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  • Jokowi tenders resignation letter as governor today

    ANTARA News - Latest Indonesia News
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    President-elect and current Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, handed over his resignation letter as governor to the members of Jakartas Legislative Council (DPRD) on Thursday noon. "Yes, today I will ...
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    2 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    President-elect and current Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, handed over his resignation letter as governor to the members of Jakartas Legislative Council (DPRD) on Thursday noon. "Yes, today I will ...
  • A Historic Mosque in the Bustling Capital

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    Tasa Nugraza Barley
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    by Tasa Nugraza Barley Being the largest Muslim nation in the world by population, it’s not difficult to find a mosque in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta. But you’d be forgiven for walking by the Masjid Hidayatullah and missing its purpose completely. Located on Jalan Karet Depan in South Jakarta, the Hidayatullah Mosque’s dominant feature is its Chinese-style pagoda. A closer look reveals the beautiful Arabic calligraphy engraved on the entrance gate that marks it as a Muslim house of worship. But the pagoda isn’t the only detail that makes this mosque unique. The building is a…
  • In Indonesia, Stage Is Set for Battle Over Future of Democracy

    NYT > Indonesia
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The new Indonesian Parliament opened on Wednesday, under the control of political forces seeking to limit democracy and thwart the president-elect, Joko Widodo.
  • TUCSON: A dangerous path ahead for divided Indonesia

    Indonesia News
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    It is ironic that at a time when it has been hailed as politically mature, reformasi is facing its own death at the hands of the man who was midwife at its birth. The political developments in the past few weeks surely boggle one's mind.
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  • Jokowi tenders resignation letter as governor today

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    President-elect and current Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, handed over his resignation letter as governor to the members of Jakartas Legislative Council (DPRD) on Thursday noon. "Yes, today I will ...
  • Jokowi congratulates new House Speaker Setya Novanto

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo congratulated Setya Novanto who is elected as new speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives for the 2014-2019 term. "I congratulate Setya Novanto for being elected as the ...
  • Golkar`s Setya Novanto leads House of Representatives for 2014-2019 period

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Golkar partys politician Setya Novanto was elected the chairman of the House of Representatives for the 2014-2019 period. The inauguration of the new chairman was held on Thursday morning at the House of Representatives ...
  • School bombing kills 30 children in Syria: Monitor

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    At least 30 Syrian children were killed Wednesday in a double bombing by a lone assailant at a school in the government-controlled city of Homs, a monitor said. They were among 39 people who died in the attack in the Akrameh ...
  • Pertamina to acquire oil, gas block in Malaysia

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    State oil and gas company Pertamina is in the process of acquiring a 30 percent stake in US oil and gas firm Murphy Sabah Oil Co. Ltd, operating in Malaysia. "We are in the process of settling the acquisition of Murphys ...
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  • Jokowi tenders resignation letter as governor today

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    President-elect and current Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, handed over his resignation letter as governor to the members of Jakartas Legislative Council (DPRD) on Thursday noon. "Yes, today I will ...
  • Jokowi congratulates new House Speaker Setya Novanto

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo congratulated Setya Novanto who is elected as new speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives for the 2014-2019 term. "I congratulate Setya Novanto for being elected as the ...
  • Golkar`s Setya Novanto leads House of Representatives for 2014-2019 period

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Golkar partys politician Setya Novanto was elected the chairman of the House of Representatives for the 2014-2019 period. The inauguration of the new chairman was held on Thursday morning at the House of Representatives ...
  • National Museum displays oldest Buddha statue

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    The National Museum of Indonesia has kept on public display the oldest statue of Buddha Dipangkara, a heritage treasure from the second century, to educate the people about their cultural history. "The Buddha Dipangkara ...
  • Soeharto`s daughter inaugurated as MP

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Former president Soehartos daughter Siti Hediati Haryadi or Titi Soeharto was among the new members of parliament to be inaugurated for the 2014-2019 term here on Wednesday. Titi Soeharto, a member of the Golkar Party, was ...
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  • A Historic Mosque in the Bustling Capital

    Tasa Nugraza Barley
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    by Tasa Nugraza Barley Being the largest Muslim nation in the world by population, it’s not difficult to find a mosque in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta. But you’d be forgiven for walking by the Masjid Hidayatullah and missing its purpose completely. Located on Jalan Karet Depan in South Jakarta, the Hidayatullah Mosque’s dominant feature is its Chinese-style pagoda. A closer look reveals the beautiful Arabic calligraphy engraved on the entrance gate that marks it as a Muslim house of worship. But the pagoda isn’t the only detail that makes this mosque unique. The building is a…
  • Superexpress of Dreams

    Akhyari Hananto
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Akhyari Hananto Bagi kita yang pernah ke Jepang dan mencoba kereta peluru Shinkansen yang legendaris itu, kita pasti akan langsung berpikir bahwa Jepang telah jauuuh sekali di depan kita dalam banyak hal. Bukan hanya karena teknologinya, dan bukan hanya karena mampu melaju sangat cepat (kira-kira 300 km/jam), namun juga sangat tepat waktu. Shinkansen tak hanya mencerminkan budaya Jepang yang suka bekerja keras dan cepat, disiplin, dan penuh komitmen, namun juga telah menjadi bagian dari budaya modern Jepang yang selalu ingin berada di depan di bidang modernisasi dan teknologi. Namun tak…
  • One of Bali’s Best Kept Secrets

