Category Archives: Smiling Hill

14 things I learned when I quit my job to travel the world

I found this article online and thought it appropriate for this site. I’ve taken the liberty of infusing my own insights. By Anisa Purbasari Two years ago, I made the decision to leave my job as a lawyer to travel … Continue reading

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Christmas at Goodies

Santa found his way to Goodies Restaurant at Smiling Hill, Batam, Christmas day. The neighborhood children could not have been happier, queuing up well before his arrival at the Goodies entrance. This annual event at Goodies features a large buffet, … Continue reading

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Looking for a home – Day 2

Sunday was also Indonesia Independence Day, which meant that getting anyone on the phone regarding available rentals was nearly impossible. Should have thought of it – a double whammy of Sunday and a holiday – but I was too focused … Continue reading

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