Caranissa Djatmiko

Caranissa is an editor at Indonesia Expat. She occassionally writes, dances and performs on stage.

Local Film Crew Spreads Environmental Awareness

Some of us might wonder if documentaries can actually change the world. I recently came across the film production unit Indonesia Nature Film Society, which shows how...

Indonesia to Light Up Cigarette Taxes in 2017

The government is set to raise cigarette taxes next year in a bid to discourage illegal practices in the tobacco trade. A new tobacco tax policy is set to take effect in...

Locals Stunned as Digital Billboard Shows Porn in Public

Drivers and pedestrians were shocked after unexpectedly seeing a porn video at a traffic light in South Jakarta.

Kinara Indonesia Uses Startups to Bolster Livelihoods

Early-stage social impact investor Kinara Indonesia shows why providing incubators for startups and young SMEs will help entrepreneurs make a difference. The age of...

Hundreds of Tourists Missing after Volcano Erupts in Lombok

Nearly 400 tourists are missing after a volcano erupted on the island of Lombok in the West Nusa Tenggara Province. Indonesian authorities deployed aid and rescue teams...

Google Indonesia to Pay US$400M Tax Bill?

The Indonesian government continues to investigate Google’s case in a bid to ramp up tax collection. On Monday, September 19, Indonesia’s tax officials finally paid...

Politician’s Car Explodes, Kills Two In Aceh

A politician’s car exploded in Aceh, killing two and leaving five others seriously injured. The car owner’s wife is reportedly behind the bombing. On Saturday, a...

Luca Pezzera: A Serial Restaurateur in Southeast Asia

Luca Pezzera, executive chef of the Union Group’s Caffè Milano and the recently opened Bistecca, shares his story of Italian roots and becoming an elite chef in...

Indonesia to Ban LGBT Networking Apps

Over 80 apps and websites with LGBT-related content may soon be banned by the Indonesian government. As the Indonesian LGBT community continues its fight for equal...

Islamic Council Calls For Fatwa On Forest Burning

Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority recently criticized plantation companies and farmers who use the illegal slash-and-burn method, claiming it is “haram.” The...

Indonesia’s drug chief supports Philippine-style murders

Indonesia’s anti-drug chief has encouraged the nation to apply brutal crackdown methods on traffickers like the ones led by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. As...

Growing Your Business Online: Meet Arne Van Looveren

Belgian expat Arne Van Looveren has been all around the world, having lived in London, Malaysia and currently Jakarta for the past three years. The immigrant, who is the...

The ‘Googley’ Factor: Google Indonesia

Google Indonesia’s Head of Corporate Communications Jason Tedjasukmana spent his career as a journalist for two decades during the reformation, one of Indonesia’s...

BagiKata: The Healing Power of Online Listening

Ask and tell service BagiKata was established as an ‘information hub’ for all kinds of questions and discussions happening in the archipelago. Indonesians sometimes...

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