A Movement of Recovery

There are quite a few addiction recovery programs in Bali and some of these were highlighted in an article I wrote in the BA edition of 6 July 2016. Undoubtedly more recovery centres have seen the light of day since then as these programs are sorely needed given the high rate of addiction in our […]

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Canggu’s New Healthy Eats

It is no secret that Bali is a paradise for the health conscious. From yoga retreats and fitness centers to establishments serving up nutritious gastronomic gems, each year the island sees an array of fresh hot spots for health enthusiasts, and 2018 has been no exception. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or on a gluten-free […]

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Can Bali Survive on Tourism Alone?

The recent slew of natural disasters befalling Bali in the form of volcano eruptions and earthquakes brought us face to face with a situation we experienced at the time of the Bali bombings in 2002 and 2005 when tourism dried up faster than a shallow puddle in full tropical sun and the island shut down. […]

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Bali’s Drone Culture Captures the Island from New Angles

From beaches, jungles and rice terraces to cliffs and volcanoes, Bali is overflowing with jaw-dropping photo opportunities. And with the popularization of drones, photographers and video-makers are gaining a new, loftier perspective on the island’s charms. Professional photographer David Ed Ziegler has devoted the past seven years to documenting Bali’s landscapes, seascapes and culture from […]

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The Fun Factoid Festival

It’s always fun to dig up zany facts from the internet and share them with friends or incorporate them in your trivia quizzes. Here is what’s perking up some interest these days.   Fascinating genetic mutations in humans – Genetic evolution in humans seems to follow a slow but visible progress. We seem to get […]

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MPH Tackles Bali’s Mounting Waste Problem at the Village Level

According to the World Bank’s global review of solid waste management, 62 percent of Indonesia’s household waste is organic, and convertible into compost, and the rest consists of paper, plastic, glass and metal, most of which can be repurposed. Despite this, unprocessed waste continues to flood Bali’s poorly-managed landfill sites, waterways and oceans, or is […]

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Raw Vegan Chocolate is Awesome

Chocolate is older than the dickens and enjoys a historical pedigree like coffee and tea. Its up march in history is well documented. 2000 years ago wild cacao trees grew abundantly in the Amazon basin. Cacao beans were fermented into alcoholic beverages as far as 1400 BCE and the cultivation spread widely from there. Due […]

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Running Remote Conference Explores Virtual Employment

Work culture is changing at a rapid pace. Once a corporate perk, remote work is fast becoming the norm for many companies. Many businesses these days operate from numerous cities, with a mix of local and remote workers spread across different time zones. While remote work is growing in popularity, hiring and managing remote employees […]

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The Science of Sleep and The Mysteries of Dreams

  Scientists have pretty well figured out the mechanics involved in the process of sleep and dreams. At the same time they have uncovered some weird and bizarre sleep- and dream-time behaviours. We all endure a sleepless night now and then; some of us more often than the rest. It comes with a busy, stressful […]

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Escape Nomade Promotes Wall-Free Living

“Tents are addictive,” says Anneke van Waesberghe, the founder of Escape Nomade, a Bali-based luxury tent manufacturer. For Anneke living in a tent equates to living without walls, both in the physical and psychological sense. According to her, the concept of living inside and outside simultaneously also means living in tune with nature, which in […]

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