Tri Sutrisna: Bali’s Heritage Foods

Tri Sutrisna grew up in a Balinese compound in a small village in Gianyar. After attending Campuan College in 2013, he went direct into a food design traineeship where he developed an interest in local foods and food design skills at a farm cooperative, serving as a liaison between farmers and executive chefs and resort […]

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Made Hartawan: Yacht Crew Trainer

Made Hartawan was born in Singaraja in 1972 and attended school in Denpasar. He has worked in the hotel, food and beverage industries all his professional life. The son of a naval officer, seawater has always sloshed around in his veins. Made began working on cruise ships in the early 1990s, gaining years of experience […]

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Rolf Gibbs: Chocolate Maker

Rolf Gibbs is the fifth child of English parents (architect father and sculptor mother). From an early age his family moved around a lot, living first in England, then Jakarta (ages 4 to 9) and New Zealand (ages 9 to 14). When his father died when he was 18, Rolf left his home in England […]

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Sharon Karyasa: Family Violence Trailblazer

Sharon Karyasa was born in Melbourne in 1964 to working class parents. She had an idyllic childhood, full of love and adventure. Sharon dreamed of becoming a journalist, but ended up not going to university, making her dream unattainable. But this didn’t stop her from becoming a writer. Sharon’s memoir Scarlett Voices in the Shadows […]

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Rus Alit: Appropriate Technology Pioneer

Rus Alit was born in Sangketan village in Tabanan, the 11th child in a farming family. After graduating from high school he had the good fortune to study in New Zealand for three years. Pak Alit has three decades of experience teaching appropriate technology that benefited the poor and needy in more than 30 different […]

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Mary Lou Pavlovic: Indonesia’s Prison Art

Artist Mary Lou Pavlovic lives and works between Bali and Australia. In 2015, she completed her PhD at Monash University, Melbourne about how beauty was associated with progressive politics in contemporary visual arts and how her studio work was influenced by Balinese culture. In 2015, after visiting men and women incarcerated in Indonesian jails, she […]

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Wayan Budiasa: Trash Hero

Wayan Budiasa is the body, soul and spirit of Trash Heroes Candidasa, part of a global voluntary organization that was formed in Thailand in 2013 by Roman Peter and is now present in 9 countries with 39 chapters. Trash Hero World’s mission is to create sustainable, community-based projects that remove existing waste and reduce future […]

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Pak Fredy: Organic SRI Farmer

I Wayan Setipriyadi, popularly known as Pak Fredy, was born in Taro, Gianyar, 57 years ago. He was brought up on a 3-ha farm that grew rice, vegetables and fruit. When the children became adults, the parents split the property up between their children, with Pak Fredy receiving 90 are as his share. Long before […]

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Purnawan Budisetia: Founder and Director of YPK Bali

Purnawan Budisetia is an award-winning leader and innovator of charitable causes in Bali and has worked in social services for 27 years. Born in Jakarta and growing up in Semarang, he moved to Salatiga, Central Java in 1986 to attend college. After graduating with an Agronomist Bachelor degree from Satya Wacana University, he taught horticulture […]

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Komang Arnawa: Gentle Giant of Balinese Bodybuilding

Komang Arnawa rose to fame in the international bodybuilding arena, twice winning the highest honor in the sport as Pro World Champion in 2004 and 2005. He was crowned champion of his last six successive competitions, becoming one of the youngest ever to compete and currently remains undefeated as a top drug free bodybuilder. Komang holds degrees in Advanced […]

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