    Tasa Nugraza Barley
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    by Tasa Nugraza Barley Many say Bali has everything a tourist could ever want — beautiful scenery, exotic culture and plenty of sunshine — but those coming to Indonesia’s most famous island for a peaceful getaway may find themselves disappointed. Finding a quiet place on the Island of the Gods is not an easy task. Due to rapid development, hotels and resorts have already infiltrated many of Bali’s best and most remote locations. Having already been to all the popular locations such as Kuta and Ubud, this time I just wanted to chill out on a white sandy beach and read a good book…
  • Tintin dan Indonesia

    Akhyari Hananto
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Saya mendapatkan berita ini, dan langsung senyum senyum sendiri. Happy. Thank you. Peluncuran prangko edisi khusus Tintin di Kemayoran dan Tintin di Pulau Komodo menandai peringatan 65 tahun hubungan bilateral Indonesia-Belgia di Brussels. Prangko yang akan digunakan dalam surat menyurat Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia (KBRI) Brussels di seluruh wilayah Belgia itu dibuat KBRI bekerja sama dengan Museum Herge, Moulinsart-perusahaan pemegang lisensi karya cipta Herge–, serta Perusahaan Pos Belgia (B-Post). B-Post mendesain prangko itu menggunakan gambar-gambar dari dua adegan komik…
  • The Forgotten Bule Depok

    Tasa Nugraza Barley
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    by Tasa Nugraza Barley There is a rich, largely forgotten history attached to the term “Belanda Depok,” or “bule Depok.” Literally translated, Belanda is the Netherlands, Depok is a city in West Java and bule is slang for white foreigner. But the term is confusing. The Belanda Depok are not Dutch people who live in Depok, but rather they are Indonesians whose ancestors had worked as slaves for the Dutch during the colonial era. The term initially had negative connotations, used by Indonesians to label fellow countrymen as traitors because they worked for the Dutch. Over the years,…
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  • TUCSON: A dangerous path ahead for divided Indonesia

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    It is ironic that at a time when it has been hailed as politically mature, reformasi is facing its own death at the hands of the man who was midwife at its birth. The political developments in the past few weeks surely boggle one's mind.
  • Indonesia Maid-Training Schools Swell With Recruits

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    KEBUMEN, Indonesia-The maids who go to work in places like Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong or Saudi Arabia need skills to succeed in such disparate lands. When heading to Hong Kong, for instance, they must learn to speak Cantonese and prepare Chinese food.
  • Stefanie Sun raves about her wax figure for Madame Tussauds on Sentosa

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    This photo shows the steps involved in making the Stefanie Sun figure at the upcoming Madame Tussauds attraction in Singapore. At least three local celebrities will have wax figures of themselves displayed at the upcoming Madame Tussauds Singapore wax museum, which opens on Oct 25. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS This photo shows the steps involved in making the Stefanie Sun figure at the upcoming Madame Tussauds attraction in Singapore.
  • Indonesia's Widodo manages hopes as hostile parliament convenes

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Incoming Indonesian president Joko Widodo is trying to manage the expectations of his supporters and investors as an opposition-dominated parliament likely to obstruct his ambitious reform programme convenes on Wednesday. Widodo, the popular former governor of the capital, Jakarta, narrowly won an election in July, becoming the first businessman to become president of Southeast Asia's biggest economy, which had previously always been led by members of political elites.
  • 7 of the world's fiercest food feuds

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Israelis set the record for the largest plate of hummus in January 2010, cooking some 4,082 kilos of the stuff. A few months later, Lebanon responded with a humongous 10,450-kilo dish.
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  • Indonesia makes first arrests of manta ray traders

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Three traders arrested for dealing in whole manta rays and their gills, in first detentions since legal protectionsIndonesia has detained three traders for attempting to illegally sell manta rays, the first such arrests since the worlds biggest archipelago introduced legislation protecting the huge winged fish, conservationists said.In February, the biggest manta ray sanctuary on Earth was established in Indonesia in a bid to put a stop to the creatures being hunted for use in traditional medicine, and attract more tourists. Continue reading...
  • Indonesian president tries to overturn law ending direct elections

    Reuters in Jakarta
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono cuts short overseas tour in attempt to preserve democratic reform in place since 2005Indonesias outgoing president has returned home early from an overseas farewell tour to try to overturn legislation ending direct elections for local leaders.The bill, which Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had opposed before he left for his trip, passed when his ruling party decided not to vote and walked out of parliament in protest at not being able to add amendments. It ends a democratic reform in place since 2005 that had allowed the emergence of leaders free of links to the political…
  • Indonesias scrapping of direct elections raises fears for democracy

    Kate Lamb in Jakarta
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Controversial legislation criticised as attempt by old political elites to consolidate their loosening grip on powerFears have been raised for Indonesias democracy after its parliament voted to abolish the direct election of local leaders, a key post-dictatorship reform credited with assisting president-elect Joko Widodos rise to popularity as a mayor and governor before he won Julys national election.The legislation passed in the early hours of Friday after intensive lobbying will mean provincial governors, district chiefs and mayors will now be elected by legislative bodies rather than…
  • Indonesian parliament scraps direct elections, undermining Joko Widodo

