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July 27th, 2014

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List of schools in Surabaya(Daftar Sekolah)

July 27th, 2014

Education in the City of Heroes

Indonesia flag 300

By user:Marc Mongenet (from CIA World Factbook) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
City of Surabaya Logo

By Government of Indonesia (Brands of the World) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

National emblem of Indonesia Garuda Pancasila

By Gunawan Kartapranata [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This symbol, the Pancasila, is displayed prominently in every Indonesian school, and in most classrooms, along with the portraits of the current President and Vice-President.

Here is a list of educational choices, and perhaps employment opportunities, in Surabaya. This list (Daftar Sekolah) is subject to revision and any positive feedback/constructive Criticism is appreciated.

A large part of this list is directly from http://www.surabaya.go.id/eng/education.php

Logo Surabaya Eco School 2013
Primary Schools in Surabaya by geographic location

  • Primary School (SD) in Center of Surabaya
  • Primary School located East of Surabaya
  • Primary School located West of Surabaya
  • Primary School located North of Surabaya
  • Primary School located South of Surabaya
  • Government Junior High School
  • Private Junior High School
  • Government Senior High School
  • Private Senior High School
  • Islamic School
  • Religious School(Islamic)
  • International Schools

    Maple-Leaf-Indonesia.com

    Address MAPLE LEAF INDONESIA
    Raya Darmo Permai II/32
    Surabaya
    INDONESIA
    Phone 031-7310722
    Fax 031-7325476
    E-mail mapleelc@rad.net.id
    mapleelc@look.ca

    SMA Stella Maris

    Address: JL. Indrapura, No.32
    Phone:(031) 3522174

    Merlion International School

    merlioninternationalschool.com

    Indonesia

    (031) 7387670

    Great Crystal International School

    www.greatcrystalschool.com

    Jalan Puncak Permai

    (031) 70115984

    Spins International School

    www.spinschool.net

    Jalan Raya Darmo Permai 2/17 Surabaya

    (031) 7314047

    Sekolah Ciputra

    www.sekolahciputra.sch.id

    Puri Widya Kencana, Citraland

    (031) 7415018

    Merlion International School

    Jl. HR. Muhammad 371, Surabaya 60189, Indonesia

    Email: info@merlioninternationalschool.com

    Phone: + 62 31 7387668 to 70

    Fax: + 62 31 7387670

    Elyon International Christian School

    Raya Sukomanunggal Jaya 33-A
    Surabaya Indonesia 60187

    telp:(031) 7325999

    Fax:(031) 7345464

    info@elyon.sch.id

    www.elyon.sch.id
    Singapore National Academy

    Godwins School | International Curriculum School Surabaya

    www.godwinsschool.org
    Godwins School | International Curriculum School Surabaya.
    Raya Tenggilis, Surabaya, Kota Surabaya, Jawa Timur 60292
    (031) 8432777

    Main Campus

    Raya Pepelegi Pondok Maspion IV Blok GH no. 1-6,
    Waru 61256 Sidoarjo, Indonesia
    T: (031) 853 1920
    F: (031) 853 1923
    e: info@snaedu.org
    www.facebook.com/SingaporeNationalAcademyIntlSchoolSurabaya

    Marketing Direct Lines :

    ELC & Primary 1,2,3 : (031) 853 5163
    Primary 4,5,6 : (031) 854 3583
    Secondary & Pre-U : (031) 853 5113

    West Campus

    Telaga Utama Blok D1 no. 31-32 Bukit Golf Citraraya,
    60219 Surabaya, Indonesia
    T: (031) 741 9694
    F: (031) 741 6289
    e: west_info@snaedu.org
    FB: www.facebook.com/SingaporeNationalAcademyIntlSchoolSurabaya

    sna.sch.id

    Sekolah Ciputra Surabaya
    Puri Widya Kencana
    CitraLand
    Surabaya, East Java
    Tel.  741-5018
    Email info-sc@sekolahciputra.sch.id
    Website www.sekolahciputra.sch.id
    Student Population: 1,000
    Executive Director: Mr. Erik Hoekstra
    Student Population: 1,000
    An IB school K-12 (additionally Playgroup and University)

