DEAR Read­ers,

Indonesia Expat - - CONTENTS -

I think it is safe to say that our “for­eign” is­sue fea­tures two of the most tal­ented and in­ter­est­ing for­eign­ers cur­rently liv­ing and work­ing in In­done­sia. He­len Milne started out by de­sign­ing a wed­ding dress for a friend in Cape Town, and now she is liv­ing and work­ing in Bali cre­at­ing dresses for rich and fa­mous clients all over the world. Bri­tish artist Rob Pearce dis­cov­ered his tal­ent for pho­tog­ra­phy while mo­tor­cy­cling through West Java, then be­came a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher, then, driven by a ma­jor life-chang­ing event, burst onto the art scene in this coun­try with his unique and stun­ning cre­ations. One of his mas­ter­pieces is fea­tured on the cover of this is­sue.

Stay­ing with our “for­eign” theme, we asked Rinka Perez to tell us about her re­cent fam­ily hol­i­day in West­ern Aus­tralia and there is a good chance you will want to fol­low in her foot­steps once you have read about her ad­ven­tures. Kate Par­adis is from Canada so she knows all about keep­ing warm in cold cli­mates, and in her col­umn this is­sue she has some use­ful ad­vice for any first-timers plan­ning to visit one of the colder re­gions of the planet.

We also take a look at Hong Kong/Chi­nese-In­done­sia re­la­tions through the eyes of the Di­rec­tor for In­done­sia of the Hong Kong Trade De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil, and Kenneth Ye­ung once again high­lights one of the lat­est scams be­ing pulled in Jakarta, help­ing you to avoid be­ing tricked into part­ing with your hard-earned cash.

All in all, a very in­ter­est­ing read even if we do say so our­selves!

Happy read­ing!

Edo Frese

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