Dan Quinn: Conquering Indonesia’s Volcanoes

Dan Quinn was born in Ipswich in southern England and grew up near the Lake District. Much of his spare time in his youth was spent exploring the hills and mountains of England, Wales and Scotland. As a teenager, he visited megalithic sites and when he began studying philosophy at university in London in 1999 […]

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Arlo Hennings: Indonesian Jazz

Arlo Hennings has been an aficionado of Indonesian jazz and other styles of indigenous music since 2011. The curator of Indojazzia website, Facebook page and record label, Arlo has more than 45 years in the music business in Indonesia and abroad. He has helped many Indonesian musicians and continues to do so with their music […]

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Benoit Prim: Champion of Renewable Energy

Benoît Prim is 44-year-old engineer born and bred in France who has lived and worked in Australia, the Philippines and Indonesia. He has 19 years of experience in large scale renewable energy projects, providing technical advice and due diligence services for investors in wind and solar projects in France, Australia, Indonesia, India and Korea. Benoît […]

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Steve Cran: Permaculture or Armageddon

  Steve Cran is the guy you want to have around after an earthquake or volcanic eruption. Born and bred in northern Queensland, Steve is a teacher, social activist and climate change resilience specialist. With a 28-year career in permaculture, he has developed effective, sustainable, recovery solutions for communities affected by war, long-term poverty or […]

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John Blundstone: BGreener

Australian John Blundstone is a green hotel pioneer and owner of the Bali Eco Stay located in the cool mountains of central Bali. An enthusiastic promoter of social programs that support the local community, John is conscious of his resort’s impact on the environment and has an ongoing commitment to cultural and environmental sustainability. He […]

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Ni Nyoman Clara Listya Dewi: Bali’s Language Ambassador

Clara Dewi was born Denpasar and spent her childhood in Kuta. Her father is a traditional painter and her mother is an entrepreneur. Clara was the first female student to become the chairman of BEM PM, one of the largest student organizations at Denpasar’s Udayana University. Always passionate about language issues, Clara became the first […]

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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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