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Yuningsih The Bakso Lady

Yuningsih : The Bakso Lady

I met Yuningsih in the middle of Ramadan. Business had slowed down considerably for Ungingsih, due to the fasting month however, there was little sign of any concern as...

Badul The Guitar Man

Abdul: The Guitar Man

I met Abdul on a street near Block M, while he was taking a break from singing. The self taught guitar player performs to commuters on the buses during the day and on...

Hell's Angels

Hero to Zero

“Oy! Elvis! It’s your round!” The words sent shivers down my spine. Not because I was in a pub with Elvis (I wish), but because the words were aimed at me and they...

Sewing Machine Man

Yasirly : The Sewing Machine Man

Yasirly works away on his sewing machine as the trains go thundering past his little workshop in Kebaron Baru, oblivious to the noise they make, a mere 10 metres from...

3 Runners at KDM

Run for Fun, Run for the Kids

Running to some frees the mind and to others is a painful chore best avoided. Running on a treadmill indoors however, can take the pleasure away from even the most...

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How to Know If a Scam Is a Scam Before You Are Scammed

As I sat in my Jogja hostel after another long day of slaving away in front of empty Word documents I began to think of what it would be like to be a multi-millionaire...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Green is not just another colour, these days everyone’s talking green; not US Dollar-green but green as a synonym for the environment. Property developers are selling...

A Beer for a Stray Judith Patrick and friends

A Beer for a Stray

I had the pleasure of drinking myself to a better conscience as animal lovers gathered together on Sunday 2nd of September to drink for a cause! A Beer for a Stray is a...

The Bird Market

Saiful : The Bird Seller

  At 40 years of age Saiful knows a lot about the value of birds. He has been selling a variety of the furry creatures for the past ten years since he took over the...

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Sheep Two, Sheen Zero

I had been in my local pub watching the now legendary 1979 Silverstone 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix and I was on my way home on my Honda CB250 doing my very best...

Bule Yogya

Bule Yogya

8 months ago, after my controversial column about Bali, I received some very nice emails from you guys. Thanks a lot. Some others were pleasant too, like, “Sebastien...

Dian

Dian: The Plastic Bottle Collector

Dian’s story is one of survival. I visited her one morning in her temporary dwelling in Kampung Bandan near Kota, living between two sets of train tracks. Dian...

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Sheep Two, Sheen Zero

I had been in my local pub watching the now legendary 1979 Silverstone 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix and I was on my way home on my Honda CB250 doing my very best...

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A Ghost In The Backyard

It used to be a house in Menteng, but had been converted to an office. In many instances the old houses had been torn down and replaced by multi story utility buildings....

Education Guide 2017

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