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  • Roaring Lion Africa next global market frontier

    ANTARA News - Latest Indonesia News
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Africas image of being ravaged by famine, civil war, malnutrition, and disease has changed to one of deliberate progress as it has become the next global market frontier, attendees of an Africa Rising seminar noted. The ...
  • Police name two more suspects in murder of British national

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    23 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    The Bali Police named two more suspects in the case of the murder of 60-year old British national, Robert Kevin Ellis. "We have named two more suspects. Both were the victims housemaids," spokesman for the Bali provincial ...
  • Amazing Beaches and Islands in Indonesia

    Good News from Indonesia
    Akhyari Hananto
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    By Christina Victoria ___ Well, boasting some 17,000 islands that stretches between two oceans, it’d be hard to dream of any other place on earth where sea, land and sky have all come together to produce different absolutely breath-taking strips of sand and of such utter variety. Small uncluttered coves that are lapped by crystal seas to long and devil-black stretches of windswept sand and wave; there exist many tourist attraction beaches whose soft and white sands are infrequently smudged by human footprints. A number of them you may reach by bus or car, while others can be reached…
  • A Universal Story Told in Resin

    NYT > Indonesia
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Indonesian painter Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo uses industrial production methods and the inclusion of elements like photographic images and volcanic dust within large resin panels.
  • Indonesian First Family shuns excessive lifestyles, won't parade wealth

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    23 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    Grand tour: Jokowi and Iriana, dressed in simple white, showing the presidential palace to employees of the governor's office in Jakarta as part of their farewell ceremony. - AFP THE children of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono may have no reservations about showing off their luxurious lifestyles, but the children of Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who was sworn in as president on Monday, are on the other side of the fence.
 
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  • Police name two more suspects in murder of British national

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    The Bali Police named two more suspects in the case of the murder of 60-year old British national, Robert Kevin Ellis. "We have named two more suspects. Both were the victims housemaids," spokesman for the Bali provincial ...
  • People urged to give Jokowi time to select ministers

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    A political observer from state General Soedirman University in Purwokerto, Central Java, has called on the people to give President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) time to select his ministers. "Let us give Jokowi time to carefully ...
  • Security personnel deployed to diffuse tensions in Adonara island

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    Security personnel will soon be deployed on Adonara Island in the eastern Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara after a clash erupted between two groups of villagers there, noted an official. The decision to deploy a ...
  • Ministers tightly and carefully selected: Vice president

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) could not rush announcement of the names of his cabinet ministers. Selection must not be made in a hurry as the ministers would work for 5 years, JK said ...
  • Jokowi calls another meeting of numerous figures at State Palace

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called numerous figures for another meeting at the State Palace on Thursday, similar to that held on Wednesday. President Jokowi invited the former transitional team advisory board ...
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    Good News from Indonesia

  • Amazing Beaches and Islands in Indonesia

    Akhyari Hananto
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    By Christina Victoria ___ Well, boasting some 17,000 islands that stretches between two oceans, it’d be hard to dream of any other place on earth where sea, land and sky have all come together to produce different absolutely breath-taking strips of sand and of such utter variety. Small uncluttered coves that are lapped by crystal seas to long and devil-black stretches of windswept sand and wave; there exist many tourist attraction beaches whose soft and white sands are infrequently smudged by human footprints. A number of them you may reach by bus or car, while others can be reached…
  • Untunglah. I am Indonesian

    Akhyari Hananto
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Akhyari Hananto Tahun ini, setidaknya ada 3 negara yang diguncang krisis politik yang sangat parah, diwarnai kekerasan, korban jiwa, dan bahkan peperangan dan belum ada jalan keluar. Ukraina, negeri yang sebenarnya cukup makmur, bisa jadi yang paling parah terkena krisis politik, sudahlah Crimea hilang, kini di bagian timur negeri tersebut diguncang pemberontakan. Ukraina tak pernah lepas dari kemelut politik sejak negeri itu memilih memisahkan diri dari Uni Sovyet pada 1991, dan mudah dipahami sebabnya, yakni pertarungan pengaruh antara Barat (Uni Eropa) dengan Russia, yang ada di sebelah…
  • For Shark’s Sake, Take Vacation

    Akhyari Hananto
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    It’s great when doing good and feeling good coincide so nicely. City girl Kathy Xu dreamt up a paradise trip to save sharks, help fishermen and promote conservation in Lombok, Indonesia. Her boat trip off Tanjung Luar, Lombok’s best kept secret, should top your “off the beaten trail” travel list. This is conservation we can get used to: come for the beaches, stay for the good. All you have to do to join in is take a holiday. Here’s her story ________ People are often quick to associate sharks with just one breed, the Great White, thanks to the movie Jaws. I wanted more people to…
  • One of Indonesia’s Most Important Museums: National Museum

    Tasa Nugraza Barley
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    by Tasa Nugraza Barley There’s an old saying in Indonesia that a big nation is one that appreciates its history. Through history, people can learn about their cultural origins and their national identity. However, museums — the traditional storehouses of items from the past that help people understand the developments that shaped their society — are not very popular here. Most Indonesians seem to prefer to spend their weekends and other leisure time at the many shopping malls that are scattered across Jakarta. Overlooked by the public attention, the capital is home to a series of rich,…
  • Indonesia : 40,000 years

    Akhyari Hananto
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    By DEBORAH NETBURN Archaeologists working in Indonesia say prehistoric hand stencils and intricately rendered images of primitive animals were created nearly 40,000 years ago. These images, discovered in limestone caves on the island of Sulawesi just east of Borneo, are about the same age as the earliest known art found in the caves of northern Spain and southern France, suggesting that Europe can no longer claim to be the sole birthplace of art. The findings were published Wednesday in the journal Science. “We now have 40,000-year-old rock art in Spain and Sulawesi,” said Adam…
 
