Category: Info for Expats

Ghostbuster Busted

Of all the silly programs on Indonesian TV, one of the most idiotic was Pemburu Hantu (Ghost Hunters), which involved a team of Muslim clerics pretending to catch ghosts...

Multi-City Flying - Save Money on the Way to Europe

Multi-City Flying: Save Money on the Way to Europe

In Europe the holiday season begins in June and lasts until the first few days of September. The longest day in Europe is called the Solstice on 21st of June and some...

Facebook Marketing

Social Media Marketing: Where’s the Payoff for Small Businesses?

Like most small business entrepreneurs in Indonesia you have probably progressed from posting your most recent meal photos on Facebook to experimenting with one or more...

Bali Hash House Harriers by Bali Living Blog

In Pursuit of Happiness: Expat Clubs in Bali

For whatever reason, people have been forming clubs since time immemorial and it is no different here in Indonesia. Early colonials, for example, had the Harmoni Club....

Cracked Egg

Car Theft Hoaxes

“There’s a new method of car theft,” a colleague breathlessly told me last week. “Thieves throw an egg at your windscreen when you’re driving. If you turn on...

The Jakarta Expat Pool League

The Jakarta Expat Pool League

I’ll be honest with you, I have never really taken to pool. It’s all the rules I can’t handle. You know, those regulations that say you can only use one end of the...

Parlez Vous Bahasa

Parlez Vous Bahasa?

For most people, the Indonesian language is without doubt one of the easiest languages to learn. It has very simple grammatical structure, it has no tenses and it uses...

Chiropractic

Using Advances in Medicine to Manage Scoliosis

SCOLIOSIS: When most patients are referred to us or they drop in to see us, they are usually informed that they either have scoliosis, or they are suspected of having...

Bali Real Estate and Ownership Options

Bali Real Estate and Ownership Options

Bali is an amazing and inviting place to live, and also invest. For 15 years ++ property prices has continued to go up, and are most likely to continue to do so. For...

Phantom Pregnancies

Phantom Pregnancies

Getting married and having children are essential rites of passage in Indonesia. So great is the pressure to produce progeny, that couples unable to conceive children...

BuGils FC

BuGils FC Soccer Sixes

Inspired by the FC Knudde Sixes tournament that ceased to exist many years ago, the friendly family titled BuGils FC found that Jakarta had been without a yearly...

Jakarta Rental Property Market

Jakarta Rental Property Market

Indonesia continues to maintain the interest of international investors due to its large population and thus potentially large consumer market. Several very large...

Adapt - The Content Expat

Adapt – The Content Expat

The key quality necessary to become a content expat is having the ability and openness to adapt. As people, we have to adapt a little all the time; economics, children,...

2014 Indonesian Presidential Candidates

While we’re waiting for the legislative election results to come out, some presidential candidates have made announcements about their nominations. Technically...