Tamer Playboy hits Jakarta newsstands

AP Photo/Irwin Fedriansyah

A toned-down edition of Playboy magazine went on sale Friday in Indonesia, defying threats of protests by Islamic hardliners in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. The first edition’s most graphic photos – female models in under garments – appeared no more risque than those in other magazines already for sale in the country.

More explicit photos appear daily in local tabloids. Indonesian versions of Western magazines FHM and Maxim, which also contain photos of women in underwear, are already on sale. Pornographic VCDs, though illegal, are sold more or less openly at markets all over the country.As well as two photo spreads of partially clothed women, the first edition includes an interview with internationally renowned Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and articles on East Timor after its break from Jakarta-rule in 1999 and the development of Indonesian cartoons.

The magazine costs around $5 (€3.5), more than twice the minimum daily wage in Jakarta, but affordable to many middle- and upper-class city dwellers.

Andhara Early is Indonesia’s first playmate of the month.

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Photo 1: A vendor shows Indonesian version of Playboy magazine to passing motorists as a Muslim woman walks past by on a street in Jakarta. (AP Photo/Irwin Fedriansyah)

Photo 2: Erwin Arnanda, publisher of the Indonesian version of Playboy magazine, holds the first edition. (Reuters)

Photo: Reuters

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0 thoughts on “Tamer Playboy hits Jakarta newsstands”

  1. Any Indonesians who would like to review this first Indonesian Playboy here on Asian-Sirens? Please comment your thoughts here! πŸ™‚

  2. one thing for sure..you will find out more indonesian beauties and hotties..! and that we have all kinds of unique looks, as Indonesia consists of 17,000 islands , there are lots of mixed ethnicites ! now it’s time to write about more Indonesian hotties. Tiara Lestar however, is a common javanese girl with lots of make up and hair extensions.

  3. I am firmly of the belief that Indonesian woman are exceptional and it is to be hoped that Playboy will feature Indonesian ladies in future issues. It matters not that they are not undressed as Indonesian woman are so femanine that they can look so sensual even when fully clothed. This is especially true of the claasic slim Javanese girls who just ooze sexuality and with their small perky breasts they are incredibly sensual

  4. It’s really an embarassment for Indonesia, our beloved country. Anarchy is part of our culture now. Theyshould think wisely before they act. What is the good for them, are the benefits to achieve? The content of P.I is not more than an FHM Indonesia, Popular or other men’s magazines in Indonesia. Maybe they’re angry because there are no nude pictures inside it. LOL.

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