How to tell Indonesian Time

For those who are not familiar with telling time in Indonesian or struggle to (there’s no shame in this), then this article is for you. Arguably, it’s a little more complicated than English because there is flexibility around the concept … Read More

Indonesian greetings that everyone should know

Being familiar with Indonesian greetings is advantageous in promoting friendly and effective interactions. Its also a great introduction into the language and culture of Indonesia. This article will explore some key Indonesian greetings that have served me well and can … Read More

The Most Useful Resources for Australian University Students to Learn Indonesian [UPDATED 2022]

The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions and uncertainties for thousands of Australian university students including myself. We have had to adjust to a new reality. Remote learning will never replace the authentic experience of traveling to Indonesia. But it has … Read More

A Jakarta Expat on How to Win at NAILA 2021!

Fellow Indonesia-philes! Entry into the 2021 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) closes on August 31, and so there’s still time to participate in Australia’s premier Indonesian language competition. Founded in 2015 by Sally Hill, NAILA accepts submissions from Australians … Read More

NAILA 2020: A Labour of Love and Dedication

Each year, volunteers in the Australia-Indonesia space organise the National Australia-Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) and this year’s event took place via Zoom on a Friday night in early December. Founded in 2015 by Sally Hill, NAILA accepts submissions from Australians of all … Read More

Indonesia In Action

  The Indonesia-Australia relationship is extremely important. However, lately it seems as though each month brings fresh controversies highlighting the troubled nature of the national government-to-government relationship. The 2015 Lowy Institute Poll claims that Australians’ feelings towards Indonesia are the … Read More