Category: homepage_posts

Burnin’ Rubber Time

Jakarta isn’t looking so hot at the moment, what with streets being torn up left, right and centre in a bid to ease its transportation woes. A friend of mine recently...

Bringing Sushi Back

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Jakarta’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced...

Farm to Table at Potato Head

Deep in darkest SCBD, like its namesake, a restaurant group grows in the city’s cupboard, sprouting offshoots of its particular brand of culinary creativity. Annali...

Indonesian Communities Awarded United Nations Development Programme Equator Prize

The United Nation Development Programme’s Equator Initiative recently announced the 2015 winners of its prestigious Equator Prize. Having attracted 1,461 entries from...

Producing Durable Pallets from Recycled Plastic Waste

Bali (and Indonesia) has received a lot of negative press in recent years with regards to plastic litter. This issue, we meet with PT Enviro Pallets, a manufacturer of...

Facing Desperate Waste Problems, Indonesia Hustles to Find Answers

  The Government says it will improve the garbage bank system in a bid to ease some of the burden from Indonesia’s landfills. Sofia Blake, wife of the US...

Discovering Cirebon: A Haven of Handicrafts

A mix of cultural influences and media on Java’s North Coast When one looks to Mount Ciremai, with scudding clouds against a sapphire sky, it is impossible to miss the...

McKinsey & Company in Indonesia: Unleashing the Potential of the Archipelago’s Economy

Paris-born Guillaume de Gantes started his journey with McKinsey & Company 15 years ago in Paris. He mainly worked in New York, where he was elected as a partner of...

Off With Her Head

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Jakarta’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced...

The Art of Storytelling: Meet Andrew Trigg

Andrew Trigg is the president of community theatre organisation, The Jakarta Players, and a University lecturer in Jakarta. Andrew first came to Indonesia in 1987,...

Playing for Rain

What to do when the country is suffering its worst drought in five years and the Government yet again fails to stop the illegal burning of forests? In one village,...

Indonesia’s War on Drugs

Nearly all UN members have endorsed the 1961, 1971 and 1988 conventions on the prohibition of the main illegal recreational drugs. The objective of these mandates was,...

Imploring for Palliative Care, the Chance to a Fulfilling Life

As a paediatric palliative care service, Rachel House treats poor children diagnosed with cancer and HIV in Jakarta. They are currently working on a campaign called the...

What’s App-ening in Bandung?

Seeing Bandung by murderous GPS When growing kitchen herbs, I generally read the packet then enjoy acquiring new knowledge through trial and error. Some people, however,...