Buying Property in Indonesia

Bali is still regarded as the most attractive destination to investing in property in Indonesia although other regions such as Bintan, Lombok or Flores...

Introduction To Bali

History According to Nagarakertagama, an east Javanese chronicle, in the 4th century Bali was conquered by the Hindu Javanese kingdom of Majapahit, infusing the island...
Personal Security Advice

Personal Safety and Security Living in Indonesia

General Advice It is important to develop a strong sense of security alertness and to modify your behaviour to the environment in which you...

Bali: Last Paradise on Earth

By Mehru Jaffer At numerous art exhibitions showing constantly in Jakarta, it is so easy to single out the unique works of Balinese painters. They...
Ghatotkacha Statue in Bali

Ghatotkacha Statue in Bali

By Rosemarie John - Built in 1993, the colossal white statue of a mythological battle scene from the epic Mahabharata depicts Ghatotkacha, a courageous...
Registration of Prepaid Hand Phone Cards in Indonesia

Registration of Prepaid Hand Phone Cards in Indonesia

A government regulation that took effect on November 1, 2005 requires that all users of prepaid cards for hand phones (cell phones or mobile...

Finding a Home to Rent or Purchase

Let us assist you in your search. In a busy city like Jakarta, home is the sanctuary we all return to after a long...

Get Your Dancing Shoes On!

By Rosemarie John – Known for its eclectic watering holes and depending on your nightlife style, there is a certain swagger to the way...
Plumbing and Water Treatment

Plumbing and Water Treatment

  If you are new to Jakarta you may have some questions about the plumbing system in your house and the quality of your water...
Pool Safety

Keeping Your Swimming Pool Safe

Swimming pools at home are a luxury available in many high end houses in  Jakarta. However, adequate measure and safety tips have to be...