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Raja Ampat Dive Pioneers: Meet Burt Jones & Maurine Shimlock

Throughout Indonesia and the wider diving world, Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock are known as the people who put Raja Ampat’s dive sites on top of most travelling...

Bajawa Highlands: Heartland of Flores

The growling, battered ‘executive’ bus stopped in front of our hotel in Labuan Bajo, its engine hungrily pointing towards the road out of town. From this thriving,...

Looking for Borneo: Meet Mark Heyward

Traveller, musician, educator and author of two books on Borneo talks about life in Indonesia, his epic journey across the island and other past and future adventures....

Going, Going, Gone: In Search of the Ultimate Longhouse

Along with blowpipes, traditional tattooing, mastery of plaiting crafts, canoe-building and the custom of wearing huge bunches of metal earrings to elongate earlobes,...

The Mysterious, Phantasmagoric World of Javanese Wayang Theatre

The morality and messages conveyed in Wayang Kulit plays still permeate Javanese thought and daily life. The spellbound audience is the best show of all. A wayang show...

Ralph Klemp | Bali Expats Facebook Group Founder

Ralph Klemp thought up the idea of his Bali Expats group on Facebook almost by accident. As a long-time aficionado of Bali, he realized that newcomers had no clue as...

Saving Energy at Home: the Revolution in Green Consumption

Energy conservation is an acute necessity on the beautiful but vulnerable island of Bali. You can also save millions of rupiah in energy costs each year, by using...

Protect Your Home: Security for Bali Residents

With the alarming rash of home robberies and even killings during home invasions over the past year, it has become critical to secure your home. Bill Dalton shows Bali...

Bali & Massachusetts: Two School Systems Worlds Apart

Bill Dalton recounts his daughter Aysah’s unique but unenviable opportunity over the past ten years of alternating between two school systems in two separate...

Say it with Flowers

Spirits dominate everything the Balinese do. Offerings are presented every day, every full and new moon and whenever there’s an event taking place in the banjar or at...

What do you pack?

Roberto Di Marco was born and grew up in Rome, Italy. He attended a liceo in Rome, earning degrees in philosophy, psychology, criminology and forensic psychiatry....

Bali: A Magnet for Spa Lovers

Offering remedies and therapies based on traditional treatments passed down through generations, the island of Bali, in the space of just a decade, has emerged as one of...

Galungan: Biggest Day of the Year

Celebrating the creation of the world by the supreme god and the victory of goodness or virtue (dharma) over evil (adharma), the Balinese religious festival of Galungan...

Do the Right Thing: The Proper Disposal of Waste on Bali

In less than one generation, the reality of waste in Bali has totally metamorphosed. During this era of globalization, there are now exponentially more plastics,...