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When Roads Take a Toll On Your Life

A toll road is a road which you pay to use. The idea was originally that toll roads are the alternative, faster route which you pay for, rather than the usual free but congested roads. I don’t know what the current philosophy is, but I do know, it isn’t working. The tolls are congested and I have no idea where the alternative routes are!

 

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Passport to Scandinavia
Friday, 12 December 2014

Passport to Scandinavia

Scandinavia is a land of contrasts and chock-full of Michelin-starred restaurants, attractions and natural wonders. We’ve rounded up the top attractions that belong on any visitor’s to-see list—from t...

Eat & Drink

New Culinary Director at Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Tower
Thursday, 04 December 2014

New Culinary Director at Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Tower

With extensive experience managing the food and beverage operations at several five-star and luxurious brand hotels and restaurants in Europe, Asia and Australia, Chef Severin is perfectly suited to d...

Country Profile

Coffee and Cinnamon Buns: a Match Made in Sweden
Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Coffee and Cinnamon Buns: a Match Made in Sweden

Text by Amanda Balneg

Fika is Swedish for coffee break, but it is more than drinking coffee and pairing it with something sweet. 

Fika is probably one of the first words you will learn when visitin...

Sport

Golden Wallabies Love Hearing About Indonesian Rugby
Monday, 22 December 2014

Golden Wallabies Love Hearing About Indonesian Rugby

I recently traveled down to Australia having been invited to be a guest speaker at a Wallaby Reunion Lunch at Ettalong on the Central Coast, north of Sydney, NSW.    Having hosted many Rugby e...

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Rugby Takes Centre Stage!
Monday, 22 December 2014

Rugby Takes Centre Stage!

Saturday, the first of November, was a fun day for all Komodos. Between the training from U6-U12, our U15 and U18 played a tournament! The tournament was played by Jakarta Komodos Rugby Club Red and W...

Caring for the Community

Building Hope for a Better Future
Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Building Hope for a Better Future

Walking in Pulo Kandang slum area, North Jakarta is like seeing a portrait of Jakarta with two opposing sides. Located just behind a large mall and luxurious homes in Kelapa Gading, hundreds of reside...

Travel

Travel Diaries of an Amateur Photographer
Friday, 05 December 2014

Travel Diaries of an Amateur Photographer

There are still a few five hour traffic-free drives through Central Javanese countryside. 
Last month I travelled from Jogjakarta airport to Ponorogo — on highway 3 via beautiful Pacitan Bay — to ...

Travel Diaries

Travel Diaries Nov 2014
Monday, 17 November 2014

Travel Diaries Nov 2014

Trendy French people think that Lombok is the new Bali but really it’s just the old Lombok with a lot more tourist strips.
What a shame that the relevant authorities couldn’t have learned from the mist...

Kids & Family

The Seven-Year Journey of Red Nose Foundation
Thursday, 04 December 2014

The Seven-Year Journey of Red Nose Foundation

Most children dream of having a birthday party with fun games, cakes and clowns. So imagine the joy and laughter when 300 clowns show up at a birthday party!

To mark their 7th anniversary, Red Nose Fou...

Explore Jakarta

Listen and Absorb Jakarta’s Favourite Concert Halls
Monday, 22 December 2014

Listen and Absorb Jakarta’s Favourite Concert Halls

Every month, there are many art and cultural events taking place in Jakarta, some on an international scale, organized by concert promoters, individuals, or communities. No wonder for the performing a...

Business & Economy

EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue 2014
Friday, 12 December 2014

EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue 2014

The EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue 2014 (EIBD 2014) took place on November 19 at Hotel Shangri-la in Jakarta. The forum suggested policy options to the newly elected Indonesian Government and the rece...

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