Category: Lifestyle

Suzuka Seals Historic Success at Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

On March 3, 2018 Suzuka Yamaguchi enhanced her reputation as one of Asia’s most exciting golfing prospects with an imperious runaway victory in the 12th Faldo...

Baguettes and Rice

Throughout my twenty years of teaching EFL in Indonesia, we – that is my noble fellow teachers and myself – tended to regard Cambodia as below us in terms of...

Gluten Free – What’s It All About?

When my young daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of ten, I had to learn all about gluten. The test to diagnose the disease was in itself a major...

L’Ambiente Perfetto

Anyone who has ever travelled to Italy knows how genuinely passionate Italians are about their food. Each region has specific ways of cooking and seasoning, and their...

Homecoming

“That’ll be 1.58 altogether,” said the lady behind the counter. This was at a bakery in a southern suburb of Manchester, where I was buying some custard tarts...

A Vespa Trip Across Indonesia

Ever had a crazy notion to ride a Vespa across Indonesia? Well, for years I’ve had this idea stewing in the back of my mind.  Pouring over the maps and talking with...

A Guide to Emergency Planning for Expat Families

As an expat parent living in Indonesia I need to be prepared for the unexpected and take sensible steps to protect my family. If an emergency arises, I need to have the...

How to Party for 24 Hours in Bali

Bali has developed a thriving party scene with something for everyone. Kuta tends to pull in a younger, wilder crowd while Seminyak typically attracts a hipper, classier...

Creativity In The Kampung

As a designer, Singgih Susilo Kartono is driven not so much by a desire to create beautiful hand-crafted objects for their own sake, but more to bring about a dramatic...

How to Survive Your Expat Marriage in Indonesia

I find that being an expat couple introduces an entire range of complexities into our marriage. The lifestyle encourages certain issues that are quite unique to this...

Online Arisan Exposed

A simple Facebook page lured hundreds of Indonesians, mostly housewives, into investing their savings in a scheme offering unfeasibly high returns. It was a classic...

Ten Stunning New Holiday Alternatives to Bali

In 2017 Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered further development of ten alternative tourism destinations dubbed “The New Balis”. Currently Indonesia ranks 47th...

Staying Fit In The City

Despite Jakarta’s bustling and chaotic nature, too many residents lead a sedentary lifestyle. It’s time to move and get healthy, Jakarta!  Indonesia Expat...

The Intersection of the Knowledge Economy and Globalisation

In 1982 when Richard Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”, he noticed that until 1900, human knowledge only doubled approximately every 100...