Category Archives: Indonesia

What is poverty, really?

This story was first published in Anthropelago Blog, where the author, Max Hasan, who was on a short stint in Jakarta, Indonesia, working with Habitat for Humanity, pondered the question of “what really defines poverty?“. I felt it was appropriate … Continue reading

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The plight of Indonesia’s endangered Orang Utan

By Dian Hasan | September 18, 2010 The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) is a nonprofit environmental foundation organization located in Balikpapan, Indonesia. BOS is active in many fields. The main goal of the organization is to protect orangutans and … Continue reading

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Eco Hero | Willie Smit, vanguard of orang utans

By Dian Hasan | September 18, 2010 Dr. Willie Smits is a rainforest inventor who has revolutionized reforestation techniques and policies worldwide and is also the world’s most prominent protector of orangutans and their natural habitat. ~ Ashoka Fellowship Willie … Continue reading

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The 10-Steps to Sustainable Hospitality

By Dian Hasan | July 20, 2010 A new century of environmental consciousness is dawning. Under the pressures of explosive human population growth, our planet’s natural communities are shriveling rapidly. They are shrinking on all fronts because of the expansion … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Eco Lodges ties links with Sustainable Travel International

By Dian Hasan | July 20, 2010 After finalizing a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind agreement, Sustainable Travel International (STI), a non-profit global leader in sustainable development and responsible tourism, announced today their collaboration with Eco Lodges Indonesia (ELI), a pioneering, ecotourism provider … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Orang Utans up close and personal

By Dian Hasan | July 16, 2010 The playful Orang Utans at Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesian Borneo. Photo: Nicole Duke To understand the plight of the mighty Orang Utan, the magnificent orange apes that are native to … Continue reading

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Doing good through ecotourism in Indonesia’s Wild East

By Dian Hasan | July 14, 2010 In my interest in observing the travel industry, it’s always a breath of fresh air to see how travel-players (yes, including the travelers themselves) do their part in bringing about change to their … Continue reading

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The Coral Triangle ~ the richest marine biodiversity on the planet

More coral reef species than anywhere else on Earth. Six of the world’s 7 marine turtle species. 3,000 marine fish species. A 6-million square kilometer ecosystem that fuels economies and supports the livelihoods of over 100 million people. About the … Continue reading

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Samoan cultural roots and the Indonesian connection

By Dian Hasan | May 28, 2010 I stumbled upon this interesting piece on the cultural connection between the Samoan and Indonesian cultures. I’ve always been aware of the striking similarities between the people of Indonesia’s eastern islands, especially around … Continue reading

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Are You Game for a 525 km Biking Adventure Challenge? Sulawesi beckons!

By Dian Hasan | January 15, 2010 Calling out all Biking Adventure lovers: Destination Sulawesi, a 525 km adventure route in and around Tana Toraja (Feb 1 – 13, 2010) Indonesia is renowned as the last eden on earth, home … Continue reading

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