Category: Sports/Health

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Lovepink: Fighting Breast Cancer Together

Lovepink is a breast cancer community supporting ‘warriors’ and ‘survivors’ in their battle. Through campaigns such as breast self-examinations (SADARI),...

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What’s Up, Doc?

Bapaks in white coats continue to put the fear of God up Indonesia’s expats. “Doctor, Doctor, I’m at death’s door!” “Don’t worry,...

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Talking Sports: Meet Nicole Asgar

Nicole Asgar is a 24-year-old sports presenter and producer of mixed Iranian and Indonesian heritage. Spending her childhood travelling between Australia and Indonesia,...

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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...