Ade Mardiyati

Ade Mardiyati

Ade Mardiyati is a freelance journalist and writer based in Jakarta and Bali. Specialising in social issues, lifestyle, culture, and natural disasters, she has produced works for the Jakarta Globe, Reuters, BBC, and more.

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Pandemic a wake-up call for more healthy eating, Jakarta organic food pioneer observes

Organik Club has become an institution in Jakarta – the place to shop for, eat, and learn about organic produce. Its founder, Santi, has been busier than ever this spring – but she’s not complaining.

Organik Club has become an institution in Jakarta – the place to shop for, eat, and learn about organic produce. Its founder, Santi, has been busier than ever this spring – but she’s not complaining.

5 Jul 2020 - 10:23PM
What the tarot says about coronavirus: superstitious Indonesians ask tarot card readers to show them a brighter future

Professional tarot card readers in Indonesia are fielding questions from clients about how the Covid-19 emergency will play out for them.

Professional tarot card readers in Indonesia are fielding questions from clients about how the Covid-19 emergency will play out for them.

10 Jun 2020 - 4:44PM
Indonesia’s teen suicide problem and what to do about it

Activists and social welfare advocates fear not enough is being done to prevent the tragedy of Indonesian adolescents committing suicide, with loneliness, bullying, lack of parental support and substance abuse identified as affecting their mental health.

Activists and social welfare advocates fear not enough is being done to prevent the tragedy of Indonesian adolescents committing suicide, with loneliness, bullying, lack of parental support and substance abuse identified as affecting their mental health.

6 Apr 2020 - 11:11AM
‘We all have the right to be happy’: Interfaith couples tell of struggle to get married in Indonesia

Interfaith couples tell of their struggle to get married in Indonesia where most religious leaders or celebrants refuse to conduct their marriage ceremony, and bureaucratic red tape makes it even more complicated to tie the knot.

Interfaith couples tell of their struggle to get married in Indonesia where most religious leaders or celebrants refuse to conduct their marriage ceremony, and bureaucratic red tape makes it even more complicated to tie the knot.

18 Mar 2020 - 8:40AM
Chinese Muslims’ life in Indonesia: family fights, head shaving and rejection by their own community

Muslim, Chinese and living in Indonesia – ethnic Chinese people who convert to Islam often feel they have to hide their religion from their families, who have ill-informed perceptions about Muslims in Indonesia.

Muslim, Chinese and living in Indonesia – ethnic Chinese people who convert to Islam often feel they have to hide their religion from their families, who have ill-informed perceptions about Muslims in Indonesia.

4 Feb 2020 - 11:45AM
Women swear by Madura sticks that help them please their husbands in bed; doctor warns of infection and cancer risks

Indonesians know them as Madura sticks. They are said to contain herbal medicine, and women insert them in their bodies in the belief they help them satisfy their men in bed. A doctor, though, says they risk infection and worse.

Indonesians know them as Madura sticks. They are said to contain herbal medicine, and women insert them in their bodies in the belief they help them satisfy their men in bed. A doctor, though, says they risk infection and worse.

11 Jan 2020 - 2:51PM
Everything halal: consumer goods makers exploit Indonesian push for products that satisfy Islamic law, selling ‘halal fridges’ and ‘halal cat food’

Country’s government draws up legislation requiring providers of consumer goods and services to have them certified as complying with Islamic law, yet the latter only requires halal certification for food, drinks and cosmetics.

Country’s government draws up legislation requiring providers of consumer goods and services to have them certified as complying with Islamic law, yet the latter only requires halal certification for food, drinks and cosmetics.

31 Oct 2019 - 5:46AM