Caranissa Djatmiko

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

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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...

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Is Indonesia Experiencing A Diversity Crisis?

A diversity crisis might be heading to Indonesia as many locals begin to plead for the reestablishment of racial and religious tolerance in the country. But recent...

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Indonesia Cuts All Military Cooperation with Australia

Indonesia was reportedly upset over insulting training material presented at an Australian Special Forces base. The country has now demanded an immediate suspension of...

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Indonesian Muslim Wishes You A ‘Merry Christmas’ Through His Name

In the wake of the debates surrounding religious arrogance in the archipelago, one local Muslim man suggests that all Indonesians should come together and promote...

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Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards Unveil Five-Time Winner

The winners of Indonesia’s most prestigious tourism awards have been revealed. Borobodur Jakarta continues to strengthen its position as the nation’s Leading...

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Indonesia Plans to Defend Papua Issue in New Zealand

The government has made serious efforts in settling the issue of Papua independence and would like NGOs in New Zealand to understand that the situation has been...

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Why There’s More to Travel Memories than Just Tech

Tony Wheeler set up the world’s largest travel publisher in 1973 with his wife Maureen before selling it to BBC Worldwide in 2012. At this year’s Ubud Writers’...

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Jamal Hussain: The Blessing and Curse of Running a Hotel in Bali

Earlier this year, it was predicted that the number of hotels in Bali will see a 100 percent increase compared to 2015, with around 50 new properties set to welcome...

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The Curious Case of Holidaying in Jakarta

Behind Jakarta’s chaotic exterior sits an alternate world that might just get you to fall in love with the capital all over again this holiday season. Caranissa...

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Local Mob Kills Suspect of School Stabbing Spree

Hundreds of angry locals broke into the police station and beat a man to death after he was accused of stabbing seven children at an elementary school in Central...