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Releasing baby turtles with the Turtle Conservation Center in Bali

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Our student groups get hands-on conservation experience releasing baby turtles with the Turtle Conservation and Education Center in Bali.


Why my art-appreciation-schedule is always full in Yogyakarta

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What can I do after office hours? I respond to this question very easily as a resident of Yogyakarta: watching shows or visiting art exhibitions.

Staying Safe in an Earthquake I Ground Asia

Staying Safe in an Earthquake: Yoana’s Top Tips

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Our GROUND Tour Director Indonesia, Yoana, provides us some top tips for you to think about if you visit an earthquake-prone country or are in a disaster situation.

Cultures of Indonesia’s Mountain People

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Bromo is one of the active volcanoes in Indonesia which is a favourite destination for both local and foreign tourists. It is located in East Java, right in between Yogyakarta and Bali.
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Indonesia Coral Triangle and Marine Ecosystem

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Have you ever heard about World Coral Triangle? World Coral Triangle is a geographical term for triangular marine waters near Pacific Ocean that embraces the most extraordinary diversity of coral reef fish species. It also becomes home for 76% of all known coral species in the world.
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Making Balinese Daily Offering

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The majority of Bali’s population is Hindu. In practice, they perform various ceremonies and rituals. One of them which they do daily – three times a day – is to make offerings called ‘canang sari‘.  Read more

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Meet Orangutan in Indonesia’s Borneo

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Do you know the meaning of ‘orangutan’? Orangutan is derived from two words in Malay and Indonesian language, ‘orang’ means person, and ‘utan’ means forest. Literally, orangutan means ‘people of the forest’. Therefore, these great apes are found in tropical forests, namely in two big islands of Indonesia: Sumatra and Kalimantan (also known as Borneo).
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Nursing Placement in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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If people are living in a remote area where the health officers are not ready to treat you 24/7 or have to travel long distance for the patient in need, they need people from their own neighborhood to be trusted to take care of the sick people. Those people are called ‘kader’. Read more

Rehabilitation center in Yogyakarta

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“People with different abilities sometimes tend to see themselves as an outsider. They seclude
themselves and as a result, they cannot see their own potential,” said one of the health officers of
Disable Rehabilitation Center in Pundong, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Read more

Disaster Empowerment Program in Yogyakarta

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In 2006, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook Yogyakarta. It happened in the morning when many people were still at home. The results were devastating. More than 5,000 people lost their lives and more than 200,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Read more