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How Are You? Are you ok? World Mental Health Day.

How are you? Are you ok? We wanted to take a moment to ask.   

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5 Indonesian authors you need to add to your reading list

Despite World Book Day being in March, it seems September, too, is all about books!

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Healthy Inside and Out - Immunity, a strong gut and a happy you!

 A new trend emerging in the food and nutrition sector should come as no surprise.

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2022 – The Year of Weddings!

Though it may be less about a surge in the popularity of marriage, and more about getting...

The Best Beef Rendang Recipe Ever!

Apart from its spectacular beaches and verdant forests, the siren call of Indonesia’s...

The New Normal: Post Covid travel trends

The Covid pandemic continues to keep us guessing as to when life will settle down to a...

Why wonderful Indonesia is the ultimate honeymoon destination...

The honeymoon is indeed a special holiday when newlyweds can continue the celebration of...

Magical Mangroves

On 26 July each year,  UNESCO celebrates the International Day for the Conservation of the

How to make nasi goreng – Indonesian fried rice

Literally translated from Bahasa as fried rice – rice is “nasi” and “goreng” means fried...

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The Journaling Journey

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Creative ideas for upcycling ocean waste

It is indeed a sad fact that our oceans are full of waste, and our little paradise isn’t...

Light Up Your Wellbeing

Is your light diet optimal?

 

We, humans, evolved to live outdoors in nature, exposed to...

Overwater bungalows always top the charts and here’s why!

More than 50 years ago on the island of Raiatea, Tahiti, the first overwater holiday...

From Languishing to Flourishing in 5 easy steps

Thanks to an article by Adam Grant, an organisational psychologist from the US,  we...

10 things that are just better al fresco…

Ah, the great outdoors! Even if you didn’t love fresh air and getting out in the open...

Indonesian seafood laksa recipe

Laksa is a deliciously spicy-hot noodle soup served across Asia.

This addictive comfort...

#meatfree Monday: Indonesian Gado Gado salad recipe

Gado Gado is one of Indonesia’s national dishes, literally translated as “mix mix.” The...

Flex it like a Flexitarian

Wondering what this new term is for the latest in food trends? Here we tackle fifteen of...

Coffee Trends: 10 different ways to get your caffeine fix

Coffee has long been en vogue – and the ever-complicated orders at Starbucks are proof of...

The Seltzer Trend – How adding some sparkle into your diet can be good for you

Water is essential for a healthy diet, and drinking at least two litres a day can keep...

Our favourite lockdown ideas

As many countries face extended lockdowns to contain this crazy pandemic we thought it...

What to do in Singapore with 5 hours or less

Singapore may be a small, diamond shaped island, spanning 50 kilometres from east to west...

A Guide to the 6 Islands of Bawah Reserve

You may think that Bawah Reserve is simply one island but the Reserve is made up of six...

A-Z of activities at Bawah Reserve

Bawah Reserve has a variety of activities to suit every type of holiday from adventure...

Everything you need to know about taking a private jet or yacht to Bawah Reserve

In the Covid’19 era the demand for private transport is increasing and it’s not hard to...

Workcation Anyone?

Working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic has made people around the globe realise...

How we are staying Covid free

With warm tropical breezes, plenty of sunshine and endless turquoise waters, Bawah...

When is the best time of year to visit Bawah Reserve?

We are often asked about the best time of year to schedule a trip to Bawah Reserve.Which...

15 free virtual backgrounds for your online video conferences and meetings

Whilst travel is limited and the majority of the world’s workforce is setting up office...

How to get to Bawah Reserve

Getting to Bawah Reserve couldn't be easier.  If you are coming via Singapore we handle...

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Thanks to an article by Adam Grant, an organisational psychologist from the US,  we...

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Indonesian seafood laksa recipe

Laksa is a deliciously spicy-hot noodle soup served across Asia.

This addictive comfort...

#meatfree Monday: Indonesian Gado Gado salad recipe

Gado Gado is one of Indonesia’s national dishes, literally translated as “mix mix.” The...

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Wondering what this new term is for the latest in food trends? Here we tackle fifteen of...

Coffee Trends: 10 different ways to get your caffeine fix

Coffee has long been en vogue – and the ever-complicated orders at Starbucks are proof of...

The Seltzer Trend – How adding some sparkle into your diet can be good for you

Water is essential for a healthy diet, and drinking at least two litres a day can keep...

Our favourite lockdown ideas

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Singapore may be a small, diamond shaped island, spanning 50 kilometres from east to west...

A Guide to the 6 Islands of Bawah Reserve

You may think that Bawah Reserve is simply one island but the Reserve is made up of six...

A-Z of activities at Bawah Reserve

Bawah Reserve has a variety of activities to suit every type of holiday from adventure...

Everything you need to know about taking a private jet or yacht to Bawah Reserve

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