Category: Other

Dian: The Plastic Bottle Collector

Dian’s story is one of survival. I visited her one morning in her temporary dwelling in Kampung Bandan near Kota, living between two sets of train tracks. Dian...

Sheep Two, Sheen Zero

I had been in my local pub watching the now legendary 1979 Silverstone 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix and I was on my way home on my Honda CB250 doing my very best...

A Ghost In The Backyard

It used to be a house in Menteng but had been converted to an office. In many instances, the old houses had been torn down and replaced by multi-story utility buildings....

Indonesian Citizenship Concerns for Children from Mixed Marriages

The topic of mixed marriages in Indonesia is riddled with a considerable number of legal liabilities, regulations, and concerns. As a result, you need to be aware of...

Indonesian Citizenship Concerns for Children from Mixed Marriages

The topic of mixed marriages in Indonesia is riddled with a considerable number of legal liabilities, regulations, and concerns. As a result, you need to be aware of...

Rosidin : The Mobile Broom Shop

Rosidin is a very happy man. He has a cheerful nature and takes great delight in walking the streets of Kelontong, near Chinatown selling a huge variety of colourful...

Surviving Summer : How to enjoy being “home” without going “home”

Summer, the time of the year where the biggest event in the expat community takes place: the Expat Exodus. Most everybody takes advantage of the school holidays to...

Right Place, Right Time

In 1987 I bought my dream car. No, it wasn’t a Ferrari or a Porsche, it was a five-year-old Mark II 2.8 litre fuel injected Ford Granada Ghia. It was my dream car...

Surfers Come Together to Rescue Uluwatu

If you were one of the reported 250,000 surfers visiting the Uluwatu cliff each year then at an initial glance there is not much to complain about. Cold drinks, hot food...

Legal Realities of Indonesian Expatriates – Land Ownership

When individuals move to Indonesia for the purpose of expatriation, the process usually involves a large number of personal and legal considerations. While it is vital...

Bali Highs – Down to Up in Ubud!

Tired of Working?  Wanting to Escape to Bali? This article explores the underlying traps of these two thoughts – and offers a new approach to avoid some common...

High Season Kick-Off Party

The high season kick-off party at the Legian 101 hotel is a definite good time for expats and visiting tourists in south Bali. The free-flow party, offering nicer drink...

Iconic Island Sumba

Jointly moving towards 100% renewable energy Billions of people have no access to (clean) energy. They cook on firewood and use oil lamps for light. In remote areas,...

Salyem: The Jamu Lady

Salyem is 39 yrs old and has been selling her herbal-based medicines for eight years. Her Aunty educated her in the world of Jamu and would take Salyem with her, through...