23-29 October 2009
2016 >>
Water Palaces in the Age of Rajas (June)
Tale of Two Kingdoms (May)
Clouds gathering over the rainbow? (April)
Ubud’s First Family of Royal Indokrupuk (March)
Bogan Heroes (February
Peliatan Style (January)


From the end of the Groyne — my Mertasari morning diaries

As published in "NOW! Jakarta Magazine"

2012 >>
Mourning Glory (December)
Pecatu’s Hirsute Priests (November)
The Majapahit Empire Strikes Back (October)
Museum Mania (September)
Bali’s Most Famous Tourism Icon Turns 50 (Augus)
Bali Seniors (July)
That Old White Magic (June)
Bali’s Emerging Underclass (May)
Spellbound Day-Trippers (April)
Mapinton (March)
Occupy Milo's ancestor shrine! (January)
Denpasar’s Radical Prince
Expats and the Arts
Women in Bali
Facebook Protocol for Balinese Royalty
Amandari’s Classic Bali Film Festival (August)
Bali’s Corner Warung
Bali’s Old Guard
Keeping up with the Pemecutans
Simple Pleasures — Penjors in the mist
Posers in Paradise
Turtle Island Festival in Crisis
Bali’s Blonde Crusaders (January)
2010 >>
Glam-Brams on Parade (December)
“B.T.”: Teen Depression in the Age of Starbucks (November)
Festival Fever (October)
At last…..the Balinese have their say (September)
A Dalang’s Daughter Returns (August)
Vale Terry Stanton (July)
Skala Diskala - Real and Unreal Estate in Bali (June)
Brave New Bali (May)
Ubud Gardens (April)
Buried Treasure and Hindu-Balinese Crusades (March)

From Little Perth to the Alila Uluwatu (February)
Frequent Flyer on Maximum Alert (January)
2009 >>
Animal Sacrifices at the Amandari (December)
King of Bamboo John Hardy (November)
Just when you thought it was safe to send your children to Norway (October)
Lip Curl (Sepetember)
Mumblers over Mertasari (August)
Bali’s Italian Connection (July)
Bali’s Boy-Priests (June)

Balinese Tourists Abroad (May)
Adventures in Classical Javanese Paradise (April)
Prince of Uluwatu’s Big Cremation
I was A Blonde Juror for gay Seminyak Idol (Feb)
Bali's Boy Bands (January)
2008 >>
The Stranger has been forced into semi-retirement by radical right wing white supremacist Dumb Down Bali faction.
Balinese Wickedness (September)
Indonesia’s Olympic Warriors (August)
The Smart Money Heads South (July)
Change in Bali (June)
Tenth Full Moon Fever(May)
Earth Culture
Raffles and Muharram: The Bengal – Bengkulu Connection (March)
Fans of Glory

Red Bull rituals in Post-Majapahit Buleleng (January)
2007 >>
Winning New Age Hearts and Minds (December)
Bali loses a favourite son (November)
Festival Fever (October)
Imminent threat of Hinduisation? (September)
The Adventures of Bitty in Bali (August)
Health care in Bali (July)
Ebb and Flow (June)
Security and Humidity (May)
Bali’s Apprentice Priests (April)
The Priestly Princes of Pejeng Palace (Ma
The Australian influence (February)
People's Princess, The unofficial, Unabridged "This is your life Carole Muller" (January

2006 >>
People's Prince rides again (December)
Wheels within wheels (
Banyuwangi style
Opunk & Muti unplugged (September)
Is nothing sacred? (August)
Post Zen: Empire Strikes Back (July)
Bali's Hard-working High Priests (June)
Sentries of Grace (May)
Where there's a Willy there's a Wayan (April)
Don't Ask Don't Tell (March)
Hindoo Bali Holiday (February)
Australians trying hard to Impress

