Category: Sports/Health

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Taking a Spin in Kal-Tim

Cycling adventures through kampung, rain forest and sandy beaches with the Balikpapan International Women’s Association’s (‘BIWA’) cycling group. In...

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Indonesia’s Oldest Football Club: Persatuan Sepak Bola Makassar

This year Birmingham City celebrates their 140th anniversary as a professional football club. It hasn’t been much of a history with a second-tier playoff success, a...

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The Mentawai Islands: Surfing’s Favourite Destination

Ask any surfer to pick one place for their dream surf trip and the answer will surely be the Mentawai Islands, off West Sumatra. For surfers the Mentawais are a deluxe...

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Persipura Jayapura’s Long Road to Success

The Black Pearls overcome long flights and tiring transit times to become the best football club in the land. For cash-starved Indonesian football clubs, the Mandala...

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Hiking Gunung Tambora: Celebrating 200 Years Since the Eruption that Shook the World

Two hundred years ago a volcano violently erupted on the island of Sumbawa, sending molten rock 40km into the sky – the most powerful eruption on Earth for 500 years....

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Sail Indonesia Promotes Indonesia’s Nascent Maritime Leisure Industry

Hardy crews get up close and personal to spectacular and remote destinations in the eastern islands. With 17,000 islands of all shapes and sizes spread over three time...

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Pitchers Prepare to Mount the Mound in Jakarta

Baseball arrives in Indonesia as the Hit Factory hopes to take the game to another level. Think of baseball and Southeast Asia and the chances are most people will...

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Pencak Silat: More Than Just a Fight

Explore your inner self through the grace and beauty of a martial art so tightly woven into the fabric of local culture. Indonesia, with its myriad of ethnicities and...

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Howzat! Jakarta Cricket Season Reaches Climax

Cricket’s history may be lost in the clouds of time, but the future is bright. When it comes to the great cricketing arenas of the world, Cibubur and Karawaci may lack...

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Deddy the Daddy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We live in healthy times. For me, growing up in suburban Surrey in the 1980s, exercise was limited to a swift stroll down to the local pub followed by some elbow bending...

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Do You Pétanque?

I must be honest and say that when I was first told about pétanque in Jakarta my initial reaction was ‘what?’ and ‘what?’ It may lack the appeal and profile of...

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Swinging in the Shadow of Three Mountains in East Java

Finna Golf & Country Club Resort boasts an 18-hole championship course located 500m above sea level in the foothills of three majestic mountains: Mt. Welirang, Mt....

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United by Running

We are approaching the dry season and that is good news for one hardy bunch of Jakarta residents: the running community. Or should that be communities? There are several...

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Rugby Expats Take the Game to Local Communities

How a conversation in a pub, with a backdrop of Christmas carols, led to orphaned girls taking up the rough-old-game of rugby. We have all heard those clichés about...