Category: Meet the Expats

Kim Patra: Babies, Bombs and Hypnotherapy in Bali

A prominent healthcare consultant, Bali’s famous nurse Kim Patra is the founder of Community Health Care. She is a registered nurse and midwife in Australia, while...

The Most Down-to-Earth Restaurateur in Jakarta

Executive Chef Andrew Zarzosa of the Fairmont Hotel Jakarta is one of the city’s most well-regarded and nicest expat chefs. Here is some insight into the mastermind of...

The Godfather of NYC’s Club Scene Joins Bali’s Raw Food Movement

Former Godfather of the NYC club world and former co-owner of the Bali nightclub Townhouse, Mark Baker is now involved in the cold pressed juice movement by opening In...

A Photographic Surf Legend in Bali

Meet the photographer who brought Indonesian surfers to the international level. Jason Reposar is now one of Bali’s top fashion photogs. What are your origins? I was...

Billions in Change

Manoj Bhargava is the Indian American businessman and philanthropist who is the founder and CEO of the popular consumer drink 5-Hour Energy. For those who are not...

Founder of Vice Indonesia Aims to Change the Local Media Game

One of the world’s most popular youth-focused media companies has come to Indonesia. Caranissa Djatmiko sits down with Vice Indonesia’s Managing Director to find out...

Holding in Bali’s Guts with Mechanized Composting

Meet Rob and Olly of Bali Compost Crafters, two guys responsible for a project that has brought mechanized composting techniques to Bali for sustainable green waste...

Anael Audureau: The Famous Café Owner of Eat Street

Anael Audureau is a familiar face to the dedicated clientele of Café Bali, the popular restaurant on Eat Street known for its colonial comfort, consistently good food...

Growing Your Business Online: Meet Arne Van Looveren

Belgian expat Arne Van Looveren has been all around the world, having lived in London, Malaysia and currently Jakarta for the past three years. The immigrant, who is the...

Bali’s One and Only Wake Park: Meet Kimo Rusna

Meet Kimo Rusna, the founder of Bali Wake Park. The spot features state-of-the-art, full-size cable systems built around a five-hectare lake. It’s the first and only...

Fitness in Motion: Meet Melanie Bomba

Melanie is the creative founder of Motion Fitness Studio in Petitenget and Avocado Café in Canggu. As the top choice for total fitness in Bali, Melanie is known...

Foreign Experts Can Help Nationals Develop Indonesia: Gene Sugandy

Gene is the Division Manager for Residential Tenant Representatives at Colliers International, helping newly repatriated expats navigate the property minefield in...

Meet James Ofili

James Ofili*, a textiles trader from Nigeria, discusses corruption, drugs and discrimination. Why do so many Nigerians come to Indonesia? Why not? Nigeria is the most...

Skull-Rattling Retail: Meet Vera Ribeiro

Brazilian expat Vera Ribeiro and her partner Rhett Hutchence are the creators of the world’s largest skull memorabilia shop, where works of art and fashion are all...