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A Check-Up on Indonesia’s Healthcare Sector

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has led a push for more foreign investment and a loosening of bureaucratic reins in a number of key sectors in the growing Indonesian...

Hit the Streets and Get Walking, Jakarta

Few were shocked back in July when a global study found Indonesia to be the country which walks the least. From shoddy sidewalks with gaping holes, impatient...

A Beginners Guide to Idul Adha in Indonesia

The lead up to Idul Adha in Jakarta is an interesting time. Unlike ahead of Idul Fitri when millions leave the cities to return home for the holiday and malls and...

Sitting Down With Football Superstar Stefano Lilipaly

Football is extremely popular in Indonesia. It’s a sport that anyone can play no matter how rich or poor you are. I’ve seen people play barefooted, with...

The Root of All Evil

A travel agency has scammed millions of dollars from Muslims who wanted to visit Mecca. Victims are now clamouring for reimbursement. With religion being compulsory in...

The Road to the Asian Games 2018

The middle of August has been a busy time for the Indonesian government. The 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia’s 72nd...

On Top of the World: Hiking Across Indonesia

Indonesia is well known as a country with many major volcanoes, with the majority of the 130 still active. Situated along the equator, the country boasts a unique...

Nationwide Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign Kicks Off

The Government of Indonesia kicked off its most ambitious immunization drive to date this week in Yogyakarta, with aims to vaccinate 35 million children in Java against...

August: An Auspicious Month to Celebrate Indonesia and the Region

This month Indonesia celebrates its 72nd anniversary of independence. Millions of children around the archipelago will spend August 17 playing games in the...

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Visa Laws Set to Relax Under Immigration, Foreign Affairs Ministry Plan

Visa requirements and stay permit application procedures will be eased for foreign experts and investors under a plan announced Tuesday, Aug 8, in a joint statement...

Get Ready To Wave The Red And White

With the Independence Day holiday fast approaching and the country already painting itself red and white, August is always a great time to immerse yourself in a touch of...

Prepare to Farewell Rupiah’s Zeroes If Central Bank Has Its Way

Dropping some zeroes from Indonesia’s currency has long been touted by the country’s central bank, community groups and lawmakers, but is this recent public...

Under the Knife: Female Genitalia Mutilation Causes Long-Term Psychological Effects on Indonesian Women

Female genitalia mutilation is a common practice in Indonesia. Although it is largely associated with Islamic teachings, many claim there is no connection to the...

Indonesia’s Tourism: Three Major Trends To Watch For

Indonesia has been a world favourite holiday destination for decades, with tourists from Australia and Southeast Asia mainly flocking to the resort island of Bali. But...

Education Guide 2017

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