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Tourists May Be Charged US$500 to Look at Komodo Dragons

Tourists keen for a close-up look at Komodo dragons in their natural habitat could be hit with an alarming bill, if one Indonesian politician gets his way. The governor...

Bali Nine Member Renae Lawrence Turns Herself in to Australian Police

Just one day after Renae Lawrence returned to Australia after 13 years in an Indonesian prison, the Bali Nine drug trafficker has handed herself in to police over a...

Over 50 Men Attack Transgenders in Bekasi

Dozens of men attacked two waria (transgenders) in Bekasi, West Java, on Monday night. An activist who requested anonimity who knew the victims well said one of them had...

Government Plans to Decrease Property Tax to Attract Investment

Indonesia plans to cut taxes on luxury properties and revise other tax rules in a bid to support the real estate industry and attract investment in Southeast Asia’s...

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Bali Inmates to Compete in Prison Music Festival

Thirteen bands with prisoners and inmates as members are set to compete in the 2018 Bali Prison Music Festival. The event will be held this Saturday at the Kerobokan...

Singaporeans on Trial over Allegedly Bribing Indonesian Embassy Official

Three Singaporeans appeared in court on Wednesday (Nov 21) over their alleged roles in a bribery case linked to an Indonesian Embassy official, involving more than...

Tis the Season to be Jolly with Salted Caramello by Clairmont Patisserie

Tis Season to be Jolly! Have festive celebrations with your dearest with Clairmont‘s new flavour: “Salted Caramello”, a perfectly moist caramel cake layered...

Fun and Friendship On and Off the Pitch – JIFL

Welcome Indonesia Expat readers. Something a little different for this month’s Jakarta International Football League (JIFL) article. We are featuring of two of the...

Dead Whale Found with 6kg of Garbage in its Stomach

A team from Wakatobi National Park found on Monday about 5.9 kilograms of garbage inside the stomach of a dead whale that had beached on Kapota Island, Southeast...

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Woman Chases Plane on the Tarmac After Missing Flight from Bali

A woman was so desperate to catch her flight at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport that she ran after the plane, which was already moving on the tarmac. The...

Sumatran Elephant

Sumatran Elephant Found Dead with Missing Tusks

A Sumatran elephant has been found dead with its tusks removed in an apparent poaching case targeting the critically endangered animal, an Indonesian conservation...

Batam Encourages Foreigners to buy Property on the Island

Batam Indonesia Free Trade Zone Authority (BIFZA or BP Batam) says it is ready to be the guarantor for foreigners who want to buy property on the island to compete with...

Indonesian Woman Jailed for Revealing Boss’ Affair

An Indonesian woman who exposed her cheating boss has been slapped with a six-month jail term for her trouble. The supreme court’s shock ruling overturned an...

Five Bali Villages to be Developed as Tourist Villages by 2020

The development of five tourist villages, namely Bongkasa Pertiwi, Sangeh, Mengwi, Carangsari, and Pangsan, in Badung District, Bali Province is expected to be complete...