Shannon Claudia

Shannon Claudia is an aspiring writer and self-proclaimed poet residing in Indonesia's most sought melting pot - Jakarta. See her portfolio at


Six Degrees: Home Away From Home For Travelling Young Expats

For expats who live outside of the capital city, a visit to Jakarta can be a stressful and unenjoyable time. Quickly run down by the world-famous traffic and air...


A Users Guide To New Transport Regulations, Tariffs

The Transport Ministry has introduced a slew of regulatory reforms aimed at evening out the public transport industry which has been shaken up by online app-based...

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Dissecting The Demise Of 7-Eleven In Indonesia

The debate over the cause of the sudden departure in late June of 7-Eleven, known locally as Sevel, from Indonesia continues with business leaders pointing fingers at...

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All Aboard Transjakarta To See Jakarta’s Sights

The TransJakarta Jakarta Explorer tourist bus routes proved a success over the holiday break with visitors flocking to the Istiqlal Mosque bus stop to take in the...

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E-KTP Corruption Case State Losses Expected To Rise

The on-going e-KTP corruption case has seen state losses reach Rp 2.3 trillion (US$172 million) in June, but officials predict that number is likely to increase as...


Batik Fever Hits Africa Tourism Expo

The Namibia Tourism Expo 2017 hosted earlier this month in capital Windhoek was a roaring success for Indonesian tourism and craft industries hoping to move into the...


Ahok To Stay In Mako Brimob Prison Amid Security Concerns

Former Jakarta governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama will not be moved to East Jakarta’s Cipinang Prison as initially planned but will remain at the Mako Brimob...

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A Brief History On Threats To The Corruption Eradication Commission

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) remains one of the most supported and trusted public institutions in Indonesia, but not everyone is a fan. Long-running...

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Susi Takes Anti-Illegal Fishing Fight To World Stage

Indonesia’s colourful Minister for Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti has spoken out against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) during a UN Ocean Conference...


Anti-Persecution Coalition Call For Action Over Harassment

The country’s leading legal and human rights organisations have teamed up as the Anti-Persecution Coalition to warn against increasing acts of persecution and...


Persecution Continues To Trend Online: SAFEnet Warns

A frightening trend of online targeting and cyber-bullying of individuals for their personal views amid tense freedom of expression tests in Indonesia has prompted one...


GO-JEK And Bahaso Team Up For Driver Language Training

Foreign language skills are not only a requirement for multi-national company employees, but also for online transport drivers, prompting GO-JEK to promote proficient...


‘Ahok Effect’ Undermines Freedom of Expression Warns Activists

Support for former Jakarta governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama continues after he announced he will not appeal a two-year jail sentence after being found guilty...


Conservative Lawmaker: Indonesia’s LGBT Community an ‘Emergency’

Following the latest high-profile crackdown on Indonesian LGBT community, leader of one of Indonesia’s most conservative parties has called for more actions

Education Guide 2017

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