2005 >>
Demonic Possession (December)
Mother and father India (November)
Four brothers at a tooth-filing (October)
Martyrs of the Trench (September)
Rise of the Super Bule
Stranger Danger
White supremacist luxury Real Estate magazine of the year 2005 (June)
The Balinese Resistance or Temple Fashion in the Age of 'Ajeg Bali' (May)
Hands across the ocean - and other body parts (April)
Superheroes in Super-Hard Times(March)
Now and Zen (February)
Bali's Artisan Globetrotters (January)
2004 >>
Quietly going native in Kintamani (December)
Natural Progression (November)
Tourists doing It for the Balinese (October)
Ocean views are over-rated (September)
There's more confusion than fusion (August)
Sanur's glorious salad days (July)
Gonzo delivers at military tattoo (June)
Nature’s Own Aristocrats (May)
Goona-goona at the Cinematheque (April)
Behind the Shopping Section (March)
Grimy Margins (February)
People's Prince murders brother in palace tragedy (January)
2003 >>
Bali needs You (December)
Green Angel at Diamond Jubille (November)
Abstract or Real Bali's Unseen World (October)
Terminator4: Revenge of the Bali Lamps (September)
Balinese Culture's Chance to Re-Charge (August)
Divine and Semi Divine Surfing (July)
Bali on the Road (June)
Bali's Fabulously non extreme Marine Tourism (May)
The Exodus of Expat Offspring
Eeking Revenge on the Dumbing down of Bali (March)
Placating demons raising Rangda (February)
2002 >>
Carry on Kuta (December) (November)
Gentle giant of the art world presumed lost at sea(October)
Appropriate Dressing (September)
WHAM!! BAM!! Thankyou (Nyo) Man (August)
Would the last Balinese please turn out the lights
Sustainable Hinduism (June)

Bargain Bali (May)
International Bali watch update (April)
Willie goes overboard (March)
The Rat King's grand farewell (February)
The True Heart of Modern Bali (January)
2001 >>
Honouring the Java-Bali Connection (December)
Security in the Region (November)
Love in a warm climate (October)
The President men (September)
North Coast Lovelies (August)
New Bali vs Real Bali (July)
Generations of Graciousness (June)
Easter Dharma Bunnies (May)
How to get Bali back into your Bali (April)
Bali style goes Ballistic (March)
Who are all these people? (February)
Jakarta's Finest (January)
2000 >>
Love is in the air (December)
Bali's Olympic Warriors (November)
The Great Kepaon Juggernaut (October)
Beatification in Bali (September)
Outback Aunty vs New Asia (August)
Mooi Java (July)
Noblesse Oblige (June)
Imports - Exports (May)
Gems of Modern Architecture Balinese Part II (April)
Training Trance Master (March)
Parallel Universes (Februaey)
Rage In the New Millennium (January)
1999 >>
Brave new Archipelago (December)
Not the Royal Cremation (November)
Men in Black Glasses (October)
Amazing Grace (September)
Stranger R.I.P (August)
Interesting Times (July)
Slow death by soft rolls (June)
Diet Karma Kola (May)
Millennium Madness (April)
Merry Priests and Sorry Saviours (March)
Beauty has it's own rules
Angels and Ashes (January)
1997 - 1998 >>
As publised in Bali Kini & Hello Bali

Love as long as your visa lasts, and beyond (July'98)
Head for the Hills (June'98)
Farewell my lovely (March'98)
Saints and Sinners (February'98)

We Asians want (January'98)

Nothing if not
Practical (December'97)
On with the Show (Novemberr'97)
Going for Baroque (October'97)

The Balinese Way of Dying (September'97)
1996 - 1997 >>
As publised in Bali Echo & Bali Kini

The Next Generation'08 (May'97)
The Next Generation'07 (March'97)
The Next Generation'06 (January'97)
The Next Generation'05
The Next Generation'04

The Next Generation'03 (July'96)
The Next Generation' 02 (May'96)
The Next Generation'01 (March'96)
Death in Bali (January'96)
>> See also our columns below <<
2016 >>
Solo, Central Java (June)
Assam - Mon, Nagaland (May)
Luang Prabang, Laos (April)
Philippines (March)
Nagaland, North East India (February)
Doha, Qatar - Miami, USA (January)

2015 >>
Kediri - Tulungagung - Ponorogo (December)
Labuan - Malang (November)
Gosford - Byron bay - Labuan - Bali (October)
India (September)
Bogor Cipicong - Sumatran Architecture (August)
Padang - Solok (July)
Jakarta - Jaya Ibrahim (June)
Yogyakarta (May)
Karo Batak (April)
Banda Aceh (March)
Nusa Penida - Palembang
Jakarta - Sydney (January)

