Indonesia Expat

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

Indonesian Labourers Don’t Want Blue-Collar Expats in the Country

The Indonesian Workers Unions Confederation (KSPI) have voiced their rejection to the entry of blue-collar or yellow-hat expatriaties into Indonesia during their...

Rejection Rate of Indonesian Schengen Visa Applications Increases

The rate of Schengen visa rejections for Indonesia in 2017 has increased, according to the statistics revealed by the European Commission. The rejection rate is 1.4...

Aceh: 21 Dead After Illegal Oil Well Explodes

An illegal oil well in Pasir Putih village, Ranto Peureulak subdistrict, East Aceh exploded on Wednesday, April 25, killing 21 people and injuring 42 others. According...

Eight Taiwanese Drug Smugglers Sentenced to Death

Eight Taiwanese drug smugglers caught with a total of one tonne of crystal methampetamine was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court on Thursday, April 26. The men...

Why is the Indonesian Rupiah Almost at Rp 14,000 per US Dollar?

The Indonesian Rupiah is now approaching the Rp 14,000 per US Dollar level after it depreciated on Monday by 0.59 percent to Rp 13,975 per US Dollar. This is the...

Children Granted Permission to Get Married in Sulawesi by Religious Court

A 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl got married in Sulawesi on Monday after being granted permission by a religious court to do so, despite international criticism....

Meet the Exiles – Jakarta’s Favourite Expat Band

You can find this group of enthusiastic amateur musicians representing six countries playing for fun at venues around Jakarta most weekends. We caught up with them to...

Traditional and Delicious – Nasi Tumpeng

“Tradition” is a word you hear a lot when you live in Indonesia. Traditional dances, traditional clothing and traditional ceremonies etc are all important in...

Former President SBY Wants Government to Clarify Alleged Onslaught of Foreign Workers

Former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has urged the government to clarify the alleged onslaught of foreign workers into the country during a part of his...

Updated Odd-Even Traffic Policy in Jakarta

Jakarta has been listed as one of the world’s most congested cities, and recently, with the ongoing construction of a few infrastructure projects around the city,...

12-Year-Old Australian Boy Steals Family Credit Card to Fly to Bali

A 12-year-old boy stole his family’s credit card and travelled alone to Bali after a heated argument with his parents. The boy told his parents that he was going...

Go-Jek Planning Expansion to the Philippines

Go-Jek is looking to expand into the Philippines, Manila’s transport regulator said on Friday, just days after Uber Technologies Inc shut down its local business as...

Jakarta School Accuses Travel Agency of Fraud

A school in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta has reported travel agency PT Wisata Mandiri Travel to the police for alleged fraud. Barunawati Vocational School’s...

Aceh Lashes Unwed Couples and Prostitutes In What Could Be Its Last Public Caning

Aceh province caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds on Friday, April...