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Legal Realities of Indonesian Expatriates – Land Ownership

When individuals move to Indonesia for the purpose of expatriation, the process usually involves a large number of personal and legal considerations. While it is vital...

Migrant Worker Quandary: To be Overworked? Or Have No Work at All?

At a run-down bus terminal in a small village, Yanti couldn’t hold back her tears as she hugs her three year old son while waiting to board a bus to the airport. She...

Kuta Closes Early?

As you may be aware the closing times of clubs and bars in Kuta were changed in the recent months to that of 3am. This initially caused a backlash of complaints from...

Teaching The Kids Who Will Prevent World War Three

Teaching in international schools has been a great privilege. Here I would like to share some personal impressions based on 25 years teaching in three international...

Leonard Lueras

Meet Leonard Lueras. The surfing ‘newspaper man’ who washed up on Bali’s shores in the 1970s and fell in love with Gods’ country. Aloha Leonard!...

Let There Be Dark

“… the sight of stars always sets me dreaming…” – Vincent Van Gogh – The front terrace of Jakartass Towers faces east and that is where...

In Jakarta’s Gubernatorial Race, Money is Not Everything

By late afternoon on July 11, the day Jakartans will be casting their votes, most of them will already have an idea who their next governor will be for the next five...

Do as You’re Told – An Artful Welcome to Bali

“It appears that each Balinese native, from the womb to the tomb is creative,” rhymed Noel Coward in his irreverent 1932 ditty to Charlie Chaplin, now cemented among...

CTC: Fighting for Conservation of the Amazon of the Sea

The biggest and most important coral reefs in the world are found in an area of tropical marine waters called the Coral Triangle. This area hosts no less than 76% of the...

The Jaksa Position & Jl. Palatehan

Jalan Jaksa and Jalan Palatehan have been serving the needs of tourists and expatriates in different ways for decades. Jaksa, a narrow street in Menteng, is Jakarta’s...

“Indorock” – Indonesia’s Contribution To The Birth Of Rock’N’Roll

In July 1960, Allan Williams, a Liverpool club owner on a trip to Hamburg, wandered into a club off the Reeperbahn, and saw, “an Indonesian group performing Elvis...

A Bottle of Wine and a Playroom

In Eastern Promise (EP) we now have a playroom for kids. During recent trips to New Zealand and Australia I noticed a lot of pubs and restaurant that have this facility,...

Not Losing Their Religion

How many people know there’s an Indonesian god at Jakarta’s oldest Chinese temple? And who knew the city’s oldest church was originally built for slaves, who were...

Literary Works Capable of Change

Take an ambitious businessman drunk on being so close to power, a media baron who uses his political acquaintances to strengthen his own newspaper’s position, the...

Education Guide 2017

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