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Indonesia, Heal Thyself!

In the absence of health insurance or government medical services, getting sick in Indonesia can be truly painful. Not only do doctors insist on injections for...

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Crying and Curing: A Photo Essay on Jamu Cekok (Traditional Medicines) in Yogya

Photos and story by: Nico Haryono In the very early morning, a woman is mixing and putting ingredients into a piece of cloth.  Several mothers and their children sit...

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Roasting and Steaming in Cambodia: Traditional Health Practices for Pregnant Women

By: Gabrielle Yetter When Chan Moniroth delivered her first child this July, she wasn’t able to wash her hair for a month after the birth. She also had to inhale...

Philippines food: Enjoy the cuisine but don't risk your health, By: Niko

Health Concerns in the Philippines

By: Karina Melissa Y. Ibabao Travelers looking to travel to the Philippines, should be aware of the destination’s main health issues and risks. The Philippines is a ...

The result of coining, By: Craig

Expelling The Wind: Traditional Cambodian Healing Practices

By: Gabrielle Yetter Serekith uses it whenever he feels ill. Izzy swears it helps her with headaches. Finn tried it for his cold. And Heang won’t do it because it ...

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The Tileng Foundation

The Tileng Foundation’s mission is to improve living conditions in the villages Imogiri, Baturraden and, of course, Tileng on the island of Java in Indonesia. It...

Taru Martani in 1918 – Cigar van Java, Company Profile book

Taru Martani: A Story of Cigars and Indonesia

By: Reza Daffi While its liking of cigarettes is no longer a secret, the fact that Indonesia produces (and consumes) cigars remains less renowned. One of the...

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Kicking out the carbs of an Asian Meal: Grilled Red Snapper Fillet with Urap

By: Erna Dyanty What?! No carbohydrates in an Asian meal? Some say to diet while you are in Malaysia is an impossible task as the various options of food available 24...

Robin Lim, By: Miyoshi Masato

CNN Hero of the Year: Bali based Guerrilla Midwife ‘Ibu’ Robin Lim!

By: Yvette Benningshof In the small clinic of Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth) in Bali Robin Lim (55) flies around like a busy bee. Driven by the strong belief that...

Traditional Medicine is based on natural ingredients

Twittering Traditional Medicine Recipes

By: Dalih Sembiring In the past, Indonesians who felt that they suffered from masuk angin — a condition where one feels feverish and keeps letting out gas — might...