Category: Featured

The Warung Ritual of Bali

There is something so delightfully charming about the warung. It’s a celebration of culture, where traditional foods meet a relaxing, unpretentious ambience that...

Acro Yoga with Mandala Bali

The Yoga Bomb – Can it Explode with Flowers?

There seems to be a lot of confusion, everywhere. No-one quite knows what to believe in anymore. There’s just so much information out there and other cultures and...

Meet The Expat - Mike Shipton

Meet Mike Shipton

Meet Mike Shipton. A South African expat with a high-pressure, demanding job, Mike is an exceptionally cheerful guy with a positive outlook on life. Mike loves his job...

Meet The Expat - Sara Amy

Meet Sara Amy

Meet Sara Amy. Sara is a Vipassana Meditation practitioner and advocate, devoting her life to sharing its ways to benefit others.

Health Services

In Sickness and in Wealth

Indonesia aims to implement a system of universal healthcare by 2019, but that won’t stop the country’s richest citizens from going to Singapore hospitals when...

Vivienne Kruger

Vivienne Kruger: Balinese Food

Vivienne Kruger first visited Bali on a week-long overland trip from Jakarta in 1993. For five years, starting in 1999, she wrote travel articles for Bali & Beyond...

Mainstreaming Disability Rights

During the last decade, Indonesia has experienced steady progress in an increase in per capita income and in poverty elimination. However, the country faces challenges...

Chiropractic

Using Advances in Medicine to Manage Scoliosis

SCOLIOSIS: When most patients are referred to us or they drop in to see us, they are usually informed that they either have scoliosis, or they are suspected of having...

Gambuh performance in Batuan

An Endangered Creature called Gambuh

If you have ever been curious about Indonesia’s Majapahit Kingdom, you might like to see a performance of Gambuh - a ritual theatre which potrays classic...

A Giant in a Little Tiny Package

Geniuses live among us although seldom encountered. In our time, a true genius is nothing short of a mutant, having the power to not just wow a crowd but bring a...

Meet Bernard Harrison

Bernard is the zoologist who ran the Singapore Zoological Gardens and Jurong Bird Park, also starting the world’s first Night Safari. His biography Naked Ape/Naked...

Invisible Migrants: Indonesians Abroad

Imagine if three Dutch, American, or Germans died abroad every day? The outrage and international attention would be astounding. The murder of a single American in Bali...

Meet Ibu Robin Lim, CNN Hero of the Year 2011

Internationally renowned midwife and founder of Yayasan Bumi Sehat, Robin Lim provides services to expectant mothers and their children, as well as disaster relief, and...

John H McGlynn - The Lontar Foundation

John H. McGlynn – The Lontar Foundation

For much of the world, Indonesia is an exotic country next to Bali, and Java is where coffee comes from. It's viewed as a land of smiles, of gamelan, spices, volcanoes,...