Erin Cook

Erin Cook is an Australian expat in Indonesia.

Bye, Schapelle: Tense Farewell Tipped For Drug Convict

The parole officer of one of Bali’s most high-profile drug convicts, Australian Schapelle Corby, has hinted there will be no love lost at the end of the parole period...

What Gubernatorial Election Results and Ahok’s Verdict Mean for Indonesia’s Economy

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s plan to lure international investors to Indonesia’s vital infrastructure, maritime and tourism sectors may have hit a snag after...

Police Arrest 144 in Kelapa Gading Raid On Gay Venue

North Jakarta Police arrested 144 men late Sunday, May 21, during a raid on a bathhouse in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. Police entered the Ruko Inkopal and Fitness...

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Bali Chaos Expected As Australian Drug Convict Corby Deported

Tourists and residents alike can expect delays and traffic congestion around Kuta, Bali, over the next week as international media swarms the holiday hotspot ahead of...

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Foreign Investment Welcome, Jokowi Tells Beijing Forum

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has once again taken to the world’s stage, touting Indonesia as an attractive hub for foreign investment. During his address at the...

Bandung Police Smash Motorcycle Theft Gang

Police in Bandung arrested six members of a motorcycle theft gang in an effort to crackdown on crime in the area, a police spokesman said Friday, May 12. The suspects...

Sanur Death Case Breakthrough

Investigations into the suspicious death of an Australian man earlier this week in Sanur, Bali, continue after police discovered blood not belonging to the victim....

Tourist Killed in Bali Magic Mushrooms Misadventure

A 23-year-old Singaporean tourist died on Saturday, May 6, after reportedly falling from a balcony in Bali while under the influence of ‘magic mushrooms.’

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Foul Play Suspected in Australian’s Death in Sanur

Police are investigating the suspicious death of an Australian national in seaside resort town Sanur, Bali, on Monday, May 8.

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Begal Gang Arrested in Bali Sting

Kuta police chief Wayan Sumara said five gang members suspected of begal attacks were arrested on April 22 in tourist hot spot Seminyak, Bali.

Prison Drug Smuggling

Soetta Customs Thwart Drug Smugglers in Bumper Month

The stings netted a total 10.7 kilograms of methamphetamine. Two attempts were made through smuggling in packages and the other two via passengers.

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