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  • A Universal Story Told in Resin

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Indonesian painter Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo uses industrial production methods and the inclusion of elements like photographic images and volcanic dust within large resin panels.
  • Indonesian Leader in Global Spotlight

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Joko Widodo, who was sworn in as president on Monday, comes into office with no foreign policy experience, but will now be sharing a stage with the world’s most powerful leaders.
  • New Leader Takes Oath of Office in Indonesia

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Joko Widodo, who was born in a slum, is the first Indonesian president not to have emerged from the country’s political elite or to have been a general.
  • New at the Helm of Indonesia’s Government: A Common Man

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Born in a slum in Central Java, Joko Widodo takes office as president of the world’s fourth most populous nation on Monday.
  • Behind Closed Doors, Abuse of Domestic Workers

    9 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Steve McCurry photographed women who left their villages with dreams of a better life. Instead, they found themselves physically abused while in virtual servitude in Asia and the Middle East.
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  • Indonesian First Family shuns excessive lifestyles, won't parade wealth

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    Grand tour: Jokowi and Iriana, dressed in simple white, showing the presidential palace to employees of the governor's office in Jakarta as part of their farewell ceremony. - AFP THE children of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono may have no reservations about showing off their luxurious lifestyles, but the children of Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who was sworn in as president on Monday, are on the other side of the fence.
  • Feeder steers to Indonesia fetch a record $2.50/kg

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    That's the question northern cattle producers are asking after one exporter this week forked out a record $2.50 a kilogram for a line of feeder steers to Indonesia . Last week, ABC Rural reported an 'unprecedented' $2.45/kg being paid for steers , which has quickly been surpassed as supply tightens across northern Australia and demand from Indonesia soars.
  • Indonesia Upholds Chevron Worker Verdict

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    JAKARTA, Indonesia-Indonesia's Supreme Court disclosed Wednesday that it has upheld a graft verdict against a local employee of U.S. energy giant Chevron Corp., adding to fears that contractual issues are increasingly being subject to criminal prosecution in the world's fourth-largest country.
  • Indonesian jets force down Australian plane

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    An Australian light aircraft flying from Darwin has been forced to land by two Indonesian fighter jets because it was in Indonesian airspace without permission. The twin propellor plane was pictured on the tarmac at Manado's Sam Ratulangi airport as two Australian men were taken into custody for questioning.
  • Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia's president

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Indonesia's new president says he wants to be called by his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer. Joko Widodo, who was sworn in as president on Monday, has long been widely known as Jokowi, a contraction of his two names.
 
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  • One dead and 12 injured in Indonesian football violence video

    Guardian Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Footage from local TV shows clashes between rioting football fans and police in Java, Indonesia, which left one fan dead and at least 12 injured. Violence broke out at the Manahan Stadium, home to club Persis Solo, after dissatisfied supporters of the home team and visiting team Martapura invaded the pitch, disputing the 1-1 result Continue reading...
  • Woman accused of husband's murder in Bali could face death penalty

    Australian Associated Press
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
    Noor Ellis, accused of arranging the murder of her husband Robert, may face charges that carry the death penalty if provenA woman accused of arranging the murder of her businessman husband in Bali could face charges that carry the death penalty if proven.The development in the case comes as the couples Perth-based sons arrive in Bali to mourn their father, Robert Ellis, a UK-born Australian resident aged 60. Continue reading...
  • Australian pilots forced to land by Indonesian Air Force video

    Guardian Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Two Australian pilots are being detained in Indonesia for allegedly violating the country's air space. Graeme Jackline and Richard MacLean were forced to land by the country's air force in Manado, North Sulawesi. They were flying from Darwin to Cebu in the Philippines Continue reading...
  • Australian pilots forced down by Indonesians face uncertain future

    Australian Associated Press
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Their 1966 Beech twin-engine plane was on the way from Darwin to the Philippines when it was intercepted by fighter jetsTwo men whose plane was forced to land in Indonesia after alleged airspace violations face an uncertain future as they wait for their case to be investigated.Australians Graeme Jackline and Richard MacLean were stopped in Manado, Sulawesi, around 10.30am local time on Wednesday. They are believed to have been on a delivery job. Continue reading...
  • Battle for Bali: campaigners fight back against unchecked development

    Johnny Langenheim
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Bali is facing an environmental crisis caused by runaway tourism development but a controversial land reclamation project is galvanising protestersSnarled traffic, city hotels and rubbish-strewn beaches are not images most associate with Bali. But this is increasingly the reality on the famous resort island, as rampant over-development and failing infrastructure threaten to destroy its fabled beauty. Growing alarm at the oversupply of hotel rooms led to a moratorium on new developments in the south of the island four years ago. But local governors responsible for issuing building permits…
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  • Saudi jails 13 for plan to attack US forces

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    A Saudi court has sentenced 13 people, including an Afghan and a Qatari, to between 18 months and 30 years in prison for plotting an Al-Qaeda attack against US forces. The defendants were convicted of "forming a terrorist ...
  • Putin calls killed Total CEO `true friend` of Russia

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday praised Total CEO Christophe de Margerie, who died in a plane accident at a Moscow airport, as a "true friend of our country." In a telegram sent to French President Francois ...
  • Total CEO de Margerie killed as Moscow jet hits snow plough

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscows Vnukovo airport on Monday night. The collision occurred ...
  • Former Australian primer minister Gough Whitlam dead at 98

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Former prime minister Gough Whitlam, one of Australias most admired figures who led the nation through a period of massive change, died Tuesday aged 98, his family said. "Our father, Gough Whitlam, has died this morning at ...
  • Jokowi, Kerry talk on climate change

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Newly inaugurated Indonesian President Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, received US Secretary of State John Kerry at Merdeka Palace on Monday night to talk on climate change. "We talked on climate change and a planned ...
 
