Category: Other

John Milliss: Head of Campus for Australian Independent School in Bali

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I was born in Sydney Australia and I graduated from the University of Sydney. I completed a Master of...

Expatriates detained

Expatriates Detained Over Immigration Violations, Disorderly Conduct

The North Jakarta Immigration Office raided on Tuesday an apartment building where 61 foreign nationals reside in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, detaining 24 of the...

Top 10: Best and Worst Movies Set in Indonesia

1. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) Director: Peter Weir. Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt. Banned for almost 20 years in Indonesia, this film was...

Foreigners who scammed the local

Jember Friendship Ambassador Scammed by Foreigners

I once asked a long-time Australian expatriate why he had made Indonesia his home for over 40 years. Was it the business opportunities? The social life? The temperate...

EcoRegions Indonesia

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) aims to promote global conservation in spatially defined areas called eco regions. An eco-region is defined by WWF as a “large area of...

Fast Fashion: Trendy Clothing Items at Low Prices – the Scourge of Humanity?

Twenty years ago, we valued the household items that we worked hard to afford.  Before the current instant-gratification-obsessed “disposable era”, we actually...

The Fight for Benoa Bay

Over the past four years the people of Bali have been fighting a bitter struggle against the reclamation of Benoa Bay. The group Bali Tolak Reklamasi (Bali Rejects...

An Update of KITAP (Permanent Stay Permit) In Indonesia

Procedural differences between obtaining a KITAP for investors, expatriates working as director or commissioner, and spouses of mixed marriages in Indonesia. The...

Hatching Hoaxes

Indonesia made international tabloid headlines a few weeks ago when it was reported that a teenage boy from South Sulawesi province had laid 20 eggs over the past two...

Protecting Your Children Against Illnesses in Indonesia

I went through a stage where my children were constantly sick and down with some kind of bug. Initially I thought the causes for their ill health were environmental, and...

Yayasan Wisma Cheshire

Yayasan Cheshire Indonesia or well known as Wisma Cheshire is a member of Global Alliance of Leonard Cheshire Disability, a non-government organisation based in London...

Pet Adoption in Jakarta with Garda Satwa Indonesia

A lot of animal lovers don’t know about the often-horrid conditions of puppy/kitten mills, or the unregulated breeding facilities owned by disreputable breeders. Dogs...

Jakarta’s First Comedy Club Celebrates 17 Years

April 21st, 2018 will mark 17 years of live international standup comedy in Jakarta. To celebrate, there will be an anniversary party at the American Club featuring top...

Those Possessed By Demons?

The weighty Indonesian dictionary compiled by the Education Ministry defines kesurupan as “possession by Satan or spirits, resulting in strange actions ”. It’s...