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Rotary Club Cilandak Jakarta: Service Above Self

Rotary Club Jakarta Cilandak members are people from various professional backgrounds and industries. Rotary is all about the importance and benefits of volunteerism,...

My Uncle the Police Chief and Other Lies

Imagine you’re choosing a career. Would you cough up Rp300 million (US$25,400) for a job with a starting salary of just Rp1.56 million (US$113) per month, rising to...

The Big Bang Bang Theory

I was born and raised in the UK, where there are around 6.6 guns for every 100 people (this is the highest number I could find in any recent statistical study). As an...

Designer Bag Deceit

Let’s be honest. A handbag is just something in which to carry makeup, car keys, tampons, sunglasses, perfume and a purse. It should be durable and practical, even...

Potential is a Dangerous Aphrodisiac: Indonesia on a Tinder Box of Aspirations

I have been traveling to Indonesia on business for more than a decade and I find it amazing how pervasive and persistent the discussions on the “Potential of...

A Guide to Emergency Planning for Expat Families

As an expat parent living in Indonesia I need to be prepared for the unexpected and take sensible steps to protect my family. If an emergency arises, I need to have the...

Red Nose Foundation

Red Nose Foundation’s mission is to support the educational and personal development of children living in underprivileged circumstances, and to promote the...

Outreach in Bali: Twelve Ways You Can Really Help Today

Many charities and fundraising organisations rely upon compassionate expats to find new ways to raise support or volunteer their time. Underprivileged and disadvantaged...

Online Arisan Exposed

A simple Facebook page lured hundreds of Indonesians, mostly housewives, into investing their savings in a scheme offering unfeasibly high returns. It was a classic...

England’s Got Talent Too

While my friend Sean and I were touring northern France and Belgium in my Datsun 260Z, we found ourselves, for no particular reason, in the Belgian city of Ghent. I...

Indonesia Expat Survey

Take the Indonesia Expat survey and enter the prize draw to WIN ONE NIGHT STAY AT RAFFLES HOTEL WITH BREAKFAST! Only ten questions. Click here to join!

Makawan Bali: The Ultimate Super Food for Pets

Healthy, nutritious, homemade pet food now available in Bali The number one reason people look for homemade diets for their pets is because they are concerned about...

Safety in Hotels

Following a recent conversation about safety and security with my kids it became clear to me that when I stay in hotels I automatically take into account things that...

Swipers Still Swiping

Despite the ongoing efforts of Islamic political parties to criminalize sex outside of marriage, Indonesians are still flocking to online dating apps in search of...