Kirstienne Ishia Marie Toledo

Ish is a writer and wanderer who breathes adventure, lives to explore and finds happiness in nature. Not much of a coffee junkie, but a firm believer of seizing the day. She resides in the Philippines.

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Jakarta’s Top Acupuncture Picks

Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique from traditional Chinese medicine. It is known as a “complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain...

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Transjakarta to Add Extra Buses During Ramadan Rush Hour

Bus operator Transjakarta will increase the number of buses running each day to accommodate residents in the capital for rush hour during the fasting month of Ramadan....

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Foodie Heaven: Unique Restaurants in Jakarta You Must Try

Anyone who has been to Jakarta knows the bustling city is home to seemingly endless restaurants and cafes, satisfying any crave. But for those looking for a quirky or...

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Indonesia Warned to Keep Safe Online Amid North Korean Hacks

North Korean hacker groups are again suspected of launching cyber attacks around the world as Indonesia’s Minister of Information and Communications Rudiantara...

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Unidentified Man Killed on Train Tracks in Cilacap

The death of an unidentified man hit by a train in Gandrungmangu in Cilacap, Central Java, on Thursday, May 18, has prompted another reminder to be safe when around...

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Jambi Police Marijuana Raid Nabs 3

The Jambi Operational Police of Narcotics Unit have arrested three suspected drug traffickers in a raid Sunday, May 14, in the latest crackdown on narcotic use across...

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10 Breathtaking Bali Getaways with Infinity Pools

Bali is home to a plethora of resorts that range from budget-friendly to luxurious. Take your pick from these stunning infinity pools.

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Bizarre Hailstorm Strikes Bandung, Leaves Cars Wrecked

For a tropical country like Indonesia, a hailstorm is a rare phenomenon. Such an occurrence is not only unusual, but can also pose a danger to residents who are not used...

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10 Rejuvenating Yoga Retreats in Bali

Yoga is a widely practiced discipline all over the world known for boosting the health and its relaxing effects. Even celebrities such as David Beckham, Jennifer Aniston...

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Understanding the Expat Child Syndrome (ECS)

Moving to a foreign country with the entire family can be exciting. However, it can also make one feel anxious as it means starting from scratch and adapting to a new...

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8 Free Ways to Learn Bahasa Indonesia

So you’ve moved to Indonesia and are all set to adapt and start anew in a country that feels so unfamiliar until you realize that there’s one major problem: you...

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Expat Life: Fun Activities for Kids Over the Summer

Summer can be productive and fun for kids. Make it one that’s worthwhile for both of you with this guide for summer activities.

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10 Street Markets That Jakarta Expats May Enjoy

Asians are always delighted to make great finds at public markets. Whether it’s fruits and vegetables, street food, artsy items, household necessities or clothes, they...

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How to Find a Proper Dentist in Indonesia

Expats need not worry about finding professional  dental care in Indonesia. Being patient and diligent enough with your research will help you set an appointment with...