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Indonesia Aims to Capitalise on Renewable Energy Investor’s Guide to Indonesia: The Most Promising Startup Sectors Indonesia’s Migrant Maids: A President’s Shame, a Country’s Dilemma Bali and Beyond: A Property Business Perspective Foreign Property Ownership Under the Magnifying Glass in Indonesia
 

Indonesia Aims to Capitalise on Renewable Energy

Indonesia possesses the lion’s share of Earth’s geothermal resources that can be used for renewable energy. Here’s what the government plans to do about it. Indonesia’s days as a major oil-exporting nation are long gone. Since 2004, oil consumption in the archipelago has exceeded its capacity to produce, and the rate of production is dwindling. [...]

Investor’s Guide to Indonesia: The Most Promising Startup Sectors

Startup business in Indonesia is moving forwards in a positive direction, providing a larger area to be cultivated, whilst still giving benefits to existing players. Hungry in Jakarta? Try using Foodpanda to get something to eat while you explore Lewatmana to find the fastest way for GrabTaxi or Go-Jek to get you to your destination. [...]

Indonesia’s Migrant Maids: A President’s Shame, a Country’s Dilemma

Many of you reading this will not often consider yourself a type of migrant. ‘Expat’ is the socially preferred term for someone who chooses to flee their homeland and pursue their fortune on foreign shores. Expats and migrants alike roam in search of streets paved with gold – but there’s a subtle difference. When you [...]

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 [...]

Seven Days of IT Blackout (and I Don’t Mind)

04 May 2015

Nabilia Soenasto is a 12th-grader at the Singapore School, Bona Vista in Jakarta, and was one of the winners in an essay competition on the topic ‘Seven days of IT Blackout’. This is what she discovered during her week without gadgets and technology… If you had told me a week ago that I would ever [...]

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Save the Children from Hypocrisy

04 May 2015

The government claims that its ban on alcohol sales in convenience stores is motivated solely by a desire to protect children. If the government really cares about the health and morals of young Indonesians, it should start enforcing existing laws, rather than creating new ones. The removal of beer and pre-mixed alcoholic drinks from minimarts [...]

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Energizing the Spirit Within | Meet Meghan Pappenheim

04 May 2015

Meghan is Co-Founder, Director and Producer of the Bali Spirit Festival and lives the mission of the festival through Karma Yoga (selfless service), sharing the spirit and energy inherent in the Festival.   You are from New York and started doing business at a young age. Tell me about that. I was an only child [...]

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High-energy Fashion is Fighting Fit

04 May 2015

Gone are the days when sportswear was for the sole purpose of getting downright sweaty at the gym. It has stepped up its game: we are in the midst of a sports-meets-fashion revolution. As more and more of us are exercising more regularly, fashion houses and sports brands are taking notice. Now, not only can [...]

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Saving Energy at Home: the Revolution in Green Consumption

04 May 2015

Energy conservation is an acute necessity on the beautiful but vulnerable island of Bali. You can also save millions of rupiah in energy costs each year, by using affordable and sustainable energy-saving products and easy-to-apply practices in the home and business. By adopting a simple lifestyle, there’s no reason why your monthly electricity bill should [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Info for Expats

Lok Baintan Floating Market and Bamboo Rafting in Loksado

04 May 2015

Any discourse on the rivers of Indonesia owes a great debt to Kalimantan. The world’s third-largest island is home to three of the longest rivers in Indonesia: the Kapuas (West Kalimantan), the Mahakam (East Kalimantan) and the Barito (South Kalimantan). No wonder Kalimantan’s people rely heavily on the abundance of waterways, both as a means [...]

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Brothers at the Coalface: Mining Consultancy Britmindo

04 May 2015

Britmindo is a family-run mining consultancy firm powered by brothers Stephen and David Nye, along with their father and the company’s founder, Alan Nye. Stephen and David talk to Indonesia Expat about their firm and their industry. Stephen and David, could you give us a bit of background information about Britmindo? Our father Alan Nye [...]

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Indonesia Aims to Capitalise on Renewable Energy

04 May 2015

Indonesia possesses the lion’s share of Earth’s geothermal resources that can be used for renewable energy. Here’s what the government plans to do about it. Indonesia’s days as a major oil-exporting nation are long gone. Since 2004, oil consumption in the archipelago has exceeded its capacity to produce, and the rate of production is dwindling. [...]

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Age Does Make a Difference: Retirement Age Laws in Oil & Gas

04 May 2015

Like working in Indonesia? Don’t get old. I was 38 years old when I first stepped off the Garuda plane in Indonesia for my first overseas assignment with an international oil and gas company in 1991. 24 years and three different work assignments later, it seems just like yesterday. Throughout this time period, our family [...]

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Posted in Business/Property, 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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