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She came into the world deformed and unwanted

Sometimes the pitiful condition of a particular child hits you particularly hard. Amelia, born on the 3rd of June this year gets under my skin. She was born prematurely,...

Jakarta Jive, Bali Blues

by; Jeremy Allan The collapse of President Soeharto’s three-decade authoritarian rule triggered a series of events that would establish Indonesia as one of the...

It’s Tough Being a Chinese (or Javanese or Sundanese or Minangkabau etc.) Surfer in Bali

A couple of inspiring stories about inter-ethnic relations in Indonesia…For several of their teenage years, Rizal Tanjung and Made Switra were best friends who went...

The Macho Face of a Balinese Holy Day

Some time ago I posted an article on Lattudes.nu about billboards displaying best wishes for the celebration of the Balinese religious ceremonies Galungan &...

Book on Balinese artist Lempad

I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, who died in 1978, is an acknowledged icon of Balinese art with a reputation that is unsurpassed. Considered one of the first modern Balinese...

Book on Indonesia’s waterscapes

Land of Water Vol I: Bali to Komodo"is a unique, personal, scrapbook-like travel accounts by yacht to exotic and remote areas in the eastern islands of Indonesia...

Garbage in Paradise

The setting is picturesque: a hamlet in a stretch of paddy fields, rows of coconut trees sloping gently towards the sea, a twinkling of which can be glimpsed to the...

Bali. Who Owns That Tourist?

Long-term expats, culture vultures, sensitive students and the “I Know Bali Better Than You” crew may complain that they’re different, that their relationships...

The Balinese Name Game

Most guidebooks say that naming in Bali is a relatively simple business. The first child is called Wayan (or Putu if the family is of high caste). The second is...

Balangan Beach, By: Nate Robert

Bali’s Hidden Beaches: Some of Bali’s Least Visited, Most Stunning Beaches!

By: Prima Frambawati Bali beaches are a playground for sunbathers, surfers and hawkers. Kuta beach offers quite the spectacle, but isn’t the most tranquil beach...