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Foreign Property Ownership Under the Magnifying Glass in Indonesia

The government says it will survey and inventory all land that could be owned by foreigners. The issue raises eyebrows and pulses, primarily in Bali and Lombok. ...

Just Visiting

Most expatriates will never see the inside of an Indonesian jail. But should you ever have a friend fall afoul of the nation’s capricious legal system—or if you feel...

Bandung’s Asian-African Conference Approaches, as More Drug Traffickers Face the Firing Squad

Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan of the Bali Nine are still scheduled to be executed, even though legal appeals have postponed the executions indefinitely. Amidst...

Fairyland Express

Sulawesi: twice the size of the UK, volcanoes galore, uninhabited islands, strange creatures, boiling seas, electric clams and tons of bioluminescence, all wrapped up in...

5 tech Start-ups Looking to Capitalise on Indonesia’s Education Industry

With the power of the Internet, these start-ups are looking to impact Indonesian academia and change the way people approach learning in the archipelago. Indonesia’s...

Let’s Talk About Sex: Are Indonesia’s Youth Ill-Prepared?

Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, is not an advocate for teaching formal sexual education in schools. Instead, sex education is...

An Investor’s Guide to Indonesia: Navigating Corruption

 Indonesia’s long-standing practice of bribery has lingered over the decades. It is a serious problem; one which truly hampers business and investments. Indonesia is...

KITAS Rules Tighten as Indonesia Reduces the Stay Period for Certain Expats

The government recently reduced the stay period for expats in certain industries. Here’s what workers in service, trading, and consulting should consider.   Since...

Is Chinese Business a Key Pillar for Indonesia’s Economy?  

Although China planned to invest $18.4 billion in Indonesia in the last five years, its investment hasn’t been as significant as its trading activities with the...

Despite Killing Traffickers, Indonesia’s Drug Use has Spiked

Indonesia claims to be one of the hardest nations on drug users and traffickers. However, according to recent statistics from the government, about 50 drug users die of...

Indonesia’s Contribution to the Mitigation of Global Warming

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of the Parties, 20th Session (UNFCCC COP 20) was held in Lima, Peru, during the first half of...

Turbulent Times for Aviation in Indonesia

Indonesia suffered a national tragedy when AirAsia flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea in December, killing all 162 souls on board. It was a sombre end to an...

Global oil prices are slipping. Where does Indonesia stand?

The fall in global oil prices seems like good news in Indonesia. But not all is well in ASEAN. Remko Tanis gives us something to think about at the pump.  The fall in...

US-Based Sovereign’s Capital Wants to Beef Up Healthcare in Indonesia

As the Jakarta-based managing principal of Sovereign’s Capital, Luke Roush recounts his firm’s investment progress with Indonesian healthcare companies.    ...

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