Indonesia Expat

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

import

Indonesian Government to Increase Import Taxes on Hundreds of Products

Caviar, chocolate and stretch limousines could get a whole lot more expensive in Indonesia as the government takes steps to curb imports and halt a sliding currency....

nomadic tourism

Indonesia Promotes Nomadic Tourism for Budget Travelers

The Tourism Ministry has created a campaign to attract backpackers or budget travelers with nomadic tourism, Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said on Thursday as reported by...

Ravine

21 Dead After Tour Bus Plunges into Ravine

Twenty-one people died and nine others were severely injured on Saturday afternoon, when the driver of the bus they were traveling in lost control of the vehicle in...

Climbing

Mount Rinjani Closed to Climbing Activities for One Year

Indonesia’s Mount Rinjani, the world’s second highest volcano, will be closed to all mountain climbing activities for a year following the recent earthquakes...

Go-Jek Partners Up with Indonesian Peer-to-Peer Lending Firms

Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment company Go-Jek said on Tuesday it will partner with three peer-to-peer (P2P) lending firms as the startup looks to expand its...

Dining

District in Aceh Bans Men and Women from Dining Together

A district in Indonesia’s deeply Islamic Aceh province has banned men and women from dining together unless they are married or related, an official said Wednesday...

Indonesian Ideals – Why Your Startup Business Should Be Considering A Virtual Office

Indonesia is rife with opportunity for businesses, both foreign and domestic, to make money in this emerging economy. As the 14th largest country in the world and a...

Two Terror Suspects Allegedly Involved in Police Attack Killed

Densus 88, the National Police’s elite counterterrorism unit, has shot and killed two men believed to be responsible for an attack on two traffic police officers...

Tourists

Indonesia: Number of Tourists Increase by 16.57 percent in July

Indonesia saw a 16.57 percent month-to-month increase in the number of foreign tourists to 1.53 million in July from 1.31 million in June, or a 12.10 percent...

President Jokowi Announces Bid for 2032 Olympics

Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following the success of the Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang over the past two weeks, President Joko...

Jakarta Police Recommend Extending Odd-Even Policy until October

The Jakarta Traffic Police have suggested extending the odd-even license plate traffic policy until after the Asian Para Games on October 16. The Games, which is set to...

Garuda Indonesia to Cut Jakarta – London Route

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will terminate its non-stop flights between Jakarta and London on Oct. 28 to cut costs and reverse declining financial...

Polish Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Film Papuan Armed Groups

A Polish citizen is currently in custody with police in Papua over his alleged attempt to film what the Indonesian Military (TNI) claims was a planned “ammunition...

New Free Trade Deal Will Allow Australian Universities to Set Up Campuses in Indonesia

Australian universities are expected to get the green light to start setting up campuses in Indonesia under a new free trade deal. Scott Morrison will make his first...