Erin Cook

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Young on-lookers observes the sacrificial procession. Islam only calls for the wealthy to donate cows, sheeps and lambs for Eidl Qurban. Eidl Qurban and Eidl Fitr are two most important dates on Islam's calendar.

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...

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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...

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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...

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The Road to the Asian Games 2018

The middle of August has been a busy time for the Indonesian government. The 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia’s 72nd...

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Around the Archipelago in One Meal

This month is all about celebrating Indonesia and what better way to celebrate than with one of Indonesia’s greatest strengths – the food. These restaurants offer...

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August: An Auspicious Month to Celebrate Indonesia and the Region

This month Indonesia celebrates its 72nd anniversary of independence. Millions of children around the archipelago will spend August 17 playing games in the...

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German Tourist Hospitalised After Mount Agung Rescue

A German tourist is lucky to have escaped severe injury after falling 20 metres into a crater while hiking Mount Agung in Bali on Thursday, August 3. Torge Zenst,...

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Cartels And Imports As Indonesia’s Salt Crisis Worsens

A salt crisis caused by an extended wet season in Indonesia has prompted the government to import 75,000 tons from Australia, while at least one minister has floated the...

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Get Ready To Wave The Red And White

With the Independence Day holiday fast approaching and the country already painting itself red and white, August is always a great time to immerse yourself in a touch of...

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Prepare to Farewell Rupiah’s Zeroes If Central Bank Has Its Way

Dropping some zeroes from Indonesia’s currency has long been touted by the country’s central bank, community groups and lawmakers, but is this recent public...

Education Guide 2017

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