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Common Indonesian Dishes Posted by on Apr 12, 2017

As a sprawling archipelago nation composed of 17,000 islands, it should come as no surprise that the cuisine of Indonesia is quite diverse. Each island has its own unique ingredients, cooking methods, and specialties. That being said, there are definitely some common Indonesian dishes that you’ll find all across the country. No matter where you…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Sanur Posted by on Apr 10, 2017

Streets, Beats & Eats - Sanur

Sanur is a chilled out beach town in the southeast part of Bali. While it attracts tourists, Sanur remains a sleepy Balinese fishing town at its core. With its nice long beach, great restaurants, markets, hotels, and bars, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a trip to Bali. Check out all that Sanur has to offer in…

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Talking About the Weekend in Indonesian Posted by on Apr 4, 2017

A great way to practice when learning a new language is to keep a little diary. Write down a basic description of your day, your experiences, and your feelings. If you forget a word along the way, check your dictionary or an online one. Read it over, correct any mistakes, and practice saying it out…

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How to say ‘room’ in Indonesian Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

There are two words to choose from when you want to say ‘room’ in Indonesian: ‘kamar’ and ‘ruang.’ The word ‘kamar’ is adopted from Dutch word ‘kamer’ during Dutch colonization of Indonesia with the same meaning. As Indonesia gained its independence, gradually, some of the Dutch origin vocabularies are either replaced with local languages or…

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A Video Guide to Nyepi Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

A Video Guide to Nyepi

Tomorrow is Nyepi, the Balinese New Year. It’s also known as the Day of Silence, because the entire island shuts down. It’s a day of fasting, meditating, and reflecting. No cars are on the road, no businesses are open, and even the airport is closed. In the lead-up to the holiday, there’s a lot going…

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