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Silence is Not Always Golden

      Fund raising for Sita, born with Rubella syndrome resulting in  profound deafness.  Penggalian dana untuk Sita, lahir dengan Rubella Syndrome yang menyebabkan gangguan esktrim pendengaran.   This is the story of the second child of my friend...
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Robin Lim: Obsessions of a Hero

Rio Helmi (originally posted on the Huffington Post) In the first 8 months of 2011 alone, the Bumi Sehat foundation, set up by CNN Hero Robin Lim in Indonesia, has provided compassionate pre and post natal care for 20,500 mothers,...
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BALI’S DEVELOPMENT –TROUBLE WITHOUT, TROUBLE WITHIN

Rio Helmi / Bali The head of the Bali chapter of the Indonesian business association APINDO, Panundiana Khun, apparently said to reporters back in February that land in Bali was no longer economically suitable for agrarian use, it should rather...
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PARASIT DI “PARADISE”

Senja di persimpangan bundaran jalan arterial kawasan Kuta itu sedemikian ruwet sehingga mudah memahami kenapa julukan “Simpang-Siur” sudah lengket dari tahun ke tahun. Disini hampir setiap saat rame, dan sinar lampu stop-an merah berarti ‘jalan’ bagi anak-anak yg berbaju lusuh....
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Major Sale at Rio Helmi Gallery (Bali)

Please go to http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=186093974742711&set=a.186092774742831.53448.119824161369693#!/album.php?aid=53448&id=119824161369693 to find all the relevant info
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HH Dalai Lama – pengamatan tiga dasawarsa

Pertama kali saya bertemu dengan His Holiness Dalai Lama adalah pada tahun 1982, di Yogya. Beliau sedang berkunjung ke Indonesia – Jakarta, Borobudur, Bali. Saat itu saya masih bekerja di Majalah Mutiara, anak perusahaan PT Sinar Harapan. Mendengar beliau ada...
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NO VUVUZELA TODAY THANKS

I enjoy football as much as anyone else. But I haven’t watched one world cup game this time. Not only have I been super busy, and could not be bothered to set up my tv for off-cable reception at home, ...
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What Will Rise from the Ashes of Bangkok?

There were no winners in Wednesday’s showdown in Bangkok. The Reds’ supposed people’s movement had long shown signs of extreme rogue elements, and was tainted from the beginning as being motored by a supremely corrupt, bitter, and vindictive – albeit...
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FOOTBALL WILL FIX IT

It’s quite clear that most people like me know nothing about leadership, trust building, or long term national development. Only recently have I realized my views on democracy are terribly naive. Until now I always thought that you just choose...
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Piece of Mind: Conde Nast Names Ubud ‘Top Asian City’?

from the Jakarta Globe, Friday 22/01/2010 http://thejakartaglobe.com/columns/piece-of-mind-conde-nast-names-ubud-top-asian-city/354035 Everyone loves Conde Nast Traveler when it’s on your side, and players in the tourism industry hold their breath when it comes time for  “Best of” lists to be published. Never mind whether...
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