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Do the Right Thing: The Proper Disposal of Waste on Bali

In less than one generation, the reality of waste in Bali has totally metamorphosed. During this era of globalization, there are now exponentially more plastics,...

5,000 Volunteers Take to the Streets to Clean Up Jakarta

On Sunday, October 19th 2014, Jakarta’s citizens carried out the Indonesian tradition of gotong royong by picking up rubbish and cleaning up Jakarta together in...

Changing Faces of Batik

I first met Serbian artist Mikro Kosmos (Miroslav Dukic) in Borneo earlier this year. He played a didgeridoo which he created himself and I was intrigued by this tall,...

Hunting Vollkorn in Jakarta

Would I summon the nerve to barge uninvited into the Soviet Embassy, to plead – not for asylum – but for rye bread? The plan was to walk into the Russian Embassy and...

Researching Indonesian Jews

Conducting research on unpopular ideas and marginalized people is not an easy task in this country. This is particularly true as they are regarded as a common enemy...

Where To Wed on Bali

Though Bali has literally hundreds of different venues to hold a wedding, this embarrassment of choices need not be overwhelming. Couples have different preferences, so...

Wedding Catering Inspirations

To inspire bride-and-groom-to-be couples planning to tie their knot in Bali, three of the island’s top-notch caterers present some delicious ideas to delight your...

The Wedding Singer: Singing the Love Theme of Your Life

Ever since you walked right in, The circle’s been complete, I love you more than ever, And I haven’t begun yet… Wedding Song – Bob Dylan Music represents...

Pride and Passion: In Pursuit of the Perfect Bridal Gown

Nothing captures the imagination more than your wedding dress. Never has one garment had so much resting on its shoulders. Not only does it have to possess mystical...

Meet Carl Hoffman

This award-winning author and journalist has flown with mercenary bush pilots in the Congo, ridden reindeer in Siberia, and written the most substantive book on Michael...

Embracing the Spirit of Ramadhan

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan is now in full swing. For recently arrived non-Muslim expatriates in Indonesia, it can be something of a culture shock. Yet many...

Meet Karishma Vaswani, Indonesia Editor at BBC News

Meet Karishma Vaswani, a well-known face in journalism. Karishma has been the BBC News Indonesia Correspondent since 2009, and was recently promoted to Indonesia Editor...

Clean Up Jakarta Day Ambassadors SLANK at the Sudirman Site (2013)

Clean Up Heroes to Move Mountains in Second Annual Clean Up Jakarta Day

On November 10th, 2013, the first annual Clean Up Jakarta Day (CUJD) took place, gathering 1,000 volunteers at 16 clean-up sites around Jakarta. Volunteers carried out...

A woman casting her vote on July 9

One Country. Two Presidents.

Indonesians went to the polls to directly elect their president on the morning of the 9th of July. By late afternoon, through Quick Counts, we were supposed to know who...

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