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Candi Tikus

Terracotta Memories of the Majapahit Civilisation

As a writer, traveller, and art enthusiast, I’ve come to find Majapahit as probably one of the most romantic and inspiring pre-Indonesia eras. And one of the things...

Hari Saraswati In Praise of Books

Hari Saraswati: In Praise of Books

With the islandwide celebration of Dewi Saraswati on August 10th, it’s only appropriate to offer a paean to Bali’s bountiful World of Books. The wife of the god...

Dwi Anggayani with Trisna - 1998

Dwi – A Modern-Day Balinese Heroine

Dwi, the second of six children brought up in Singaraja, who is today studying for a degree in International Hospitality Management at Stenden University’s Bali...

Bali’s Healthy Food Producers from A to Z

Our local food producers are island treasures. Practicing sustainable agricultural techniques and using pure ingredients with no preservatives or genetically modified...

The Safe Childhoods Foundation

The Safe Childhoods Foundation

The Safe Childhoods Foundation considers every childhood to be precious. Their dedicated team provides healthcare and aid packages to those living in absolute poverty...

A Language Education Mess

A Language Education Mess

Schools across the country are preparing for a huge shift; beginning this next term, English will no longer be a required subject in Government primary schools. The...

Hollandsch Inlandsche School in 1936 Blitar East Java

Educating the Past

Indonesia’s historical baggage over the last century and a half means that as we tip headlong into this new fangled thing people call globalization, Indonesia’s...

Buying and Selling Property in Bali – A Smart Move

Teito Furukawa, a high performing property consultant who has worked in Bali for two years for Ray White Paradise was asked to answer some questions to give direction to...

The Farmer’s Markets of Bali

Bali’s traditional markets were once a necessity in a society where refrigeration and corner stores were not as widespread as they are today. These age-old trading...

More Harm than Good?

An important project for the island of Lembongan is likely to lead to more harm than good. The deployment of a submarine electricity cable from Bali has resulted in...

Land Laws in Bali Differ from the Rest of Indonesia? Not Really.

Real Estate agents around Indonesia, and internationally, think that land laws in Bali are different from the rest of Indonesia, as foreigners can own freehold land! You...

The Power of One

Most expats who have lived in Jakarta for any length of time will have a story about electricity problems. From sudden bill increases to blackouts, disconnections and...

Modern Slavery

She was promised a well paying job as a waitress-receptionist in Batam. The establishment, although Chinese-owned, was fully halal, so, no need to worry. A few weeks...

Where are Indonesia’s Top Football Players to Come From?

In the game of football, FIFA counts over 300 million players in 2012, mostly men and boys, but an increasing number of women. Despite this, there are few...