“I Think The Answer Lies In The Soil”

First we had SARS, then it was HIV, bird flu and dengue fever, followed by chikungunya virus, rabies and swine flu. There always seems to be another risk to our health but now we are faced with a really serious threat, an infestation of epic proportions that is taking hold in our midst. There is […]

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“Nice Lights But … …..”

I used to have a great pembantu, by great I mean she was not so much famous as large. Unlike most rather petite Indonesians Sri was the sort of person who was handy to have around if you had a ship to rivet or perhaps the odd horse to shoe. She was very useful to […]

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“What Do You Want Now?”

Ever heard of a man called Maslow? Probably not unless you are one of those really, really interesting people who spends his life studying the nose picking habits of fieldmice or reading management books about how to motivate your staff such as that captivating tome “Energising Your Privates, essential reading for the four star general.” […]

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24 hours in Jakarta – by Alison Elisabeth

Jakarta doesn’t enjoy the best of reputations and the recent hotel bombings haven’t helped. But, anyone who spends any amount of time in Indonesia is bound to pass through the sweltering capital at some point. I have 24 hours and am determined to find something endearing about the city which is home to ten million […]

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26 August 2009

Woman Gives Birth to 8-kg Baby Normally A woman in Pamekasan, Madura, East Java, has given birth to a baby weighing eight kilograms in a normal manner or without undergoing a cesarean section. Siti Aminah, the baby’s mother, was on Tuesday (18/8) still recuperating in a local hospital, after delivering her sixth child at 09:00 […]

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30 million people can’t be wrong!

Since it was first released by Disney Channel, the DVD of the musical High School Musical has sold 30 million copies world-wide – and still counting. Now Bali has the chance to see our very own home-grown production of this wholesome, family show performed at the Bali Art Centre, Jl. Nusa Indah, with an entirely […]

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9 September 2009

Hello to all the aspiring green thumbs and gardeners out there. I am Doctor Kris, the new Garden Doctor. I have been gardening for over 25 years. I love tropical gardens, and landscapes with all their beautiful colours. Bali is like one big tropical garden, and in my opinion has some of greatest natural and […]

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