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Education

When high-school students Samantha Hawes, Jongwoo Kim and Chiara Wahsono were first introduced to the John Fawcett Foundation and their work, they were inspired to be more active contributors in their local community. The foundation, with its multiple medical programmes and mobile eye clinics, is located in the heart of Sanur and recognised by the Indonesian government for their work. In...

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Education

When high-school students Samantha Hawes, Jongwoo Kim and Chiara Wahsono were first introduced to the John Fawcett Foundation and their work, they were inspired to be more active contributors in their local community. The foundation, with its multiple medical programmes and mobile eye clinics, is located in the heart of Sanur and recognised by the Indonesian government for their work. In...

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Explore Jakarta

My first approach to Indonesian Literature in translation came unexpectedly through the Italian book club in Jakarta where we read the book Pulang  (Home) by Indonesian female author, Leila S. Chudori. I read the book, I met Leila Chudori personally and after this unforgettable initiation, I joined the Indonesian Literature in Translation Study Group of the Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS), Ja...

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Sport

A Great White Shark is Earth’s greatest hunter. Think of what it brings to the water table. Their jaws bite with 4.612 kilopascals of force. They can swim at speeds of up to 40 kph. Their skin is tough, closer biologically to teeth than scales. They can leap 9 metres out of the water. And they have the Ampullae of Lorenzini. The fight wasn’t fair to begin with, but these submarine monste...

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Family

Both locally made and imported honey is available at Jakarta’s premium supermarkets. However, while anyone can find liquid (“runny”) honey easily, I rarely see creamy-texture, semi-solid whipped honey – and most honey available here is the non-infused one. Honey Lane offers liquid honey along with whipped honey; they are made with local nectars, and are infused with Indonesian ginger, cinnamon ...

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