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Best Things to Do in Sanur

Maybe it was Sir Charles Spencer KBE aka Charlie Chaplin who visited Bali and stayed in Sanur in 1932, maybe it was the Dutch tourism agencies who began to advertise Bali in the 20’s, maybe it was the adorning sunrise… Whichever the reason, Sanur has been long time adorned its reputation as the birth place…

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BIS Alumni : Class of 2020 – Nathan Turner

Nathan Turner, BIS Alumni Class of 2020, talks about his first year after graduation in the midst of the pandemic and shares a few tips for the new graduates. 1. Describe your first year after graduating during the pandemic? After graduating you realize you are an adult looking for a job or internship, budgeting your…

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Avalon Carpenter

Former BIS student Avalon Carpenter certainly lives up to his name. Now in his twenties, he started  asking himself the big questions: what does he want to be and his purpose in life, how could he create a positive influence upon others.. those sorts of existential, monumental queries?  Avalon  always enjoyed his woodworking class while studying…

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Most Important Ceremonies in Bali

During a trip to Bali you will likely cross paths with at least one cultural ceremony. It could be a modest Odalan (temple anniversary), or a more festive village ceremony such as an Ngaben (cremation ceremony), or even a larger one where all the streets are lined with decorative bamboo poles and offerings. Stay longer,…

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BIS’s longest-serving Head of School

In this edition, we are doing something a little different.  This month, we will dedicate this section not only student alumni but to past faculty alumni as well.  Let us travel back in time and go down memory lane with BIS’s longest-serving Head of School (from 1993-2001), Mr. Murray Vosper. Do you remember your first…

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Fantastic, no plastic!

It was June 23rd, 2019. A sunny, breezy day in Bali when history was made with an official announcement banning single-use plastic. The news was long-awaited as the island had been grappling with serious plastic pollution both on land and its waterways. The hard work of local communities, organizations, and youth groups in raising the…

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Rinaldhy Oosterman

Please introduce yourself. Hi, I’m Rinaldhy Oosterman, or just “Aldi”—like the German supermarket, except I’m Dutch-Indo. I graduated from BIS in 2009, which seems like an eternity now that I’m thinking about it, and I’ve been living in Melbourne ever since! What made you interested in Marketing? I got into marketing because it’s an industry…

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MYP Hour – Indonesian Studies

International schools and the international community can be perceived as exclusive bubbles, sometimes quite distant from the host country (especially in terms of culture). It’s a natural thing for expatriates to long for their home where everything is more familiar. While we do sometimes wish for small comforts, at BIS we ask all students to…

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