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Solar Energy: The Key to Sustainability in Raja Ampat

Indonesia’s islands span a distance equivalent to one-eighth of the Earth’s circumference. Understandably, one of the main challenges the country still faces is...

Preserving Indonesian Fabric: Sumbanese Tenun

The government, private associations and other local initiatives are now beginning to use tenun ikat Sumba–traditional, handwoven textiles from Sumba–to...

Indonesia Through the Eyes of Rio Helmi

Best known for his large format photo books Memories of the Sacred (2011) and River of Gems (1991, with Lorne Blair), Bali-based photographer Rio Helmi has witnessed and...

Chain Reaction

Our intrepid reporter tackles the idyllic island of Sumba by bicycle. If you’re a wild-eyed bounder of adventure and boast a pair of those...

Our Obsession with Birds – The Sad Words of the Yellow-Crested Cockatoo

You many have heard about the recent shocking photographs of at least 21 yellow-crested cockatoos smuggled in plastic bottles in jam-packed crates. The peering,...

Bali and Beyond: A Property Business Perspective

Terje Nilsen, Principal of Ray White Paradise, a leading real estate company in Bali, discusses what’s hot in property in Bali and beyond. We are about six months into...

The Pasola Festival of Sumba | When the Worms Didn’t Come

In 1994, when travel journalist Ron Gluckman observed the Pasola ritual in Sumba, all of the “signs” were good – the precious nyale worms were abundant, suggesting...

Dr Rani giving out meds

Doctor on a Mission

Dr. Rani (Dr. Alhairani Manu Mesa) is a young doctor working among the poor and underprivileged at the Humanitarian Permaculture Project, Indonesia. Rani is a young...

Education Guide 2017

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