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  • President asks Siti Nurbaya about licensing of natural resources

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asked Siti Nurbaya about the licensing of natural resource development in the region during a meeting at the State Palace on Wednesday."We talked about natural resources and the ...
  • George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin Tie The Knot in Venice

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    The worlds most famous bachelor, George Clooney, broke a vow to remain single onSaturday and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during a weekend of lavish celebrations in Venice.The Italian city of gondolas and palazzi ...
  • Performers also carry out track ii diplomacy: indonesian batik girl

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Indonesia Batik Girl 2011 Mia Ismi Halida sent a cultural message to the people of Saint Petersburg, Russia, by playing the violin on Monday. Clad in batik attire, Halida received a warm applause from everyone in ...
  • S Africa participates in marching band competition

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    A team from South Africa has participated in the 2014 Jember Open Marching Band Competition, which is being organized by the Jember administration, East Java, on September 5-7.Organizer Tri Basuki said here on Friday that 35 ...
  • Bandung, W. Java, to host Intl Muppet Show

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    An international muppet show by t Magisch Theatertje from the Netherlands will be held in Bandung, West Java, on September 5, 2014, a local artist reported here on Friday. "The Dutch theater company will perform at Saung ...
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  • Roaring Lion Africa next global market frontier

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Africas image of being ravaged by famine, civil war, malnutrition, and disease has changed to one of deliberate progress as it has become the next global market frontier, attendees of an Africa Rising seminar noted. The ...
  • Indonesia Needs Solid System Of Checks And Balances

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    - General elections in Indonesia this year have led to an entirely new political scenario in the country. This year, we have a PDIP-led executive power and an opposition-dominated legislature, while usually the political ...
  • Jokowi to make Indonesia creative nation

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Inaugurated on Monday, October 20,2014 as the 7th president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi has the commitment to make his country a creative nation. After taking oath with M. Jusuf Kalla as president and ...
  • Jokowi inaugurated as Indonesia`s new president

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Indonesia officially declared Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and M. Jusuf Kalla as its new president and vice president, respectively on Monday. The declaration was made following their swearing in as the countrys new leaders for ...
  • Presidential inauguration reflects Indonesia`s image

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    October 20, 2014 is the day that has been waiting for by millions of Indonesians to witness the inauguration of its seventh president, entrepreneur-turned-politician Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. A cadre of the Indonesian ...
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  • Yudhoyono`s call for mangrove protection goes unheard

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    President Yudhoyonos repeated calls for protecting mangroves in Indonesia seem to have fallen on deaf ears as their destruction continues without restraint. On various occasions, President Yudhoyono have repeatedly called ...
  • S. Sulawesi public educated about renewable energy utilization

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    The South Sulawesi Energy and Mineral Resources Office (ESDM) has taken all efforts to educate the local community on the utilization of renewable energy during the Sulsel Fair on October 10-19, 2014, noted an official. ...
  • Medan covered by haze since Sunday morning

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, has been covered by haze since early Sunday morning although it was not thick enough to disrupt public activities.The head of data and information section of the regional office of ...
  • Riau air quality "unhealthy" as haze obscures skies

    12 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    The air quality around Riau Province reached a "very unhealthy" level on Sunday as haze from forest fires covered its surrounding. Head of Data and Information Center of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo ...
  • 353 hotspots of forest fires detected in Sumatra

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    Some 353 hotspots of forest and plantation fires were detected across Sumatra Island on Wednesday. "Based on the data received from the Terra and Aqua satellites in Sumatra this morning, 353 hotspots were detected, with the ...
 
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  • Moisture White™ Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    Hello again! I’m back with a beauty product review, this time for The Body Shop’s Moisture White™ Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream.I have puffy eye bags, yes. And not to forget dark circles due to continous lack of sleep. I’ve accepted this and haven’t done anything for a long time, nor do I ever apply a concealer to cover them up. But just one day, finally, I thought to myself, I might look better without these problems.So, my journey in trying out the Moisture White™ Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream began, a product which claims to brighten and target signs of fatigue around…
  • Walk, Snap, Eat, Laugh

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    A quick break with S to Singapore while baby spends time with his grandparents...:)Enjoy our snaps all taken by S! Thanks, hubby! :)
  • Glad.

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    I have come to an understanding that people admire not exactly what you do, but your commitment to do what you do continuously. Because commitment is never easy.
  • Not A Sad Blue and No Royal Gold

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
     Twenty3 cardigan, Off Da Hook t-shirt, Forever 21 skirt, Topshop tights, Chanel bag, Up heels
  • What I Wore Today

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
     Wimen skirt, Unfairytaleme top, Sun of A Fun bag, Happy Socks socks, Charles & Keith shoes
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    Glisters and Blisters

  • AND FALL COMES...

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    One day in September... In the midst of our busy schedules, we managed to pull off this mini series of photos for LOFT 20 (find out more about it by following it on Instagram : @LOFT_20)... And God must have been on our side that day.. From the nice security guys whom for once didn't expect any form of tipping... Beautiful sun resulting beautiful flares... the happy hormones that swooshed through our veins as we review the photos from the little camera displays.. and last but not least, no traffic at all that day! photographed by Calvin of Moreno Photography // Concept by Jo Widira // All…
  • WHERE ARE YOU?

