Category: Featured

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,...

Mackenzie and the Girls by the Library

Inspiration Comes in all Shapes and Sizes: The Madura Library Project

Inspirational adults striving to make a difference in their communities are out there. Inspirational teenagers, however, are not as easy to come by, and one particular...

Meet David Metcalf

Meet David Metcalf, aka Dayak Dave, a photographer and author whose passion for Indonesia gives back to the people he photographs and loves.

2014 Indonesian Presidential Candidates

While we’re waiting for the legislative election results to come out, some presidential candidates have made announcements about their nominations. Technically...

The Jungle School

Butet Manurung is widely known in both Indonesia and on the international arena for her SOKOLA initiative, otherwise known as the Jungle School. She won prestigious...

Soul Searching Across Six Continents on a Bicycle

This is Dr. Steve Fabes’ life and he’s four and a half years through this incredible journey that has so far taken him through five of the six continents of the...

Meet The Expat - Dr. Titus Leber

Meet Dr. Titus Leber

Meet Dr. Titus Leber, an Austrian filmmaker who transformed Borobudur into interactive multimedia.

The Physical and Emotional Connections of the Five Vital Organs

The Physical and Emotional Connections of the Five Vital Organs

The foundations of traditional Chinese medicine dates back some five thousand years. The concept of Yin/Yang, together with the five elements, has permeated Chinese...

For Japan: Our Sister

March 2011: In the streets of Jogjakarta some unconventionally dressed young Indonesian men and women carry boxes marked “Jogja Care for Japan”.

Non-Smoking Restaurants in Jakarta? Yes, they Exist!

When I started to work on this article, people laughed at me when I asked if they knew a good non-smoking restaurant or at least a place with a real non-smoking section....

Confessions of a Former Smoker

For the past 25 years, cigarettes have been a loyal friend. Camels, Luckies and Marlboros (and the occasional Djarum Super) were a familiar constant in all the different...