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Indonesia’s Kampung Pelangi: From Slum Transformation to Creative Sustainability

The government’s decision to invest Rp.300 million (about US$29,000) on Kampung Pelangi’s slum makeover in South Semarang shows its dedication to achieve a...

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Women’s Ever Changing and Ever Vital Role in Society

Women have long taken part in humanity’s long road of evolution, but only now are they acknowledged for the critical role they play in shaping society. Now it is...

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Dancing in a Foreign Land

French resort entertainer Guillaume Sanchez shares how his journey to Central Kalimantan changed his way of viewing life and performing for the better. In the world of...

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Sporting a Change

The “sport for development” sector is comprised of initiatives that address a wide range of social issues. In Indonesia, the football community Uni Papua serves to...

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Rebuilding Bima: An Expat’s Perspective on Resilience in the Face of Disaster

After encountering generous and passionate locals in the historical royal city of Bima in October of 2016, Grace Susetyo was shocked to learn about the flash floods that...

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Has Indonesia Embraced a Culture of Charity?

Across the globe, countries are promoting the act of giving to charity for all kinds of purposes. But where exactly does Indonesia stand among other generous nations...

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Is Indonesia Experiencing A Diversity Crisis?

A diversity crisis might be heading to Indonesia as many locals begin to plead for the reestablishment of racial and religious tolerance in the country. But recent...

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A Mental Exercise: Surviving Jakarta as a Megacity

With 9.6 million residents, Jakarta is becoming a megacity that in a way is hard to pin down. Seven speakers gathered to discuss new ways of thinking about Jakarta as...

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New Fast Food Joint to Promote Healthy Living in Indonesia

Asia’s leading salad bar chain SaladStop opens its first outlet in Indonesia. Does this mean that the archipelago is ready for a healthy fast food revolution? It was...

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Local Film Crew Spreads Environmental Awareness

Some of us might wonder if documentaries can actually change the world. I recently came across the film production unit Indonesia Nature Film Society, which shows how...

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Kinara Indonesia Uses Startups to Bolster Livelihoods

Early-stage social impact investor Kinara Indonesia shows why providing incubators for startups and young SMEs will help entrepreneurs make a difference. The age of...

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BagiKata: The Healing Power of Online Listening

Ask and tell service BagiKata was established as an ‘information hub’ for all kinds of questions and discussions happening in the archipelago. Indonesians sometimes...

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Usaha KecilKU: Empowering Stay-at-Home Mothers

Choosing between going back to work and looking after the family is a tough decision for mothers, but there are many in Indonesia who unfortunately just do not have this...

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Bumi Pemuda Rahayu: Building Ecological Sustainability

Bumi Pemuda Rahayu (BPR) was established to explore ways of developing a sustainable living. Founder and Director Marco Kusumawijaya gives us an insight into how arts,...

Education Guide 2017

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