Kenneth Yeung

Kenneth Yeung is a Jakarta-based editor.

Golden Traders Indonesia Syariah

Glittering Sharia Pyramids

Julisar, a Jakarta-based Chinese Indonesian businesswoman, thought she was onto a winner when a friend invited her to invest $100,100 in Golden Traders Indonesia Syariah...

Grace Clapham

Meet Grace Clapham

Meet Grace Clapham, a woman who is inspiring and advising women entrepreneurs in Indonesia and across the Asia-Pacific.   You were born in Indonesia. Tell us about...

Scams In The City - Degrees of Deception

Scams In The City: Degrees of Deception

Regulations on qualifications for expatriate English instructors have been tightened over the past decade, so some teachers are resorting to buying fake university...

Beggars

Can’t Eat, Busy Begging

It’s that time of year again, when beggars converge on Jakarta to make money during the fasting month of Ramadhan. Before going any further, I should emphasize that...

Julia's Jihad

Reclaiming the Jihad

“If you don’t like it here, then why don’t you go back to your own country?” Those are words that, I’m not proud to admit, I have said on a couple of occasions...

Motley Crue - Jakarta

Scams In The City: Fake Concert Tickets, Please.

Jakarta is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international music acts. And for every big concert, scammers are ready to swindle money from unwary fans,...

Jez O'Hare

Meet Jez O’Hare

Meet Jez O’Hare, the adventurous aerial photographer, whose work you’ve probably already seen in books and magazines.   You were born in England. When did you...

Soekarno

Feasting With Panthers

An Englishman living in Jakarta, never a fan of intimate female companionship, made the mistake of accepting an offer from a pimp to introduce him to friendly, young...

John Falch

Meet John Falch

John Falch, better known as Uncle JC. After years of radio and TV stardom here, he has written a book and is now calling quits on Jakarta. Tell us about yourself. I am a...

Scammer - Chris Shields

Beware the Bule Conman

Scammers come in all shapes, nationalities and professions. Christopher Linn Shields (35) is a toad-like American expat who scammed his students while employed at an...

Crooks in Uniform

Crooks in Uniform

Heading home after a late night out, I was pulled up in West Jakarta by two apparent policemen. At such spot-checks, police usually want to inspect any bags and see some...

Drugged Drinks

Drugged Drinks

An attractive woman in a Jakarta bar looks around for the drunkest and most clueless unaccompanied male foreigner – the competition is usually pretty fierce. She...

The Power of One

Most expats who have lived in Jakarta for any length of time will have a story about electricity problems. From sudden bill increases to blackouts, disconnections and...

Scams in the City – Internet Boyfriends

Nigerian Sweetheart Unlike most scams coming from Nigeria that rely on greed, the Sweetheart Scam preys on heart-strings to loosen purse-strings. Scammers trawl social...

Education Guide 2017

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