    Associated Press in Jakarta
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Vote backed by Prabowo, who was defeated by Widodo in presidential election, takes electoral system back to Suharto eraIndonesias outgoing parliament voted on Friday to scrap direct elections for local officials and return to the electoral system in place under the former dictator Suharto, in what was widely regarded as a setback to the countrys democracy.The vote represents an early defeat for president-elect Joko Widodo, whose party had voted against the change, and suggests he will face a struggle to govern effectively. The bill was supported by a coalition of rightwing parties whose…
  • Indonesias Aceh province debates public floggings for homosexuality

    Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Bill in provincial parliament raises fears that countrys only region with sharia law will create more draconian societyGay sex in the Indonesian province of Aceh will become a crime punishable by public lashing, if a new bill passes the regional parliament.Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that practices sharia law and has enforced Islamic punishment over a decade for a number of offences, including the consumption of alcohol, gambling and inappropriate relations with the opposite sex. Continue reading...
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  • School bombing kills 30 children in Syria: Monitor

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    At least 30 Syrian children were killed Wednesday in a double bombing by a lone assailant at a school in the government-controlled city of Homs, a monitor said. They were among 39 people who died in the attack in the Akrameh ...
  • UN`s Ban Ki-moon congratulates Afghanistan`s new president, ceo on inauguration

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    After the belated inauguration of a new president in Afghanistan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement, congratulating Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and the country's new Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah ...
  • Netanyahu UN speech `blatant manipulation of facts`: PLO

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    The Palestine Liberation Organisation said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blatantly manipulated the facts when he compared Hamas with the Islamic State group in a UN speech on Monday. "Netanyahus speech at the UN ...
  • U.S. military to quickly ramp up Ebola mission in Liberia

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The United States plans to quickly increase its presence in Liberia, where military personnel are deploying to help the West African nation halt the advance of the worst Ebola epidemic on record, the general in charge of the ...
  • Palestinian Leader Accuses Israel of 'Genocide'

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of a "genocidal crime" in Gaza, telling the United Nations negotiations had failed and the time for Palestinian independence had come, drawing a sharp rebuke from ...
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  • Indonesia runs after Malaysia in medal tally

    28 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    As of the ninth day or Sunday of the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, South Korea, Indonesia ran after Malaysia after it gained two gold, three silver and seven bronze medals. Indonesia now secures 14th place or is up three ...
  • Polii-Maheswari duo wins first gold medal for Indonesia

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Indonesian badminton womens doubles duo Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari won the first gold medal for the country after defeating the Japanese team in the Asian Games 2014 finals on Saturday night. The Indonesian ...
  • Two Indonesian mixed-doubles teams advance to badminton semifinals

    27 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Two Indonesian mixed-doubles pairs advanced to the badminton semifinal round at Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday. Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir entered the semifinals after defeating South Korean duo ...
  • Indonesia wins four titles in Vietnam`s badminton GP Open

    7 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Indonesia won four titles Badminton Championships Yonex Sunrise Vietnam GP Open 2014 ended on Sunday. According to Tournamentsoftware website monitored here on Sunday, Indonesia grabbed the titles in the mens single, mixed ...
  • Twelve countries to participate in water skiing championship

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Participants from 12 countries will be competing in the Makassar Asian Cup water skiing and wakeboarding championship to be held in Tanjung Bunga Lake, Makassar, South Sulawesi Province, from September 5 to 7, 2014. "All ...
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  • 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 ...
  • british singer Cliff Richard interviewed by police

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    British singer Cliff Richard has been interviewed by police, his spokesman said on Sunday, after police launched an investigation into allegations of a sexual nature dating back to the 1980s involving an underage boy. Richard, ...
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  • Leading Int`l Positions Waiting For Yudhoyono

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Last year, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was considering opening a fried rice restaurant or becoming a chili farmer after his presidential tenure ends in October 2014. "I and Madame Ani, my beloved wife, often discuss ...
  • Yudhoyono Administration Turns Indonesia into Environmentally Conscious Country

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:35 pm
    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was once described as a "different kind of leader" by the President of the World Resource Institute (WRI), Andrew Steer. Steer had spent eight years in Indonesia and seen firsthand how ...
  • Indonesia pays more attention to Sub-Saharan Africa

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Indonesia pays more and more attention to Sub-Saharan Africa as promising emerging markets in the next decades. At a roundtable discussion on opportunities for investment and trade cooperation in construction services ...
  • A surprise for Megawati Soekarnoputri

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Megawati Soekarnoputri could not fight back the tears. She was deeply touched and at the same time surprised. All regional leaders of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) asked her to keep her position at the ...
  • MP3EI, Extraordinary Program To Boost Equitable, Balanced Economic Growth

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as the leader of a growing economic nation, has frequently promoted the need to achieve economic growth in equity. "It is clear from our deliberations that our ultimate goal of the ...
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  • Holes dug to cope with threat of flooding

