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From Bauble to Lace, Make a Statement this Party Season Simeulue Island, a Decade After the Tsunami and Nature Reminds Us Still The Art of Happiness Indonesia Bill Lloyd, Managing Director of Asian Tigers Mobility Indonesia
 

From Bauble to Lace, Make a Statement this Party Season

The party season is upon us and twixt the baubles and lace, there is no better excuse than to go shopping to look hot to trot, heating up the sartorial ante. It can be quite tiresome looking for ‘the’ dress. If like me, you are the ‘most wanted’ guest on the uber jet set list [...]

Simeulue Island, a Decade After the Tsunami and Nature Reminds Us Still

26 December, 2004, 10 years ago this Boxing Day, was a day of unbelievable violence, when nature decided to wake up with an unforgettable result. That day, a giant earthquake struck the world, Indonesia and Thailand being the worst hit areas. That day will be remembered for a long time in Simeulue Island, North Sumatra, [...]

The Art of Happiness

At a recent peace gathering in Jakarta hosted by the organic restaurant Burgreens, I saw a talk by holistic healing practitioner and acupuncturist Reza Gunawan, who is also the husband of the popular author Dee Lestari. Reza’s talk was about the practice of happiness, inspired by the recent research of American neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson [...]

Indonesia’s Opportunity at 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair

The country’s aspiring writers are aiming to make a big splash at the world’s largest book festival next year. Did you know a literary renaissance is taking place right here in Indonesia? Last year, organizers of the Frankfurt International Book Fair, the largest book fair in the world, took note, and next year, Indonesia will [...]

Bill Lloyd, Managing Director of Asian Tigers Mobility Indonesia

In this issue’s Business Profile we meet Bill Lloyd, Managing Director of Asian Tigers Mobility Indonesia. Bill is an American expat who has been based in Indonesia since 1999. Bill, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. You’re originally from California, USA, and grew up surfing, which is the reason that you [...]

Dua Tangan Cukup: Actions from Across the Archipelago

16 December 2014

Well-known artist makes poster to raise funds for animal rights organizations Ken Pattern’s name is synonymous with pen and ink drawings and lithographs of urban Jakarta landscapes and the people that live within them. His artwork is exquisite and fine; a signature style that no one has been able to reproduce. Ken, originally from Canada, [...]

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Yayasan Kasih Suwitno at Ruang Carlo Community Centre

15 December 2014

Non-discriminatory, friendly and free services for people with HIV and AIDS World Aids Day took place on 1 December 2014 and according to UNAIDS, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) in Indonesia is one of the fastest growing epidemics in Asia, due to the lack of awareness, lack of education and [...]

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From Bauble to Lace, Make a Statement this Party Season

15 December 2014

The party season is upon us and twixt the baubles and lace, there is no better excuse than to go shopping to look hot to trot, heating up the sartorial ante. It can be quite tiresome looking for ‘the’ dress. If like me, you are the ‘most wanted’ guest on the uber jet set list [...]

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Posted in Fashion, Featured, homepage_posts

Simeulue Island, a Decade After the Tsunami and Nature Reminds Us Still

15 December 2014

26 December, 2004, 10 years ago this Boxing Day, was a day of unbelievable violence, when nature decided to wake up with an unforgettable result. That day, a giant earthquake struck the world, Indonesia and Thailand being the worst hit areas. That day will be remembered for a long time in Simeulue Island, North Sumatra, [...]

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Posted in Featured, homepage_posts, Travel

Ami Fahmi: Ojek Driver, Kaki Lima Vendor, Husband and Father

15 December 2014

On the streets of dining and entertainment district Kemang, one can often see the familiar face of Ami Fahmi working two jobs a day to make an honest living. Originally from Jakarta, Bang Ami is a hard-working and happy-go-lucky guy. In the mornings, from 6-9.30am, he works as a tukang ojek (motorbike taxi driver) on [...]

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Posted in Faces of Indonesia, homepage_posts

Ghosts of Christmas Delights

15 December 2014

To evoke the Christmas feeling, some expats and locals who migrated to Bali talk about their Christmas traditions, and the things they miss the most.  “I miss my family. To me Christmas is the time to be surrounded with your loved ones and cherish the moments together,” says Dinda Miani. Dinda Miani is a Christian [...]

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Posted in Food & Drink, homepage_posts

Galungan: Biggest Day of the Year

15 December 2014

Celebrating the creation of the world by the supreme god and the victory of goodness or virtue (dharma) over evil (adharma), the Balinese religious festival of Galungan is the most important regularly held holiday on Bali. Like Christmas in the West, but without the tawdry commercialism, Galungan is a day of prayers and feasting when [...]

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Posted in History/Culture, homepage_posts

Meet Pastors John and Judi Harwin

12 December 2014

Meet Pastors John and Judi Harwin of Kuta International Christian Church, Legian, Bali John 15:11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My Joy may remain in you, and that your Joy may be full.” What are the visions and the missions of KICC? Our key focuses are: international, interdenominational, intimate with God and [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Meet the Expats

The Art of Happiness

12 December 2014

At a recent peace gathering in Jakarta hosted by the organic restaurant Burgreens, I saw a talk by holistic healing practitioner and acupuncturist Reza Gunawan, who is also the husband of the popular author Dee Lestari. Reza’s talk was about the practice of happiness, inspired by the recent research of American neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson [...]

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Mark Magee, General Manager of IKEA Indonesia

12 December 2014

In this issue’s Business Profile we meet Mark Magee, General Manager of IKEA Indonesia. IKEA opened their first Indonesian store in Alam Sutera, Jakarta in October 2014. IKEA has 364 stores in 46 countries. Mark, firstly congratulations on the opening of Indonesia’s first IKEA! How has the response been so far? The response has been [...]

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