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Trash-free Superheroes

Some superheroes fly or fight crime with extraordinary powers, but on Bali, local superheroes are helping to rid their communities of excessive trash and writer Karen...

Do You See What Eye See – A “Photo Voice” Project for Children with Special Needs

Writer Stephanie Brookes shares a heartwarming tale from Bali about a couple of university grads from the Netherlands who are helping special needs children find their...

Anti-Communist Activists Unaware of Jakarta’s Soviet-Inspired Monuments, Historian Says

The recent rally staged in Jakarta by hard-line Islamic groups to protest a perceived growth in communist influence was extremely ironic given that many of the city’s...

Help Friends for Life with Bali Dynasty Resort

Since 2016, Bali Dynasty Resort has been reaching out to less fortunate people in Bali through a charity project called “Help Friends for Life” in partnership with...

Saving the Sumatran Elephants

Currently, there are roughly 2,400 – 2,800 Sumatran elephants left in the wild. Their survival is threatened by hunters, deforestation and habitat loss, as well as...

Delving into the Dark Web

Much has been written in Indonesia about the ‘deep web’ and the ‘dark web’ – much of it ill-informed scaremongering. Typical of this is an article headlined...

Why Some Indonesian Women Choose Polygamy

31 year-old housewife Ratna Wulandari lives in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and most populated city, and is currently pregnant with her fourth child. Wulandari already...

Crown’s Golden Relay: Helping Disabled Children with Yayasan Sayap Ibu Bintaro

In 2015, Crown marked its fiftieth birthday by holding a charity event called the Golden Relay. Offices around the world took turns to raise money for charitable causes,...

Sexploitation, Lies and Video

Amid the almost daily allegations of sexual abuse by Hollywood celebrities, there is an understandable response of condemnation and moral indignation. In Indonesia, a...

Indonesian Promotes Tempe at Harvard

Amadeus Driando Ahnan of the Indonesian Tempe Movement (ITM) discussed the Indonesian delicacy at Harvard Business School on November 7. Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono said...

Protecting the World’s Reefs

The Misool Foundation is campaigning for a marine reserve, a no-take zone that protects 300,000 acres of the most acclaimed coral reefs in Indonesia. Misool Foundation,...

Saving the Slow Loris

The Kukangku Foundation (My Loris) is holding a special campaign to protect lorises from the threat of extinction due to hunting, trading and forestry maintenance...

How to Get Poor Fast

One of the most popular ways to get rich in Indonesia is through politics. There are endless possibilities for self-enrichment through abuse of power. When...

RE: Maid in Indonesia

Dear Editor, “Maid in Indonesia” touches upon a few very important items that most foreigners who live and work here can appreciate. Having employed a few domestic...

Education Guide 2017

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