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Families Brunch it Up at the Grand Kemang Jakarta

Where in Jakarta can you find the best value for a good selection of Western and Asian food in a fun, family-focused atmosphere? The Sperta Restaurant located at the...

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Sensory Integration Disorder: A Misunderstood Form of ADD/ADHD in Children

5-15% of schooling children have difficulties in their sensory regulation to their environment. This means that some children may have more difficulties than others in...

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An Expat Guide: Having a Baby Naturally in Jakarta

Pregnancy can be a time of great unease, especially if it’s your first. Add to the mix a foreign country, a language you might not understand, and a medical system...

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Mini-Commis: Children’s Cooking Classes in the Capital

The next generation of master chefs start here. Almost an entire generation of children have been raised on cooking shows from the mildly entertaining to fiercely...

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Meet Tarra Marbun

Tarra, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. Firstly, we’d like t o know a bit more about your background. Where in America are you originally from...

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How the Other Ninety Ninth Live

Some time ago I had the privilege of being invited to a jolly Chinese Malaysian’s house. He was a big noise in the bar and offered to prepare sashimi. One Saturday...

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Pilius, the Dayak Kenyah Elder

Pilius was born in paradise, in a place called Long Saan, deep in the heart of North Borneo. I interviewed Pilius recently in Setulang, the village where he has lived...

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Staying Safe on Your Travels

This is the time of year when many of us are travelling on leave and staying in hotels. I have just returned from three weeks in Europe with my family, and it occurred...

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Lutfi the Law Clerk: Finding Peace at Ramadhan

  Sahur, the pre-dawn meal Muslims take before the first call to prayer during Ramadhan is tricky. Most Indonesians wake up before 4am, have a quick bite to eat...

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Meet Julia Simens

Meet Julia Simens, an international relocation consultant with years of experience under her belt. She helps global families transition to new environments and new...

Meet Karan Berry

Karan Berry, General Manager of JW Marriott Jakarta

Karan is very passionate about his work and is a senior hospitality professional. He is well-versed with all operations and functions related to hotel management, with...

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Meet Boris de Koning

Meet Boris de Koning, a funny Dutchman with gold teeth who enjoys life in Indonesia, especially in the peacefulness of Kalimantan where he works in a land rig as...

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Linda the Tsunami Survivor

Linda’s story is somewhat of a reflection of Aceh itself, sad but uplifting. Her life was changed forever a little less than ten years ago, when on December 26th 2004...

A Home Away from Home at Christmas

A Home Away from Home at Christmas

Ever since I could remember, I loathed the atrocious winters of New York City, regardless of the fact that the city is pretty magical during the holidays. From the...