Category Archives: Travel

The lovely wooden houses of Bangka

Was in Bangka over the weekend and couldn’t help but appreciate the textures and washed out colors of the wooden houses as you get out of Pangkal Pinang. Here’s one of them: The rest, as well as other shots of … Continue reading

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US Issues travel warning on Malaysia

Is the Malaysian spinning slowly out of control? Now we have a US trav el waring for Americans travelling to Sabah: Warden Notice – Travel in Sabah January 15, 2010 There are indications that both criminal and terrorist groups are … Continue reading

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Some images from Melbourne and its surrounds

Unspun was on the family vacation in Melbourne last week and here are some images to share with Unspun readers;

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Australia new playground of the Chinese noveau riche?

Amazing to revisit Melbourne after 30 years or so of trying to be a geology student at RMIT, which is now a university. Swanston Street now has a huge proportion of Asian food restaurants, including Indonesia’s own Es Teler 77 (disclosure: … Continue reading

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Labuan Bajo Days

Ladt week Unspun spent five days in Labuan Bajo, Flores. Three were spent in the client’s office teaching te staff communications skills and two were spent outdoors and underwater as Unspun went diving with a friend in the fabulous Komodo … Continue reading

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Sunrise, sunset

In Labuan Bajo, West Flores. In town for a few days of training client’s staff on interpersonal communications and crisi communications so no time to go running about, except to catch the spectacular sunrise and sunsets at my note, Bay … Continue reading

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Enough already! Won’t someone just sponsor this guy to come to Indonesia?

The pPosting below at Maverick Network is about Anthony Bianco, one of the foreign bloggers invited to Pesta Blogger 2008, being interviewed by Quantas’ inflight programming about his travels in Indonesia and about Pesta Blogger. It is good timing for … Continue reading

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Malaysians’ shopping haven in Indonesia

If you’ve been to Bandung lately you’ll know how bad the traffic gets during holidays. It’s mostly people from Jakarta but also an increasing number of tourists from Malaysia with an eye for bargains. This from The Jakarta Post Malaysians … Continue reading

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Chick on Child Sex Tourism and Women’s Exploitation

Compatriot Michael Chick, an occasional commentator on this blog, was recently in Bali for the Convention on Child Sex Tourism and talked about his work, which has had him traveling around this region for at least the past one-and-a-half years … Continue reading

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Malaysia the big winner in Indonesian decision to remove exit tax?

From January 1 this year all Indonesian residents (local as well as expatriates) who are registered with the Tax Department through their NPWP no longer have to pay Rp1 million fiscal or exit tax each time they leave Indonesia. Conversely, … Continue reading

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