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    The Living Environment Board (BLH) of the regency of Barito Utara, Central Kalimantan plans to dig 120 holes to cope with the threat of possible flooding when rainy season comes.The holes called bio pore holes would be dug in ...
  • Rapid mangrove loss results in hefty economic losses: UN report

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Mangroves are being destroyed three to five times faster than the average rate of forests loss, causing emissions which cost billions of dollars annually, according to a new report launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) ...
  • Indonesia-US committed to overcome illegal fishing practices: Minister

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    The government of the Republic of Indonesia and the United States of America are committed to overcome the illegal fishing practices in Indonesian waters, Maritime and Fisheries Affairs Minister Sharif Cicip Sutardjo said here ...
  • UNDP lauds Indonesia`s REDD+ efforts

    25 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has appreciated Indonesias REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) efforts in maintaining the condition of its forests. "UNDP commends the Government ...
  • Need better interstate cooperation to fight climate problems: Yudhoyono

    25 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono emphasized the importance of enhancing the cooperation between countries to tackle the global climate problems. "We must double our efforts to cooperate with countries to ...
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  • Hatuhuran site has megalithic characteristics: Archaeologist

    25 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    The Hatuhuran site located in Hatusua, West Seram district, Maluku, has megalithic characteristics, an archaeologist from Ambon Archaeology Office, Marlon Ririmasse, said here Thursday. "This site has megalithic ...
  • Indonesia bestowed IAEA/FAO outstanding achievement award

    25 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Indonesia garnered the Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Atomic Energy Agency, Food and Agriculture Organization (IAEA/FAO) for success in research and utilization of nuclear science and technology to breed ...
  • Indonesia affirms importance of nuclear technology

    24 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    Indonesia has stated that the country will continue to make use of the nuclear technology to support its development projects in agriculture, health, industry, and environment, according to an Indonesian envoy. Indonesian ...
  • Indonesian technology board develops fishing e-logbook

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    The Indonesia Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) has developed an electronic logbook (e-logbook) that will assist in preventing illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing) an official said ...
  • Milk drinking during pregnancy linked to infant iron deficiency: NZ research

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Pregnant women who drink a lot of milk put their babies at risk of having an iron deficiency during an important phase of development, New Zealand researchers said Friday. Iron was essential for healthy brain development, ...
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  • VITAMIN E Aqua Boost Sorbet

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    I have been using the new VITAMIN E Aqua Boost Sorbet from The Body Shop for a month or so now...and in my honest opinion on it, I love it. It’s a moisture quenching gel-like moisturizer, (a very gentle one, that is), that hydrates the skin well enough to the extent that your skin doesn't feel sticky nor greasy. The formula is very light in consistency, and it makes my skin feel very smooth without that heavy feeling you get from most moisturizers. I love it the most because it mattifies the oily parts of my skin, yet also moisturizes the dry parts, so it’s perfect for those with…
  • Group Hugggg

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    Playing with my lil' fluffy poniessss..:DThese photos are for Nylon Japan magazine and I can't waiiiiit to see the magazine out. Yayyyy! :)
  • What I Wore Today

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:20 am
  • Break Time

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Because we all need to stop once in a while. To think. To evaluate. To accept life. So that we move on with a better perspective. Happy Thursday, everyone..:)
  • Love Me Please?

    21 Sep 2014 | 3:27 am
     * Pictures taken by hubby
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    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…

    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…

    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…

    23 May 2014 | 6:44 am
    *if you have seen this post, there was some technology glitch so I had to reupload it*hands down to the 'color' that never disappoints : black ! I think I have said this on the blog, but I will say it again.. When in doubt, wear black (not red!) Black is classic, slimming, formal, chic.. everything really.. and you don't have to worry about finding the correct shade that suits your skin tone. This is the second last yet my favorite set from my Louis Vuitton collaboration.. photos by Advan Matthew, Makeup by Selvira Karnadiskirt, bag, sunglasses and shoes : Louis Vuitton , top : Pull &…
  • NN 14

    23 May 2014 | 6:42 am
    grey tulle, navy & white lace, and black sequins all in one outfit ? Well, I couldn't ask for a better texture and color mixture ! I've been eyeing on this Louis Vuitton NN 14 bag ever since the campaign with Fan Bing Bing was released. It is not because bucket bags are creating a storm lately, but it's the subtle monogramming and graffiti work by Stephen Sprouse that caught my attention. I don't usually aim for something monogrammed but when it's indistinct like so, defo a green light for me.Top and Bag by Louis Vuitton, Skirt by LOFT 20 photos by Advan Matthew, Makeup by Selvira…
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  • Daftar Selat di Indonesia dan Letaknya

    Alam Endah
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Daftar selat di Indonesia dan letaknya ini melengkapi berbagai artikel tentang geografis Indonesia. Sebagai sebuah negara kepulauan dan wilayah laut yang lebih luas dibanding daratannya, Indonesia memiliki puluhan selat. Selat-selat di Indonesia tersebut memisahkan antar pulau besar maupun dengan pulau … Baca lebih lanjut →
  • Perbedaan Bunga Kamboja dengan Adenium

