Indonesia Expat

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

Don’t Burn Our Future!

Aradhya Sharma, a 10th grader at Singapore School, Bona Vista reminds us of the hazards of burning rubbish and the importance of practicing the three Rs for the future...

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Dozen Women Targeted in Bogor Anti-LGBT Raid

A dozen women have been arrested in an anti-LGBT raid on a Bogor home Friday night, Sept. 1, after police received a tip-off the women are engaged in same-sex...

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Mining Giant Freeport Indonesia Strikes Deal With Government

Mining giant Freeport Indonesia will be allowed to continue operations at the Grasberg copper mine after striking a long-awaited deal with the government. US-owned...

ATM recovery will take 2-3 Weeks, BCA Predicts

Bank Central Asia (BCA) predicts that it will take two to three weeks to recover the 30 percent or 5,700 of its Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) that have been affected by...

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Dark Skies Loom For New Yogyakarta Airport

Construction on the new Yogyakarta airport in Kulon Progo has begun, despite state-owned operator Angkasa Pura having not yet secured an environmental impact assessment...

Pure and Authentic Bali

I stood poised at the top of the Kintamani volcanic rim with my trusty two-wheeled mountain bike ready to take on the thirty-five kilometre downhill ride, from the top...

Back In Business: App-Based Transport Services Win Case

The ongoing dispute between online ridesharing apps, like Uber and Grab, has come to an end after a Supreme Court ruling lifted a government regulation aimed at curbing...

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The Yanks are Coming: US Tourists to Bali on the Rise

Long a favoured destination for America’s top celebrities and former presidents, the resort island of Bali has grown in popularity among average Americans with the...

Google to Launch Wi-Fi Service Across Country

Tech giant Google is set to bring Wi-Fi to Indonesia with its Google Station program, representatives said in Jakarta on Thursday, Aug. 24. The program, which was first...

West Nusa Tenggara Housewife Jailed in Blasphemy Case

A housewife from West Nusa Tenggara province has been jailed for two and a half years after being found guilty of blasphemy case, according to a report from Agence...

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NU Calls for Review as Bootleg Booze Thrives Among Jakarta Youths

A survey has found 65 percent of youths living in Jakarta and surrounding cities consume bootleg liquor, known as oplosan, raising questions about the wisdom of...

Tourists Rescued In Bali Beachside Fire

Tourists have been forced to evacuate from a popular hiking trail in Bali after the sudden eruption of forest fires over the weekend. Twenty-four tourists were along the...

Flag Faux Pas Stains SEA Games as #ShameOnYouMalaysia Goes Viral

Southeast Asia Games host Malaysia has found itself in hot water after an apparent design flaw in the Games’ official booklet drew criticism from Indonesian netizens...

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Bali Crime Watch: Black Magic Robbery and Police Brutality Reports

Authorities have warned locals and tourists to be wary of an ATM scam in the resort island of Bali after the arrest of four suspects on theft and fraud charges, while...