Indonesia Expat

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

Thousands to Join Bali Mass Cleanup

This weekend, thousands of people will join in an effort to rid Bali’s beaches, rivers and jungles of rubbish and restore its natural beauty. The mass cleanup is...

Doctors Stunned When Indonesian Boy ‘Lays’ Eggs

14-year-old Akmal from Gowa, Indonesia has left doctors baffled after he lays an egg in front of them. His family claims he has laid 20 eggs over the past two years. His...

British Firefighter Rescues Woman From Active Bali Volcano

Birmingham firefighter John Conway was on holiday in Bali when he climbed into the active Mount Batur to save a fellow UK citizen who fell into its 150 metre-deep crater...

New Web System Blocks 70,000 More Websites in Indonesia

(Reuters) State-run Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Telkom) launched a new system in January to help purge the internet of harmful material, and has since blocked more...

Sumatra’s Mt. Sinabung Volcano Erupts, ‘Red Notice’ Warning Sent to Airlines

By Associated Press Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has erupted this Monday morning, February 19, shooting billowing columns of ash more than 5,000...

Treetop Adventure Course in Indonesia Turned Into Photo Park

(Bloomberg.com) A treetop adventure course built in Menoreh Hills in 2008 has been turned into a photo park after visitors were seen coming only to take photos and get...

Research Reveals More Than 100,000 Orangutans Killed in Borneo in 16 Years

Research has revealed that more than 100,000 Critically Endangered orangutans have been killed in Borneo since 1999, as reported by BBC News. Scientists conducted a...

BBC Journalist Ordered To Leave Papua After Her Tweets “Hurt Soldiers’ Feelings”

Australian BBC Journalist Rebecca Henschke was ordered to leave the province of Papua after the Indonesian military said tweets she sent on her trip had “hurt...

Joshua Baker in Indonesian custody

Australian Delays Trial – Transferred to Mental Health Unit

Australian man arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into Bali had his lawyers cut a deal with authorities hours before he was due to face trial, as...

Six White Lions Introduced in Taman Safari on Chinese New Year

Popular tourist spot, wildlife park Taman Safari Indonesia, introduced six white lions to the public for Chinese New Year on Friday, February 16, as reported by The...

Jakarta the “World’s Fastest-sinking City”

According to a Vice News Tonight segment on HBO, Jakarta is the world’s fastest-sinking city, with current estimates predicting that half the city will be...

Indonesia the Most “Sober” Country in Southeast Asia

According to the World Bank 2015 report, Indonesia consumes the least amount of alcohol in Southeast Asia, with its people drinking just 0.6 litres of alcohol on average...

Valentine’s Day Banned in Some Indonesian Cities

Couples celebrating Valentine’s Day were detained by local Police in numerous cities across Indonesia on Wednesday, February 14, as reported by The Straits Times....

Jakarta Plans to Build More Bicycle Lanes

The Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta has plans to build more bicycle lanes in the city. According to the Deputy Head of Jakarta’s Ministry of Transportation,...