Caranissa Djatmiko

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

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Top Five Holiday Retreats in Bali

With luxurious hotels and villas permeating every space on the island, you’re probably wondering which ones would best suit you and your family’s preferences this...

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A Mental Exercise: Surviving Jakarta as a Megacity

With 9.6 million residents, Jakarta is becoming a megacity that in a way is hard to pin down. Seven speakers gathered to discuss new ways of thinking about Jakarta as...

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Local Trans Women Redefine the Notion of Beauty in a ‘Secret Pageant’

LGBT community and activists continue to challenge status quo by secretly organizing a national beauty pageant in Jakarta, while successfully staying away from local...

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New Fast Food Joint to Promote Healthy Living in Indonesia

Asia’s leading salad bar chain SaladStop opens its first outlet in Indonesia. Does this mean that the archipelago is ready for a healthy fast food revolution? It was...

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Is Jokowi Considering A Change to Indonesia’s Death Penalty?

The president claims to be “very open to options” when discussing the possibility of Indonesia abolishing the death penalty. Ahead of his delayed visit to Australia,...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits Jakarta for the first time. He was welcomed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the State Palace for a bilateral meeting, and accompanied the President to Tanah Abang Market for a "blusukan".

President to Reschedule Australia Visit After Jakarta Riots

President Joko Widodo will have to reschedule his visit to Australia after the anti-Ahok rally, but insists that the situation in the capital city is under control. On...

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Nobel Price Winners to Inspire Change in Indonesia

Indonesia will welcome Nobel Prize winners for the first time next year in a bid to promote global peace. Here is what locals should expect from the event series. A...

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Life at the Australian International School

Teaching and travelling might be the perfect combination for those who are looking to build a career in education, with a bit of adventure. Apart from being the go-to...

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Indonesia Announces New Rule on Property Ownership for International Couples

Indonesia just announced new regulations on the rights related to prenuptial agreements, property and asset ownership for international couples.

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Founder of Vice Indonesia Aims to Change the Local Media Game

One of the world’s most popular youth-focused media companies has come to Indonesia. Caranissa Djatmiko sits down with Vice Indonesia’s Managing Director to find out...

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Chef’s Recommendation: Hotel Borobudur’s New Italian Dish

The five-star hotel invites guests to try its new restaurants’ signature dish.  Hotel Borobudur’s Bruschetta is introducing the restaurant’s new must-try for...

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Foreign Investors Struggle with Indonesia’s Economic Policies

Foreign investors are reportedly dissatisfied with the Indonesian government’s efforts to facilitate international business opportunities. Earlier this week, the...

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Indonesia’s Plastic Plague

Where does the world’s largest archipelago currently stand in the fight to save Earth from turning into a ‘plastic planet’? Earlier this year, research led by the...

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Local Film Crew Spreads Environmental Awareness

Some of us might wonder if documentaries can actually change the world. I recently came across the film production unit Indonesia Nature Film Society, which shows how...