Indonesia Expat

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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...

EU High Representative Mogherini and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi discuss tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia

The High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini spoke this morning with the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, to discuss the current tension...

Indecent Acts

Social media scamming is on the rise, but authorities need to stop prosecuting people for exercising freedom of speech. About 10 years ago, I worked in a busy Jakarta...

10,000 Local and International Residents Come Together for a Cleaner Jakarta

On Sunday, October 18 2015, Clean Up Jakarta Day was back for its third time to carry out its mission of raising awareness for a cleaner Jakarta. Approximately 10,000...

What’s App-ening in Bandung?

Seeing Bandung by murderous GPS When growing kitchen herbs, I generally read the packet then enjoy acquiring new knowledge through trial and error. Some people, however,...

Catching a Flick

I like movies that are either funny or true, meaning I don’t generally see the point of letting precious minutes of my life tick by while I learn nothing and/or get no...

A Sulawesi Story: Meet Horst Liebner

Maritime expert, anthropologist, Malayologist and linguist Horst Liebner shares his deep knowledge of and love for the amazing cultures, language and history of...

Bajawa Highlands: Heartland of Flores

The growling, battered ‘executive’ bus stopped in front of our hotel in Labuan Bajo, its engine hungrily pointing towards the road out of town. From this thriving,...

Foreigner Workers to Take Bahasa Indonesia Proficiency Test

Starting this year, foreigners wishing to work in Indonesia will be required to pass a language proficiency exam. The language proficiency exam will test foreigners´...

Joyful Holiday Offers to Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve

JAKARTA MERCURE Jakarta Simatupang Add some sparkles into your holiday season with special offers from MERCURE Jakarta Simatupang Hotel. We have prepared a sumptuous...

A Festival About Coffee

A FESTIVAL ABOUT COFFEE Indonesia’s first truly independent celebration of specialty coffee and the Asian premiere of the acclaimed documentary A Film About...

Clean Up Jakarta Day Ambassadors SLANK at the Sudirman Site (2013)

Clean Up Heroes to Move Mountains in Second Annual Clean Up Jakarta Day

On November 10th, 2013, the first annual Clean Up Jakarta Day (CUJD) took place, gathering 1,000 volunteers at 16 clean-up sites around Jakarta. Volunteers carried out...