    Surabaya Montessori School Preschool and Kindergarten
    Somerset Puri Darmo
    Jalan Raya Kupang Baru 17 A,
    Surabaya 60189
    Tel. +62 31 732 6066 Ext. 171 Fax + 62 31 732 6287
    Email utp@indo.net.id or tvancolen@surabayaeuropeanschool.com
    Website www.surabayaeuropeanschool.com
    Caters to the international community and is run by a certified Montessori teacher.

    Surabaya European School
    At Pakuwon Golf & Family Club
    Villa Bukit Regensi, Pakuwon Indah
    Surabaya 60123, Indonesia
    PHONE : +62 31 739 17 51
    Hp.0816-527463
    Email tvancolen@surabayaeuropeanschool.com
    Website www.surabayaeuropeanschool.com
    Levels – to year 10, English National Curriculum
    Enrollment 75 (and growing steadily!)

    Surabaya International School
    Citra Raya International Village, Lakarsantri
    Tromol Pos 2/SBDK
    Surabaya 60225 Jawa Timur
    Phone (62-31) 741-4300 , 741-4301
    Fax (62-31) 741-4334
    Email sisadmin@sisedu.net, suptsis@sisedu.net
    Website www.sisedu.net
    Curriculum – American curriculum modified for International Students. Program includes pre-school(age 3) through Advanced Placement (AP) studies and American HS Graduation diploma.
    Larry Jones, Superintendent
    Enrollment – 300 students
    Singapore National Academy (SNA)
    Jl. Raya Pepelegi, Pondok Maspion IV Block G-H 1-6
    Surabaya Tel. +62.31.853 1920
    Fax +62.31.853 1923
    Email info@snaedu.org
    Website www.snaedu.org
    Current Enrollment: 450

    Sophmore International School
    Raya Darmo Permai II / 17
    Surabaya
    Tel.(62-31) 731-4047
    Fax (62-31) 734-8790
    Email admin@spinschool.net
    Curriculum – Indian / Singaporean – kindergarden, elementary, junior and high school
    Enrollment: 200 Children from 18 Nationalities
    Ms. Sanjana, Principal
    Bambini Child Care & Preschool
    Villa Sentra Raya A2-1
    Citraland-Surabaya
    Tel. [031) 740-4932

  • National Plus Schools

  • VITA School
    www.vitaschool.sch.id
    Address: Jalan Arief Rahman Hakim, Surabaya, Jawa Timur 60117
    Phone:(031) 5922690
    Sin Chon
    Taiwan School

    Petra

    DAFTAR KELOMPOK BERMAIN DAN TK PPPK PETRA

    TK Kristen Petra 1
    Jalan W.R. Supratman No. 46, Surabaya 60264
    Telp. (031) 5622608
    Kelompok Bermain dan TK Kristen Petra 5
    Jalan Galaxi Klampis Utara No. 13, Surabaya 60111
    Telp. (031) 5936655
    Kelompok Bermain dan TK Kristen Petra 7
    Jalan Kalianyar No. 37—41, Surabaya 60273
    Telp. (031) 5473460
    TK Kristen Petra 9
    Jalan Jemur Andayani XVII/2, Surabaya 60236
    Telp. (031) 8492436
    TK Kristen Petra 10
    Jalan Raya Darmo Harapan Blok PF/2, Surabaya 60187
    Telp. (031) 7327385
    TK Kristen Petra 11
    Jalan Dukuh Kupang Timur XII/2, Surabaya 60256
    Telp. (031) 5622609
    TK Kristen Petra 12
    Jalan Monginsidi No. 100, Sidoarjo 61218
    Telp. (031) 8963471
    Kelompok Bermain dan TK Kristen Petra 13
    Jalan Taman Asri Utara No. 59
    Pondok Tjandra Indah, Waru, Sidoarjo 61256
    Telp. (031) 8681840

