Category: Sports/Health

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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...

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Rugby Romance

It was Valentine’s Day so I decided to show my long-suffering wife some genuine TLC. We loaded up the car and headed off to watch some rugby somewhere off the Jagorawi...

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Aussie Rules in Indonesia

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the close proximity of Australia to Indonesia, that Australian Rules Football, better known as AFL, has quite a following here....

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Young Guns Cut their Teeth in the Jakarta Schools Football League

It was hot, very hot. Hardly the best conditions for playing football anywhere, let alone a school in South Jakarta offering little in the way of natural protection from...

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Every Day is Saturday with the TGIS Hash House Harriers

Guidebooks love to tell you where to go and how to get there. Travel snobs love to tell you how wonderful a place was so many years earlier, before the tourists came....

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German Plus: 50 Years of Football History

In the rich annals of German football, the name Burkhardt Pape may not spring to mind in the way the likes of Gerd Muller, Gunter Netzer and Lothar Mattheus do, but he...

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MesaStila Endurance + 2014 Rail-to-Trails

Impressive is what immediately springs to mind as the first finishers cross the line after a gruelling 60 kilometre endurance run across four of East Java’s highest...

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One Wave is All it Takes!

Onewave is a non-profit surf community, founded by two young Australians in February 2013, to give people hope in order to beat ‘funks’ such as depression, anxiety...

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OneFC’s First Female Indonesian MMA Fighter

Desi Rahayu, a 164cm tall Indonesian athlete competed at the prestigious OneFC Era of Champions tournament on 14 June 2014 at the Mata Elang International Stadium,...

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When There’s Torque of Bikes

Late last year I was invited to attend a ‘motor show’ in Sanur, which I was told would be spectacular, that is of course, if you have a passion for classic cars or...

Education Guide 2017

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