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    I can't say enough thanks for my first few clients who trusted me in taking over their campaign and catalog stylings. I mean, back then... I haven't quite graduated from uni.. I had ZERO portfolio work. ZERO real-life sighting on how a stylist/photographer works (let alone being a stylist/photographer myself).. and Instagram might have existed but it was still the Blackberry age in Indonesia.. So, it was only my blog that existed. But yet again, a handful of clients believed in me. SHOPATVELVET was one of those peeps (see my first work for them here!). I still remembered how awkward and nerve…
  • UJUNG KULON

    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I rarely update on my trips/holidays nowadays mainly because I don't have a shadowing photographer like most bloggers do. Despite that there are no usual outfits photos to go with this post, I still felt like sharing this Idul Fitri break holiday destination because I haven't seen such natural beauty in quite a time... I've been immersed in my city lifestyle for so long that I forget, just beautiful views of the ocean can make me smile at ease. This holiday season I hopped over to Pulau Peucang in Ujung Kulon. The clear blue waters and white sandy beach is still on the island of Java…
  • SHADES SEASON

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:33 pm
    One blog post after my usual hiatus and before the much awaited Eid holidays! I am in Singapore as I am typing this up. gone are those days when I used to tote around my SLR during any travels, now all I am toting is my baby carrier, a bugaboo, and my diaper bag for all those baby needs. But I won't be discussing any of that for the moment. Let's jump to the actual 'thing' I want to share..remember my collaboration with Louis Vuitton from a couple months ago? Last time we worked with bags.. Now we are working on Sunglasses! I was extremely excited because I think many of you know that…
  • MEET VICTORIA

    2 Jun 2014 | 6:59 am
    I think it would useless to write a long introductory post because I know a lot of people just skim through photos. so yeah one sentence : I met Victoria Beckham ! I thought at first that she was not going to be the friendly type but I was wrong. She was not even annoyed when I came up twice to first asked for autograph, second to write "for Denzel". I've always been an admirer of Victoria since those Spice Girls days.. so seeing her in real life and taking a photo next to her was pretty awesome ;)I'd like to specially thank Inayu from Plaza Indonesia to invite me to this wonderful…
 
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  • Biduri atau Widuri (Calotropis gigantea) yang Terabai

    alamendah
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Biduri atau Widuri (Calotropis gigantea) menjadi salah satu tanaman yang terabaikan. Meskipun biduri cukup eksotis dan indah, namun tumbuhan biduri kerap dibiarkan tumbuh liar dan dianggap gulma. Belum banyak yang meliriknya, sekalipun sebagai tanaman hias. Pun, belum banyak pula yang … Baca lebih lanjut →
  • 101 Nama Latin Bunga dan Tanaman Hias

    alamendah
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    101 nama latin bunga dan tanaman hias ini melengkapi artikel sebelumnya tentang nama latin tumbuhan. Dalam artikel tersebut telah memuat nama-nama latin tanaman hias dan bunga Indonesia, meskipun hanya beberapa saja. Untuk melengkapi daftar nama ilmiah tersebut artikel ini dibuat … Baca lebih lanjut →
  • Indonesia Penghasil Emisi Karbon Tertinggi Keenam di Dunia

    alamendah
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Indonesia menjadi negara penghasil emisi karbon tertinggi keenam di dunia. Ranking keenam yang diterima Indonesia sebagai penghasil emisi karbon di antara negara-negara penghasil emisi karbon (CO2) lainnya di dunia dirilis oleh World Resources Institute (WRI) di Washington DC. Dan bertambahlah … Baca lebih lanjut →
  • 54 Jenis Burung Hantu di Indonesia

    alamendah
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    Indonesia merupakan salah satu wilayah dengan keanekaragaman jumlah jenis burung hantu yang tinggi. Sedikitnya 54 jenis burung hantu hidup di Indonesia dari sekitar 240-an spesies burung hantu dunia. Bahkan dari ke-54 jenis tersebut, beberapa diantaranya merupakan spesies burung hantu endemik … Baca lebih lanjut →
  • Elang-alap Halmahera (Accipiter henicogrammus) Endemik Maluku

    alamendah
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Burung Elang-alap Halmahera (Accipiter henicogrammus) adalah burung endemik Maluku Utara, Indonesia. Elang-alap Halmahera pun menjadi salah satu jenis burung pemangsa dari famili Accipitridae dan satu diantara belasan Elang-alap (Accipiter sp.) yang hidup di Indonesia. Nama latin burung endemik ini adalah … Baca lebih lanjut →
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  • Dirgahayu 69 Tahun TNI

    3 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    5 Oktober 2014, bertepatan dengan hari lahir TNI yang ke-69. Postingan ini saya himpun dari beberapa sumber untuk sekedar mengkilas balik tentang sejarah kelahirannya dan sekaligus untuk menyegarkan ingatan kita yang akhir-akhir ini cenderung termarginalkan.Dirgahayu 69 Tahun TNI Negara Indonesia pada awal berdirinya sama sekali tidak mempunyai kesatuan tentara. Badan Keamanan Rakyat yang dibentuk dalam sidang PPKI tanggal 22 Agustus 1945 dan diumumkan oleh Presiden pada tanggal 23 Agustus 1945 bukanlah tentara sebagai suatu organisasi kemiliteran yang resmi. Dirgahayu 69 Tahun TNIBKR…
  • Inilah 18 Selebriti Yang Melenggang Ke Senayan

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Seperti diketahui, Pemilu Legislatif (Pileg) 2014 tak hanya diwarnai oleh para calon dari kalangan aktivis dan pengusaha. Puluhan artis pun tidak ketinggalan mencoba peruntungannya menjadi wakil rakyat di Senayan.Sejumlah artis terpilih sebagai anggota DPR dan DPD periode 2014-2019. Beberapa dari mereka adalah muka lama, namun sebagiannya baru menjadi wakil rakyat pada periode ini. Berdasarkan Surat Keputusan (SK) KPU Nomor 416/Kpts/KPU/2014 tentang penetapan perolehan kursi partai politik dan calon anggota DPR dan DPD terpilih, setidaknya ada 18 artis yang berhasil lolos ke Senayan. Mereka…
  • HARI BATIK NASIONAL - Logo Google Hari Ini

