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Kaki lima, five feet, food for all, By: Ed Caffin

Five Things to Love about Kaki Lima

By: Ed Caffin Not everybody loves them. The Indonesian mobile food-cart, the kaki lima has an infamous reputation. Most people find them annoying and claim they...

Tea plantation in Lembang, West Java, By: Noorman Wijaksana

The Story of Tea in Indonesia

By: Jacobus E. Lato Tea has been a traditional beverage for Indonesians for over 200 years, particularly among village women. Men tend to prefer black coffee;...

Blue Economy An Odyssey to Prosperity

By: Ardian Purwoseputro The Indonesian archipelago, the world’s largest, which lies between two oceans (the Pacific and the Indian Ocean) and two continents (Asia and...

The picturesque beach of Ngandong, By: Dorothea Gecella Putri Lestari

Yogya’s Southern Beaches

By: Sri Rahmawati & Vatsya Mallayana Photos by: Dorothea Gecella Putri Lestari 8 a.m. and we started our trip to explore some beaches in Gunung Kidul, the most...

Overprotection is not the answer

By: Kevin O’Rourke Tofu, an important source of protein for many Indonesians, has become very expensive. Controversy reigns about the best way of making sure this...

Doing business in Indonesia, it's all about the Rupiah

Doing Business in Indonesia: a Short Guide

By: Julia Tchezganova, first published on Bali Expat With a population of nearly 240 million people, with more than 17,000 islands, and with a significant political...

Hope in a Javanese Oil Field

By: Nico Haryono The newborn rays of the sun touch the infertile hills of the village of Wonocolo, Bojonegoro. A pair of sturdy legs move, the toes step and sink into...

Indonesian Rupiah notes: colorful & with a lot of zeros!

The Indonesian Rupiah: Money with Character & a lot of Zeros

By: Ed Caffin Indonesian money surely isn’t the most practical. Most people carry many notes around in their wallets, because even for the smallest purchase,...

Marina skyline, By: Farah Ong

Singapore Living Costs: Accommodation, Transportation, Food & Entertainment

By: Farah Ong Try locating Singapore on the world map and you will see this little red dot tucked underneath Malaysia in the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. This...

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...