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Lazy Cats and Savannah Lands – Baluran National Park, East Java

Leaning over the sturdy railing at the waterhole, I made sure to look up to check no lazy cats were lounging in the nearby trees. This was macan tutul country – home...

Viral Video Shows Toddler Playing with a Large Python

An alarming viral video shows a toddler playing with a huge python snake in East Java, Indonesia. Pythons are capable of squeezing large animals to death and swallowing...

Homework Now Officially Banned in Blitar Schools

Students in the city of Blitar, East Java can now live a homework-free life after the local administration decided to officially ban schools from giving them home...

Impatient Child Torches Family Home

A 16-year-old boy in Jambon, Ponorogo, East Java, burned down his family house after his parents told him he would have to wait until after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri...

Boat Capsizes in East Java, One Killed Four Missing

Huge waves caused by poor weather conditions capsized a boat carrying Islamic boarding school students off the coast of East Java province on Saturday, March 10, leaving...

Ten Most Unique East Javan Eats

Indonesia Expat and Singapore National Academy are joining forces to provide insightful articles on Surabaya. The young, student journalists in the SNA Media Club get to...

Indonesia Falls Behind Malaysia and Vietnam in English Proficiency

Malaysia and Vietnam rank higher than Indonesia in an English Proficiency Survey done by international education company, Education First (EF).

Take on Tuban

Exploring the distinctly Mediterranean town of Tuban on the north coast of East Java, home to an impressive crab temple, an Arab quarter and a striking mosque. The town...

Antiques Hunting in Surabaya

East Java resident, Graeme Steel, takes us shopping for antiques in Indonesia’s second largest city, and reveals where to search for its hidden trinkets. Indonesia has...

Prigi: Where Java Meets the Ocean

Prigi on the south coast of East Java is a beautiful unspoilt place to enjoy fine beaches, fresh seafood and a picturesque setting on a bay protected from the Indian...

Swinging in the Shadow of Three Mountains in East Java

Finna Golf & Country Club Resort boasts an 18-hole championship course located 500m above sea level in the foothills of three majestic mountains: Mt. Welirang, Mt....

1,000 Trees Planted at MesaStila, Magelang

13 February 2015 marked the one-year anniversary of the eruption of Mt. Kelud in East Java. This day reminded us of the tragedy that took away people’s homes, animals,...

East Java’s Cottage Industries

Nestled in the Brantas River Valley, the cradle of the Hindu-Buddhist Majapahit Kingdom of the 13th to 16th centuries – and arguably Java’s greatest ancient...

MesaStila Endurance + 2014 Rail-to-Trails

Impressive is what immediately springs to mind as the first finishers cross the line after a gruelling 60 kilometre endurance run across four of East Java’s highest...