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:16 pm
    HARI BATIK NASIONAL - Hari ini Google memberi apresiasi khusus untuk Batik Nasional Indonesia dengan menerbitkan Logo khusus yang bertajuk Hari Batik Nasional.Berawal dari Pengesahan secara resmi oleh United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Culture Organization (UNESCO) sebagai Warisan Budaya Dunia (World Heritage). Pengakuan dilakukan pada 28 September 2009 dan penghargaan resmi pada tanggal 2 Oktober 2009 di Abu Dhabi.Pengakuan UNESCO itu diberikan terutama karena penilaian terhadap keragaman motif batik yang penuh makna filosofi mendalam. Penghargaan itu juga diberikan karena…
  • Haji Backpacker - 9 Negara Satu Tujuan

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Menjelang Lebaran Haji Oktober mendatang, Falcon Pictures telah menyiapkan sebuah film sarat pesan yang dibungkus dalam kisah menarik dan penuh inspirasi. Film tersebut diberi judul HAJI BACKPACKER, sama seperti judul film yang menjadi inspirasinya. Sinopsis Film HAJI BACKPACKERMada memberontak kepada Tuhan, karena sudah merenggut ibunya. Ia juga kehilangan cinta yang membuatnya patah hati. Ia marah pada kenyataan, kemudian memutuskan untuk menjadi backpacker dan hidup bebas. Bahkan ia juga meninggalkan Tuhan, keluarga, dan Sahabatnya. Pada dunia luar yang bebas, Mada menemukan…
  • Inilah Uang Baru NKRI Pecahan Rp.100.000

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Bila dilihat secara kasat mata tidak ada perubahan yang mencolok dari uang pecahan Rp. 100 ribu yang baru ini. Warna dasar merah masih tetap dominan di uang pecahan baru ini. Gambar utama pun masih terpampang presiden dan wakil presiden pertama Indonesia Sokarno dan Hatta.Adapun perbedaannya antara uang pecahan Rp. 100 ribu lama dan baru ini tampak pada adanya tulisan Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia menggantikan tulisan Bank Indonesia dibagian pojok kiri bawah uang tersebut.Selain itu, adanya penambahan blok warna kuning dibagian sudut kanan atas dan bawah yang membedakan pecahan uang lama…
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  • Tips Sehat Pak JK oleh Roni Yuzirman

    Fikri Rasyid
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    link to roniyuzirman.wordpress.comTips sehat yang sangat-sangat sederhana sekali. Harusnya gue bisa ngikutin sih ya kalo ini. *liat timbangan* *desperate*
  • Ngidam

    Fikri Rasyid
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Akhirnya semalam ((Dan beberapa waktu sebelumnya juga, to be precise)) gue ngalamin juga episode malem-malem Istri ngidam dan gue keluar nyariin makanan. Setahun setengah yang lalu, gue dan istri pernah ketawa terbahak-bahak pas nyokap cerita bagaimana bokap keluar malem-malem pake vespa nyariin makanan karena nyokap ngidam buah dan bokap terheran-heran kenapa matanya dingin sebelah (ternyata kacamata-nya ilang sebelah :)))) ). Ternyata sekarang gue ngalamin juga episode itu. Time flies. That fast.
  • 24 Tahun

    Fikri Rasyid
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Empat hari yang lalu gue genap berusia 24. Andaikan istri + adik + ibu gue ngga ngebangunin gue tengah malem ngasih selamat lengkap dengan kue-kue-nya, gue sendiri lupa kalo gue ulang tahun :)) Anyway, nulis tiap ulang tahun ini udah jadi tradisi gue untuk mengingatkan diri sendiri apa aja yang terjadi dalam satu tahun kebelakang dan apa saja yang gue ingin capai untuk setahun kedepan. Ini tulisan gue di ulang tahun yang lalu: 2008 – 18 Tahun 2009 – 19 Tahun 2010 – 20 Tahun 2011 – 21 Tahun 2012 – 22 Tahun 2013 - 23 Tahun The Review Gue mau mulai dengan nge-review goal gue di tahun…
  • Ditching iPhoto And Moving All Photos To Dropbox

    Fikri Rasyid
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    When I replaced my ol good MacBook Pro for MacBook Air, I decided to ditch iPhoto due to its bulky storage system ((It uses ridiculously amount of storage)) for a simple folder based organisation that will be synced using Dropbox ((Off-site backup and it’ll be available on my phone using Carousel too. Anyway, hat tip to Sayzlim for his tutorial on this similar topic.)). When doing this, I successfully reduced the size of my photo library from 65 GB (This year iPhoto’s library only) into 9.5 GB (All my photos). Here’s how: Export your photo from iPhoto to particular directory. I named…
  • Lunch with wife and her friend…

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Lunch with wife and her friends at Detuik. Yes you heard me right: detuik, not the tweak. Sundanese and their epic naming convention :))View Original: http://instagram.com/p/uR-WQRiCFh/
 
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  • Raih Investasi Seri Pertama, mClinica Langsung Bidik Pasar Indonesia

    Avi Tejo Bhaskoro
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Salah satu startup asal Singapura, mClinica belum lama ini baru saja memperoleh pendanaan investasi yang dipimpin oleh tiga perusahaan investasi global yaitu 500Startups, IMJ Investment Partners, dan Kickstart Ventures. Dalam pendanaan seri pertama yang tak disebutkan besaran jumlahnya ini, mClinica dikabarkan langsung membidik pasar Indonesia sebagai salah satu upayanya memperkuat basis bisnisnya di wilayah Asia Tenggara. Bagi yang belum mengetahui, mClinica merupakan startup yang menyediakan solusi teknologi bagi dunia kesehatan. Platform mClinica sendiri dikembangkan sebagai moda…
  • Uber Jakarta Terapkan Surge Pricing

