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Bali and Beyond: A Property Business Perspective

Terje Nilsen, Principal of Ray White Paradise, a leading real estate company in Bali, discusses what’s hot in property in Bali and beyond. We are about six months into the new Indonesian government under President Joko Widodo (aka Jokowi). As is seen after many national elections, Indonesia and its business communities have been through a [...]

Foreign Property Ownership Under the Magnifying Glass in Indonesia

The government says it will survey and inventory all land that could be owned by foreigners. The issue raises eyebrows and pulses, primarily in Bali and Lombok.  Foreign ownership of property in Indonesia has recently come under increased scrutiny, with the head of the National Land Agency (BPN) and minister of Agrarian Affairs Ferry Mursyidan [...]

Just Visiting

Most expatriates will never see the inside of an Indonesian jail. But should you ever have a friend fall afoul of the nation’s capricious legal system—or if you feel the urge to spread some sunshine among inmates—here’s a visitors’ guide to Indonesian prisons. When Someone Gets Busted The best thing you can do for any [...]

Bandung’s Asian-African Conference Approaches, as More Drug Traffickers Face the Firing Squad

Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan of the Bali Nine are still scheduled to be executed, even though legal appeals have postponed the executions indefinitely. Amidst controversy, Tony Abbott asks Jokowi to return his phone call. Back in January, Edith Visvanathan stood in front of a crowd in Sydney. “Please, give him a second chance. Don’t [...]

Fairyland Express

Sulawesi: twice the size of the UK, volcanoes galore, uninhabited islands, strange creatures, boiling seas, electric clams and tons of bioluminescence, all wrapped up in Mother Nature’s blanket of beauty and sustainability. In January, we planned a dive vacation to Halmahera, but the Gamalama volcanic eruption nixed that in late December. The only positive aspect [...]

Online Hazards

06 April 2015

Victims of online retail fraud in Indonesia tend to cut their losses, chalking down their experience as a lesson to be more careful before buying goods over the Internet. But there are measures that can be taken if you become the victim of such fraud – though you may never get your money back. Prevention [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Scams in the City

Wrongful Conviction

06 April 2015

If you passed the young woman in this photograph on the street, she might remind you of someone – your sister, your former classmate, your colleague, or your fiancé. And she is all of these to someone. Until last April, Afrischa Setyani was a happy young woman, gainfully employed and planning her wedding for October [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Observations

Forest Mapping will Help the Indigenous

06 April 2015

To know the lie of the land is an essential ingredient for travellers, and for anyone dealing with land tenure, or the management and use of the land’s natural resources. This is especially true in respect of the confusing and conflicting land ownership rights of Indonesia’s indigenous peoples. In 2012, the Constitutional Court declared that [...]

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Posted in Conservation, homepage_posts

Chic Casas and Designer Domiciles

06 April 2015

Our resident style guru Victoria Bannerman dishes out top tips for crafting fashionable interiors for your dream home, from creative ideas to shop recommendations. It is simply not enough for others to know you’re a sartorial polymath in the wardrobe department. In my opinion, you must extend your fabulous style to your dwelling-place, whether it’s [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Lifestyle

Protect Your Home: Security for Bali Residents

06 April 2015

With the alarming rash of home robberies and even killings during home invasions over the past year, it has become critical to secure your home. Bill Dalton shows Bali residents how it’s done. There was the shocking murder of 51-year-old American Paul Robb Latourell, stabbed to death in his home; a much-loved British woman, Anne [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Info for Expats

Javanese Sailors in the Giant’s Homeland: the Traditional Houses of Bena, Flores

02 April 2015

On finally having the chance to visit Bajawa, Flores, I noticed “Jawa” in the name. When I finally had the chance to visit Bajawa’s famous traditional houses in Bena, I learned that this was no coincidence. Despite my first impression however, I did not immediately make the connection: the traditional houses of Bena do bear [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Travel

AVIP Interiors, an Industry Leader in the Design and Build of Commercial Spaces

02 April 2015

Frans Spanjaart is Founder and CEO of AVIP Interiors, a commercial interior design company in operation since 1986, which he moved to Indonesia in 1998. Frans talks to us about how he built his business in Indonesia, and how he believes the future for the global interior design industry is to ‘go green’. AVIP Interior [...]

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Posted in Business Profile, homepage_posts

Bali and Beyond: A Property Business Perspective

02 April 2015

Terje Nilsen, Principal of Ray White Paradise, a leading real estate company in Bali, discusses what’s hot in property in Bali and beyond. We are about six months into the new Indonesian government under President Joko Widodo (aka Jokowi). As is seen after many national elections, Indonesia and its business communities have been through a [...]

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Posted in Business/Property, Featured, homepage_posts

Foreign Property Ownership Under the Magnifying Glass in Indonesia

02 April 2015

The government says it will survey and inventory all land that could be owned by foreigners. The issue raises eyebrows and pulses, primarily in Bali and Lombok.  Foreign ownership of property in Indonesia has recently come under increased scrutiny, with the head of the National Land Agency (BPN) and minister of Agrarian Affairs Ferry Mursyidan [...]

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Posted in Featured, homepage_posts

Western Union: The Fastest Way to Send and Receive Money Around the World

25 February 2015

Western Union: The Fastest Way to Send and Receive Money Around the World What is WESTERN UNION? WESTERN UNION is a money transfer services company, for send and receive all around the world.. History WESTERN UNION was first established in 1851 as New York & Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Co., later changing its name to [...]

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