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The Living Dead

Benjamin Franklin once said, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’’ While one occurs habitually, from an artisan coffee...

Island Hopping Off the Tourist Track

Indonesia is rightfully proud of its claim to the country with the most islands in the world. But with so many to choose from, how is any hard-working expat meant to...

Man Covers Face in Archipelago Tattoo

One South Sulawesi man has taken his pride in the archipelago further than most may choose after he had the country’s map tattooed across his face. Identified by...

Sailing Indonesia’s Heritage with Rofinus Monteiro

Centuries before electronic charts and 10,000 horsepower engines existed, ancient Indonesians have voyaged as far as Africa on the wind in their sails. Grace Susetyo...

baby-hostage

Hoax Or Higher Power? Sulawesi’s ‘Miracle’ Baby

The small town of Karuen in Enrekang district, South Sulawesi, has been divided this week over the apparent miracle virgin birth of a child to a 19-year-old teenager....

Indonesian Police Confiscate Sex Toy Mistaken for an Angel

Indonesian police have confiscated a blow-up doll from a village in Sulawesi after it was mistaken for a ‘fallen angel’ by local villagers. In March, a doll was...

US Cooperates with National Police to Arrest Terrorist Leader in Sulawesi

Indonesia’s military has been fighting a guerrilla war with Muslim radicals in Sulawesi for years. Officials claim to be closing in on the group’s leader. What...

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...

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...

Bada Valley Arcas: Indonesia’s Easter Island

The Bada, Napu, and Doda Valleys of Central Sulawesi’s vast Lore Lindu National Park are perhaps most famous for the ancient monolithic human figures (arca) similar to...

Sulawesi – Don’t Wait

A dry look at what’s left on Sulawesi After 12 years working in Makassar and Manado, I came to view Sulawesi as home. The port city of Makassar was my first job abroad...

A Sulawesi Story: Meet Horst Liebner

Maritime expert, anthropologist, Malayologist and linguist Horst Liebner shares his deep knowledge of and love for the amazing cultures, language and history of...

A Sulawesi Story : Meet Horst Liebner

Maritime expert, anthropologist, Malayologist and linguist Horst Liebner shares his deep knowledge of and love for the amazing cultures, language and history of...

Education Guide 2017

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