Nusantara fairyland) exhibition at Kemang’s Dia.Lo.Gue, which runs until Aug. 20, brings to life the stories of our nation through a series of illustrations from works of children’s literature.

The Negeri Dongeng Nusantara (Nusantara fairyland) exhibition takes us on a journey far, far away, yet it is somewhere close to our childhood memories.

When we were younger, chances are we were read stories about young princes and princesses, animals who talked, danced, and raced and knights and warriors who fought monsters to save the day. The stories came from books, books that contained pictures which communicated the reality — or in this case fantasy — of the stories, making us keen to read on and subconsciously absorb the moral lessons.

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Author: Zafar Anjum

I am a writer based in Singapore.

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