Category: Sports/Health

Mark Lediard

The Busy Jakartan’s Guide to Better Health and Fitness

Can you use some scientifically sound shortcuts to fitness, weight loss and stress management that apply to our unique Jakartan existence? Probably, since many of us are...

Tee Off More

The Long Par 5 Hole #11 At Sentul Highlands, photo by Dennis G. Kloeth Jakarta is probably one of Asia’s best golf destinations and certainly when judged from the...

Chris Cromarty

Hi Chris Cromarty. The Canadian Aerial Surveyor whose release is getting mean on the ice rink. Chris from Canada, I had no idea people were playing ice hockey in...

The Jakarta Belly Syndrome

A few days ago, as I was in the clinic practicing like usual when a patient of mine – Priti – walked in and said, “I think I have Jakarta Belly Syndrome.” It...

Run, Scott, Run !

1,250 kilometres in 25 days, from Bali to Jakarta, running through the sweltering 32 degree Equatorial heat and 75% humidity, dodging trans-Java buses, trucks and...

Yoga : Where Do I Begin?

So it just dawned upon you that it is now 2012, and you have procrastinated a resolution of “doing sports regularly” for (yet) another year ; something you told...

Jakarta on a clean air pollution day

Jakarta Air Pollution: Not all Doom, Gloom & Catastrophe!

In 1994 there were an estimated 1.38 million vehicles (cars, motorcycles, lorries and buses) in Jakarta; 27 years later in 2011 the total number of vehicles is estimated...

Health Remedies

As the dry season turns wet and the rains come knocking on our doors (and, in my case at least, dripping through our ceilings and onto our computers) it’s time for...

John Toomey

Hashing In Jakarta

Hash House Harriers also known as “The Hash” can be found in many countries throughout the world and especially in South East Asia from where it first originated in...

Deddy Wigraha

Alliance Jiu-Jitsu: Now Available in Indonesia

Alliance Jiu-jitsu is one of the most prominent  Brazilian Jiu-jitsu associations, and the current, defending Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World team champions, having won the...

Yoga in Nature; Nature in Yoga

Let nature calm your mind through yoga Many yoga asana (pose) names and characteristics are derived from nature like the mountain pose, the tree pose, the half-moon...

Living a Greener Life

Living a Greener Life in the Big Durian

Imagine if you could turn your home in Jakarta into a modern tropical paradise.  Imagine it was like staying in a resort. Think lush greenery, natural materials, smart...

Tummy Ache

The Jakarta Belly Syndrome

A few days ago, as I was in the clinic practicing like usual when a patient of mine – Priti – walked in and said, “I think I have Jakarta Belly Syndrome.” It...

A view of Puncak where the riding happens

Riding Jalur NuRa

As the crow flies Puncak is a mere 80 kilometres to the south east of Jakarta. In the hills of Puncak lies Puncak Pass where a rustic institution for the thrill-seeker...

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