Category: Featured

Cinema Driving Debate on Interfaith Marriage

As Indonesia develops, its people are becoming more transient. Jakarta is a melting pot of people of various religions and ethnicities from all around the archipelago,...

Legal Realities of Indonesian Expatriates – Family Matters

The purpose of this article is to explain some of the main family law related topics in the context of expatriate life in Indonesia. This includes a discussion on...

Valentine’s Day

Indonesia’s top Islamic authority deems Valentine’s Day haram (forbidden) on the grounds that it is an infidel celebration promoting sexual promiscuity. It’s...

Tintin in Indonesia

  Belgian reporter Tintin is one of the world’s most enduring comic book characters, especially in Indonesia, which was the setting for his 22nd adventure, Flight...

Robin Lim

Meet Robin Lim, also known as ‘Ibu Robin’, Founder and Executive Director of Yayasan Bumi Sehat [Healthy Mother Earth Foundation].  Robin was awarded the...

Stars over Bali

From time immemorial humans have been transfixed by the heavens. The oldest map of the night sky, found in Germany in 1979, is of the Orion constellation carved on a...

The Traditional Fish Market of Jimbaran and Sustainable Seafood Choices

Every visit to a pasar ikan (fish market) in Indonesia can be an unforgettable experience. Not only for the smell and frantic activities around the market, but also...

National Investment Law

The Future of Law and Development in Indonesia

Law and development is defined as a study of law and economic and social development that examines and analyzes how to utilize law as an instrument to promote economic...

Art in Bali – Future Prospects

According to Naomi Samara, a young Indonesian artist and native of Sanur Beach, Bali, the island is brimming with young, upcoming new talent waiting to burst into a...

The Future of Law and Development in Indonesia

Law and development is defined as a study of law and economic and social development that examines and analyzes how to utilize law as an instrument to promote economic...

New Year Superstitions Around the World

In Britain the first person who crosses the threshold on New Year’s Day foreshadows what will happen for the year. On the Isle of Man, qualtagh (Manx) was the first...

Honouring the Faiths in Java’s North Coast

Honouring the Faiths in Java’s North Coast

Being the multicultural country that it is, there are many ways of celebrating Christmas in Indonesia. Even the weather is a departure from the Northern Hemisphere’s...

Christmas Dinner

Festive Feasting

If you’re yearning for a festive feast with all the trimmings but you lack the inclination to cook at home, then simply head to one of Jakarta’s big hotels offering...

Andrew Whitmarsh

Andrew Whitmarsh

Meet Andrew Whitmarsh. The adventurous travel writer and author of the newly released walking tour guide, Jakarta: 25 Excursions in and around the Indonesian Capital....