Angela Richardson

Angela is a freelance journalist and founder of Clean Up Jakarta Day. Outside the office she climbs mountains and dives oceans, all the while picking up litter.

Smoke from smouldering fires obscures an excavator digging a peatland drainage canal in the PT Rokan Adiraya Plantation oil palm plantation near Sontang village in Rokan Hulu, Riau, Sumatra.

What Has 2016 Meant for Indonesia and Climate Change?

2015 was a devastating year for global greenhouse gas emissions, with Indonesia ranking fourth on the list of top emitters after vast forest fires released 1.62 billion...

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An Expat Guide: Having a Baby Naturally in Jakarta

Pregnancy can be a time of great unease, especially if it’s your first. Add to the mix a foreign country, a language you might not understand, and a medical system...

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Foreign Experts Can Help Nationals Develop Indonesia: Gene Sugandy

Gene is the Division Manager for Residential Tenant Representatives at Colliers International, helping newly repatriated expats navigate the property minefield in...

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Winning Hearts and Minds: Asok Kumar of PT Schenker Petrolog Utama

Asok is originally from Malaysia, although he has been an expat in Germany, the UK, Thailand and Japan before joining global logistics company DB Schenker in Singapore...

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Navigating the UK Visa Minefield: PT AGS Visa Solutions

PT AGS Visa Solutions was founded in 2014 by Daniel Choat, former Country Manager of the UK Visa and Immigration department at the British Embassy in Jakarta. Noticing a...

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The Bare Necessities: Gunung Leuser National Park

Trekking Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra in search of endangered orangutans in another world. Ever since Leonardo DiCaprio hit local and international news...

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The Perfect Brew: Primator in Indonesia

The Primator brewery was established in 1872 in the town of Náchod in the Eastern part of the Czech Republic. A relatively young brewery, Primator has an output of...

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History in the Making: Meet Michael Nicholson

Michael is an HR Consultant and Executive Coach, and founded the BritCham Toastmasters Club in Jakarta when he was on the Board of BritCham in 2004. In the same year, he...

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Rebuilding Ruins: PT Pembangunan Kota Tua

Most of Jakarta is made of new developments and expanding suburbs, however look to the North and you’ll find Kota Tua, or ‘Old Town’, which was where the original...

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The World is a Playground: Explora Play

Explora Play was officially launched in March 2015 and is the only design consultant and fabricator in Indonesia which specializes in customized children’s playgrounds...

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Mamma Mia: Meet Rosa Vignolo

Mamma Rosy is an Italian eatery in Jakarta with a homely and family feel, established and personally funded in 2013 by ‘genuine Italian immigrants’. Managing the...

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The Island School: Meet Denise Walsh

Denise Walsh is the Head of Bali Island School and has been an educator for over 20 years. A dedicated professional, Denise has worked all over the world and focuses on...

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I Heard it Through the Grapevine: Hatten Wines

  Hatten Wines is 100 percent Balinese and owned by a prominent Sanur family. In 1968, Ida Bagus Oka Gotama started Brem Bali, a company making rice wine, brem, and...

Dr Stuart Tasker, the new principal of ACG School Jakarta

The Principals of Education: Meet Dr. Stuart Tasker

Dr. Stuart Tasker is an educator who has been an expat for 12 years. In June, he will be moving from Thailand to act as the new Principal of ACG School, Jakarta, an...