Indonesia Expat

Nuts About Cashews: Meet Aaron Fishman

East Bali Cashews (EBC) is stirring things up in today’s business world. From the birth of the enterprise just three years ago, the mission of EBC has been to create...

Public’s response to new paid plastic bag policy

In a bid to reduce the production of plastic waste, as many as 22 cities in Indonesia have simultaneously witnessed the implementation of a paid plastic bags policy,...

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Opens in Jakarta

The fine-dining steakhouse opens its tenth restaurant in Asia.  Ruth’s Chris Steak House greets Indonesia with the opening of its first branch in the capital city,...

Bantleman and Tjiong’s Acquittal Overturned

Indonesia’s Supreme Court today overturned the acquittal of Canadian Neil Bantleman and Indonesian teaching assistant Ferdinand Tjiong. The former JIS teachers were...

Tourism: Discrepancies between Central Bureau of Statistics and the Government

Despite the Central Bureau of Statistics’ (Badan Pusat Statistik – BPS) latest report suggesting a decline in the number of visits by foreign tourists to...

Manpower Minister Dhakiri Remains Positive on the Coming ASEAN Economic Community Despite Growing Concerns Amongst Indonesians

As per 1 January 2016, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations join forces in the coming economic integration, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)....

Jokowi Signs New Government Regulations on Foreign Property Ownership

In December, President Joko Widodo signed a Government Regulation (Peraturan Pemerintah, PP) on foreign home ownership in Indonesia. The president’s decision to sign...

EU High Representative Mogherini and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi discuss tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia

The High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini spoke this morning with the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, to discuss the current tension...

Indecent Acts

Social media scamming is on the rise, but authorities need to stop prosecuting people for exercising freedom of speech. About 10 years ago, I worked in a busy Jakarta...

10,000 Local and International Residents Come Together for a Cleaner Jakarta

On Sunday, October 18 2015, Clean Up Jakarta Day was back for its third time to carry out its mission of raising awareness for a cleaner Jakarta. Approximately 10,000...

What’s App-ening in Bandung?

Seeing Bandung by murderous GPS When growing kitchen herbs, I generally read the packet then enjoy acquiring new knowledge through trial and error. Some people, however,...

Catching a Flick

I like movies that are either funny or true, meaning I don’t generally see the point of letting precious minutes of my life tick by while I learn nothing and/or get no...

A Sulawesi Story: Meet Horst Liebner

Maritime expert, anthropologist, Malayologist and linguist Horst Liebner shares his deep knowledge of and love for the amazing cultures, language and history of...

Bajawa Highlands: Heartland of Flores

The growling, battered ‘executive’ bus stopped in front of our hotel in Labuan Bajo, its engine hungrily pointing towards the road out of town. From this thriving,...

Education Guide 2017

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