    DAFTAR SD PPPK PETRA

    SD Kristen Petra 1
    Jalan W.R. Supratman No. 46, Surabaya 60264
    Telp. (031) 5678624
    SD Kristen Petra 5
    Jalan Galaxi Klampis Utara No. 13, Surabaya 60111
    Telp. (031) 5935252, 5992189; Faks. (031) 5935252
    SD Kristen Petra 7
    Jalan Kalianyar No. 37—41, Surabaya 60273
    Telp. (031) 5321383
    SD Kristen Petra 9
    Jalan Jemur Andayani XVII/2, Surabaya 60236
    Telp. (031) 8411134, 8481465; Faks. (031) 8411134
    SD Kristen Petra 10
    Jalan Raya Darmo Harapan Blok PF/2, Surabaya 60187
    Telp. (031) 7317695
    SD Kristen Petra 11
    Jalan Dukuh Kupang Timur XII/2, Surabaya 60256
    Telp. (031) 5679483
    SD Kristen Petra 12
    Jalan Monginsidi No. 100, Sidoarjo 61218
    Telp. (031) 8941915, 8921920; Faks. (031) 8941915
    SD Kristen Petra 13
    Jalan Taman Asri Utara No. 59
    Pondok Tjandra Indah, Waru, Sidoarjo 61256
    Telp. (031) 8672442, 8664116; Faks. (031) 8664116

    DAFTAR SMP PPPK PETRA

    SMP Kristen Petra 1
    Jalan Mayjend. H.R. Mohamad Kav. 808, Surabaya 60226
    Telp. (031) 7311271, 7343830; Faks. (031) 7343830
    SMP Kristen Petra 2
    Jalan Embong Wungu No. 2, Surabaya 60271
    Telp. (031) 5483662, 5483665, 5475639; Faks. (031) 5483665
    SMP Kristen Petra 3
    Jalan Manyar Tirtoasri Raya No. 13, Surabaya 60116
    Telp. (031) 5947713, 5947898; Faks. (031) 5947713
    SMP Kristen Petra 4
    Jalan Monginsidi No. 100, Sidoarjo 61218
    Telp. (031) 8941914, 8946842; Faks. (031) 8946842
    SMP Kristen Petra 5
    Jalan Jemur Andayani XVII/2, Surabaya 60236
    Telp. (031) 8495555, 8410384; Faks. (031) 8410384

    DAFTAR SEKOLAH SMA PPPK PETRA

    SMA Kristen Petra 1
    Jalan Lingkar Dalam Barat Perumahan Graha Famili, Surabaya – 60226
    Telp. (031) 7347897, 7347916, 7342123, 7342191; Faks. (031) 7347897
    SMA Kristen Petra 2
    Jalan Manyar Tirtoasri Raya No. 13, Surabaya – 60116
    Telp. (031) 5946966, 5926831, 5924573; Faks. (031) 5946966
    SMA Kristen Petra 3
    Jalan Kalianyar No. 43, Surabaya – 60273
    Telp. (031) 5344210, 5346301; Faks. (031) 5346301
    SMA Kristen Petra 4
    Jalan Monginsidi No. 100, Sidoarjo – 61218
    Telp. (031) 8921509, 8968577; Faks. (031) 8968577
    SMA Kristen Petra 5
    Jalan Jemur Andayani XVII/2, Surabaya – 60236
    Telp. (031) 8436474, 8412055; Faks. (031) 8412055
    SMK Kristen Petra
    Jalan Jemur Andayani XVI/16—18, Surabaya – 60236
    Telp. (031) 8417391, 8412065; Faks. (031) 841206

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Petra-School/303327658586

      CitaHati

      Elementary School

      East Campus

      Principal (Kepala Sekolah SD) :
      Jenny Kristanto

      Location :
      Jl. Kejawan Putih Barat 26 – 30
      Pakuwon City (Laguna Indah)
      Surabaya 60112, Indonesia

