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Fighting Religious Intolerance with ‘Punk Muslim’

A new generation of Indonesian Punk Muslims might give conservatives a slap in the face, but some think they are exactly what the nation needs right now. Recently,...

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The Rise and Danger of Fake News

Fake news, a symptom of lazy journalism and deliberate mischief-making, is everywhere. Consequences can be fatal. Many moons ago, “fake news” used to be the domain...

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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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Eight Great Places for Authentic Sushi in Jakarta and Bali

Japanese restaurants can be found all over the place in the capital and other big cities in Indonesia. Many local news stories feature Japanese restaurants in their top...

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Peranakan Cuisine: The Most Delicious Food You Never Knew You Were Eating

May Tien explores the historical and cultural impact of Chinese emigrants and the food they brought to Southeast Asia. The information in this article is condensed and...

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How Safe is it to Eat Street Food in Jakarta?

For expats living in Jakarta, eating street food is a risk many are not willing to take. However, for those who are uninitiated in dining “al fresco di jalan” and...

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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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Eight Great Coworking Spaces for Digital Nomads in Jakarta and Bali

Recent trends show people’s increasing desire to work from the comfort of their homes instead of being holed up in an office building from nine to five. Experts and...

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E-KTP: One Identification Card, Big-time Corruption

Back in October, Fikrul Hanif, a history professor at a teacher’s college in Padang, West Sumatra, trudged to his local district office to renew his resident ID. He...

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An Investor’s Guide: How to Acquire a Local Company

Indonesia is a country with great economic potential, one that has been under the probing eyes of the global community. As Southeast Asia’s largest economy, it has...

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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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How Cabinet Reshuffles Have Affected Indonesia’s Education Reform

In less than three years, Indonesia has seen big changes in its education system. After three primary education ministers took office (each with different agendas),...

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A Shortlist of Indonesia’s Best International Schools

When it comes to education, most parents want to provide their children with the kind they truly deserve. Naturally, they want their kids to be happy and safe, have...