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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...

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...

Tri: The Electrical Technician

Tri is a fairly determined young man with a plan. He moved to Jakarta three years ago from Yogyakarta where he studied Electrical Engineering having landed a job at the...

Deskom and Aris

Deskom: The Part-Time Busker Boy

I came across Deskom and his best mate, Aris one hot morning on Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta, as they were wandering amongst the traffic in search of a few Rupiah....

Jakfringe International Festival

Beyond The Fringe

The first Jakarta International Fringe Festival is over and what a week it was! Bill Bailey was in town with 15 other top international comedians from all over the world...

Doing Business in Indonesia

With a population of nearly 240 million people, with more than 17,000 islands, and with a significant political and economic place in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is...

Movember – In your Face, Cancer!

There are two kinds of men in the world: those who can pull off a moustache and those who can’t. Movember, a month-long campaign to raise awareness for prostate...

Education Guide 2017

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