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    23 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Semalam, ketika saya sedang dalam perjalanan pulang dan hendak memesan layanan Uber, saya mendapati sebuah pesan seperti pada gambar di atas muncul di layar. Yang menjadi persoalan adalah fakta bahwa pihak Uber belum memberikan pernyataan mengenai penerapan surge pricing sebelumnya. Meskipun rencana tersebut pernah diungkapkan pada peluncurannya di bulan Juli silam, namun belum ada satu pun pernyataan resmi ataupun konfirmasi dari pihak Uber. Mekanisme surge pricing yang diusung Uber bertujuan untuk menaikkan tarif layanan di beberapa daerah tertentu dimana perusahaan tersebut kesulitan untuk…
  • Telkom UmeetMe Siapkan Layanan Video Conference untuk Dukung Program “e-Blusukan” Pemerintah

    Hesti Pratiwi
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    Layanan video conference terpadu Telkom UmeetMe bertekad memperluas layanannya ke desa-desa dalam rangka mendukung program “e-Blusukan” yang direncanakan pemerintah. Pengelola UmeetMemenyatakan bahwa layanan ini bisa efektif untuk menjangkau pelosok desa karena bisa dijalankan melalui infrastruktur Internet berkoneksi rendah. Telkom mengatakan bahwa layanan ini bisa menjangkau pelosok  dan menggunakan bandwith bersifat customizable atau adaptif. UmeetMe tetap dapat berjalan di koneksi data rendah (minimal 50 Kbps) dan akan menampilkan kinerja yang maksimal di bandwith…
  • USAID dan Microsoft Kolaborasi Gelar Imagine Cup World Citizenship Competition 2015 Indonesia

    Avi Tejo Bhaskoro
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Perkembangan teknologi kini tentu tak hanya ditujukan bagi hiburan atau kepentingan bisnis semata. Perkembangan teknologi pun, kini dipercaya sebagai suatu hal yang dapat merubah dunia menuju ke arah yang lebih baik. Melalui semangat itu, perusahaan teknologi raksasa, Microsoft dan United States Agency International Development (USAID) berkolaborasi menggelar Imagine Cup 2015 World Citizenship Competition. Kompetisi ini terbuka bagi kalangan pelajar dan mahasiswa dalam penyediaan solusi teknologi dalam kehidupan masyarakat. Sekilas informasi mengenai Imagine Cup. Perhelatan kompetisi global…
  • Setelah Pulau Jawa, HUBid Gelar Roadshow di Makassar

    Michael Erlangga
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Langkah HUB Indonesia (HUBid) sebagai platform online yang mampu menjembatani para penggiat startup di tanah air kian hari semakin serius.  Setelah sukses menggelar roadshow di empat kota besar di pulau Jawa sepanjang bulan September hingga Oktober, kini mereka memilih kota Makassar sebagai tujuan selanjutnya yang akan digelar pada penghujung bulan ini, tanggal 31 Oktober 2014. Digagas oleh para stakeholder dunia startup Indonesia, HUBid berusaha membantu menciptakan ekosistem dan lansekap digital startup Indonesia yang lebih baik. Jalannya adalah memuluskan penetrasi pihak-pihak yang…
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  • Freelancer: Berani Bekerja Untuk Diri Sendiri

    Andiana Moedasir
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Credit Image via Shutterstock Banyak di antara kita yang tidak yakin dengan kemampuan diri sendiri dan memilih untuk menjadi karyawan karena merasa bahwa dengan mengikuti aturan dan job desc yang sudah ada, artinya lebih dari cukup. Aman. Tidak perlu meraba apa yang harus dilakukan selanjutnya. Sedikit tantangan saja tanpa tambahan. Melawan Kebiasaan Freelancer adalah orang yang boleh dibilang nekat untuk tidak mengikuti jalan yang standar. Lulus kuliah langsung bekerja adalah pilihan yang sudah template dari waktu ke waktu. Seiring perkembangan zaman, semakin banyak orang yang ingin lepas…
  • Bisakah Freelancer dan Pebisnis Pemula Menyediakan Home Service?

    Andiana Moedasir
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Credit Image via Shutterstock Jawabannya tentu saja bisa! Mengapa tidak? Bukankah salah satu pelayanan yang akan membuat pelanggan mengingat para penyedia jasa adalah home service? Melayani Kebutuhan Konsumen Secara Maksimal Coba sebutkan apa saja yang bisa kamu lakukan dari rumah dan semua urusan bisa beres dalam beberapa jam saja? Bandingkan jika kamu harus keluar rumah untuk mengurus segala keperluan. Pijat ke rumah? Layanan butik seperti kebutuhan menjahit kebaya? Delivery order untuk aneka makanan siap saji kesukaanmu. Semua semudah menelepon jasa yang hendak kamu pilih. Zaman sekarang…
  • Perlukah Menambah Pegawai?

