Caranissa Djatmiko

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

Indonesia’s drug chief supports Philippine-style murders

Indonesia’s anti-drug chief has encouraged the nation to apply brutal crackdown methods on traffickers like the ones led by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. As...

Growing Your Business Online: Meet Arne Van Looveren

Belgian expat Arne Van Looveren has been all around the world, having lived in London, Malaysia and currently Jakarta for the past three years. The immigrant, who is the...

The ‘Googley’ Factor: Google Indonesia

Google Indonesia’s Head of Corporate Communications Jason Tedjasukmana spent his career as a journalist for two decades during the reformation, one of Indonesia’s...

BagiKata: The Healing Power of Online Listening

Ask and tell service BagiKata was established as an ‘information hub’ for all kinds of questions and discussions happening in the archipelago. Indonesians sometimes...

Usaha KecilKU: Empowering Stay-at-Home Mothers

Choosing between going back to work and looking after the family is a tough decision for mothers, but there are many in Indonesia who unfortunately just do not have this...

Bumi Pemuda Rahayu: Building Ecological Sustainability

Bumi Pemuda Rahayu (BPR) was established to explore ways of developing a sustainable living. Founder and Director Marco Kusumawijaya gives us an insight into how arts,...

HUB For Cyclist: Cycling for a Greener City

In Jogjakarta, bicycle community HUB For Cyclist aims to create a green environment through alternative ways. For some of us, cycling is better known as a form of sport...

Travel Sparks: The New Age of Volunteer Travel

With its charitable spirit of ‘Travel with a Cause’, Travel Sparks has started a new wave in the Indonesian travel sector which involves travelling while...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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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