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From Four Months to 20 Years: Meet Kim Hessel

Where were you when the Berlin Wall came down on November 10, 1989? The concrete block barrier, topped by barbed wire and secured by armed guards, segmented the...

Beyond Bunaken: Touring the Minahasa Highlands

Divers dig the underwater magic of Bunaken’s world class reef. The biodiversity is unmatched, but even experienced divers needs 24 hours of decompression before flying...

Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Hong Kong

The gateway city to China commands a stunning harbour skyline, urban greenspaces, unmatched shopping, a fusion of Chinese, British and contemporary cultures, plus the...

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...

Learning to Cook Up a Storm

Gail Collins discovers the best cooking classes in Jakarta, which create skills and appreciation for food. On a Saturday evening, couples dressed for a night out instead...

Rose of Northern Thailand—Chiang Mai

This cultural capital of the Lanna Kingdom wows visitors with ancient wonders while keeping pace with a modern enthusiasm for adventure, all set amongst the fragrant...

Saving the Slow Loris

Social Media sensationalized the slow loris, and hopefully, it can save the endangered animal as well. Being adorable was its downfall, as videos and photos launched...

Hiking the Hills Around Bogor

Forced urban dwellers like myself long to escape the confines, concrete and cars. I’m always on the lookout for a quick trip that offers a breath of fresh air,...

Recycling Materials and Lives for a Brighter Future

While Titi Marley was growing up in Jakarta in the 90s, her parents were preachers, and they lived near a scavenger compound. Not one to sit still, her mother would...

Walking for Education

Taking on challenges for the kids of Elisama Hitting middle age for some can cause a big life shift, but it doesn’t have to be a crisis. Fiona Forrest, an Aussie expat...

Sekolah Kami

Sekolah Kami – Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Trash-Pickers’ Children through Education

As we approached the school to volunteer our time, girls swept with rush brooms and boys tidied up. They are used to picking up trash; many are the children of pemulung...

Herawati Diah

An Endless Journey: Reflections of an Indonesian Journalist

One doesn’t plan to live 97 years, but in doing so, it is impossible not to consider how it was accomplished, and moreover, what one contributed to the betterment of...

Biking Neighbourhood

It’s all Downhill on a Cycling Tour of Ubud

When visiting Bali, people either stay by the sea or head for the hills. My husband and I opted for Ubud’s cooler mountains. Everything necessary for a happy holiday...

Harley Davidson Rider

Custom Bikes with Powerful Pipes

A compassionate heart beats under the leathers of a Harley-Davidson rider. When you ask guys who own Harley-Davidson motorcycles how long they’ve been riding, most of...

Education Guide 2017

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