Category: Lifestyle

Lisa Stansfield - photo by Dimas Bayu

Jazz Lives

As a jazz fanatic it was a privilege to be at the Java Jazz Festival this year. Held for the ninth time, this festival not only attracts artists from all over the world,...

SLAM - Sky Lounge At Mercure

S.L.A.M Dunk the Funk

Sky Lounge at Mercure, S.L.A.M, is on the 19th floor of the newly opened Mercure Simatupang.  Slam is in a roof top lounge bar that has an open-air section as well as...

Putting for Effect

Not enough is written about the putting game. I say “putting game” because putting is an entirely separate discipline to that of the long game, short game and mental...

Olivier Pouillon: Bali Recycling

In the mid-1990s, Olivier Pouillon saw a young child die at an illegal hotel dumpsite. The experience left a deep scar. Olivier resolved to do his part in trying to...

The Environment – From the Insides Out

If the outsides are a reflection of what’s going on inside, what does your environment/space say about you? Our actions, no matter how ‘negligible’ they seem,...

Canggu – the New Kid on the Block

“Canggu” is the fastest growing area in Bali today. For suburbanites, it is like the outskirts of a major tourist area, which is part of Bali’s tourism capital of...

Expat Ogoh-Ogoh by Leonard Lueras

Nyepi: Parade of the Demons

Work has already begun on a mysterious five metre tall creature hidden behind a huge tarp with Styrofoam shavings lying hither-thither. The only clue to its identity are...

Adam Hollioake – Indonesia’s Finest Returns to Java

Adam Hollioake – Indonesia’s Finest Returns to Java

Hollioake made his England debut in two One Day International matches against Pakistan in August 1996. He led the England A team on their tour of Australia in 1996-97...

The New Fight Clubs

The New Fight Clubs

Getting your kicks from martial arts has never been easier as a wave of specialized gyms woo members seeking something a little different.   At Arena Mixed Martial...

Baby Back Ribs

I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back Ribs!

Welcome back to Alcoholics Bar & Grill. Those of you who have ventured into Alcoholics know, customers are heard and valued here. Chef Patrick listened to his diners...

Playing Golf

The Best Golf Lesson I’ve ever had!

One of the best lessons on the golf swing I’ve ever received was on a baseball field in Jakarta, and not the practice tee or driving range at Riviera or Augusta. I was...

Maddy Saman

Maddy Saman: Owner of Angels and Devils

Angels & Devils is a shop where budding fashionistas can be found, where Angels are less than 10, Devils are older than 10. Maddy Saman is the Belgian owner and...

Anita Scheeres: Independent Bookseller in Bali

Anita Scheeres fell into bookselling. Each time she would visit her family in Sydney, she would lug books back to Bali, accumulating by the early 1980s a mass of reading...

Finding Love in Bali

Finding true love anywhere these days is difficult or it seems maintaining the love buzz is more of the problem, as you just need to check the statistics of divorce...