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Land Scarcity & Heritage Conservation in Singapore: Bukit Brown Cemetery

By: John Solomon Plans to destroy a section of Bukit Brown Cemetery The Singapore Government recently announced plans to tear down a sizeable chunk of Bukit Brown...

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Floods and Unity: Thailand’s Struggle & Solidarity through the Worst Floods of its Time

By: Monica Dominguez 2011 has been an action-packed year for Thailand beginning with the election of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from the Pheu Thai Party,...

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Thierry and the Chocolate Monggo Factory

By: Angela Richardson, first published in Jakarta Expat What do you get when you mix a Belgian man with Jogjakarta, the love of chocolate and a sprinkle of...

Big chain Borders closed down after 13 years in business in Singapore, By: Geoff Woodhead

In Between Singapore’s Big Chains and Big Brands: An Interview with Deyana Goh of GOHD Books

Running an independent small business is a lot of work. It's also annoying in a place like Singapore, where people are so obsessed with brands and big chains. Small...

From afar, the crater of Rinjani looks beautiful and unspoiled, By: Angela Richardson

The Rinjani [Rubbish] Trail: How Lombok’s Majestic Rinjani is Covered in Mountains of Litter!

By: Hush Petersen, published in Jakarta Expat The naturalist John Muir is credited with a quote most mountain climbers have memorised and tend to recite after a few...

Traditional media & online communities collide in Singapore, By: Michael Coghlan

Davids and Goliaths: Singapore’s Changing Media Landscape

By: John Solomon Much has already been said about the sweeping changes that have come over Singapore’s political landscape in the wake of the last general ...

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Andre Graf: a French hot air balloonist turned dedicated well digger on Sumba

By: Jacobus E. Lato Most stories on the Indonesian island of Sumba tell of local kids proudly riding Sandalwoods, the well-known Sumba bred horses across savannas and...

The present: abandoned poles in an overcrowded cityscape

MRT a Reality? Monorailing Indonesia

By: Jack Lato Jakarta had a plan to build a monorail and abandoned it due to legal and financial difficulties. The pillars were left standing as a testament to big...

Ngatinem in her shop, By: Reyhard Matheos

Post Merapi Eruption: New Hope & a New Tourist Attraction in Yogya

By: Reyhard Matheos Ngatinem, a middle aged women, waved to us to visit her small bamboo made “warung” that sells bottled water, jaddah tempe (a traditional local...

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Best new WWW ideas in Indonesia: a Top 10 of Indonesian internet-ideas

By: Emma Kwee Apps and other web ideas sell like hotcakes these days. Despite low access to computers (most people use their smartphones or internet cafes), Indonesia...