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Alberto Remondi

Alberto Remondi: Pasta Maker

Alberto Remondi was born in Italy in 1963, and grew up in the family home in Rome, one of the world’s most beautiful cities. He started living independently at age 18...

Diving Manta

A Ray of Hope

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that...

Education Degeneration

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln- On National Education Day, May 2nd,...

Crooks in Uniform

Crooks in Uniform

Heading home after a late night out, I was pulled up in West Jakarta by two apparent policemen. At such spot-checks, police usually want to inspect any bags and see some...

Contemporary Circus

Contemporary Circus

There was a time when the circus was a travelling show with performers, freak shows, and a herd of animals as good old family entertainment. In the early 20th century,...

Passport

Confessions of a Third Culture Kid

“Where are you originally from?” is a question new people often ask me. The simple answer is “Indonesia,” but then comes the follow-up question, “Whereabouts...

Pak Trisno : The Ojek Driver and Devoted Father

No one loves Jakarta’s traffic as much as Trisno. It’s his bread and butter. His clients leave the office at the end of the day, their briefcases swinging in...

Buying and Selling Property in Bali – A Smart Move

Teito Furukawa, a high performing property consultant who has worked in Bali for two years for Ray White Paradise was asked to answer some questions to give direction to...

The Farmer’s Markets of Bali

Bali’s traditional markets were once a necessity in a society where refrigeration and corner stores were not as widespread as they are today. These age-old trading...

More Harm than Good?

An important project for the island of Lembongan is likely to lead to more harm than good. The deployment of a submarine electricity cable from Bali has resulted in...

Mr. Jaga - The Cock Fighter

Mr. Jaga: the Cock Fighter

Jaga, or Mr. Jaga as he likes to be referred to, is a bit of a character. He hails from the village of Petemon in Pejeng, about 10 minutes by motorbike from the centre...

Land Laws in Bali Differ from the Rest of Indonesia? Not Really.

Real Estate agents around Indonesia, and internationally, think that land laws in Bali are different from the rest of Indonesia, as foreigners can own freehold land! You...

Drugged Drinks

Drugged Drinks

An attractive woman in a Jakarta bar looks around for the drunkest and most clueless unaccompanied male foreigner – the competition is usually pretty fierce. She...

Herwan: The Painter

Herwan’s shirt keeps the paint from dripping on his face. He figured out how to wrap the turban on his first day, two weeks ago when he took up the brush in an...