Erin Cook

Erin Cook is an Australian expat in Indonesia.

Treat Yourself: Jakarta’s Top Spa Treatments

As the old saying goes, a change is as good as a holiday. And at these leading salons around Jakarta you’ll leave feeling refreshed and pampered. Tarra’s Salon The...

Fixing the Fake News and Hoaxes

Fake news, it’s a well-known refrain around the world. From the US president’s blaming unfavourable coverage as fake news to Germany establishing media monitors...

Diabetes: Indonesia’s Hidden Killer

A World Health Organisation (WHO) report released in 2016 found 7 percent of Indonesians suffer from diabetes, or just over 18 million people. The organisation also...

Reset, Recharge, Revive With a Moment’s Break

Whether you’re living in an expat hub in South Jakarta, or among the beautiful forests of Ubud in Bali it’s near impossible to feel truly alone in a country with a...

Island Hopping Off the Tourist Track

Indonesia is rightfully proud of its claim to the country with the most islands in the world. But with so many to choose from, how is any hard-working expat meant to...

Live Well, Eat Well with Indonesia’s Top Foods

For the newly arrived, Indonesian cuisine can be both the most exciting and bewildering aspect of relocation. Unlike other Southeast Asian countries, especially Thailand...

Finding Your Dream Home in Jakarta With the Help of an Expat Specialist

Home sweet home is hard to find in Jakarta. House hunting expats know all about the complicated processes, beginning with finding a preferred area to sticking to a...

Sin Tax Says ‘Put Down the Smokes’

Like much of the world, smoking continues to be one of Indonesia’s top public health priorities. But, with the cheapest cigarette prices on earth as well as a huge...

An Expat’s Guide to Indonesia’s Traditional Treatments

Taking care yourself as an expat can be difficult. Long hours working hard and even longer hours spent in traffic can take a toll on anyone’s health. For those looking...

A Check-Up on Indonesia’s Healthcare Sector

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has led a push for more foreign investment and a loosening of bureaucratic reins in a number of key sectors in the growing Indonesian...

Hit the Streets and Get Walking, Jakarta

Few were shocked back in July when a global study found Indonesia to be the country which walks the least. From shoddy sidewalks with gaping holes, impatient...

A Beginners Guide to Idul Adha in Indonesia

The lead up to Idul Adha in Jakarta is an interesting time. Unlike ahead of Idul Fitri when millions leave the cities to return home for the holiday and malls and...

Childhood Obesity and Malnutrition: The Twin Dangers

The release of a recent global survey produced by US Stanford University shocked few living in Indonesia after finding those who live in the country walk the least out...

Your At Home Beauty Parlour

The humble avocado. The breakfast spread of choice in the West and a delicious dessert in Indonesia. And also the DIY face and hair treatment of beauty fanatics...

Education Guide 2017

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