Category Archives: Borneo

Making oil money in northern Borneo

The town of Bintulu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo may be fairly small but its significance lies away from the shoreline. A relatively high proportion of its 200,000 or so inhabitants are expatriates working in the oil … Continue reading

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Le singe est dans l’arbre

Okay, so how do I put an expatriate slant on this post?! For the past week or so I’ve been sans Wi-Fi or internet or anything remotely technological. I’ve taken some time out from my data gathering here in Borneo … Continue reading

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Hello…from Balikpapan

Wow! Jakarta is seemingly in a different world to that of Batam, let alone it being the same country. This was my first visit to Indonesia’s capital and I have to say the similarities with Batam stop at the currency … Continue reading

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