Hendra Makgawinata was born and raised in Jakarta. He completed bachelor degree in economics from Sydney University and has made Australia home since 2006. He writes regularly at kompasiana (www.kompasiana.com/HendraMakgawinata) - the largest Bahasa Indonesia speaking crowd-blogging in the world. Some of his writings have been featured as Headline in Kompasiana.
Hendra also travels regularly with his young family to Jakarta to visit friends and relatives.