The Heat Is On!

The Bali 10 K Marathon Race was a spectacular event indeed, however the sight that I witnessed one day before the event was a disturbing sight indeed. Two young men jogging along side the bypass in the mid-morning heat. Why was this so disturbing? Because the two young men in question were not more than […]

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I’ll Be Missing You…

This week, the expatriate community is still reeling from the untimely death of two young girls – Hayley Cameron & Olivia Ivanyi, after a motorbike accident in the very early hours of  Thursday the 11th of September. This was a senseless loss, and we hope that the community at large will take heed of the […]

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Back To School

It’s back to school time again and no doubt more than a few parents will be confronted with the child who is none to keen on heading for the classroom. How often have you wondered whether a child’s complaint of illness is “the real thing” or just a ploy to get out of going to […]

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What’s That Spot ?

CHICKENPOX (CACAR AIR) It seems that Chicken Pox (or “varicella”) is the flavor of the month. Not a day goes by without a call from a distressed parent who’s child has started to get the characteristic spots that herald the onset of this extremely uncomfortable illness. WHAT IS CHICKENPOX? Chickenpox is a common, very contagious […]

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Snake!!! – Part Two

There are over half a dozen kinds of venomous snakes that are native to the island of Bali (see previous edition of Bali Advertiser). All snakes (except perhaps for the Common Trouser Snake) will attempt to avoid biting humans, but many will do so in defense if deliberately provoked or accidentally disturbed. The most obvious […]

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Cute & Cuddly Or Fat & Ugly??

Since the last editions subject on diet disorders I have had several enquiries from parents on how to encourage healthy  eating in youngsters without causing paranoia about the child’s appearance or size. Here are some ways that we can sensibly address obesity in childhood and correct this problem as a family without tears or tantrums. […]

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Achoo…AAAaaahhemm!

COUGHS & COLDS A cold (locally known as “pilek”) is caused by a virus that affects the nose and throat. It is the most common infectious illness, especially for young children. Young children may have 8 to 10 colds each year, with the highest number usually being during the first two years in childcare or […]

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