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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...

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...