      Phone :
      +62 31 5927172  /  5927023

      Fax :
      +62 31 5914582

      E-mail :
      info@bchati.sch.id

      Facebook :
      Sekolah Cita Hati

      Twitter :
      @citahatischool

      West Campus

      Principal (Kepala Sekolah SD):
      Martha Kristiana

      Location :
      Jl. Bukit Bali B3 No. 6
      Citra Raya
      Surabaya 60219,
      Indonesia

      Phone :
      +62 31 7441034  /  7404959

      Fax :
      +62 31 7458206

      E-mail :
      info@bchati.sch.id

      Facebook :
      Sekolah Cita Hati

      Twitter :
      @citahatischool


      Cita Hati Senior School (Junior High & Senior High School)

      East Campus

      Principal of Senior School (Kepala Sekolah SMP&SMA) :
      Erlangga Pramudya Dharma

      International Curriculum Coordinator :
      Marisi Sihombing

      Location :
      Jl. Kejawan Putih Barat 26 – 30
      Pakuwon City (Laguna Indah)
      Surabaya 60112, Indonesia

      Phone :
      +62 31 5915773  /  5915774

      Fax :
      +62 31 5914582

      E-mail :
      info@bchati.sch.id

      Facebook :
      Sekolah Cita Hati

      Twitter :
      @citahatischool

      West Campus

      Principal of Senior School (Kepala Sekolah SMP&SMA) :
      Clara Yap

      Location :
      Jl. Bukit Bali B3 No. 6
      Citra Raya
      Surabaya 60219, Indonesia

      Phone :
      +62 31 7404959  /  7441034

      Fax :
      +62 31 7458206

      E-mail :
      info@bchati.sch.id

      Facebook :
      Sekolah Cita Hati

      Twitter :
      @citahatischool


      Buah Hati Pre School – Kindergarten

      East Campus

      Principal (Kepala Sekolah) :
      Grace  Victressia Tabitha Umbas

      Location :
      Jl. Manyar Kertoarjo III / 66
      Surabaya 60285, Indonesia

      Phone :
      +62 31 5920732  /  5930951

      Fax :
      +62 31 5920732

      E-mail :
      info@bchati.sch.id

      Facebook :
      Buah Hati School

      Twitter :
      @buahhatischool

      West Campus

      Principal (Kepala Sekolah ) :
      Dhiana Megawati

      Location :
      Jl. Bukit Bali B3 No. 6
      Citra Raya
      Surabaya 60219, Indonesia

      Phone :
      +62 31 7404959  /  7441034

      Fax :
      +62 31 745 85 06

      E-mail :
      info@bchati.sch.id

      Facebook :
      Buah Hati School

      Twitter :
      @buahhatischool

      MDC  Masa Depan Cerah

      SCB Bukit Palma

      Jl Raya Bukit Palma No 2
      Citraland Utara, Surabaya

      T : (031) 7412201
      F : (031) 7412201
      E : bukitpalma@citraberkat.sch.id

      Sekolah Kristen Gloria

      www.gloriaschool.org/

      Address: East Java 60112
      Phone:0877-8186-6644
    • Kantor Yayasan
      Jl. Kupang Indah I/ 3 Surabaya 60189
      Telp. (031) 7346901, 7314599
      Fax. (031) 7340248
      Hotline:  (031) 3100 600
    • Pacar
      Sekolah Kristen Gloria
      PACAR – KB, TK, SD
      Jl. Pacar 11-17 Surabaya
      Telp.  (031) 545 2171
    • Sukomanunggal
      Sekolah Kristen Gloria
      SUKOMANUNGGAL  JAYA – SMA
      Jl. Raya Sukomanunggal Jaya 25 A Surabaya
      Telp. (031) 7340 247
    • Pakuwon City
      Sekolah Kristen Gloria
      PAKUWON CITY – KB, TK, SD, SMP, SMA
      Jl. Kalisari Sel 1 Kav. 1 No. 3- 5 Surabaya
      Telp. (031) 591 0077
    • Kupang Indah
      Sekolah Kristen Gloria
      KUPANG INDAH – KB, TK, SD, SMP
      Jl. Kupang Indah I/3 Surabaya
      Telp. (031) 7312 531

