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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 [...]

5 tech Start-ups Looking to Capitalise on Indonesia’s Education Industry

With the power of the Internet, these start-ups are looking to impact Indonesian academia and change the way people approach learning in the archipelago. Indonesia’s education industry is huge. According to former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, there are about 50 million students, 3 million teachers, and 200,000 schools in the archipelago. Indonesia’s population size of [...]

Let’s Talk About Sex: Are Indonesia’s Youth Ill-Prepared?

Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, is not an advocate for teaching formal sexual education in schools. Instead, sex education is integrated into biology, social studies and religious classes in an implicit manner, including teachings on abstinence. There is an ongoing debate about the correct way to combat the spread [...]

Just Visiting

23 March 2015

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 [...]

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Posted in Featured, homepage_posts, Observations

No End to the Stupidity

23 March 2015

The perennial black dollar scam is back in the news. This time, the apparent victim is a Navy officer who was busted for drugs. It’s bad enough that a member of the military could fall for such a well-known scam. What’s far worse is that some police and media outlets seem to think the money [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Scams in the City

On the Rise: Meet Ramon Medina

23 March 2015

Ramon is owner and boulanger of Levant Bakery in Kemang, South Jakarta. Together with his business partner, Ramon opened up shop in December to serve fresh baked bread, pastries and viennoiserie. Ramon, where are you from and how did you end up in Jakarta? I am from Lyon, France, and I came to Indonesia in [...]

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Posted in Food & Drink, homepage_posts, Meet the Expats

All That Jazz

23 March 2015

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” ― Louis Armstrong En route to the eleventh annual Java Jazz Festival, the macet was particularly cruel. Stuck on a fume-riddled planet ruled by strange machines called Kijang and Avanza, we could only whimper quietly, clutching our tickets to probably the most exciting musical event in [...]

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Posted in Arts/Entertainment, homepage_posts

Diving After the Mines: A Day in Ratatotok

23 March 2015

The soft scent of cloves toasting underneath the sun wafted in the air as my ojek cruised over the lush green hills of Minahasa Tenggara. The road outlooks a trapezoid hill plunging into a mangrove-laced cove, glittering with shades of blue and green. From afar, I could see speckles of light and dark colours in [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Travel

The Clandestine Critic | Low-Salt Grill

23 March 2015

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Jakarta’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced reviews, from long-established favourites to the hottest new tables in town. This month, Jakarta’s first celebrity-chef establishment, Salt Grill. Ever been told too much salt is bad for [...]

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Posted in Food & Drink, homepage_posts

Med Adventures in the East: Bruno Courbet

23 March 2015

Bruno, could you please give us a short history of the company? Club Med’s adventure started in 1950 in Baleares, Spain. After a few resorts in some beautiful destinations like Greece and Tahiti, Club Med opened its first ski resort in 1956 in Switzerland. In 1967, Club Med invented the Mini Club Med concept, where [...]

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Posted in Business Profile, homepage_posts

What to remember when marketing to Muslims in Indonesia

23 March 2015

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. For this reason, foreign investors need a working knowledge of how best to market in the archipelago.  Indonesia’s religious landscape is unique, as the local Muslim community clocks in at more than 88 percent of the total population. By 2030, this number is projected to reach [...]

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Posted in Business/Property, homepage_posts

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

23 March 2015

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 [...]

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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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