Author Archives: Ken Anderberg

About Ken Anderberg

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. I'm also using this time to write, having now authored nine e-books, including photo-essays of my experiences in Costa Rica, Croatia, Sicily, Indonesia, Bali and Malaysia.

A trip to Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Island, Indonesia

I’ve heard often during my time here on Batam Island that I should venture off the eastern coast to the next island in the chain – Bintan. The regional government offices are located in the city of Tanjung Pinang and … Continue reading

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Going crazy over election

We are in election season here in Indonesia. Last week, the balloting for legislative and district seats was held. The presidential election is scheduled in July. To an American, the whole process seems bizarre (although Indonesians probably say the same … Continue reading

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Election day in Indonesia

Actually, there are two election days here – one today for the national  legislature and local offices, and a second in July to elect a new president. The world’s third-largest democracy after India and the U.S. has 185.8 million voters eligible … Continue reading

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