    SD Islam Al-Azhar 11 Surabaya

    Surabaya Taipei International School

    Address:Diamond Hill Blok DR 1 NO. 15A, Citra Raya , 60219 Surabaya ,Indonesia
    E-mail:sts.yay@gmail.com

    Contect Number +62-31-7421217
    Fax +62-31-7421218

    Xin Zhong School

    Address: JL. Mulyosari Mapan Bi FG/62 , Kalisari , Mulyorejo , 60112 Surabaya , Jawa Timur, 60112
    Phone:(031) 5913556

    Margie

    Mimi

    MIMI SCHOOL

    Address:
    Jl. Darmo Permai Selatan 1 / 28 (TK)
    Jl. Mayjend H.R. Mohammad 104 (SD, SMP, SMA)
    Surabaya (60226)
    Indonesia
    60226
    Telephone: +6231 7314144, 7340916,
    Fax: +6231 7314144

    IPH

    IPH East - Playgroup & Kindergarten
    +6231 592 2927
    IPH East - Elementary, Middle School & High School
    +6231 879 4040
    IPH West - Playgroup & Kindergarten
    +6231 734 0316
    IPH West - Elementary, Middle School
    +6231 731 5745 / +6231 731 2719
    SMA Dharma Mulya: Jalan Raya Dukung Kupang Barat 32
    Telepon : (031) 5664163 – 5664165
    Email : dharma_mya@yahoo.co.id atau info_sma@dm.sch.id

    SMP Dharma Mulya: Jalan Raya Dukung Kupang Barat 50
    Telepon : (031) 5613400
    Email : smp_dharma_mulya@yahoo.com atau info_smp@dm.sch.id

    SD Dharma Mulya : Jalan Raya Dukung Kupang Barat 50
    Telepon : (031) 5672309
    Email : sdk.dharmamulya@gmail.com atau info_sd@dm.sch.id
    PG-TK Dharma Mulya: Jalan Raya Dukung Kupang Barat 50
    Telepon : (031) 5679223
    Email :  info_pgtk@dm.sch.id

      SMAK Frateran Surabaya
      Peace, Love and Joy

      Jl. Kepanjen No. 8 Surabaya | Phone: +62 31 3524901 | Fax: +62 31 3528821

      Santa Agnes

      SMP Katolik St. Agnes
      Jl. Mendut 7, Surabaya

    gb1

      Saint Louis

      Polisi Istimewa 7, Surabaya – East Java – Indonesia
      Phone:(031) 567-6522, Email:office@smakstlouis1sby.sch.id

    Speciality training

    Cooking

    Sages

    Ranch’s

    SHS :: Surabaya Hotel School

    Kyky baking and cooking school

    TriStar

    Music
    Hotel
    Dance
    Art
    Martial Arts
    Fashion

    Language Schools
    Language courses in Surabaya
    EF English First
    EF English First – Surabaya Kayun
    www.englishfirst.co.id
    Jalan Kayun 42
    (031) 5340071
    EF English First – Surabaya Jemursari
    www.englishfirst.co.id
    Jalan Raya Jemursari No.76
    Surabaya
    (031) 8499900
    EF English First – Surabaya Bukit Mas
    www.englishfirst.co.id
    JL. Abdul Wahab Siamin
    Komp. Villa Bukit Mas Ruko RD No. 2 – 5
    (031) 5677600

    Direct English www.directenglish.co.id
    IALF www.ialf.edu
    KELT Key English Language Training www.k-elt.com

    The British Institute

    www.tbi.co.id

    TBI Darmo Kali
    Jl Darmo Kali 36Surabaya 60264
    P: 031 566 7773
    F: 031 566 5390
    @: info@darmokali.tbi.co.id
    EfeX Center

