Category: Top Reads

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mama Wants Credit, Papa Wants Shares

Police have finally busted one of the most common text message scams in the book; meanwhile, the country’s biggest corruption scandal could just be swept under the...

Damp Spirits

Praise the Lord, for the rains have finally arrived. And so we find ourselves moving and gathering momentum towards the festive period. Indeed, no less an authority than...

Defender of the Bali Dog: Meet Janice Girardi

The Founder and Director of Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) is dedicated to saving all animals in distress, especially the world’s oldest and most diverse breed...

Indonesia Urged to Be More Vigilant Following ISIS Attacks

Following ISIS terror attacks in Paris, Indonesian officials have been urged to step up the nation’s counter-terrorism measures, as the country remains at risk. The...

Dying to Entertain

Despite research that shows dolphins to be highly sensitive and intelligent, numerous facilities in Bali continue to hold the cetaceans captive for commercial gain. With...

Education Guide 2017

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