“Locked down” on the Paradise island Bali?

When the Visa-on-Arrival into Bali was suspended 20 March at Denpasar airport, this confirmed how serious the Indonesian authorities considered the threat of Covid19 to health and safety of the island’s inhabitants. Seemingly, after weeks of speculation, they took severe measures which have destroyed the tourism economy and impacted on the Balinese, Indonesian and expatriate … Continue reading “Locked down” on the Paradise island Bali?

Indonesian mental health activist & artist Hana Madness talks about her COVID-19 lockdown experience

The Indonesian government’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic during recent months has determined the lives of millions of people. City dwellers throughout the country, and especially in Jakarta are experiencing enforced lockdowns and isolation. “Stay at home and save lives” has become the mantra that many have adopted.  Meanwhile, in the international media, the restrictions … Continue reading Indonesian mental health activist & artist Hana Madness talks about her COVID-19 lockdown experience

Kulidan Kitchen Space: building community through creativity, education, activism & food

The volunteer art teacher at Kulidan Kitchen Space, Ni Nengah Mega Risna Dewi with local children and the outcome of one the regular art workshops.   One of the most satisfying phenomenon’s of Bali’s recent modern development has been the birth of an array of art and creative, multi-purpose spaces that serve as platforms for … Continue reading Kulidan Kitchen Space: building community through creativity, education, activism & food