    • EfeX West. Ruko Waterplace (Supermal) C02………..EfeX East. Pakuwon Town Square Ruko AA-02, Number 59-60……
    • Surabaya, Indonesia

    10:00am – 7:00pm
    Phone West: 031.739.3515…East: 031.596.3417
    Email info@efexcenter.com
    Website http://www.efexcenter.com


    Canadian English CourseSchool Language – Raya Darmo Permai 111 KAV 15
    BLOK C1 C2
    Surabaya, Jawa Timur, 60241
    Indonesia
    Telephone: +62 31 732 0973
    Fax: +62 31 732 0974

    Locations

    1
    Raya Darmo Permai 111 KAV 15
    BLOK C1 C2
    Surabaya 60241 Jawa Timur
    2
    Kompl Citraland Cluster Taman Puspa Raya Bl B-12/49
    Made, Lakarsantri
    Surabaya 60219 Jawa Timur
    3
    Jl Ketabang Kali 2
    Ketabang, Genteng
    Surabaya 60272 Jawa Timur
    4
    Jl Raya Jemursari 203-205/A-17
    Jemur Wonosari, Winocolo
    Surabaya 60237 Jawa Timur

    http://blogs.bootsnall.com/wayne/cec-canadian-english-course.html

    1. Government University
    2. Private University
    3. Medical School
    4. The Navy academy School
    5. I will be honest that I don’t know the reason why religious schools and Islamic schools are separated, but leave it to readers to discern any difference.

      Note to Schools: Please send an updated paragraph about your school. Include contact information and websites. A photo and school logo(both under one mb please)

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    Joan Emery is an artist from Georgian Bay

    July 24th, 2014

    Joan Emery is an artist from Georgian Bay.

    http://www.paintingsbyjoanemery.com/Art-Show-2011-%232.jpg

    For many years she has had an interest in art. She has been involved in Arts on the Bay since its start in 1991 and is a founding member.

    For 17 years she was a school board trustee for the Parry Sound School board as well as held art shows in the local school in the summer months.

    Joan has been happily married for 57 years and raised a family of six!

    It was not until her retirement that her own art became center stage. She paints a wide range of subjects including wildlife, sailboats and lighthouses.

    There’s always something new on the horizon for this artist.
    (text above taken directly from http://www.paintingsbyjoanemery.com/)

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    CEC: Canadian English Course

    July 22nd, 2014

    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgCanadian English Course is a language center that focuses on English language training for a variety of purposes and for all ability levels.

    Wordle: Canadian English Course

    Join us at CEC

    CEC also hosts English language competitions.

    Netty Poernomo
    Principal
    Telephone: +62 31 732 0973
    Fax: +62 31 732 0974

    Campus Address:
    Raya Darmo Permai 111 KAV 15
    BLOK C1 C2
    Surabaya, Jawa Timur, 60241
    Indonesia
    Telephone: +62 31 732 0973
    Fax: +62 31 732 0974

    Activities for Canadian English Course:
    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgLanguage classes

    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgAdult education

    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgChildrens’ development

    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgCorporate Training Solutions

    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgEducation Centers

    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgEducational services

    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgPersonal development

    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgSAT

    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgTest Prep

    http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgPrivate tuition

    Locations

    1
    Raya Darmo Permai 111 KAV 15
    BLOK C1 C2
    Surabaya 60241 Jawa Timur
    2
    Kompl Citraland Cluster Taman Puspa Raya Bl B-12/49
    Made, Lakarsantri
    Surabaya 60219 Jawa Timur
    3
    Jl Ketabang Kali 2
    Ketabang, Genteng
    Surabaya 60272 Jawa Timur
    4
    Jl Raya Jemursari 203-205/A-17
    Jemur Wonosari, Winocolo
    Surabaya 60237 Jawa Timur
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    New courses for 2014

