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The Great Stink

It is the summer of 1858. A soaring heat warms up the river Thames and its urban tributaries, encouraging bacteria to thrive in the sewers beneath London. Clogged by...

Is Marine Conservation Taking Hold in Indonesia?

There are encouraging signs that it really is. The evidence comes from the independent assessment of Indonesia’s 20 year US$ 250 million coral reef rehabilitation and...

John Hardy

Meet John Hardy, Jewellery Designer and Co-Founder of the “Greenest School on Earth”, the Green School in Bali. From bamboo swimming pools to home grown lunches,...

Legal Protection of Indonesia’s Forests

Environmental protection in the Indonesian archipelago, while rather bleak historically, has been improving, especially in the last few years. Concerns regarding mining,...

Plastic Pollution

An Insight into Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is reaching very high levels in Bali. Almost 30 million plastic bottles are used every day and disposed of in different ways, many simply abandoned...

Edi: The Street Sweeper

On a sunny Wednesday morning in Kebayoran, Edi Sukandi is going through the motions. His dark wiry arms work without thought. He looks off into the distance at the sound...

Bent in Paradise

If you’re a certified Scuba diver, you know this scene too well; floating around beside a beautiful underwater wall abundant with vibrant coral, getting up-close and...

Monty Python

And Now for Something Completely Unfunny

In the early days of the Jakarta Comedy Club we were lucky enough to catch some of today’s comedy superstars on their way up the ladder to fame and fortune. The...

Scams in the City

Scams in the City

Being scammed by a confidence trickster is one of the most embarrassing things a person can admit to – apart from getting drunk and sleeping with a transvestite. Some...

Choice – Striving towards prosperity or striding towards excess?

What if having more actually meant enjoying less? Welcome to the age of ‘Affluenza’ or gluttony, this disease is marked by patients doggedly pursuing more, more and...

Taufan: The Strongest Kid You’ll Ever Meet

Taufan might be the strongest kid you’ll ever meet. He’s seven-years-old now, but he’s been fighting leukemia since he was five. He won’t back...

Food for Thought

In this 21st century, Bali is rarely referred to as a paradise. Aldous Huxley in the mid-20th century wrote a book entitled ‘The Island’ in which he describes a...

Natural Wildlife Repositories: The Animal Parks of Bali

Visiting an Indonesia-based animal park is the best way to get acquainted with the country’s unparalleled biodiversity spanning 4,800 kilometers across two...

Beep Beep

Last night I had the experience of a lifetime as far as taxi drivers go. I stepped into a taxi during rush hour. The driver thrusts off, throwing me back into my seat....

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