For the Marginalized Women of Indonesia there is Hope

For young marginalized women growing up in Indonesia today, they face a strong gender bias, in trying to get educated, gain a skill and find quality employment. The Bali WISE (WISE = Women of Indonesia Skills Education) program by Role Foundation was started in 2007 to help the exploited women working in the seaweed farming […]

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Musings on Origins and Roots by Ines Wynn

The Indonesian penchant to inquire about someone’s origins is embedded in the culture. Especially in Bali, where the class you belong to dictates the choice of language you use and the physical position you are entitled to. On a regular basis we hear the ubiquitous Balinese greeting ‘Dari mana? Mau ke mana?’ – Where are […]

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New Take on Bali’s Tradition of Food Foraging by Anita

Food foraging has been around since time immemorial. The Balinese have always realized that there is an abundance of nutritious and delicious edible and medicinal plants growing right around us. Backed by deep respect for nature, this traditional way of life proved to be both sustainable and nourishing. Sang Ketut Rai Wibawa, known as Sang […]

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EARLY DETECTION WITH ALFA THERMOGRAM by Shari

  Wouldn’t it be nice if we knew ahead of time of any potential time bombs lurking in our bodies threatening our health?  Probably the biggest fear of most people these days is developing cancer.  Most scientists say that everyone has cancer cells in their bodies.  So why does one person never get diagnosed with cancer and another […]

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Can you print real cheese with a 3D printer? by Ines Wynn

Since 2009 3D printing has been in a steady upmarch.  What was once considered whimsical thinking or geek brain sparks has now made its way from industrial manufacturing into mainstream use and the consumer 3D printing market has taken off like wildfire.  What once was an expensive process suddenly became available at a cost within the average consumer’s […]

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Joshua District – Shipping Containers by Anita

  The slogan “Recycle or Die” embossed on one of Joshua District’s walls sums up the environmentally friendly philosophy behind the creative enclave in the village of Kediri just north of Tanah Lot, a world away from the island’s chaotic tourist areas. Constructed out of steel shipping containers sourced from Indonesian harbors, the stylish complex […]

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Magic & Witchcraft: Part II by Bill Dalton

If by some remote chance you haven’t noticed, the Balinese devote a major portion of their waking hours to an endless series of physically and financially exhausting purifications connected to spirits. The goal is to maintain the cosmic balance between good and evil and to appease forces that have caused an unexplainable illness, the failure […]

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