    July 12th, 2014

    Course Dates


    Course in Surabaya and Bali dates for 2014

    • 4 August – 29 August 2014
    • 1 September – 26 September 2014
    • 6 October – 31 October 2014
    • 3 November – 28 November 2014
    • 1 December – 23 December 2014

    Course dates for 2015

    Surabaya, East Java

    2015

    January           5-30
    February         2-27
    March              2-27
    April                6-30(1st of May if scheduling allows)
    May                 4-29
    June               1-26
    July (unlikely due to Ramadan/(Lebaran)Idul Fitri
    August           3-28
    September   1-25
    October         5-30
    November    2-27
    December   30-23(Saturday classes TBA)

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    Denpasar,   Bali

    2015
    January        5-30
    February      2-27
    March           2-27
    April              6-30(1st of May if scheduling allows)
    May               4-29
    June             1-26
    July               6-31
    August         3-28
    September 1-25
    October        5-30
    November    2-27
    December   30-23(Saturday classes TBA)

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    The Crystal Monkey

    July 11th, 2014

    The Crystal Monkey by Patrick Nohrden

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    Little Min Li believes she lives in the world’s greatest nation until the Red Guards terrorize her village. And when her father sells her crystal monkey to buy alcohol, Min Li loses much more than a beloved toy. As she grows up, Min Li must rediscover her hope and courage in order to achieve her greatest dreams. This true-life story will capture your heart!

    Purchase here: http://nohrden.com/Crystal_Monkey/Purchase.html

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    June Meeting of InterNations Surabaya

    July 6th, 2014

    InterNations - the Community for Expatriates and Global Minds

    InterNations Surabaya Friday night at Kirkos

    Internations Pre-Ramadan Event

    At Kirkos 4th Floor Ciputra World
    Surabaya
    Jun 27, 2014
    19:00
    28 Attendees

    We just made it before the month long ban on alcohol sales. We had a good group – about 25 people – and it was a fun evening. We had a large number of new faces, from New York,Belfast,Finland, and of course from Surabaya. Thank you to everyone who came out. Special Thanks to Chris whose negotiating wizardry allowed the evening to come together.

    Date
    Start date: Jun 27, 2014 19:00
    End date: Jun 27, 2014 23:59

    Where:
    Kirkos! Wine Bar
    Bar & Grill Mayjen Sungkono 73, Ciputra World, 4th Floor
    Surabaya, Indonesia
    +62 31 51200051

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    Do you believe in Magic?

    July 2nd, 2014

    Do you believe in Magic?

    “In Indonesia, the common term for practitioners of traditional healing, magic and sorcery is dukun. … In the past dukun used both white and black magic. …”

    It’s all too easy to roll your eyes when people talk about Black magic, curses, masuk angin, and the power to hold off the rain, but maybe there’s something to this stuff.
    Stories abound of the magic that chills, kills, heals, and apparently repeals(the laws of nature) here in Indonesia.
    Every so often a newspaper story tells of the demise of some poor soul who ran afoul of a dukun.
    Lately, we’ve been experiencing a long stretch of hot weather where we should be getting rain. Areas around us have been drenched to the point of flooding, but poor old Surabaya, Porong and Sidoarjo are being baked.
    The reason …Black Magic, Baby!
    “Pshaw,” you say. Which you have to admit is a silly thing to say. “There’s no such thing as magic.”
    The local residents in Porong have employed the dark side of the force …er …dukons to hold off the rain. Porong residents fear the rain, and resultant flooding will exacerbate the problems already caused by boiling mud.
    A few months ago the earth started spewing up mud. Steaming liquid has destroyed homes, flooded and ruined farmland, decimated an industrial area and washed out roads. If you knew Harry Potter’s cell number, you’d call him too.
    Logic be damned.

