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Chinese Indonesians pray inside the 4-century-old Kim Tek Ie Temple in Jakarta’s Chinatown quarter for the fortune in the Chinese New Year. Under the Suharto’s 32-year New Order regime, Chinese culture was suppressed in Indonesia. After the fall of Suharto, the Chinese Indonesians are free to preserve their tradition. Since 2004, thanks to the later president Abdurrahman Wahid, the Chinese New Year has been decreed as a national holiday. In Indonesia, Chinese New Year is regarded as the holy day of the Confucius religion, the country’s 6th state-recognized religion.

Jakarta, Indonesia, 2014

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