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Riding the Trade Winds

Welcome to Bali’s largest kite festival! On cue, as if summoned, in early July the trade winds arrive. One day it is still and the next the breezes suddenly spring...

Where Can We Play Outside?

Jakarta is not the most inviting place to play outside with children due to traffic, pollution and omnipresent smoking. It is just not easy. How far away those moments...

Sailing New Worlds in an Old World Heritage

“On land, beauty is the sight of a graceful woman. At sea, beauty is the sight of sails flying on the masts of a phinisi. The phinisi is, in fact, the maiden of the...

Revitalization of Jakarta: Turning Problem into Opportunity

Revitalization of Jakarta: Turning Problem into Opportunity

Jakarta is growing and changing rapidly. The capital city is running out of space, public infrastructure is being tested to its limits, and environmental conditions are...

Out for morning exercise on Kuta's new breakwater

A Day in the Life of Kuta Beach

Ask any tourist on their way to Bali where they intend to visit and more than one in five will tell you they are going to Kuta beach at some point during their stay....

Lawrence Blair - Ring of Fire

Meet Lawrence Blair

Born during the Blitz, swimming in the Mediterranean when it still had fish in it, schooled in Mexico and France as a boy, Lawrence Blair later pursued an academic...

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...

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