Kirstienne Ishia Marie Toledo

Ish is a writer/doe-eyed 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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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...

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An Expat’s Guide to International Preschools in Indonesia

Moving to a foreign country and raising your kids there can be a big challenge. An even bigger challenge will be searching for the right preschool for your kids in that...

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Ambassador Urges Locals to Study in US, Students Rethink Options Over Travel Ban

US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr. says the embassy in the country has been working hard to increase the number of Indonesian students who want to pursue...

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Indonesia Launches Anti-Hoax Campaign to Battle Fake News

In an attempt to stop the rampant circulation of hoaxes on the Internet and several social media platforms, an anti-hoax campaign was kicked off across six cities in...

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Puteri Indonesia to Represent ‘Unity in Diversity’ with Garuda Costume at Miss Universe 2016

Puteri Indonesia 2016 Kezia Warouw will be gracing the stage in a stunning garuda national costume at this year’s celebration of the world’s most prestigious beauty...

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No Target Set for Indonesian Team in the 2017 SEA Games

According to the Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Imam Nahrawi, Indonesian athletes will begin intense training this January 2017 but not in preparation for the SEA...

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Government Blocks Unreliable News Portals, Sets Up Cyber Agency

Samuel A. Pangerapan, director general for the Ministry of Applications and Information, told reporters that news portals with non-credible sources and information,...

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iPhone 7 Now Sold in Indonesia After Apple Meets Local Content Requirement

After Apple – the American technology titan – agreed to put up a research and development centre in Indonesia, the highly anticipated latest model of iPhone has now...