Should foreign workers in Indonesia be worried about a requirement to learn Bahasa Indonesia?

Must all foreign workers be able to say selamat pagi, sampai besok, and everything in between in Bahasa Indonesia during a work day?

Opinion

Drones, volcanoes and the ‘computerization’ of the Earth

Drones, volcanoes and the ‘computerization’ of the Earth

by Adam Fish, Lancaster University The eruption of the Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia has been devastating, particularly for the 55,000 local people who have had to leave their...

OPINION: Should you still travel to Bali while Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt?

OPINION: Should you still travel to Bali while Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt?

With Bali’s Mount Agung volcano at a level IV, red status, the big question everyone seems to be asking right now is “Should I still travel to Bali?”. While...

‘A wife’s nightmare in Bali sheds light on Indonesia’s hidden domestic violence epidemic’

‘A wife’s nightmare in Bali sheds light on Indonesia’s hidden domestic violence epidemic’

“Putu’s family constantly talked her out of [getting a divorce]. They asked her to stay. The last time she asked them permission to get a divorce was just last week, and...

Cockfighting in Bali: A relic or a right?

Cockfighting in Bali: A relic or a right?

How does cockfighting, Balinese pastime, fit into the 21st century?


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