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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

7 June 2022

Indonesia lifts Covid-19 test requirement for vaccinated travelers

On May 17th, the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo announced that the country no longer requires vaccinated travelers to present a negative Covi-19 test upon entering […]
20 April 2022

Indonesia is moving its capital city to the Borneo jungle

Jakarta, the current capital of Indonesia, is one of the fastest sinking cities in the world, being at risk of disappearing due to sea-level rise and […]
26 January 2022

Why is Jakarta sinking?

Jakarta is among the several cities at risk of disappearing due to the sea-level rise and flooding. While the capital of Indonesia is no exception to […]
6 January 2022

Only 45 international tourists visited Bali in 2021

In 2021 Bali only received 45 international tourists, mainly because of the strict border control measures and a closed airport. This number provided by the Central […]
19 November 2021

EU Council adds Indonesia to the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of […]
8 November 2021

Activists protest as Jakarta backs away from pledge to stop deforestation

Hundreds of environmentalists have protested in Jakarta as the Indonesian government attempted to step away from its commitment to stop deforestation during the COP26 in Glasgow. […]
22 September 2021

Prihasto Setyanto: “We are leveraging our agriculture practices to be more competitive in the EU market”

A large country with a successful agricultural sector, Indonesia offers an array of food exports including coffee, various tropical fruits, rices, Tempeh products and spices to name […]
19 May 2021

10 beautiful waterfalls in Bali

Bali is synonymous with incredible beaches, fascinating culture, mystical temples and of course the famous street food, but did you know that you can also find […]
14 May 2021

10 Most Instagrammable places in Jakarta

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, and the world’s second most popular urban area after Tokyo. Jakarta is the center of culture, economy, and politics in […]
13 May 2021

This Indonesian tribe has the bluest eyes ever seen

An indigenous tribe in Indonesia looks very different from the stereotypes that sometimes exist in society, especially in the West. And the reason behind that difference […]
3 May 2021

Fake mask stunt could see YouTubers kicked out of Bali

Two YouTubers who made a prank video depicting one of them breaking local mask laws may face deportation from Bali over the stunt. In the video […]
26 March 2021

10 Places to visit in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Yogyakarta often called “Jogja” is a city on the Indonesian island of Java, known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage. Besides the cultural heritage, Yogyakarta […]
21 January 2021

Indonesia gives priority to Instagram influencers for the Covid-19 vaccine

Along the elderly to first receive the Covid-19 vaccines in Indonesia, now stands also a group of social media influencers. The vaccination drive kicked off in […]
11 December 2020

Indonesia: Restarting Tourism in Bali

The United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, has concluded a first in-person visit to Bali since the start of the pandemic. The delegation met with key […]
2 November 2020

10 paradises in Jakarta’s Thousand Islands

Jakarta is known as the capital of Indonesia, a big country in South East Asia. This is a modern city with young people and plenty of […]
21 October 2020

Gili Islands: An underwater paradise

Not far from Bali you can find Gili’s islands. These 3 tiny islands are part of the island of Lombok in Indonesia, but it takes approximately […]
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