Indonesia Expat

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

Sporting Event Tough Mudder Launches in Indonesia

One of the world’s most recognized endurance series, Tough Mudder, is coming to Indonesia in October 2016. Founded in the US in 2010, Tough Mudder is a 16-20 km...

German Tourists Detained by Sharia Police for Wearing Bathing Suits

Two German tourists were detained by local authorities for wearing bathing suits while taking a swim at a beach in Lhokseumawe, Aceh. University students Andre Brun and...

Indonesia and Denmark Agree to Strengthen Agriculture Cooperation

The Indonesian and Danish government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the field of agriculture. Minister of Agriculture Amran...

Taiwanese Nationals Arrested on Suspicion of Cyber Crime Charges

31 Taiwanese nationals were arrested in Indonesia on April 12 after a raid by local police brought about allegations of their involvement in cyber fraud. The arrests...

Jakarta Players to Stage Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’

The Jakarta Players will perform “Eurydice”, a contemporary reimagination of the Greek tragedy of Eurydice and Orpheus by playwright Sarah Ruhl. “Eurydice” opens...

Premium Japanese Restaurant OKU Opens in Jakarta

The premium Japanese restaurant OKU opens today, April 1, at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta. The dining venue, helmed by Chef Kazumasa Yazawa, offers a modern take on...

Indonesia Grants Visa-Free Entry for Australian Tourists

The Indonesian government has officially granted free entry to Australian tourists, bringing a total of 169 countries to the visa-free list. The new rule, which came...

Nuts About Cashews: Meet Aaron Fishman

East Bali Cashews (EBC) is stirring things up in today’s business world. From the birth of the enterprise just three years ago, the mission of EBC has been to create...

Public’s response to new paid plastic bag policy

In a bid to reduce the production of plastic waste, as many as 22 cities in Indonesia have simultaneously witnessed the implementation of a paid plastic bags policy,...

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Opens in Jakarta

The fine-dining steakhouse opens its tenth restaurant in Asia.  Ruth’s Chris Steak House greets Indonesia with the opening of its first branch in the capital city,...

Bantleman and Tjiong’s Acquittal Overturned

Indonesia’s Supreme Court today overturned the acquittal of Canadian Neil Bantleman and Indonesian teaching assistant Ferdinand Tjiong. The former JIS teachers were...

Tourism: Discrepancies between Central Bureau of Statistics and the Government

Despite the Central Bureau of Statistics’ (Badan Pusat Statistik – BPS) latest report suggesting a decline in the number of visits by foreign tourists to...

Manpower Minister Dhakiri Remains Positive on the Coming ASEAN Economic Community Despite Growing Concerns Amongst Indonesians

As per 1 January 2016, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations join forces in the coming economic integration, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)....

Jokowi Signs New Government Regulations on Foreign Property Ownership

In December, President Joko Widodo signed a Government Regulation (Peraturan Pemerintah, PP) on foreign home ownership in Indonesia. The president’s decision to sign...