Category: Lifestyle

Bob & the Chocolate Factory: Meet Bob Formston

Meet Bob Formston. The chocolatier also known as ‘Chocolate Bob’. Bob, how did you get into making chocolate? My wife and I bought land up near Papua to build a...

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...

Parkour Indonesia

Published first on Latitudes.nu Parkour, the trend that has become a lifestyle, originated in France. Parkour (or PK, for short) is an activity of moving from one point...

Giant Legetan

Health Issues of the Past in the Present?

I remember friends and family with small children regularly consulting their well worn copy of Baby and Child Care by Dr Benjamin Spock, first published in 1946 and...

Pitching with confidence

Pitching with Confidence!

One of the most difficult shots in golf is the pitch or lob shot, especially from close around the green, and amid the ‘sting of battle’. Let’s say for example,...

The Act Of Killing

The Act Of Killing

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” – Voltaire The movies I...

Meet Bruce Granquist: Artist, Mapmaker, Writer, Bookseller

For half a decade Bruce Granquist travelled the hills, valleys and back roads of Bali on an old Honda 200cc making sketches, jotting down names and correcting and...

Chinese Food with a Twist

Jakartans who take their love of food seriously, rarely settle for a meal in a mall. Restaurants located in malls offer convenience, but nothing more. The service is...

Raffles & Brit. Invasion of Java

Raffles Unravelled

Raffles and the British Invasion of Java Tim Hannigan Monsoon Books 2012 368pp ISBN 978-981-4358-85-9 As a lad growing up in post-World War II London, I was force-fed a...

In Pursuit of Happiness: Learning from Tom, Dick and Harry

Despite the hype about New Year being a time to celebrate there is something about the end of a year that causes us to pause, sit back and reflect. Perhaps it’s a...

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...

Forbidden Love Part 3 – Girls Will Have Fun

“Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.” Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus, Erotica 1977. When it comes to cross-cultural amorous relationships,...

UFC Comes to Asia – Macau, 10th November, 2012

It’s quite surprising how many people don’t know what the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is considering it is the world’s fastest growing sport. A lot of...

Jakfringe International Festival

Beyond The Fringe

The first Jakarta International Fringe Festival is over and what a week it was! Bill Bailey was in town with 15 other top international comedians from all over the world...

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