Indonesia Expat

Indonesia Expat is Indonesia's largest expatriate readership (formerly known as Jakarta Expat and Bali Expat)

Staycation

A Staycation in Surabaya: Part 2

JW Marriott Surabaya is truly a timeless, luxurious gem right in the heart of downtown Surabaya. JW Marriott Surabaya brings forth the concept of timeless luxury to all...

Huge Shipment of Key Methampetamine, Ecstasy Ingredient Intercepted in Bali

Bali police said on Monday (Jul 16) they had intercepted a huge haul of Australia-bound cold relief tablets that contained a key ingredient for making illicit drugs....

Homework Now Officially Banned in Blitar Schools

Students in the city of Blitar, East Java can now live a homework-free life after the local administration decided to officially ban schools from giving them home...

slaughtered crocodiles

Almost 300 Crocodiles Slaughtered by Angry Mob

A mob of angry villagers has killed hundreds of protected crocodiles in Indonesia’s far-eastern province of West Papua in what appears to be a retaliatory attack after...

Arabic Food Journey through Jordan

Food and travel vlogger Mark Wiens journeys to Petra in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, but encounters amazing local Arabic cuisine along the way. On the outskirts...

Gay man publicly flogged

Adulterers, Gay Men Publicly Flogged in Aceh

Fifteen people, including five women, were punished with public caning Friday for violating Sharia law in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province. Two men accused...

Alleged Child Prostitution in South Jakarta Apartment to be Investigated

The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has urged authorities to make a thorough investigation into alleged prostitution involving minors that is reportedly...

Google Maps Creates Feature to Help with Odd-Even Policy

The Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) has teamed up with Google to provide a special feature on Google Maps, which helps drivers avoid roads restricted to...

The Bapak-Bapak Phenomenon

Do you recognize this person in your life? Sacha Stevenson shines the light on an Indonesian cultural phenomenon known as the bapak-bapak and it is hilarious! From the...

Ahok to Refuse Parole and Serve Out Prison Sentence

Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is serving a two-year jail sentence for blasphemy, will refuse parole in hope of an early release date. Better known...

Take a Journey To Thailand to try Halal Thai Food

Think you know Thailand? Although the majority of the population are Buddhists, there is roughly four percent of the population who are Muslim. You can find most Thai...

Tik Tok

Ban on Popular App “Tik Tok” Overturned by Indonesian Authorities

Indonesia has overturned its ban on Chinese video app Tik Tok after it agreed to censor “negative content”, the Communications Ministry said on Wednesday. Tik Tok,...

Ferry at Pulau Tekong

Indonesian Ferry Runs Aground at Pulau Tekong in Singapore

A ferry carrying 45 people ran aground at Pulau Tekong within Singapore port waters on Monday (Jul 9), according to a Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)...

The Bizarro World of Indonesia’s Sinetron

Heavy makeup, overdramatic acting, bizarre encounters with demi-gods and ghosts. What else could those words describe except for another episode on an Indonesian soap...