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The Biorock Project: Coral Reef Restoration in Pemuteran

One of the biggest issues in modern Indonesia is the deterioration of coastal coral reefs, due to many factors like coastal erosion, illegal bombing or cyanide fishing,...

Pemulung's children by Melanie Wood

Jakarta’s Real People

I don’t know about others, but for me one of the joys of living in Indonesia is its people. Not the unthinking drivers who don’t know basic road etiquette or the...

How to Make a Maltese Cross

While I was on holiday in Malta with some friends a few years ago we booked a boat trip to the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino. The package deal provided all...

Study Indonesian in Jakarta

Want to Study Indonesian in Jakarta? Few Schools Here May Make the Grade

Finding quality Indonesian classes is surprisingly tough in the nation’s capital. And as interest grows it may get tougher. Back in 2006, when he was teaching English...

Icha - The Three In One Jockey

Icha : The Three-in-One Jockey

Icha stands patiently, arm outstretched, hoping for a ride to Monas, Kota or another part of Jakarta with the hope that she will meet a generous person who will part...

Canggu – the New Kid on the Block

“Canggu” is the fastest growing area in Bali today. For suburbanites, it is like the outskirts of a major tourist area, which is part of Bali’s tourism capital of...

How well do you know your Highway Code?

The Indonesian government updated the Road Safety and Public Transportation Act of 1992 with a more comprehensive act and implementing regulations in 2009. See if you...

How to Make a Maltese Cross

While I was on holiday in Malta with some friends a few years ago we booked a boat trip to the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino. The package deal provided all...

Pristine Mentawai reef by Francesco Ricciardi

Environmental Terrorism in the Mentawai Islands

An eerie undercover video posted on January 28th that shows coral reefs being illegally bombed for catching fish off the Mentawai island of Siberut has sparked a massive...

Karangasem Special Children’s Penitentiary

A Model for Rehabilitiation

The children’s penitentiary in Karangasem primarily houses young boys aged 12-18. It is a model for juvenile rehabilitation. Governor Ketut Artha, fondly referred to...

Bali’s Sashimi Tuna Journey to the World’s Biggest Fish Market

Five local Indonesian wooden longline vessels enter Benoa harbour within the space of two hours. They have been fishing for yellowfin and bigeye tuna in the Indian Ocean...

The A Team Van

The Unfortunate Anagram

Brian Warken was never going to win a Nobel Prize. He was the sort of guy you watched whenever he did anything just to see how badly it would go wrong. He was, however a...

Museum Fatahillah

Indonesian Heritage Society

Located on the 17th floor of Sentral Senayan 1, a square office tower next to the Sogo side of Plaza Senayan, this rather dull and uninteresting building does not do...

Joko-The Construction Worker

Joko: The Construction Worker

I am sure you have all noticed the huge shopping malls going up all over Jakarta in recent times. Behind the construction of these huge structures are thousands of...

Education Guide 2017

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