    Alam Endah
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Bunga Kamboja dan Adenium (Kamboja Jepang) adalah dua jenis bunga yang berbeda, meskipun masih berkerabat, yakni sama-sama famili Apocynaceae. Banyak yang tidak menyadari perbedaan Adenium dan Kamboja, bahkan menganggap antara keduanya sebagai jenis bunga yang sama. Kamboja sebagai bunga yang … Baca lebih lanjut →
  • Srigunting Bukit (Dicrurus remifer) Burung Berekor Raket

    Alam Endah
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Burung Srigunting Bukit (Dicrurus remifer) menjadi salah satu burung khas dengan ciri khusus yaitu memiliki sepasang bulu ekor panjang layaknya ‘raket’. Sepasang ‘raket’ di ekor Srigunting Bukit ini menjadi keunikan sekaligus daya tarik tersendiri bagi setiap yang melihatnya. Bulu raket ini … Baca lebih lanjut →
  • Kerusakan Lingkungan Akibat Proses Alam

    Alam Endah
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Kerusakan lingkungan akibat proses alam adalah kerusakan terhadap lingkungan hidup yang disebabkan oleh faktor alam. Kerusakan ini terjadi secara alami tanpa campur tangan atau peranan manusia. Meskipun terkadang manusia pun bisa menjadi pemicu awal terjadi proses kerusakan lingkungan secara tidak … Baca lebih lanjut →
  • Flora dan Fauna Khas Provinsi Riau

    Alam Endah
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Flora dan fauna khas provinsi Riau adalah seri artikel tentang hewan dan tumbuhan khas di masing-masing provinsi di Indonesia. Kali ini yang diangkat adalah flora dan fauna yang ditetapakan menjadi tumbuhan dan hewan identitas provinsi Riau. Selain dinamakan sebagai tumbuhan … Baca lebih lanjut →
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  • 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…
  • 69 Tahun Hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia di Logo Google Hari Ini

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia Tepat hari ini, Minggu, 17 Agustus 2014, Indonesia genap merdeka selama 69 tahun. Hari Kemerdekaan Indonesia ini pun ikut dirayakan oleh raksasa teknologi Google melalui tampilan doodle khusus.Menampilkan gambar tujuh anak Indonesia, dua di antaranya sedang mengibarkan bendera Merah Putih, serta berlatar belakang beberapa rumah adat di Indonesia, Google Doodle hari ini memang dimaksudkan untuk memberi penghormatan kepada Indonesia yang sedang merayakan hari kemerdekaannya yang ke-69.Ya Allah, Yang Maha PenyayangBerkat rahmat dan kasih sayang-Mu, Republik Indonesia…
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  • Don’t Use Finder For Migrating Large or Lots of Files

    Fikri Rasyid
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    I was migrating my files from my old MacBook Pro to External HDD ((Which will be moved back to my MacBook Air)) when I learned this lesson: Finder is not reliable for moving large or lots of file. I was copying my iPhoto libraries and the progress was stuck at 80% for hours. I cancelled the operation and copied it using Forklift, and it is done way much faster. For deleting bulk (and large) files, use OmniDiskSweeper. Don't even rely on Finder for that.
  • You Should Be Careful Of What You Wish For

    Fikri Rasyid
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Sejak beberapa tahun lalu, gue kerap berhati-hati dengan apa yang gue harapkan. Karena apa yang lu harapkan itu punya banyak sisi, bukan terbatas oleh apa yang lu liat doang. Kalo gue formulasikan ((Tsailah, formulasikan)): Keinginan = kondisi 1 + kondisi 2 + kondisi 3 + kondisi n Kondisi 1 bisa aja baik. Kondisi 2 bisa aja necessary pain. Kondisi 3 bisa aja super epic necessary pain. Case in points: Lu ingin makmur. Bisa aja jalannya supaya makmur itu lu dihina-hina dulu oleh orang lain. Lu ingin pinter. Bisa aja jalan supaya lu pinter itu lu harus merasa bodoh dan dipermalukan dulu di depan…
  • Travelling Ke Cirebon, Powered by Kereta Api & Beli Tiket Online

    Fikri Rasyid
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    Sejak pacaran dan akhirnya menikah dengan @rizkiyafauziyah, gue mulai sering bulak-balik Bandung – Cirebon, Jakarta – Cirebon, hingga akhirnya Bandung – Cirebon lagi. Pertama kali gue bulak-balik Bandung – Cirebon buat nganter kue lebaran, gue nyobain pake bis umum. Not good. Bis yang ugal-ugalan + jalan yang keciljadi penyebab enggannya gue pake bis. Alternatifnya? Kereta Api. Di rute Bandung – Cirebon ada kereta Ciremai Ekspress yang harga kursi ekonomi AC-nya cuma sekitar 70ribu. Untuk rute Jakarta – Cirebon, ada kereta Cirebon Ekspress yang harga tiket bisnis-nya sekitar…
  • Le working from train. #remote…

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
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  • Tentang Pilkada Langsung / Tak Langsung

