Category: Featured

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...

The Salvador Dali Quest

The Salvador Dali Quest

After living in Southeast Asia back and forth for over twenty years, I have come to realize that most of the expats living and enjoying this complication of life are...

Pilpres 2014

The July 9 Election: a Toss-up

One month before the July 9 presidential election day, a poll held by Kompas showed that about 40% of voters remain undecided. Not surprisingly, as voters mull between a...

Simens family with Grandpa Simens

Meet Julia Simens

Meet Julia Simens, an international relocation consultant with years of experience under her belt. She helps global families transition to new environments and new...

Indonesia’s Mountains of Fire

With approximately 127 active volcanoes spread across the country, it can be difficult to know where to begin if you haven't climbed one before. Many great Indonesian...

The Kangaroo & the Komodo

“Australians remain wary of Indonesia,” declared a headline on the eve of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent meeting with President Susilo Bambang...

One Wave is All it Takes!

Onewave is a non-profit surf community, founded by two young Australians in February 2013, to give people hope in order to beat ‘funks’ such as depression, anxiety...

Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation

And explore Indonesia with a very keen eye and widening mind is what Elizabeth Pisani (EP) did for just over a year in 2011/12. She was first posted here by Reuters in...

Shoe-be-do Heaven

It is official - I am a shoe addict! Four hundred pairs and counting! I don't care much for ‘it’ bags and I carry a leather tasselled bag, which was a display piece...

Expats and Locals in Solidarity for a Safer Bali

In response to the recent increase in street crimes, road accidents, home burglaries, and murder in Bali, expats have created forums and events to bring local...

Children learning English

Global Village: An English School without Walls

Bukik Batabuah, Agam regency in West Sumatra. is blessed with beautiful rice terraces and cool air. The road along the village turns into a place of learning English by...

Audrey Soraya

Meet Audrey Soraya Rodriguez Rincon

Meet Audrey Soraya Rodriguez Rincon, a beautiful mother of two with more than 20 years of experience in the healthy lifestyle world. This health coach is new to Jakarta...