Category: Lifestyle

Chris Salans at the Ubud Food Festival 2018

The mood soars during the weekend of the Ubud Food Festival. Held annually in Ubud, Bali, this is a joyful three-day celebration on an island that is becoming...

Meet the Exiles – Jakarta’s Favourite Expat Band

You can find this group of enthusiastic amateur musicians representing six countries playing for fun at venues around Jakarta most weekends. We caught up with them to...

Komunal 88 – Sustainability is Good for Business

According to a University of Georgia study of 192 countries, Indonesia ranked second in the world for mismanaged plastic waste, following China. According to the study,...

Traditional and Delicious – Nasi Tumpeng

“Tradition” is a word you hear a lot when you live in Indonesia. Traditional dances, traditional clothing and traditional ceremonies etc are all important in...

Protecting Your Children Against Illnesses in Indonesia

I went through a stage where my children were constantly sick and down with some kind of bug. Initially I thought the causes for their ill health were environmental, and...

Indonesia Top 10: Facts about Durian

They smell like hell but taste like heaven. This football-sized “King of fruit” is famous for its pungent odour. A cleaver or machete is needed to open the thorny...

El Asador – The Soul of South America Resides in Kemang

As many Jakartans can attest, it’s tough to get from one place to another at times and most of us would rather spend our hard-earned free time not stuck on the roads...

A Traditional Japanese Bathhouse in East Java

Batu, a small mountain side town located close to Malang city, is known to locals for its excellent attractions. From zoos to numerous fun educational parks, this town...

Street Reminiscing

Khao Sarn Road, Bangkok; Street 172, Phnom Penh; Jalan Jaksa, Jakarta. The list of famous and cheap backpacker streets in Asia goes on. Well, actually it goes on without...

Jakarta’s First Comedy Club Celebrates 17 Years

April 21st, 2018 will mark 17 years of live international standup comedy in Jakarta. To celebrate, there will be an anniversary party at the American Club featuring top...

Why I Love Condo Living

Having a family with three young children, I dream of living in a house with an endless backyard. I imagine my children’s feet stomping on the grass and laughter...

Awe-inspiring Restaurants with Galleries in Bali

Bali has several treats in store for the art lover and a foodie rolled into one: colourful, classy places with great atmosphere and hipster hang-outs with their own...

Jakarta After Dark

Jakarta is city of stark juxtapositions at every turn. The heralding mosques suggest a conservative lifestyle, but this is contrasted by Jakarta’s vibrant nightlife...

An Alternative, Intriguing Speakeasy Conjuring up Custom Cocktails

Lola is a dark Cuban-meets-South American gem of a bar tucked away under Fujin Japanese restaurant in Jl. Gunawarman.  It pays homage to the prohibition era with its...

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