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Thoughtfully Tasty: C’s Sunday Brunch

In a city stuffed full of Sunday brunch options, C’s Steak and Seafood at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta appeals to both gastronomes and thinkers. With a stunning array of...

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It’s All in the Mind

Hypnotism – when defined as the act of putting someone into a trance and under your control – is not real. But in Indonesia, many scam victims insist they were...

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Could Accountability in Sustainable Oil Palm Prevent Further Forest Fires?

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Green Commodities Programme (GCP) are working with oil palm stakeholders to ensure this sector’s contributions to the...

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Sky High Hijinks

Air travel scams are common, but more worrying is that Indonesian airlines have been ranked among the most unsafe in the world. Despite that, it’s still safer to fly...

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Op-Ed: Despite Fear Mongering Media, Indonesia Responds Healthily to Terrorism

During violent attacks on 14 January in Jakarta, the media grossly misreported the facts. It was sloppy and irresponsible, as fear mongering is the definition of...

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The Gibbon Whisperer: Meet Chanee Kalaweit

Chanee Kalaweit is a former French national, who in 2012 gained his Indonesian citizenship. Since the tender age of 12, Chanee has dedicated his life to the gibbon, apes...

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The Imposter

Daniel Pope muses on how sometimes it’s better to tell fibs when you want to fit in with the culture. When I came to Indonesia I was surprised by the number of...

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What’s Up, Doc?

Bapaks in white coats continue to put the fear of God up Indonesia’s expats. “Doctor, Doctor, I’m at death’s door!” “Don’t worry,...

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Health and Safety Indonesian-Style

A few years ago my father told me that he would like to come and visit me in Jakarta. Wonderful, I thought, he had never been to Jakarta before, or even Asia, so this...

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Shaping the Nation: Cosmetic Surgery in Indonesia

The demand for beauty treatments is increasing in Indonesia, as more and more dermatologists and general practitioners flourish in the aesthetics industry. Does that...

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Scum in the Cities

Indonesian law carries a six-year jail term for negligent drivers who cause fatal accidents. But rich kids in costly cars are usually above the law. Among the tenants of...

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The Wizard of Bali: Meet Ceremco Van Leeuwen

Ceremco Van Leeuwen is an international magician and hypnotist who brings his magic and healing to children and adults at special events and on the streets of Bali. When...

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Thriving Coral Reef, Thriving Community: Wakatobi Resort Conservation

The Coral Triangle has been likened to an underwater Amazon rainforest for its density and diversity of species. Stretching from the Philippines to Malaysia to...

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Indulge in Festive Cheer This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for joy and sharing with your loved ones. We have taken the liberty of compiling the best Christmas and New Year’s celebration offers for you...

Education Guide 2017

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