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My Life and Times in Jakarta: Homecoming is not What It Seems

I’m not going to lie. I miss my expat lifestyle in Indonesia. On particularly lucid nights when the child is asleep and we’re crumpled on the sofa watching yet...

Welcome to the Indonesian Kampung!

Since many Indonesians are returning to their family homes over the Ramadan holidays, here is Sacha Stevenson’s take on what life is really like living in the...

Parlour of Therapy

Hidden nail havens are abound in Jakarta for those who do not have the privilege of free time; being busy does not necessarily require one to appear careless. Time and...

Cuisine so Delightfully Introspective, It’s Hard to Keep Kaum

The Clandestine Critic is back, this time tackling upscale Indonesian dining in the heart of Jakarta. Kaum Restaurant is well-received in cities like Hong Kong, where it...

The People Behind the Goods

Colourful street vendors are an integral part of Jakarta’s landscape; one that separates Jakarta from other boring, even sterile-looking, cities. A thriving...

Treat Yourself: Jakarta’s Top Spa Treatments

As the old saying goes, a change is as good as a holiday. And at these leading salons around Jakarta you’ll leave feeling refreshed and pampered. Tarra’s Salon The...

Inside Bali’s Most Celebrated Cultural Festivals with Janet DeNeefe

The founder of Ubud Food Festival and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival reveals what it takes to run an international cultural festival on the island of gods.  It is...

A Shortlist of Ubud’s Organic Farmers’ Markets

Not only known for its laid back and artsy ambiance, Ubud is also comprised of healthy organic food markets. This time, Stephanie Brookes explores the Saturday Ubud...

10 Great Places for Brunch on Easter Sunday

Here are ten great hotels for you and your family to enjoy Easter meals and celebrate the rest of the Holy weekend. Jakarta and Bandung may pride themselves on their...

An Expat’s Look into Bali’s Vibrant Weekend Market Scene

Bali’s weekend market scene has really taken off over the past few years with boutique bazaars popping up all over the island. Whether you’re after the latest...

10 Couple’s Spas to Consider in Jakarta

Thinking of how to spend that special moment between you and your partner this Valentine’s Day? A candlelight dinner with a bottle of wine on your building’s rooftop...

Upscale Resort Rebrands in Jakarta

Intercontinental, one of Jakarta’s most successful hotels, plans to rebrand itself to Ayana Midplaza with hopes of becoming the capital’s top destination for...

Why There’s More to Travel Memories than Just Tech

Tony Wheeler set up the world’s largest travel publisher in 1973 with his wife Maureen before selling it to BBC Worldwide in 2012. At this year’s Ubud Writers’...

Villa Alamanda, the Ubud Sanctuary for Solo Travellers (Advertorial)

Solo travellers looking to have the ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ style holiday experience should consider staying in this secluded luxury villa, located in Bali’s cultural...