Indonesia Expat


10 Things to Remember About Immigration Raids in Indonesia

Whether checking for documents, reducing the threat of terrorism or countering drug distribution, Indonesian Immigration authorities and the police regularly carry out...


Jakarta Braces for Islamic Hardline Protest Against Governor Ahok

Several businesses in Jakarta have encouraged their employees to stay inside during what many fear will become a violent protest by Islamic hardline groups.


Employment of Foreigners in Indonesia

Indonesia is becoming well known as one of the largest emerging markets in the world with increasingly attractive options for foreigners seeking work in cities like...

20,000 Volunteers Come Together for a Cleaner Jakarta, Thousands More Join Across Nation

On Sunday, October 16, the fourth annual Clean Up Jakarta Day took place, with 20,000 volunteers and joined by celebrities and public figures – all coming together in...


Bridge Collapse in Bali Kills 9, Injures More than 30

The Yellow Bridge in Klungkung, Bali collapsed at 6:30 pm local time on October 16, killing nine people, including three young children, and injuring more than 30.


Dead Infant Found in Airplane Toilet at Soekarno-Hatta

Airline personnel found the body of a dead infant inside one of the lavatories on board Qatar Airways flight 956 in Jakarta.


Tax Amnesty Has Indonesia Polarized

Public criticism is building up for Indonesia's tax amnesty programme. Activists claim it is more advantageous for the wealthy elite than the middle-class.

Jakarta’s Fourth Annual City-Wide Clean-up Invites Everyone to Volunteer

The city of DKI Jakarta produces a staggering 6,700 tonnes of trash a day; the equivalent of one colossal Borobudur Temple made of trash in just two days. It is common...

Google: Indonesia to Dominate SEA’s Digital Economy by 2025

A study conducted by Google and Temasek revealed that Indonesia will take over Southeast Asia’s digital economy by 2025.  Yesterday, Google and Temasek released...

LGBT Rights Questioned in Indonesian Courtroom

On Tuesday, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court reviewed anti-LGBT laws in its latest hearing of a lawsuit attended by a group of academics and activists.   The...

How Backstreet Bali Money Changers Cheat

Unseasoned visitors to Bali, relieved they’ve safely negotiated Ngurah Rai’s fickle Customs and Immigration, suddenly get hit by the cacophony that’s Indonesia....

Indonesian Finance Ministry Yet to Confirm Cigarette Price Increase

Despite ongoing reports about the Indonesian government’s plans to increase cigarette prices, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the ministry has yet to...

Indonesian Government to Deport Illegal Foreign Workers

Indonesian Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri has warned that illegal foreign workers or foreign personnel who violate labour rules could face immediate deportation from...

Indonesian Government Considering Dual Citizenships

As the number of Indonesians living abroad increases, the government is considering the possibility of allowing dual citizenship. The debate on whether or not an...

Education Guide 2017

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