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Expats Hoping for a More ‘Livable’ Jakarta

Home to a population of around ten million, Indonesia’s capital is generally described as a ‘complicated’ city by foreigners that account for a good percentage of...

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Sensory Integration Disorder: A Misunderstood Form of ADD/ADHD in Children

5-15% of schooling children have difficulties in their sensory regulation to their environment. This means that some children may have more difficulties than others in...

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Hijabs Conquer Indonesia Fashion Week

Hijabs of different designs took centerstage in the recently concluded Fashion Week, further cementing its growing popularity in modest-wear fashion industry. Indonesia...

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Tigerair Pulls Out Bali Service Permanently Over Regulatory Issues

It’s official: Tigerair will no longer fly Australians to Bali. Less than a year after its inaugural flight, Virgin Australia’s budget airline pulls out of Bali...

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How Technology Can Mess With Your Love Life

In October of 2016, the love story between Indonesian businessman Pablo Putera Benua and popular TV host and comedian Rey Utami took the internet by storm. One day,...

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The Government’s Ban on Gay Hookup Sites

With a newly minted degree in business administration and a year of Mandarin study under his belt, Wandi, 24, was ready for a challenge. And so, last September he took a...

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Setipe: An App for finding ‘The One’ in Indonesia

While the archipelago has plenty of apps that are clearly for the sake of hooking up or just having a one-off good time, Setipe positions itself as the only one designed...

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Report: ISIS Exploits Structural Problems in Indonesia’s Prisons

Structural problems in the prison system such as overcrowding and understaffing make it easier for ISIS to recruit, says a new report.

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Eco-Groups to Paper Mill: Stop Draining Peatlands

Various Indonesian and international eco-groups want one of the biggest paper mills in the world to stop draining peatlands.

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Facebook Reps to Discuss Fake News in Indonesia Visit

Representatives of the social network giant Facebook are scheduled to meet Indonesia’s Minister of the Communications and Information Ministry, Rudiantara, to discuss...

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Telkom to Install Its Third Satellite in February

Despite last year’s delay, the state-controlled Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) plans to launch its third satellite worth US$199.7 million this February....

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Indonesia to Build Papua Naval Base

According to General Gatot Nurmantyo of the Indonesian Military (TNI), Indonesia will deploy more military personnel in regions like Papua. Nurmantyo has stated that...

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Man Charged for Vandalizing Indonesian Flag

Indonesian police claim they have already charged a man believed to have desecrated the Indonesian flag with Arabic writing. The man, known to the media as NF, is...

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Education Ministry to Consolidate Social Aid Data

The Ministry of Education and Culture has been assigned to distribute Smart Indonesia Cards (also known as KIP) to disadvantaged students.