Living in the ‘Big Durian’ can come as a shock to many who haven’t yet lived in a developing country. The hours spent in traffic jams on the way to an...
The Jakarta Highland Gathering has history. Held annually - a whopping 34 times - this 4-day Scottish super-event is now one of the most anticipated occasions of the year. Thi...
Attracted by the sunshine, a higher standard of living and the burgeoning job market, lots of expatriates land up in Indonesia, many of those in Jakarta. A dense urban jungle of super-malls, super-slums and generally unfamiliar sights, Jakarta can be an overwhelming place to find oneself.
So how can we make ourselves feel “at home,” in this vast city?
Finding a home that is comfortable and convenient as well as making friends and taking advantage of the perks of being a “bule,” are some of the most obvious means. Over the next few pages, we take you through some ideas to adjust and make Jakarta not only “livable,” but also somewhere you call “home”.
Canada is a country of huge diversity; from iconic images of Alberta with its turquoise lakes nestled amidst the staggering Rocky Mountains, to the grand British Colonial buildings of Victoria with all its floral decoration to the familiar shores of Vancouver Bay, voted one of the best places in the world to live. Visitors can even practice their French in Quebec and sample some of the finest French-Canadian cuisine in Montreal.
Parents, occasionally (or sometimes frequently) like to dress their kids in unique, stylish clothing, they want to make their little ones stand out in a crowd and enjoy the warm feeling of pride and satisfaction when people compliment them. In this article, you will discover places where you can buy standout apparel that will steal the show. The choice is yours, whether you seek eccentric head-turner items, elegant but expensive little dresses from a renowned French designer, or pocket-friendly, attention-grabbing personalized t-shirts in bold colors complete with humorous or serious quotes (such as, “My Dad says, “You can’t buy love, but you pay heavily for it!”).
Austrian golfer Bernd Wiesberger concluded a dramatic final with a one shot win over persistent South African Ernie Els on Sunday 5 May to become the 2013 CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters Champion at Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
From post-apocalyptic zombies to sparkling vampires, from homicidal psychopaths to tech-savvy spirits, from holidays gone astray to witch-reigned forests. After going through ripples of trends and permutations, the Hollywood horror industry seems to be heading back to where terror is at its closest, creepiest, and most inescapable: home.
At Jakarta International School (JIS) Middle School, a group of seven 8th grade students were given the opportunity to create and join the Global Issues Action class, due to prior service accomplished in other clubs. In the Global Issues Action class we were able to generate our own goals, decide on responsibilities, and help both the environment and those in need. During this class, we all managed to work independently on the projects that interest us. So far, the class has worked on projects such as Fresh Fruit Friday (providing fruit to malnutritioned kids), Earth Day (raising awareness about the environment), Environmental JIS (composting at JIS), Clothing Donation Box (collecting clothes for those in need), and Hydroponics (a way to grow vegetables without wasting space).We have been given the opportunity to do more service than we have ever been able to do before, as a result we are making a bigger difference day by day.
When Now! Jakarta received an invitation from the regency of Natuna islands; they asked me if I was adventurous enough to explore these relatively untouched islands. A positive “yes”, as a reflection of my abundant curiosity about these islands, was my immediate response. Back when I was in school, the only thing we knew about Natuna islands of the South China Sea (nestled in between Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam) was just that it had a big reserve of liquid natural gas (LNG).
Tana Toraja, that remarkably beautiful series of river valleys in Central Sulawesi, is the tropic’s answer to Bhutan.
It is well worth the 9 hour drive from Makassar (regular flights to Rantepao resume this August). One can do this in a leisurely fashion, as I did — taking in the coastal scenery, the Bugis villages and the cavalcade of local snacks for sale at the roadside — or one can take the luxury night bus and be there in time for dawn.
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