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Vibrant Jakarta – Alive and Kicking

Jakarta is full of colour, vibrancy and life.  At first glance it looks like a huge modern city with a towering skyline, however in the backstreets you will find a...

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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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What Gubernatorial Election Results and Ahok’s Verdict Mean for Indonesia’s Economy

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s plan to lure international investors to Indonesia’s vital infrastructure, maritime and tourism sectors may have hit a snag after...

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Five Fantastic Eastern Indonesian Holiday Destinations

The Indonesian archipelago, featuring 17,000 islands, has so much to offer insatiable adventurers. While more and more expat travellers are beginning to venture beyond...

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Six Tips for Expats Travelling to Remote Areas of Indonesia

Across Indonesia’s 17,000 plus islands, there is something for everyone – even the pickiest of travellers. As the country opens up further to foreign tourists,...

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Trash-Tinted Goggles: Mountains of Garbage Overshadow Indonesia’s Ambitious Tourism Plans

A sprawling archipelago of white sandy beaches, towering active volcanoes, seas abundant with marine life, rich rainforests, and dozens of ethnic cultures, it’s easy...

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The Growth of Indonesia’s Travel Sector Spells Bright Future for SMEs

According to global research firm McKinsey, Indonesia is among the fastest growing emerging markets in the world today, with a budding middle class that is gaining more...

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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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