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Nepal Earthquake April 25, 2015: A Survivor’s Report Murder by Death 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
 

Nepal Earthquake April 25, 2015: A Survivor’s Report

I feel lucky to be writing this. Had the course of events only been slightly different, this would have never been written and my wife Yati and I would probably never be found. I had planned to go on the Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu trek – the part of the Himalayas just north of Kathmandu – as early [...]

Murder by Death

Australian indignation against the death penalty was never going to save a couple of drug traffickers from the firing squad in Indonesia — and that was entirely the point. The executions were merely a political tool, shamelessly exploited by both countries. February 8: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s popularity was at a record low, prompting [...]

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 [...]

Theatre with a Difference: The Jakarta Players

18 May 2015

Breaking the monotonous routine of movie-bingeing and mall-hopping, Jakartans have the opportunity to watch a highly captivating play for a good cause. This summer, The Jakarta Players – a non-profit, multinational community theatre group that provides English language entertainment for Jakarta’s theatre-loving community – will be performing Annie Baker’s popular, charming and comical play Circle [...]

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Posted in Arts/Entertainment, Charities, homepage_posts

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Daze of Summer

18 May 2015

The summer of 1976 was the hottest and driest in the UK since records began, with the months of June, July and August offering little besides glorious sunshine, 35 degree temperatures and clear blue sky. Of course, there was the obligatory water shortage at the same time just to make sure the English could carry [...]

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Posted in Comedy, homepage_posts

Luke Stockley | Award-Winning Fine Jeweller in Paradise

18 May 2015

Top international jewellery designer Luke Stockley of Jemme Jewellery and Jemme Restaurant in Bali speaks about creating The Bali Ball and how he gives back to the island he loves. Where in the UK are you from? I’m from Devon and lived there until I was 16, at which time I moved to Clapton, Mayfair. [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Meet the Expats

Nepal Earthquake April 25, 2015: A Survivor’s Report

18 May 2015

I feel lucky to be writing this. Had the course of events only been slightly different, this would have never been written and my wife Yati and I would probably never be found. I had planned to go on the Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu trek – the part of the Himalayas just north of Kathmandu – as early [...]

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Posted in Featured, homepage_posts, Observations

Sex in the City

18 May 2015

Police are showing a lot of interest in a high-class prostitution ring that provided actresses and models to government officials, legislators and tycoons. Just don’t expect them to name or investigate the men who paid vast sums – perhaps well beyond the range of their official salaries – for sex with celebrities. South Jakarta Police [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Scams in the City

Tradition, Tears and Tantrums

18 May 2015

For forty-five years, the British Women’s Association (BWA) of Jakarta has been offering community support and friendship for UK citizens and other expatriates. Many strong bonds formed continue decades on, separated only by time zones. Their social welfare programme contributes to charitable causes through a range of fundraising events, including its annual Fashion Show, which [...]

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Posted in Fashion, homepage_posts

Networking with a Difference: Jakarta Business Networkers

18 May 2015

If you’re serious about business, you won’t be a stranger to the many networking events that Jakarta has to offer. Jakarta Business Networkers (JBN) was created to give networkers a chance to gain new contacts, new knowledge and most importantly, new business referrals, which eventually convert into revenue. We talk to JBN Founder Jean-Philippe Beraud to [...]

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Posted in Business Profile, homepage_posts

Opportunities, Challenges Abound for Private Investors in Local Infrastructure Projects

18 May 2015

Here’s what private investors who are keen on Indonesian infrastructure projects should consider before moving forward. The Indonesian Government needs private sector help to achieve its ambitious target to improve the country’s inadequate infrastructure. According to officials’ estimations, this will cost more than US$400 billion over the next five years. However, analysts say that Southeast [...]

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Posted in Business/Property, homepage_posts

Murder by Death

18 May 2015

Australian indignation against the death penalty was never going to save a couple of drug traffickers from the firing squad in Indonesia — and that was entirely the point. The executions were merely a political tool, shamelessly exploited by both countries. February 8: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s popularity was at a record low, prompting [...]

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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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