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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Healthcare

Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet. Who hasn’t heard and probably used this first line of Kipling’s Ballad of East and West....

Five Things Expats Need to Consider About Healthcare in Indonesia

Here are a few important things you need to know about healthcare in Indonesia before arriving in the archipelago.

Phantom Pregnancies

Phantom Pregnancies

Getting married and having children are essential rites of passage in Indonesia. So great is the pressure to produce progeny, that couples unable to conceive children...


Physicians? Heal Thyself

From pointless prescriptions to counterfeit medicines, the treatment of illnesses in Indonesia can be a minefield. A few weeks ago, I was involved in a traffic accident...

A Bali Expat Aid Worker on Syria’s Frontline

John Bunnell, a resident of Bali for nine years, went to war-ravaged Syria as a logistician for two and a half months, working in an undercover field hospital of...

Health Remedies

As the dry season turns wet and the rains come knocking on our doors (and, in my case at least, dripping through our ceilings and onto our computers) it’s time for...

Education Guide 2017

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