Meeting Mem: Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2014

Bali … it’s an idyllic paradise filled with rice fields, temples and frangipanis … unless you’re in Kuta, and then it’s a place of digestive upsets and Bintang-singleted bogans. 647 more words


Taking a Taste of the Archipelago

By Phil Kimmins

“Get out there. Get on a boat, a plane, and go visit Indonesia, because you’ll find the most extraordinary food.”

This was the advice of Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) Founder & Director Janet de Neefe, hosting a fascinating panel session on Sunday 5 October. 223 more words

Ian Burnet

New Indonesia president faces legislative deadlock

Monday’s inauguration of Joko Widowo as Indonesia’s seventh president is a transformational moment for the world’s third largest democracy. Known as Jokowi, Widodo is Indonesia’s first retail politician and will be the first freely elected leader who wasn’t part of the power structure during Suharto’s 40 years of authoritarian rule. 102 more words

HECTOR’S DIARY Bali Advertiser, Oct. 15, 2014

His fortnightly diet of worms and other non-religious experiences

Probability Prabowo

People seem to be somewhat exercised over the coalition that failed presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has fashioned in the national legislature. 1,388 more words


Slam Dunk!

So it was five days of glorious sunshine; inspiring writers and authors; book launches; and food events at the Ubud Writers’ and Reader’s Festival last week. 522 more words


The Kitchen --- Islands of Spice

The Kitchen is held daily at the Toko Toko Restaurant
October 5, 2:30pm – 4pm, Ian Burnet

While our chefs cook up some spicy delights, Ian Burnet will be talking about spices and the Spice Islands. 249 more words

Bound: An Expatriates Journey to China and Beyond

Bound: An Expatriates Journey to China and Beyond
04 October 2014, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Rouge, Jalan Bisma, Ubud
Cost: Free

A Literary memoir explaining why expatriates choose to live and work in very different cultures to their own. 314 more words