    Catherine Lieba Ary
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Sekecil apa pun bisnis yang Anda miliki, membutuhkan pegawai yang berdedikasi dan bisa membuat bisnis berkembang dengan lancar. Tetapi sebenarnya berapa banyak jumlah pegawai yang Anda butuhkan? mengapa rasanya pegawai yang Anda miliki sekarang terasa terus saja kurang? Mengapa rasanya pegawai yang ada sulit mencapai kompetensi kinerja sesuai harapan Anda? Photo Credit via Shutterstock Yang terjadi selama ini adalah Anda terus-menerus merasakan bahwa perusahaan memerlukan lebih banyak pegawai untuk melakukan pekerjaan-pekerjaan administratif yang selama ini terbengkalai dan tidak kunjung…
  • Guru Lukis: Freelancing dalam Hening

    Andiana Moedasir
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Siapa yang mempunyai hobi melukis? Atau minimal coret-coret di kertas ketika sedang suntuk atau kesal? Bosan mendengarkan presentasi, secara tidak sadar membuka agenda dan menggambar sesuatu. Pernahkah ketika sekolah dulu, saat pelajaran matematika berlangsung, untuk mengusir kantuk, justru menggambar kupu-kupu dari angka 3? Freelancer Image via Shutterstock Punya kanvas dan aneka peralatan melukis di rumah? Meski hanya sebagai hobi, kegiatan yang satu ini sangat ampuh untuk melampiaskan segala bentuk perasaan seseorang. Bagi kamu yang hobi melukis, memiliki berapa kuas? Berbagai ukuran…
  • Salahkan Tubuh Bila Anda Suka Menunda-nunda

    Putri Estiani
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Jawabannya bukan karena malas. Bukan juga karena kita adalah “deadliner” (seperti yang biasa kita klaim sebagai justifikasi–omong-omong, alasan ini sudah super basi jadi lupakan saja lah). Credit Image via Shutterstock Bisa jadi, alasannya adalah karena manusia memiliki sistem tertentu yang tidak disadari sebelumnya (atau dianggap sebagai ‘hal lain’, seperti.. malas, misalnya). Alex Honeysett, Communications and Promotions Director di Channel One News, menyadari bahwa ada saat-saat ia sedang dalam mood diam dan menikmati karya orang lain serta meresapinya sebisa…
 
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  • Indonesia Is Quan’s Target

    Michael Erlangga
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    Tokyo-based Quan has just officially announced the series A funding that they got last Monday (20/10). The startup, which is known as mobile apps and sticker provider, is now reportedly preparing to use this millions of dollars for an expansion to Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. Quan Inc had its debut back in 2011. Its first product was Lounge app, an instant messaging app that gained its fame through unique features like decorated text, pictograms, and inter-users illustration. The app was available for both iOS and Android, and indirectly became the competitor of Naver’s LINE…
  • Getting Re-Branded, Local Introduces LocalTalent

    Hesti Pratiwi
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    It seems that the trend of re-branding in Indonesia’s startup scene won’t stop anytime soon. After a fleet of startups re-branded themselves (DapurMasak into Cookpad, Spavista into Revasi, CERI into RIRI, and iMoney into AturDuit), now it’s time for Local to re-brand itself and all its business units, including LocalBrand, LocalFest, and LocalTaste, as well as the new LocalTalent, which enables users to search for creative workers. LocalTalent facilitates talent seekers to find best talents with competitive price. There are five types of creative jobs accommodated by this website:…
  • Sealing Rp 66 Billion Seed Funding, GNum Aims to Enter Indonesian Market

    Michael Erlangga
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    GNum, a Singapore-based startup which enables users to make calls via URL link, has just become another foreign startup which gets mesmerized by the huge potential that Indonesian market has. In fact, the startup plans to make an expansion to Indonesia as part of its attempts to develop its business further after sealing a S$ 7 million (around Rp 66 billion) seed funding from Tembusu Partners. According to Business Times (20/10), this subsidiary of GlobarRoam Pte Ltd has a noble vision to reach practically anyone by surpassing any technological and geographical matters. Today, GNum has…
  • GEW Indonesia Summit 2014 is Coming this November

    Amir Karimuddin
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) has confirmed that the GEW Indonesia Summit 2014 will be held on November 21 at Ciputra Artpreneur. The event will feature plenty of high profiles, including Priceline’s Co-Founder Jeff Hoffman. Priceline is the largest online travel provider in the world. There would be three different main agenda during the event, which are Conference, Talk-a-thon, and Startup Expo. GEW, as we know, is an event which bridges young entrepreneurs to freshen up innovation and ideas which may trigger their creativity even more. Anyone can join this event, starting from…
  • LiteBIG Messenger Still Has A Long Way to Go

    Michael Erlangga
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:37 am
    After RightHere Messenger and Stealth Messenger, another local messaging app is about to set sail in Indonesian startup scene. LiteBIG Messenger, which is only applicable on Android platform for the time being, can now be downloaded from Baidu’s Mobomarket. One of the app’s features enables users to create group which may consist up to 1000 members. Interestingly, the app allows users to re-edit their messages even after they send them. This is to avoid any misunderstanding between users. They may also attach various types of documents to their messages, something which becomes another…
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  • 3 Luxury Villas for Holiday Gatherings

    Cezanne
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    With the holiday season approaching and families looking to gather for some much needed quality time together, it is key to have the right accommodation for the whole clan. Spacious dining tables, professional cooks and plenty of beds are just a few of the must-have characteristics when hosting large groups.  To get in the festive spirit, we present you with 3 Bali villas best suited for special occasions, family dinner parties and holiday reunions. Villa Tangguntiti, Tabanan Get out of town and bring the whole family to a serene corner of Bali. Located in the villa of Tabanan amidst rolling…
  • A Dinner Date in Ubud

    Cezanne
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Did you like our feature of Organic Cafes in Ubud? While these health food stops are great for lunch, you might be asking, “but what about dinner in Bali’s cultural capital? ”. Today we explore a little further into Ubud’s diverse food scene and find the most romantic settings to wine and dine your significant other. Locavore Rated as the Travelers Choice Winner in 2014, Locavore is hands down the best new restaurant in Ubud. A must-try if you are staying the evening in Central Bali, Locavore boasts a modern European menu where everything is made from scratch and the meat is…
  • Bali Agenda: October Events

