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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...

Jakarta Plans to Build More Bicycle Lanes

The Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta has plans to build more bicycle lanes in the city. According to the Deputy Head of Jakarta’s Ministry of Transportation,...

Series of Accidents at Indonesia’s Infrastructure Project Sites Raise Safety Concerns

The safety standards of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi)’s infrastructure drive has been questioned after a series of accidents in multiple construction projects...

The Betawi – A Look at the History, Culture and Cuisine

Nowadays Kemang is a favourite residential area of foreigners, and a trendy hangout hotspot with a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafés. Not so long ago it was a...

The Games Children Play

I used to be a kindergarten teacher. Not on purpose of course. I graduated university with a degree in community studies. I had no idea what “community studies”...

Do You Yakiniku?

For those of my dear readers who enjoy good food and have limited time to spend watching Netflix, there is a charming series I recommend called Samurai Gourmet. The...

Swim and Sway Those Kilos Away

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is also the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” So said...

Disconnect and Find Yourself

Ever spent a day without your phone? You should give it a try! I remember growing up in Nottingham, in a house with a black and white TV and no phone. Some of you...

Explaining Indonesian Retirement Visas

The Indonesian retirement visa allows you to live in the country permanently and exit and enter whenever and as often as you like. You can also open a bank account, hire...

Paddington Heights Romantic Getaway to London

Paddington Heights Romantic Getaway to London What better way to celebrate the Valentine’s Day than whisking your loved one away on a perfect getaway to London? The...

Activists Call for End to Dog Slaughter in Indonesia

Animal rights activists have slammed the slaughtering of dogs for their meat in Indonesia and claim that almost all of the dogs killed are stolen from their owners or...

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...