Jeff Hutton

Jeff moved to Jakarta earlier this year after stints as a business reporter in Tokyo and Sydney. After more than a decade in newsrooms, he turned to freelance writing specializing on infrastructure, sustainable development and finance. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffreyhutton

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 18, 2016.   REUTERS/David Becker - RTX2GYKG

What Will Donald Trump’s Presidency Mean for Indonesia’s Economy?

Awkward. That may best describe Indonesian policymakers’ response to Donald Trump’s election as 45th president of the United States last week. While President Joko...

International Schools in Limbo as Talks on New Rules Stall

International Schools in Limbo as Talks on New Rules Stall

Back in November last year, Tim Carr, the Head of School at Jakarta International School (JIS), joined principals from the capital’s other storied institutions to...

Jokowi-The importance of being there

Joko Widodo and the Importance of Being There

With a reputation for hands on leadership, in less than a decade Joko Widodo has risen to become Indonesia’s most popular politician with political capital by the...

Study Indonesian in Jakarta

Want to Study Indonesian in Jakarta? Few Schools Here May Make the Grade

Finding quality Indonesian classes is surprisingly tough in the nation’s capital. And as interest grows it may get tougher. Back in 2006, when he was teaching English...

The New Fight Clubs

The New Fight Clubs

Getting your kicks from martial arts has never been easier as a wave of specialized gyms woo members seeking something a little different.   At Arena Mixed Martial...

Taman Menteng

Hidden Gems

A public awareness campaign uncovers Jakarta’s few suitable but forgotten parks, whetting local appetites for green spaces they can use. When Samsuri moved into...