The Ethics of Good Business

By Michele Cempaka The days of working for just our basic needs are rapidly changing, as many professionals are becoming more cognizant of the fact that they are spending 60 -70% of their average day working at jobs they don’t like. Mind numbing work is no longer acceptable; most people are desirous of jobs which […]

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Villa Santai

First eco-friendly greenroof project on Bali incorporating water retention, recycling and conservation methods – By Victor Sinclair Situated in the hills behind Lovina, North Bali, the region is notorious for the scarcity of its water in the dry season. Two factors are the driving force behind the design of Villa Santai (santai = relax): conservation […]

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What Relaxing Thing Next? on the West Coast

By Jen Richardson Many years ago I was a Learn to Swim summer holiday instructor in South Australia. My ex and I had been studying, running two jobs plus renovating a horrible, filthy house; six months of go go go go, take another deep breath, go go go. The holiday job sounded like heaven; only […]

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Tales of Cambodia

This was the first time in my 44 years that I took a vacation with both my 69 year old mother and 10 year old son. My mother had already been to Bali four times to visit me, so she was eager to go somewhere new. Since I had been to Thailand several times before, […]

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Ecotourism in Sumatra

By Joyce Major As the Sumatran elephant cautiously lowered her front foot into the mud searching for solid ground, her mahout gently cheered her on from his seat behind her ears. My friend Yekti and I sat behind him perched precariously on her wide sturdy backside. The constant, low slurping sound of thick, syrupy mud […]

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Olympic Standard Sports – At A Bali Beach?

Two months from now, the synergy created by a very eclectic group will pull off something quite spectacular – the 1st Asian Beach Games, to be held in Bali in October. A Middle Eastern Muslim Sheik, a handful of Filipino and Singaporean execs, and more than a thousand young, enthusiastic Balinese Hindus are putting it […]

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