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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...

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...

A Business with No Future: Shark and Ray Fisheries in Indonesia

Fishermen in Indonesia have been catching sharks and rays for centuries, using traditional boats and artisanal tools. For some families, catching a big fish was a...

Jakarta Set to Hold First International Fringe Festival

The performing arts and entertainment scene in Indonesia is set to enter a new era in November with the launch of the country’s first ever International Fringe...

Retiring in Indonesia

Some things in life are worth spending a little extra time and effort preparing for, and retirement is certainly one of those. After several decades of hard work,...

Top 5 Financial Tips For Expats In Indonesia

1. Don’t accept below standard Health Insurance Any expat with his head screwed on will be well aware of the importance of having health insurance whist living in...

Mystery, Magic and Ghosts

Was it a coincidence or something more? Our Editor emailed me with a list of upcoming themes and said that she thought that I might “have something up [my] sleeve...

Savage Swangis, Boogey Men and A Bird on a Wire

Savage Swangis, Boogey Men, and “A Bird on a Wire”

It cut through the night like a knife with a vengeance and silence fell in two; the dogs woke, pricked up their ears, barely whined and curled up tighter, eyes searching...

Charities

Volunteering in Indonesia

Individuals from all over the world come to Indonesia for a variety of reasons. Some arrive for the purpose of exploration, some for the purpose of employment, and...

Ghost Detector

Are Mobile Phones Killing Ghosts?

Sightings of ghosts have plummeted in number over the past decade. Are mobile phones responsible for their demise? It may seem crazy but paranormal investigators are...

In a Daze

The scene is all too familiar; the waving of a pocket-watch back and forth, followed by the mumblings of ‘Yes, Master!’  While it was popularized by Hollywood and...

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...

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