    Fikri Rasyid
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    IMO, andaikan wakil rakyat dan DPRD itu merupakan kumpulan manusia paling cerdas cendikia, paling mementingkan kepentingan publik, paling bijaksana, dan paling segalanya dalam konteks yang positif ((Ya intinya kumpulan manusia terbaik dari suatu daerah ini lah. You got the point.)), gue pribadi lebih cenderung memilih Pilkada yang "diwakili" DPRD. Seharusnya lebih baik pilihan 30 orang cerdas cendikia daripada 3 juta orang yang parameter memilihnya bercampur baur dimana suara satu pemilih yang mempertimbangkan pilihannya dengan cermat sama nilainya dengan pilihan pemilih yang disogok dengan…
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  • Resmi Diluncurkan Sebagai Jembatan Antar Entitas di Ekosistem Startup Indonesia

    Rama Mamuaya
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Setelah mengadakan roadshow di beberapa kota di Indonesia, akhirnya resmi diluncurkan kemarin di Jakarta. pada dasarnya adalah sebuah platform online yang menjadi jembatan antara startup, investor, media dan stakeholder lain di ekosistem startup berbasis teknologi di Indonesia. Inisiatif ini diprakarsai oleh beberapa praktisi industri mewakili perusahaan-perusahaan seperti Doku, Merah Putih Inc, Tees, Infinys dan banyak perusahaan lain termasuk DailySocial. Yang membuat berbeda dengan platform-platform lainnya, adalah adanya dukungan pemerintah melalui Kememkominfo yang…
  • Beritagar Siap Tinggalkan Status Beta dengan Solusi Pemberitaan Dibantu Robot

    Amir Karimuddin
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Beritagar yang telah menyandang status beta selama satu tahun terakhir siap meluncur di awal November mendatang. Selama fase beta ini, mereka melakukan trial-and-error untuk menemukan produk terbaiknya yang didukung oleh robot ber-algoritma khusus. Beritagar dihadirkan untuk memberikan solusi pemberitaan yang efisien bagi mereka yang memiliki semakin sedikit waktu luang untuk membaca, terutama yang mengakses melalui perangkat mobile. Pendiri Beritagar Didi Nugrahadi, dalam perbincangannya dengan DailySocial, mengungkapkan bahwa masyarakat saat ini semakin memiliki keterbatasan waktu untuk…
  • KPK Coba Cegah Tindakan Gratifikasi Dengan Merilis Aplikasi Mobile”Gratis”

    Avi Tejo Bhaskoro
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) ternyata punya cara digital untuk mensosialisasikan peranannya sebagai penegak hukum tindakan korupsi, sekaligus meningkatkan kesadaran publik akan tindakan yang berpotensi terjerat hukum undang-undang korupsi. Melalui aplikasi mobile bernama Gratis, KPK mencoba untuk mengenalkan lebih dalam soal tindakan gratifikasi (suap) yang disajikan melalui animasi menarik dan ramah penggunaan. Mengenai aplikasi Gratis, nama yang disingkat dari kata “Gratifikasi Informasi dan Sosialisasi” ini adalah aplikasi yang menjadi pusat informasi lengkap terkait seputar…
  • Persiapan Jawara Indonesia Next App Jepret Story untuk Kompetisi Tingkat Regional

    Michael Erlangga
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Kompetisi Indonesia Next App (INA) telah menobatkan Jepret Story sebagai jawara di ajang tersebut. Ke depannya, DyCode selaku tim pengembang aplikasi Jepret Story telah memiliki serangkaian skema untuk perkembangan aplikasi mereka, termasuk mempersiapkan aplikasi ini untuk bisa bersaing dalam proses kompetisi tingkat regional November mendatang. Mengalahkan 147 aplikasi dari 90 pengembang se-Indonesia, Jepret Story berhak maju ke tahap final tujuh besar dengan standar penilaian yang jauh lebih ketat dari sebelumnya. Selain ide dan konsep, Jepret story telah memenuhi parameter yang diajukan…
  • Smartfren Coba Bangkitkan Kembali Layanan e-Money Uangku

    Michael Erlangga
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Demi menunjang pendapatan dan menggali lebih banyak potensi , PT Smartfren Telecom (Smartfren) mencoba menghidupkan kembali layanan uang elektronik (e-money) Uangku. Smartfren mempercayakan Digital Money Indonesia sebagai mitra bisnis untuk merevitalisasi produk ini. Selain Uangku, Smartfren juga memiliki Smart Dompet yang menggandeng Bank Sinarmas. Diberitakan oleh Indotelko (29/9), sistem pembayaran uang milik Smartfren ini mampu menjadikan nomor ponsel seperti rekening bank. Untuk hal ini, konsepnya mirip dengan Rekening Ponsel yang diusung oleh CIMB Niaga. Pelanggan dapat melakukan…
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  • BW Plantation rights issue at 60% discount?

