Caranissa Djatmiko

Caranissa is an editor at Indonesia Expat. She occassionally writes, dances and performs on stage.

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Meet Noni Purnomo: The Woman Behind Blue Bird’s Wheel

Blue Bird is more than just an iconic taxi company. The inspiring story of how one woman has managed the family company since 1972 will blow your mind.

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Women’s Ever Changing and Ever Vital Role in Society

Women have long taken part in humanity’s long road of evolution, but only now are they acknowledged for the critical role they play in shaping society. Now it is...

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Inside Bali’s Most Celebrated Cultural Festivals with Janet DeNeefe

The founder of Ubud Food Festival and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival reveals what it takes to run an international cultural festival on the island of gods.  It is...

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Fighting Religious Intolerance with ‘Punk Muslim’

A new generation of Indonesian Punk Muslims might give conservatives a slap in the face, but some think they are exactly what the nation needs right now. Recently,...

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88Spares: Taking Indonesia’s Textile Industry by Storm

Indonesia’s first B2B e-marketplace for industrial machine spare parts aims to broaden the horizons of the nation’s textile and garment industry. Caranissa Djatmiko...

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10 Great Places for Brunch on Easter Sunday

Here are ten great hotels for you and your family to enjoy Easter meals and celebrate the rest of the Holy weekend. Jakarta and Bandung may pride themselves on their...

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Is Indonesia Really Free from a Food Crisis?

The United Nations (UN) recently claimed that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II. As over 20 million people in four...

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How Mexican Joints Can Survive in Jakarta’s Culinary Scene

Caranissa Djatmiko sits down with Christian Tan, owner and founder of Super Loco, to find out what it takes to run a Mexican restaurant in the capital city. Mexican...

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Dancing in a Foreign Land

French resort entertainer Guillaume Sanchez shares how his journey to Central Kalimantan changed his way of viewing life and performing for the better. In the world of...

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Sporting a Change

The “sport for development” sector is comprised of initiatives that address a wide range of social issues. In Indonesia, the football community Uni Papua serves to...

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The Fight against Bullying in Indonesia

For many students across the archipelago and around the world, bullying has become a cultural norm, ranging from name-calling to physical abuse. So why is Indonesia...

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Can Indonesian Football Fans Boost this UK City’s Economy?

British football is a phenomenon in Indonesia as millions of people across the archipelago have built fan clubs to demonstrate their love for the sport. UK Ambassador to...

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Why Indonesia Should Support its Arts and Culture Sector

As we see a growing interest in arts and culture in Indonesia, creative institutions are now working harder to come up with programmes and activities to support these...

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Has Indonesia Embraced a Culture of Charity?

Across the globe, countries are promoting the act of giving to charity for all kinds of purposes. But where exactly does Indonesia stand among other generous nations...