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Legal Realities of Indonesian Expatriates – Family Matters

The purpose of this article is to explain some of the main family law related topics in the context of expatriate life in Indonesia. This includes a discussion on...

Finding Love in Bali

Finding true love anywhere these days is difficult or it seems maintaining the love buzz is more of the problem, as you just need to check the statistics of divorce...

Aquatic Alliance: Research & Conservation of Manta Rays in Nusa Lembongan

The Islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida are synonymous with wonderful coral reefs, amazing surf breaks, peace and tranquillity. For diving and snorkelling...

Pak Aseni

Pak Aseni: The Ojek Driver

Aseni was a Metro Mini driver for twelve years before deciding to become a motorbike taxi (ojek) driver. Ten years later he is quite content to battle the Jakarta macet...

The Un-Laws

Every so often the local English language media throws out a story so lacking in credibility no one could ever believe it. But believe it people do and many inches of...

Robin Lim

Meet Robin Lim, also known as ‘Ibu Robin’, Founder and Executive Director of Yayasan Bumi Sehat [Healthy Mother Earth Foundation].  Robin was awarded the...

Laugh and Death in the Slow Lane

Some friends and I in the fire service used to work part-time as coffin bearers. I guess it was because we already had dark uniforms, we had been trained to march in...

The Traditional Fish Market of Jimbaran and Sustainable Seafood Choices

Every visit to a pasar ikan (fish market) in Indonesia can be an unforgettable experience. Not only for the smell and frantic activities around the market, but also...

National Investment Law

The Future of Law and Development in Indonesia

Law and development is defined as a study of law and economic and social development that examines and analyzes how to utilize law as an instrument to promote economic...

Jokowi

Jokowi’s Resolution: Must Reduce Traffic

During the 2nd half of 2012, the whole of Jakarta was plastered with banners and posters of potential candidates all vying for Jakarta’s top position. The election had...

Nonong and Basio The Street Dancers

Nonong and Basio: The Street Dancers

Nonong and Basio, both 47 years old, are not your typical Jakarta workers. In fact, they don’t live in Jakarta but travel in from Cilicap on the southern coast of West...

The Mayan Calendar

My Apocalypse

The end of the world – that was a very interesting thing for me. I mean who can say, “I experienced the end of the world”? Certainly not my dad or God or...

Ten Traffic Rules for School Kids – 2012 Style!

At school, seven-year-old kids in Bali learn about the rules of the road; like to walk on the left side of the road, to cross the road at zebra crossings, and for...

New Year Superstitions Around the World

In Britain the first person who crosses the threshold on New Year’s Day foreshadows what will happen for the year. On the Isle of Man, qualtagh (Manx) was the first...

Education Guide 2017

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