Leighton Cosseboom

Leighton Cosseboom is Indonesia Expat's editor and CEO of Content Collision (C2) in Southeast Asia. He covers a variety of topics related to news, business, and technology in the region. See his portfolio at leighton.c2live.com and build your own for free! For more information, visit www.contentcollision.co

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What the Gig Economy Means for Indonesia

Indonesia has seen a specific kind of renaissance with the rise of its gig economy. Young people and expats are getting comfortable being micro-entrepreneurs. According...

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The Man Behind the Curtain of Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta

The Central Bureau of Statistics shows Yogyakarta as the country’s top travel destination in recent years. The number of tourist arrivals to the province grew by...

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What it Really Means to Localize Your Business in Indonesia

Some founders looking to localize in Indonesia think it’s as easy as getting your PR manager to translate your website. This couldn’t be further from the truth....

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Indonesians Buy More Coffee, Local Output Remains Uncertain

Every year, the archipelago is jockeying with Colombia for the title of “the world’s third largest coffee producer.” As the country’s middle-class has grown in...

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An Investor’s Guide: How to Minimize Risk in Indonesia

For global investors, there is a whole host of issues that make Indonesia seem like a risky bet. The country has a growing but still fragile economy, infused with a dose...

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Government Policies and Expat Employment in Indonesia

The number of expat workers in Indonesia continues to decline this year due to low commodity prices and the government tightening rules related to employing foreigners,...

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Five Places to Look for Pencak Silat in Indonesia

Pencak silat teachers don’t usually market themselves. With this in mind, here are a few rough leads that tenacious expats may consider in Indonesia.

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The Gap Between Public and Private Education in Indonesia

By and large, expats in Indonesia send their kids to private international schools. If your family is coming from a semi-developed market with a halfway decent education...

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Authorities Storm the Beach of Gili Trawangan, Crack Down on Businesses

The Indonesian Military and National Police ripped down private structures along the coastline of popular tourist island Gili Trawangan.

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What Kind of Salary Can a Foreigner Expect in Indonesia?

It’s a common question that many soon-to-be expats bound for the archipelago ask: “How much money can I expect to earn in Indonesia?” If this is something you’re...

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This Entrepreneur Shares His Profit with Bali Locals

American expat Michael Lorenti Jr. is siphoning money from the booming cosmetics industry back into the pockets of locals in the East Bali village he now calls home....

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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements for Mixed Couples in Indonesia

Most soon-to-be wed couples do not want to discuss how they want to structure their division of assets following the wedding. More often, they are simply in a state of...

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A Discreet E-Store for Nights of Passion in Indonesia

Intimacy e-commerce platform AsmaraKu aims to be the go-to purveyor of romance, health and wellness products in Indonesia. With a population approaching 260 million,...

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Setipe: An App for finding ‘The One’ in Indonesia

While the archipelago has plenty of apps that are clearly for the sake of hooking up or just having a one-off good time, Setipe positions itself as the only one designed...