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The multifaceted life of Nilam Zubir

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 11 2018   /  03:30 am

Nilam ZubirAt only 22, Nilam Zubir has proven herself to be versatile in many roles, from being a student to a book writer and recently, a photographer.Few Indonesian photographers may be really interested in Bali as the Island of Gods is too popular, but Nilam is different.In late April at the Sultan hotel in Jakarta, she displayed over 50 photographs about the famed resort island in an exhibition titled The Other Spot of Bali: Jejak Sejarah di Pakerisan (Traces of History in Pakerisan), shining a spotlight on Pakerisan village in Gianyar regency.“My photos tell of 11 historical and sacred temples along the Pakerisan River, which many Balinese surprisingly do not know about. They have stories that are worth knowing, such as the history of Javanese people who migrated to Bali,” she said. Among the temples, the oldest is Alas Jagasari, which is 3 kilometers north of Tampaksiring Palac...