Category: Lifestyle

Bargaining in Bali

There is no doubt Bali is a shoppers’ paradise, but how do you know if you are getting a good deal? Many people feel awkward bargaining with the locals, especially if...

The Malls That Ate Jakarta

When humans eventually colonise Mars, it’s a toss-up what they will build first. If they’re Chinese, they might put up some casinos. The Americans would likely erect...

Five Indonesian Recipes You Can Cook In An Air Fryer

Among all forms of Asian cuisine, Indonesian fare is as succulent, vibrant, and wonderful as that of any region. Even better, combining this particular region’s...

Indonesia’s Top 10 Deadliest Natural Disasters

Aceh Tsunami December 26, 2004 Aceh and Nias Death toll: 170,000 (in Indonesia) The deadliest tsunami in recorded history, it killed about 230,000 people across 14...

Too Much Ado About Prostitution

Much of the media attention on the recent Asian Games in Jakarta focused on four Japanese athletes being sent home for using the services of prostitutes. As conservatism...

How to Stay Out of the Malls This Sunday

I’m sure a lot of us have been through this scenario; it’s Sunday afternoon, and you have visitors in town. You’ve already taken them to your favourite malls and...

Mummies’ Night Out: Alternatives for Non-clubbing Mums

I love nothing more than going out with my mummy friends and spending a night off from the usual family obligations. However, a “Mummies’ Night Out” doesn’t...

Do Sports Make Kids Smarter?

ACG School Jakarta believes that sports in the digital age is even more crucial for school students than ever. As young people spend a lot of their time online, many are...

Hiring a Nanny in Indonesia

One of the advantages of living in Indonesia is being able to hire a nanny for your children. Expats, however, sometimes imagine nannies to be a cheery “Mary...

Top 10 Indonesian Sportsmen

1.Rudy Hartono Badminton player Born:  August 18, 1949 From: Surabaya, East Java Height: 182 cm Sports buffs know that Indonesia’s first Olympic gold medallists were...

Official Guide to the Asian Games 2018

Here is the official guide and everything you need to know about the Asian Games 2018! This guide can also be found on our print version and can be pulled out!

Top 10 Indonesian Sportswomen

I recently asked some Indonesian school children to name their favourite female Indonesian athletes. Sadly, they didn’t know any; so here are ten of the best.  ...

Rob Pearce: An Artist’s Day

Rob Pearce came to Indonesia in 1990 as an English teacher and has since then become a sought-after, internationally recognised artist. His work is inspired by his...

The Island Brides

The Bali-based Zimbabwean designer behind the eponymous Miss Milne brand branches out into boho-feel bridal wear When she was asked to make the gown for her best friend...