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The Centhini Story, the Javanese Journey of Life
by Author Dr. Soewito Santoso and Co-Author Kestity Pringgoharjono
Book Launch, and a Photo Exhibition by Fendi Siregar


13 September 2006 

Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 18955


The Centhini Story’s first launch was held at the Singapore Art Museum. The launch was officiated by Mr. Michael Koh, CEO of the National Heritage Board, Mr. Andra Djati, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Singapore, and Dato’ Ng Jui Sia, CEO Times Publishing, parent of The Centhini Story’s publisher Marshall Cavendish.  The launch was observed by His Majesty Sri Susuhunan Paku Buwono XIII direct line to Sri Susuhunan Paku Buwono V who commissioned the original manuscript of Serat Centhini, on which The Centhini Story is based.

Lecture about The Centhini Story
14 September 2006
National University Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260

A supporting event to the launch of The Centhini Story : Javanese Journey of Life was held at National University of Singapore in a lecture presented by Dr. Soewito Santoso and hosted by Professor John Miksic, of the Southeast Asian Studies Department at the National University of Singapore.

"Origins of Desire…Whose Desire?"

Singapore Writers Festival - Fringe Program


3 November 2012

The Arts House

1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429


Kestity was invited as co-speaker, together with Australian author Linda Jaivin, on a panel discussion at the 2012 Singapore Writers Festival’s Fringe Program.  The discussion titled “Origins of Desire ….Whose Desire?” included references to The Centhini Story’ sections on human desire and sexuality.




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