Category: Featured

Crazy Little Heaven: An Indonesian Journey

With his fellow Tasmanian wife and their two young children, Mark Heyward arrived in East Kalimantan in 1992 to teach at an international school for the children of...

Shaping Women’s Roles through Literature: Helvy Tiana Rosa

Helvy Tiana Rosa has produced 50 written works including short stories, plays and poetry, in addition to her role as past Editor in Chief at Annida. She has been a...

Sister in Danger: Youth against sexual violence

"Sister in Danger” is a song performed by Simponi (Sindikat Musik Penghuni Bumi or ‘Music Syndicate of Earth Dwellers’) as part of a campaign to promote protection...

West Manggarai and Komodo Creates 7,000 km2 Shark and Manta Ray Sanctuary

In a country where the environment is very often sacrificed in the name of “business”, finally we welcome very good news that demonstrates that in Indonesia there...

Vaughan Hatch: Mekar Bhuana Conservatory

In 2008, Vaughan Hatch earned a diploma in publishing and editing from the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies.Vaughan originally came to Bali in 1997 on an...

Sacha Stevenson

Meet Sacha Stevenson. Her gloriously funny ‘How to Act Indonesian’ YouTube videos are making headlines. Sacha loves Indonesia and has a soft spot for its social...

International Schools in Limbo as Talks on New Rules Stall

Back in November last year, Tim Carr, the Head of School at Jakarta International School (JIS), joined principals from the capital’s other storied institutions to...

Deaf Guides of Bali

Barrier-Free Travel: Deaf Guides of Bali

One Balinese man is spreading awareness within Bali. Wahyu Cahyadi is deaf, and works as a driver and tour guide for other deaf and hearing-impaired people.

Raising the Dead

It is an hour before dawn as I make my way up the gently sloping hill to the cemetery outside the village of Blangsinga, on the island of Bali. There is no wind and a...

Family Fun

Are you bored with watching your children's boredom as they play boring video games? Do you send your children emails to tell them that it’s bedtime? When you decide...

Meet Rebecca Riley

Meet Rebecca Riley, spouse of US Ambassador to ASEAN, David Carden, and an all-round fascinating humanitarian.

The Derawan Islands Made Easy

And so another sojourn in the far-flung archipelago of Indonesia; this time to the Derawan islands off the northeast coast of Kalimantan – the name for Indonesia’s...

(No) Stranger in the Third Culture Kid’s Homeland

In Confessions of a Third Culture Kid, I said I have a complicated relationship with the question, “Where are you from?” The truth is I have several homelands in...

Bandung Heritage Walk

When visiting Bandung there are certainly many attractions to see, but few folk are aware of the fascinating heritage this city has to offer, from its early beginnings...