Category: Featured

Image via JendelaKuliner

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...

indonesian-coffee

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...

Photo Credit: Design Helm, Los Angeles

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...

Image via e-ktp

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...

Photo Courtesy of Pixabay

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...

Photo by Wikimedia

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,...

Image by Nurudin Jauhari

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),...

19288757589_ac73508ff0_b

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...

Freeport

Tensions Rise as Freeport-Indonesia Mining Dispute May Go to Court

Tensions arise as Freeport and Indonesia both show no signs of backing down. Here's what you need to know about the dispute if the case goes to arbitration.

Education_key_keyboard

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...

Gili-trawangan-demolition

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.

Image by chris vaughan

Tobacco Bill Lights Up Advocates in 2017

The resurrection of a controversial tobacco bill has escalated the battle between pro-tobacco lobbyists and anti-tobacco activists in 2017. Parliament aims to pass the...

Screen Shot 2017-02-13 at 11.25.56 AM

What Expats Needs to Know About Insurance in Indonesia

For expats accustomed to the extensive insurance coverage they had back in their countries of origin, finding the right insurance for themselves, their family and their...

17123251389_bed3c3a1ba_b

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...