2014 >>
Pacitan - Ponorogo (December)
Lombok - Yogyakarta (November)
Tangier-Morocco (October)
Legian, Kuta & Sanur (September)
Destination Tourism (August)
Kerala - Hua Hin(July)
London - Paris - Stockholm - Marrakesh(June)
Banten-Belitung (May)
Bali (April)
Canberra-Cirebon (March)
Vietnam (February)
Blitar - Sydney(January)
2013 >>
Ahmedabad-Solo-Makassar (December)
Bhutan-Sulawesi (November)
Stay Calm — Head North (September)
Cairns (
Laos (July)
Tana Toraja, Sulawesi(June)
Yogyakarta (Ma
Bali-Kuala Lumpur-Sydney ((April)
Pekanbaru, Riau (March)
Lagos, Nigeria (February)
Gresik, East Java (January)
2012 >>
Solo-Yogyakarta-Ahmedabad (December)
Jepara-Central Java (November)
Palu, Sulawesi (October)
Labuan Bajo (September)
Goa, India - Jakarta (August)
Destinations around South Asia (July)
Lombok (June)
Taiwan (Ma
Pondicherry, India (April)
Medan, North Sumatra (March)
Lake Toba, North Sumatra (February)
India-Bhutan (January)
2011 >>
Kendari (December)
Bhutan (November)
Tanjung Pinang-Bali (October)
Solo-Kerala-Paris (September)
Hyderabad-Sydney-Bali (August)
Balikpapan-Samarinda-Bali (July)
Mumbai-Balikpapan-Bali (June)
Hyderabad-Sydney (Ma
Balikpapan-Bangalore (April)
Bintan-Jakarta-Jogjakarta (March)
Sydney-Bali (February)
Singapore-India-Florida (January)
2010 >>
Bali (
Vanuatu - Florida (
USA - Bali (
Solo, Central Java (
Kupang, West Timor (
Malang, East Java (July)
Biak Island (
Pangkal Pinang, Bangka (Ma
Samarinda, Kalimantan (
Yogyakarta-Wonosobo (March)
Sydney (February)
Madura-Bandung (
2009 >>
Africa (December)
Yogyakarta-Madura (November)
Bandung-Bali-India (October)
Bandung-Sydney (September)
Ahmedabad (August)
Madura Style (July)
Surabaya-Madura (June)
Around the Region (May)

Jakarta (April)

Malang - Blita, East Java
Trowulan, East Java
Jakarta-Solo (

2007 >>
As publised in 'India Sunday Express"
Agatti, India (8 July)
Mexico City (18February)

As published in "Bali Daily
News paper"

As published in "NOW! Jakarta Magazine"

As published in "Jakarta Kini
Magazine 2008"

As published in "The Sunday Jakarta Post 2006-2007"

Empowered Expats of Bali (March)

Love Atcherly (November)
The Governor's Vision (October)
Windamere fever (September)

Urban tourism, schoollies & Toolies(December)
My Private Bali-Ho (November)
Rendering and Surrendering (October)

Occupy 'adat'? (August)

Sounds of Paradise (July)
MOCÉ — The Balinese Art of Ugly (June)

Bali’s International Art Community (August)
Semarak Semar, Jakarta (July)
Tante Betty goes to Manado (June)

Around the Region (May)
Elegant Book Launch in Solo (April)

Tante Betty goes to Bali (March)

Balinese house-warming ceremony (February)
Breaking Fashion News: Jakarta (January)

Familiarity breeds content (Nov)
Indo,Indon, Indonkrupuk..a critical appraisal at this point in time (Oct)
Is Bali still Little Java - an Artist's Perspective (Sep)
Ibu-ibu Gaya (Aug)
2007: As publised in Lifestyle Travel
Post-Zen Depression (Jul/Augt)
Hindoos on High Beam (May/June)
Winning Over the Cabin Crew
Lost in Spas (Jan/Feb)
2006 :
Frequent Flyer on High Alert (Dec.)

April Edition

July Edition
June Edition
May Edition

Bali’s Moslem Kampung
As not published in the Jakarta Post due to Philistine Junta

Bali-Australia relations..lite (24Dec)
Berata & the Brazier (10Dec)

Nyonya-wear and tear (26Nov)
Clash of Civilizations (12Nov)
More time for Bobby? (29Oct)
A Hindu place for ugly people? 15Oct)
Celestial Nymphs steal show (01Oct.)
Busby Berkeley in Banyuwangi 17sep)
On challenging paradigms (03Sep)
Packaging and Promotion (20Aug)
Bali's Chinese connection (06Aug)
Datin Pauline's Ikebana (23Jul)
The world cup, the oral aphrodisiac
and the tsunami survivor
Holland vs Belgium (25Jun)
Mystics in the mountains (11Jun)
Dayu Siti's last stand Part:2 (28May)
Dayu Siti's last stand Part:1 (14May)
Semi-classic 4the semi-conscious30Apr
Invasion of the body-wrappers(16Apr)
The smell of burning shrimp past30Apr
Inul's bottoms are to blame (19March)
Chastelein's Revenge (05Marc)

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