Category: Meet the Expats

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...

From Bali to the World’s Stage: Meet Melati and Isabel Wijsen

Sisters and founders of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, a campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali, share how they are implementing their movement in Bali and beyond. You were both...

The Missionaries: Meet the Mormons

Imagine travelling halfway across the world at your own expense for a religious calling. A handful of Indonesians are doing just that to join the Islamic State, while a...

For the People: Meet Daniel Elber

Meet the former Swiss banker who swapped his corporate life for one eradicating poverty in Bali. Tell me about your former life as a banker in Switzerland. During my 35...

Education Guide 2017

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