about

Selamat datang! Sem welcomes and thanks you for dropping by.

Sem Purba is a freelancer. As a translator (English-Indonesian, Russian-Indonesian), he has translated cookbooks, manuals, press releases and applications (apps). As an editor (Indonesian), he has edited various articles and books.

As a writer (mostly in Indonesian), his work has appeared in AutocarElleEsquire, FAOHarper’s Bazaar, Kompas, Media Indonesia, MinumKopi.com, and Tripvisto.

In November 2015, he won a competition held by WWF-Indonesia and CSPO, writing an essay about sustainable palm oil

In his spare time, he loves reading good books, going to the beach, bicycling and making things (kimonos and paper collages).

He hopes you have a good time here. Don’t hesitate to contact him about blogging, travel, and or assignments. Email him at thedivingcomedy[at]gmail[dot]com!

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