    Insider Stories
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm
    A palm oil producer PT BW Plantation Tbk (BWPT), controlled by Budiono Widodo family, may put exercise price of preemptive rights at about Rp400 a share, nearly 60% discount from the latest market price prior to suspended by Indonesia Stock Exchange at Rp955 a share.With a ratio of 1:6 (1 existing share has 6 rights) and Rp11 trillion proceed, the exercise price is estimated at Rp407 and theoritical price at Rp349 a share. Post rights issue, BW Plantation is expected to have a Rp11 trillion market cap.A source close to the deal said with the steep discount from the latest market price, public…
  • Peter Sondakh & BW Plantation backdoor listing

    Insider Stories
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Tjipto Widodo, former president commissioner of PT BW Plantation Tbk (BWPT), won't see that BWPT may become a company with market capitalization of Rp15 trillion-Rp16,3 trillion soon. Tjipto, the fourth son of Budiono Widodo,  and owner of BW Plantation, fled his position in June 2014 following the shares sale of the company to two special purpose vehicles (SPV) dubbed Matacuna and Pegasus CP One, controlled by Peter Sondakh, via PT Rajawali Corpora.It is the opening lead of my article about BW Plantation's backdoor listing at Bloomberg Businessweek Indonesia magazine published this…
  • BBM broadcast on Gading Development

    Insider Stories
    28 Feb 2014 | 10:05 am
    On Wednesday morning this week, I got a BBM broadcast from two colleagues. They're working at a state-owned brokerage and a private brokerage. In their BBM, they sent me a small part of the story of PT Gading Development Tbk (GAMA), which is now in the watch list of Indonesia Stock Exchange. The story is actually a small part of entire GAMA article that I have written at Bloomberg Businessweek Indonesia magazine this week edition. After copying the part of the GAMA article, he asked me, "is it true?"  As a journalist, the most uneasy thing to do is ensuring the information I got…
  • Hello dear readers

    Insider Stories
    27 Feb 2014 | 11:51 pm
    It has been nearly two years after my last article at this blog. Sometimes, I really miss to write and to express on many things related with publicly listed companies. But, I have to comply with the agreement I have signed before I left my previous job with Bisnis Indonesia.Writing articles on companies, in both positively and negatively tones, has so far enriched me how to learn making an interesting stories. It is not just about following the basic concept of journalistic such as 5W and 1H, but also sharpening my analysis skills to put all missing parts of the entire event of corporate…
  • Bank Woori buys 33% stake in Bank Saudara

    Insider Stories
    11 Jun 2012 | 7:33 pm
    PT Bank Woori Indonesia, a subsidiary of South Korea-based Woori Bank Korea, today announced its plan to take over 33% stake or 764.40 million shares in PT Bank Himpunan Saudara 1906 Tbk (SDRA).Bank Woori, that will acquire Bank Saudara shares from Arifin Panigoro and PT Medco Intidinamika, aims to use internal cash flow."The take over plan has been signed on June 8 2012 and expected to get agreement from Bank Saudara's extraordinary shareholders meeting on July 27 2012," said Bank Saudara in an announcement today.Bank Woori Indonesia is 95.18% owned by Woori Bank Korea and PT Bank Danamon…
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  • Jepret Story is Indonesia’s Next App

    Amir Karimuddin
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    DyCode’s Jepret Story gets crowned today (30/9) at the Indonesia Next App after surpassing other six remaining finalists. Jepret Story will represent Indonesia in the regional competition in Singapore and compete with other winners from Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Australia on November 26, 2014. Besides having the chance of representing Indonesia, the platform also gains a number of prizes and privileges from both Telkomsel and Samsung, two main sponsors of the event. Indonesia Next App is an event initiated by Samsung and Telkomsel which aims to search for the best app in…
  • Koprol Cofounder Jumps Over To Kurio’s ship

    Rifki Aria Nugraha
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    Kurio is in the spotlight these past few days. After successfully sealing a series A funding from Cyber Agent Ventures and a number of angel investors (29/9), the startup announced that they have attracted one of most prominent profiles in Indonesia’s digital industry, Satya Witoelar, to join their team. We know Satya Witoelar as the co-founder of Koprol. Before developing the social network platform, this Parahyangan University alum had made his fortune as project architect, chief designer, and web designer at a number of companies, before finally joined SkyEight Indonesia in 2009. This is…
  • Cyber Agent Ventures Leads an Investment for Kurio

    Rifki Aria Nugraha
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    It seems that more and more Indonesia’s local startups attract the attention of global investors as time goes by. Just take a look at Kurio smart news reader which has just sealed a majestic funding from Japan-based Cyber Agent Ventures and a number of angel investors. We call it majestic as the funding involves millions in US Dollars, which means billions in Indonesian Rupiah. What makes Kurio different from other similar platforms is that it may adjust the news to read with its users’ preference. This app was firstly established in the end of 2013 and, since then, has been downloaded…
  • Skystar Ventures Incubator’s Second Batch is Now Open

    Amir Karimuddin
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Prepare yourself startups, as the Skystar Ventures’ second batch of incubation is now open. The registration period will last until November 27, 2014 and the program would be started on February 26, 2015. This event will provide the chosen ones with a number of helpful weapons that are highly beneficial to survive in the industry. Skystar Ventures, which is led by Geraldine Oetama as its Excecutive Director and backed up by Kompas Gramedia (KG) Group and Multimedia Nusantara University (UMN), was established by the end of last year. The board members are prominent individuals at KG,…
  • Human Resource Platform Talenta Raises Seed Funding from East Ventures

