Erin Cook

Erin Cook is an Australian expat in Indonesia and the head of English editorial at Content Collision.

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How To Spend Idul Fitri In the City

Idul Fitri is one of Indonesia’s most important holidays, celebrating the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Many non-Muslim expats and locals leave the city to...

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The Ramadan Productivity Drop And How To Overcome It

The holy fasting month of Ramadan is a special time in Indonesia, with nightly celebrations and long days of devout reflection for Muslims and discrete respect from...

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Prosecutors Seek Prison For American Robbery Suspect

Prosecutors have sought two and half years in prison for an American-national charged with robbing several convenience stores in tourist hotspots Kuta and Seminyak,...

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Around the World in Seven Meals, Without Leaving Jakarta

Jakarta is a brilliant city for any foodie to explore. With food from every corner of the archipelago, it’s hard to run out of options. But for those nights you’re...

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GrabHeli Hits The Skies Above World’s Worst Traffic

The dream of many stuck in Jakarta’s world-record traffic is one step closer to coming true after ride-hailing app Grab tipped plans to offer a helicopter service to...

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Pancasila Promotion Group Inaugurated Amid Intolerance Fears

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has confirmed the members for his Pancasila working group initiative, which will promote the values underpinning the state’s...

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No More Happy Endings For Bali Spas

The crackdown on Bali’s so-called happy ending parlours continues, with massage parlours in Legian and Denpasar the latest to be raided. The River View Spa in Jalan...

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Break Fast In Style: Jakarta’s Best Buka Puasa Meals

Ramadan is a special time of year in Jakarta. With the vast majority of the city participating in fasting, non-Muslim expats and locals are easily swept up in...

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Terror Threat No Match For Bali-Bound Holiday Makers

The threat of terrorism throughout the region has failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Australian holiday goers who continue to flock to the resort beaches of Bali,...

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Japanese Surf Instructor Drowns Off Bali Coast

Experienced and amateur surfers alike have been warned to stay safe in Bali’s famous waters after Japanese surf instructor drowned at a beach nearby the Ngurah Rai...

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Bubble Fears Premature Following Economic Downturn

Fears of an eventual bubble in Indonesia’s property markets may have failed to come to fruition in recent years, largely thanks to intervention from the central bank,...

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Islamic State Claim Kampung Melayu Bomb

Terror group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the bombing in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, Wednesday night, May 24, confirming police suspicions. “We...

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Pressure Cooker Bomb Used In Kampung Melayu Attack

Initial investigations into the terror attack at Kampung Melayu bus terminal in East Jakarta Wednesday night, May 24, have revealed pressure cooker bombs were likely...

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Bittersweet Farewell As Corby Says Goodbye To Bali

One of Bali’s most high-profile drug convicts is preparing for a bittersweet farewell from the country after making a home in Kuta since being released from prison....

Education Guide 2017

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