Indonesia is a country that amazes everyone with its exotic resorts, magnificent beaches and mind-boggling nightlife. However, gambling in the country is not everyone’s cup of tea. The reason behind this is the country’s strict laws and regulations. The government and society are against the idea of gambling and if one is caught playing lottery of Indonesia, then they might face serious consequences.
In the past there used to be an official local lottery game in the country that was played by millions of people but because it involved money and because Indonesia is a Muslim ruled state, the ultra religious people pushed for new legislation banning the local lotto games in the country. Since then the only way to play lottery of Indonesia is by visiting online lotto sites.
Online lottery of Indonesia is not legal in the country but this hasn’t stopped people from trying their luck with these websites. There are a number of reputable international lottery sites that accept players from Indonesia. In some cases, these websites offer a currency conversion service so that you can make deposits in your own home currency and in others, they will simply convert the funds for you, charging you a small exchange fee.
The practices of Gudskul, Parasite Lottery and Sindikasi are indicative of the direction that contemporary art in post-1998 Indonesia is taking. These projects embody a notion of care towards specific contexts, while seeking sustainability measures inspired by existing local principles, such as ‘arisan’, a commons-oriented micro-crediting system.