ILAND

January 17, 2011

Let’s Cut to the Chase and Lessen the Bang

The bang with which the New Year started at Ungasan commenced in the first week of December, when any respite – Read More...
January 10, 2011

A Shocking Discovery In the Depths Of Cyber Space

This one is for women and, according to the friend whose sorrowful story it tells, any other human whose brain – Read More...
January 3, 2011

Let’s Split, We Said: And We Did, Along With the Decade

As the first 10 years of the 2000s draw to a close, I realise we spent exactly half of them – Read More...
December 20, 2010

Groundhog Day Gets the Blood Boiling

By the time we’d negotiated the Saturday afternoon traffic from Ungasan to the Kuta hospital, the blood pressure reading of – Read More...
December 13, 2010

They’re Picking Our Pockets Again

Sketchy reports that the Finance Ministry may from January 1 impose import duties on personal goods over US$250 in assessed – Read More...
December 4, 2010

The Party Island’s High Season Just Keeps Rolling

Hearing that Gili Trawangan, the most developed of Lombok’s famed trio of Northern Gilis, was experiencing one long high season, – Read More...
November 28, 2010

Tasteless Vandalism Blots Our Landscape

It seems that everywhere you go in south Bali some environmental vandal has gouged out another chunk of the island’s – Read More...
November 22, 2010

Sad Echoes of an Unnecessary Divide

It’s an extremely uncomfortable sensation to be in an ethnic minority in a community that harbours a historical grudge against – Read More...
November 15, 2010

Another Way for Aussie Aid to Work

Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia breezed into Jakarta last week and handed out A$500 million for the worthy cause – Read More...
November 8, 2010

My Hat, This One’s a Crazy Customer

Novar Caine’s At Large column last week on prejudice and rage on Bali’s roads brought back a most terrifying and – Read More...