Leighton Cosseboom

Leighton Cosseboom covers a variety of topics related to news, business, and technology in the region.

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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,...

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...

An Investor’s Guide: Hot Verticals in Indonesia for 2017

Savvy investors in Indonesia are positioning themselves to mop the floor in spaces that orbit e-commerce. But other hot verticals include fintech, agriculture, food and...

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Indonesia Expat Is Now Offering Sponsored Content

We are now offering brands the opportunity to run sponsored content campaigns on our website, Indonesia’s largest expatriate readership.

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Suspected Drunk Citilink Pilot Babbles at Passengers

An airline pilot in Indonesia has been terminated after he came under suspicion of trying to fly a plane while under the influence of alcohol.

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What Expats Need to Know About Importing Goods to Indonesia

The waiting time and the legal hoops expats need to jump through to import goods into Indonesia can be daunting. But there is a way to get around all of it.

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Our Most Popular Stories of 2016

We’ve compiled the data on the stories our audience has deemed most important or interesting this year. Please let us know in the comments below what topics and issues...

Locavore: An Offbeat Culinary Lab in The Heart of Ubud

Locavore is a saga of fine dining, presented as visual works of art. It’s perfect for foodies willing to pay for stellar service and a bit of mystery.

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FPI Leader Sues Ahok to Cover Private Investigation Costs

Ahok is embroiled in a legal battle, as his blasphemy trial takes centre stage. As if that wasn’t enough, he also has to cope with a civil lawsuit from the secretary...

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Drug Dealer Bagged for Minion Ecstasy Pills

Depok drug dealer was arrested on suspicion of peddling ecstasy tablets that looked like the Minions from “Despicable Me.”

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British Banker Pleads Not Guilty After Filming Rape, Torture, Murder of Indonesian Women

After British banker Rurik Jutting filmed the rape, torture and murder of two Indonesian women in 2014, he pled not guilty on Monday, October 24, 2016.

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Dutch Tourist Dies After Getting Hit By Train in Yogyakarta

A 23-year-old Dutch tourist died after stepping in front of a train at the station in Lempuyangan, Yogyakarta.

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Government Puts a Bounty on Local Rat Heads

In what might closely resemble a future dystopia in the capital, Jakarta provincial government has asked locals to kill rats for a financial reward. It says, “Just...

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Islamic Defenders Front Takes to Streets in Jakarta, Accuse Governor of Blasphemy

Thousands of activists from the hardline group Islamic Defenders Front protest in front of City Hall to indict Jakarta’s governor Ahok of “blasphemous” words and...

Education Guide 2017

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