    Amir Karimuddin
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Human resource information system (HRIS) Talenta has raised undisclosed amount of seed funding led by East Ventures and backed by Mayapada Group’s Grace Tahir as angel investor. Founded by Joshua Kevin, Talenta aims to create a SaaS product focusing on human resource management. With this funding, Talenta will grow the team and fully launch the product by the end of the year. Talenta believes there’s space for new product in HR management, especially in Indonesia. According to Forrester Research, HR system is valued at $10 Billion worldwide and growing at 8% annually. Indonesia…
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  • Bali: 5 activities for you and your kids

    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

    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…
  • TEDx Ubud: ideas worth spreading

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:36 pm
    “write it. shoot it. publish it. crochet it. sauté it. whatever. MAKE”- Joss Whedon Along with Bali’s obvious popularity as a tourist destination, there is also something about this island that harvests an environment ripe for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. It must be something in the water! This past Saturday, we had the privilege of attending the 4th annual TEDxUbud, a community organized TED event filled with inspiring performances by live musicians, comedians, artists, activists and philosophers alike. What is TED exactly? For those who aren’t…
  • Sanur Kite Festival 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    In Bali, kite flying is more than just a frivolous way to pass the time on a windy day; it is a competitive sport, a public spectacle, a source of shared pride for the banjar (local community). After months of design preparations and hours of practice, participants from all over Bali, Jakarta, Australia and even Sweden were finally able to show the product of their efforts at the 9th annual Sanur Kite Festival. Thousands of people gathered at Sanur’s Mertasari Beach on the 23rd and 24th of August to watch a total of 1,700 traditional kites launch and soar in the sky. Some were…
  • An expert’s guide to taking taxis in Bali

    14 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Taking a taxi in Bali can be a daunting experience for newcomers to the island, what with the similar look and color of these rental vehicles, the difference in currency and the constant barrage of honks from drivers (personally, if I need a taxi I will seek one out proactively, negating the need for a shrill honk thank you very much). Thankfully though, catching a cab can be quite a simple task if you follow our expert tips listed below to help you navigate the local taxi scene here in Bali. Many taxi drivers will try to get away with not turning their taxi meter on (likely by claiming…
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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 ( 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.
  • we love Bali safe

    27 May 2014 | 8:52 am
  • redesign

    27 May 2014 | 5:22 am
    I redesigned 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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  • Bali vs Phuket: Asia’s yin & yang of beach getaways

    Elizabeth Zuliani
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Like many travellers hungry for a cheap beach break, you might be tossing up between a trip to Bali and a trip to Phuket. Flights cost more or less the same from Australia and many cities across Southeast Asia. Both have beautiful beaches and sunshine. Both offer a plethora of things to do and places to stay for every budget. Street food is same-same-but-different: cheap with varying levels of intensity and generous helpings of fluffy white rice. So what sets these two places apart? There are endless debates over the pros and cons of Bali and Phuket. Which place is cleaner? Which place…
  • An animal lover’s guide to Bali

    Kate McKee
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    So you’re not a big fan of the zoo, or seeing animals in cages, or hideous live animal shows, but you love to get up close and personal with creatures great and small? Well, you’re in luck; one thing Bali is not short of is an abundance of interesting wildlife. Get your cute fix and experience Bali’s animal kingdom in a selection of open-air sanctuaries and wildlife parks. Ubud Monkey Forest, Padangtegal, Ubud Ubud Monkey Forest is perhaps the best-known monkey hang out due to its location on the fringe of Ubud’s main centre. Also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of…
  • Ubud BaliSpirit Festival: 2014 wrap up and 2015 tickets

    Liam Kennedy
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    March 31st – April 15th 2015. Put those dates in your diaries, folks, because BaliSpirit Festival is returning to Ubud for its 8th annual event. The showcase features some incredible musicians and some of the world’s best dance and Yoga instructors, placing them all at the capital of Balinese spirituality. Year on year the festival summons spirituality seekers, young and old from all corners of the globe, to join together in a celebration of the spirit, in whichever form they deem worthy. Whether you find peace through ecstatic dance, mellow music or tantrik Yoga, there is…
  • The 5 plagues of Bali – who to avoid and why

    Liam Kennedy
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Ever noticed how the sunshine summons forth some of the more ‘unfavourable’ members of society? Everyone deserves a holiday, but a holiday in a foreign country comes with a certain amount of responsibility. You need to respect the country, as you would expect visitors to respect your own. This is particularly true in countries with such vibrant and longstanding cultures and customs as Indonesia. The plagues that descend upon the beautiful island of Bali each year are extreme stereotypes, though it is amazing just how many of each you see. Here, you will find a compiled list of the main…
  • Flickerfest Short Film Festival: Bali’s magical night of cinema

    Carine Buncsi
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Internationally acclaimed short films screened under the stars Last week in Bali, the very best of cinema was right under the stars, rolled out on tropical surrounds at the globally renowned Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak. Regarded as being one of Bali’s best bars by the beach, the famed Potato Head has been busy entertaining and hosting events from premiere music festivals to embracing the magic of cinema for film connoisseurs, vacationers and locals alike. Flickerfest, Australia’s Academy Accredited and BAFTA affiliated International Short Film Festival, graced the shores of…
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