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Aceh Earthquake Cripples Education, Raises Major Concern

Disaster aid groups have raised their concern over the Aceh earthquake last December 7 that damaged several schools, which they fear will cripple the children’s...


Politicians Propose Criminalization of Sex Outside of Marriage

Legislators in the House of Representative (DPR) have discussed amendments and possible additions to Indonesia’s Criminal Code including criminalization of all sex...


Five Popular Restaurants in Jakarta This Month

If you’re in Jakarta during the holidays, here is a list of popular restaurants you should try out, as per recent data from our friends at Zomato.


Traffic Police Launches e-Tilang App for Easier Traffic-Fine Paying

The National Police’s Traffic Corps launched the e-Tilang app across 17 provinces in the country, including Jakarta. First introduced in the market in October, the...


How Foreigners Can Set Up a Joint Venture in Indonesia

Setting up a joint venture with two or more parties or companies is usually the result of a thorough decision-making process. It could stem from a strategic move to...


15 Companies That Help Expats Do Business in Indonesia

Indonesia is going to be the world’s seventh-largest economy by 2030. As Southeast Asia’s biggest market, it offers several different market entry options.


Survey Shows Ahok’s Increased Electability for His Positive Attitude Amidst Controversies

The Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) released its latest survey showing the increased electability of candidate pair Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama and Djarot Saiful...


Jokowi Orders Fast Distribution of Financial Aid to Aceh

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has been ordered by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to immediately distribute aid allocated for the victims of the...


House Ends Sitting Session with Targets Unmet

The House of Representatives recently concluded a month-long sitting session, where two bills were passed into laws and leaving 40 others delayed.


Blasphemy Case Could Have Ahok Temporarily Dismissed

With the ongoing trial that Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama is involved with for being a suspect in a blasphemy case, the Home Affairs Ministry may...


Attorney General to Prioritize Drug Criminals in Next Round of Executions

While President Jokowi has mentioned the government’s move in the direction of abolishing the death penalty, Indonesia’s Attorney General HM Prasetyo is firm about...

Indonesia Falls Behind Malaysia and Vietnam in English Proficiency

Malaysia and Vietnam rank higher than Indonesia in an English Proficiency Survey done by international education company, Education First (EF).


Militant Islamic Group Forces Christian School to Remove Ad with Student in Hijab

After a Christmas service in Bandung was forcibly shut down by Islamic hardliners early last week, another militant Islamic group in Yogyakarta pressed a Christian...

Why There’s More to Travel Memories than Just Tech

Tony Wheeler set up the world’s largest travel publisher in 1973 with his wife Maureen before selling it to BBC Worldwide in 2012. At this year’s Ubud Writers’...