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Jakarta Post

Richard Oh’s relentless pursuit of the enrichment of the mind

  • Sebastian Partogi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 23 2019   /  02:26 am

Richard OhRichard Oh finds his creative fuel through his love of books and casual chats on various topics with anyone he meets.Indonesian filmmaker Richard Oh takes his intellectual and creative pursuits very seriously.“At home, he [Richard] reads books incessantly,” said his wife, novelist and writer Pratiwi Juliani.Visitors of the Reading Room café in Kemang, South Jakarta, can usually spot 59-year-old Richard sitting in his favorite corner. Sometimes, he can be heard cussing and yelling at his computer screen as he plays online chess games against strangers thousands of kilometers away.The cafe proves Pratiwi’s description of the avid-reading Richard. As its name suggests, it is a reading room filled with thousands of books from various genres and of different languages that visitors can read freely.Reading various books and talking to a diverse range of people have turned Rich...