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Minoru, Chinese gate at Kesawan - 1923

Chinese-Indonesians: The Identity In Between

As the “ancestral homeland” of over 300 ethnic groups, Indonesia is one of the most multicultural countries in the non-Western world. 8.8 million Indonesians...

Recent Legal Developments

Recent Legal Developments

One of the most important things for Indonesian expatriates to remember is that the country’s laws and regulations are often amended and updated. However, sometimes...

President Megawati's Kabinet Gotong Royong

Gotong Royong

“The success of Homo Sapiens rests primarily with our capacity for empathy and our urge to understand and appreciate others” From a review of The Age of...

Jokowi-The importance of being there

Joko Widodo and the Importance of Being There

With a reputation for hands on leadership, in less than a decade Joko Widodo has risen to become Indonesia’s most popular politician with political capital by the...

Olivier Pouillon: Bali Recycling

In the mid-1990s, Olivier Pouillon saw a young child die at an illegal hotel dumpsite. The experience left a deep scar. Olivier resolved to do his part in trying to...

Politics

Politics as a science is defined as the regulation and government of a nation or state, the preservation of its safety, peace and prosperity, the conduct and contests of...

I Made Mangku Pastika: A Governor of the People

I Made Mangku Pastika: A Governor of the People

The story goes that when I Made Mangku Pastika was a young boy, a neighbour hung himself over his gambling debts. His grandfather, previously a wealthy man with ample...

Recent Legal Developments

One of the most important things for Indonesian expatriates to remember is that the country’s laws and regulations are often amended and updated. However, sometimes...

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...