    What about the healing?
    First off, a healer may use magic, but he/she is not a Dukun.
    I’ve been going to a local healer for a couple of weeks.
    Pak Harto is said to be able to channel energy and heals all sorts of things. A friend with heart problems swears by him. I actually just swore. Man, this healing hurts.
    What the heck is wrong with me? Well, I’ve got a herniated disk, between the fourth and fifth vertabrae. Sometimes it hurts, and sometimes it’s bad.
    Pak Harto is the man with the magic hands.
    Pak Harto works out of a Chinese temple here in Surabaya. So you’re watched over by all sorts of nasty-looking beasties.
    I went down to Jalan Cokroaminoto and put my feet into his hands, Yuck. “Owww,F…..! F…..!.” Then the pain was gone.
    I was sweating like a pig but the tightness in my lower back and the dull ache in my shoulder were gone.
    I went back a second time. Took a handkerchief. A muffled series of obscenities followed, and then – relief.
    Do it. Scream and get better.

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    Africa: Winning Big

    June 20th, 2014

    Africa, a continent awash in ecological and biological treasures and a wealth of hitherto untapped talent; you might think that such a place wouldn’t possess a shred of casino culture, but you’d be very wrong. African casinos do exist, and there are plenty of pleasures for gambling aficionados to experience across the entire breadth of the continent. Here’s an insight into Africa’s fledgling casino industry and the little known wonders within.

    Firstly, you must understand that casinos are a relatively recent phenomenon in Africa and as a result the legal status of casinos and gambling is only just progressing out of the repressive and backward form of the past. Take South Africa, for example. If you were to have tried to set up or even participate in anything casino related as recently as 1994, one would be confronted with a lengthy prison sentence. Since the introduction of the 1996 and 2004 National Gambling Acts however, everyone can now wager to their hearts content, enjoying the thrills and excitement that millions regularly experience across the globe.

    Despite this development though, online gambling is still illegal; try and log on to a site such as Gaming Club and you might find yourself on rather thin ice! Such a story is common across swathes of Africa, so be careful before you book and always do the research!

    Now we’ve got the boring legals out of the way, where can you visit that’ll allow you to get the most out of your African gambling vacation? Try out the Elephant Hills Resort in Zimbabwe; perched high above the impressive Victoria Falls looking down upon the upper Zambezi River, Elephant Hills boasts a dearth of facilities. Golf, wildlife tours, entertainment and, of course, a casino are all open to guests, and for quieter moments the Falls are only 4km away!

    Is Zimbabwe not your cup of tea? Head over to Cameroon and stay at the Le Meridien hotel. Located in Cameroon’s largest city and cultural melting pot, Douala, Le Meridien exudes class and tranquillity in the centre of this bustling city and with a pool, excellent restaurant facilities and a hotel casino, there’s no better place to visit.

    If you’re visiting a more northerly African clime, then Marrakech’s Hotel Es Saadi Palace and Villas is the place to stay. Visit Morocco in true style at this highly regarded destination, founded in 1952, sampling some cocktails at the Casino Terrace or exploring Moroccan flavours at the Epicurien restaurant, before trying your luck on the slots, tables and wheels at the Casino De Marrakech, located adjacent to the Hotel itself.

    Finally, we have the Sun City Resort, one of South Africa’s most highly regarded casinos, known throughout the world. Alongside safari tours, adventure sports, golfing, and many excellent restaurants, you can visit one of the largest casinos in Africa (boasting 38 tables), a true gem in the South African crown!



    In collaboration with Alex Saunders

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    Fanbox: Best to avoid

    May 29th, 2014

    Started an account with Fanbox. Initially I was enthusiastic. I was warned and cautioned.

    I pressed on. I was wrong.
    Please do not waste your time and money on this.

    I was hoping to make a bit of money, save a bit as well as offset  expenses. Fanbox proved to be a drain on our bank account. To make matters worse there were the constant reassurances of a mentor/teacher who insisted that all I had to do was follow the plan that they had laid out. I followed … right down the garden path.

    Thankfully our losses were relatively minor. I hope I can save others the pain, annoyance and embarrassment.  Steer clear of Fanbox and anything to do with SMS.AC.Inc.

    It will be the smartest thing you never did.

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