Erin Cook

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

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Dog Meat Outlawed Following Shock Bali Investigation

The sale of dog meat has been officially outlawed in Bali following an international outcry from animal rights activists, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said in a...

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Trump Takes On Tanah Lot

Property mogul turned President of the United States Donald Trump has a lot on his plate, but that hasn’t stopped him from setting his sights on a six-star resort...

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Dogged Lies: Bali Official Denies Dog Meat Report

A recent Australian media investigation which reported Bali food vendors are serving unwitting tourists dog meat are just lies designed to smear the popular resort...

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Social Media Giants Face Extinction Under Anti-Extremism Push

The government has tipped an outright ban on social media networks as part of a crackdown on radicalisation and communications among terrorists and criminals online. IT...

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Hoax Or Higher Power? Sulawesi’s ‘Miracle’ Baby

The small town of Karuen in Enrekang district, South Sulawesi, has been divided this week over the apparent miracle virgin birth of a child to a 19-year-old teenager....

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Obama, Jokowi Dine On Bakso In Bogor

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and former US president Barack Obama met Friday, June 30, for lunch in Bogor to mark the end of the Obama family’s ten-day holiday...

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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...

Education Guide 2017

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