Caranissa Djatmiko

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

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Fiona Unity: Fundraising to the Top

From climbing to the top of Mount Rinjani in Lombok, trekking in one of the world’s top 10 toughest treks in Papua New Guinea, to gearing up for the coming charity...

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Teater Satu: Redefining Indonesian Theatre

The arrival of Teater Satu has reoriented the focus of Indonesian theatre which was before considered too ‘Java-centric’. Originating from Bandar Lampung in Sumatra,...

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Bagging Mountain Trash

Indonesia’s mountains are known for their spectacular summits and surreal beauty, attracting hikers from near and far. Sadly, the sight of litter often ruins these...

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Peduli Anak: Lombok’s Sanctuary for Underprivileged Children

Set amid rice fields on the pristine island of Lombok is a children’s development centre called Peduli Anak, which was built in 2006 to care for underprivileged kids....

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Garda Satwa Indonesia: Defenders of Animal Welfare

Animal wellbeing is often overlooked in Indonesia. Most people are still unaware of their job to protect animals and care for the planet we inhabit. Non-profit...

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Architecture that Preserves Megacity Slums

The existence of slums within a megacity could be considered problematic, but there are ways to tackle this issue. Last month I attended the exhibition ‘Think Global,...

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Open Data to Make Huge Social Impacts in Indonesia

In recent years, the world saw a drastic rise in the open government data movement. Countries like Singapore, Korea, Japan, the UK, and the US, among others, partook in...

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Educating a Nation: ProVisi Takes the Lead in Improving the Quality of Teachers

Teachers play a crucial role in bringing out their students’ potentials, yet many in Indonesia lack academic skills. Education consultant ProVisi Education works with...

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Yayasan Usaha Mulia Helps to Lift Indonesians above the Poverty Line

Quality of life is an issue in Indonesia for those living below the poverty line. Although some believe that the country has much improved since gaining independence,...

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Fielder of Dreams: Jakarta Cricket Association

Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s greatest philanthropists, once said that sport has the power to change the world through its ability of promoting integration. In...

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For Richer or Poorer: Wedlite

While some people have the money to realize the wedding of their dreams, others find themselves breaking the bank to make it happen. Wedlite, the first wedding financing...

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DNetwork: Deconstructing Stereotypes Provides Work Opportunities for the Disabled

Job opportunities for disabled people in Indonesia may be hard to come by. But non-profit organization DNetwork proves that people with disabilities have equal rights in...

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Lovepink: Fighting Breast Cancer Together

Lovepink is a breast cancer community supporting ‘warriors’ and ‘survivors’ in their battle. Through campaigns such as breast self-examinations (SADARI),...

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#IndonesiaMakanSayur: Not Just a Hashtag

Indonesia Makan Sayur is a community that tries to raise awareness of the health benefits of eating plant-based foods. Through Instagram, Facebook, and their recently...