Uang Kepeng: The Traditional Money of the Balinese

Uang Kepeng: The Traditional Money of the Balinese

By Stephen DeMeulenaere/Photo by Janaspira YOU may have noticed old coins with a hole in the middle lying on the ground around the front of a house; or appearing in offerings at certain ceremonies; or in works of art, without realizing how important they were to the...
Dual Economy

Dual Economy

By Rachel Glitz MY husband handed me the receipt as we left the restaurant’s payment kiosk in downtown Denpasar. We squeezed past the drivers, labourers and other locals waiting patiently on plastic chairs for their bungkus (takeaway), which is cheaper than dining at...
Cashless at Green School

Cashless at Green School

Words and photos by Shanti Balam Belaustegui Pockell   RECENTLY, in the wake of an initiative to improve the nutritional value of American school lunches, my newsfeed has been bombarded by pictures of gross-looking American school lunches with the hashtag:...
Annapurna

Annapurna

Words and photos by Alison Bone SET on a quiet back street in Sanur, Annapurna is a welcoming and informal space for gathering, playing mu- sic and inspiring creativity. At its heart is the notion that food is for sharing and to this end, it is the first café in Bali...
Cash for trash

Cash for trash

By Amit Janco ONE Friday evening in the middle of November, I was waiting for Startup Weekend to begin. Startup Weekends—a meeting place for digital entrepreneurs to launch start-ups around the globe, in cities like Auckland, Amman, Tokyo, Washington and Ulaan Baatar....
A word to the wine

A word to the wine

By Sommelier Sam/Cover photo by Janet Nicol WHAT price would you pay for a bottle of wine? Well, if your name is Rudy Kurniawan it seems you would pay a very high price indeed; to be exact a $28.4 million restitution bill and a ten year spell behind bars. Sentenced on...