    Cezanne
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If you happen to be in Bali this month, don’t miss these seasonal events happening around the island: Kuta Karnival  When: October 7th-12th, 2014 Where: Kuta, Bali What: Come join the festivities taking place on Kuta Beach this week. Expect to see events such as kite tournaments, film screenings, sand sculpture competitions, art shows, parades, the Bali Food Festival and others at this 12th annual beach carnival. Entertainment and culinary delights will be on display for sampling, so bring the whole family and come join Bali’s very own beach festival. Rice Cake Wars When:…
  • Bali: 5 activities for you and your kids

    Cezanne
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking, yes, Bali is a mecca for surfers and a romantic haven for couples to enjoy sunsets, but hey, what could my kids do? Luckily for you, Bali is in fact the perfect destination for the whole family, young and old. From splashing around in a water park to swinging through the jungle treetops, there exist an endless array of activities and adventures that the entire family can undertake together. Come with us as we locate 5 of the best kid-friendly activities in Bali! 1. Waterbom Rated as Asia’s best waterpark multiple years in a…
  • 5 Yoga Studios in Bali

    Cezanne
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Bali can be just the place for a reset and renewal in life. Some find it through surfing barrelling waves or sticking their feet in the sand with a cold beverage. Others find it through practicing the ancient art of yoga. Whether you are a beginner who can’t touch their toes or an experienced Yogi who can wrap themselves into a pretzel, there is a style and teacher for everyone on this island. Come with us as we search for the most beautiful settings and find the top 5 yoga studios in Bali. 1. Community spirit at Yoga Barn, Ubud Ubud has always been known for its focus on art and…
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  • Trekking in Muntigunung

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:42 am
    If you want to be part of something special I can highly recommend the Trekking in Muntigunung. Muntigunung is a beautiful not so well known area north of Kintamani in Karangassem. More...
  • Greenschool

    24 Jun 2014 | 8:50 pm
    At the beginning of this month I visited the Greenschool (www.greenschool.org) close to Ubud. The Greenschool was on my bucketlist since a while. It’s famous for its bamboo constructions that are integrated in nature. more
  • new structure for the Pulse of Bali

    12 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    Finally I decided to structure the Pulse of Bali by Activity. Please have a look at the new structure. Later on I will put another structure, sorted by destination.
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    27 May 2014 | 5:22 am
    I redesigned http://www.thepulseofbali.com/ a bit. The width of the template I used was just too small. I put out some ads and added some ads. I deleted all the Photoshows, as it doesn't look great on a wide screen. Now thinking of how to order the subpages. Should I order by region or activity or both? hmmmm.....
 
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  • World class restaurants in Bali: pleasure your palate

    Nichola Spain
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:57 pm
    As you wander along the winding, crumbling road from Seminyak to Kerobokan, past countless stalls selling traditional batik garments alongside the infamous Bintang singlets, you unsuspectingly pass some of Bali’s finest eateries. Positioned slightly back from the bustling road of Jalan Petinget are countless restaurants giving the world’s best a run for their money. These mouth watering culinary adventures stretch even further than the typical tourist hotspots. From the sands of Jimbaran Bay, to the township of Nusa Dua and the hills of Ubud, the Island of Gods is bursting with…
  • Freediving in Bali: the perfect playground

    Freyja Munding
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:17 pm
    With lush, milky coral beds and heavenly clear waters, Bali is the perfect playground for Freediving. If you’re looking for something to do that will really take you away from the masses, head up to the beautiful north east of Bali, near mount Agung, and get into freediving in the calm waters of Amed and Tulamben. These towns were only developed to welcome holidaymakers in the last half-decade, but it probably won’t be long before they are heaving island havens. There is a plethora of choices for scubadiving, and even 3 freedive schools along the coast; Fusion, Apneista and…
  • The island recap: what happened in Bali from the 6th-20th of October, 2014

    Alana Elderfield
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Welcome to InBali’s fortnightly account of life on the Island of the Gods – from the mouths, the keyboards and the lenses of those who love it the most. Here’s what went down in Bali from Monday the 6th until Monday the 20th of October, 2014. If you missed it, please do come join us next fortnight. Balinese Hindus Celebrate Pagerwesi under the light of the Blood Moon, whilst Expats celebrate.. well.. celebrating. On Wednesday the 8th, Bali was alive with the vibrant sound of Gamelan and the gentle hum of prayer, as women’s singing echoed in unison throughout the…
  • From Oberoi & Petitenget: how to smash it in the stretches of Seminyak.

    Elizabeth Zuliani
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Roll up your sleeves and slip into a comfy pair of walking shoes: this is your complete guide to covering the grounds of Seminyak and Petitenget. We’ve archived the best shops, spas, restaurants, nightlife venues and hotels in the area with the help of L’Hotel Seminyak’s chief butler, Gede, who not only pointed us in the right direction, but also clued us in on the unique culture of the Petitenget strip. Ladies, you might want to hurl this one at your besties. And seduce them with a subject line like: “Why haven’t we done our girls trip to Bali yet, damn it.” The…
  • The 2014 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival – a celebration of all kinds of storytellers

    Samantha Chalker
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    When I first checked out the program guide for the 2014 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, I felt a little confused. Book launches and poetry slams: great, just as I had expected. Panel discussions about environmental artists, expats in Bali and dealing with drug addiction: incredible, but what does that have to do with anything? Perhaps the festival needed a name change. A grand new title that honored it as a celebration of all things inspiring and creative and dispelled its somewhat intimidating cloak of literary prestige. Since attending the event, the common thread and relevance of the…
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