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Indonesia Foils Year-End Terror Attack But Must Remain Cautious

Indonesia managed to foil a terrorist attack over the holiday season, but it must step up surveillance, and adopt more sophisticated and comprehensive countermeasures to...

2015

2015 at a Glance: the Good, the Bad and the Shocking

2015 was pivotal for Indonesia in many ways, and it’s important to take stock of the 12 months that have passed. We’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list of key...

Following Haze Crisis, Indonesia Pledges to Cut Deforestation Rate in Half

This year’s forest fires sky-rocketed Indonesia’s carbon emissions tenfold. The government has announced a plan to revamp the nation’s land and forest management....

Indonesia Urged to Be More Vigilant Following ISIS Attacks

Following ISIS terror attacks in Paris, Indonesian officials have been urged to step up the nation’s counter-terrorism measures, as the country remains at risk. The...

Central Bank and Government Watch Closely as Rupiah Continues to Fluctuate

Analysts say Indonesia’s rupiah will further fluctuate. Meanwhile, the government and Central Bank experiment with stimulus packages and market intervention. In...

Indonesia’s Food Import Restrictions Leaves Restaurants with a Loss of Appetite

With tougher restrictions on food imports, restaurateurs in Jakarta prepare for the worst. The Indonesian food sector has never been more familiar with the term...

Food Trucks Boom as Mouths Water on the Streets of Indonesia

Recent years have seen more unique food trucks turning up throughout Jakarta, with proprietors offering one-of-a-kind dishes to stand out from competitors. Food trucks...

Why is Gili Trawangan a Hotspot for Illegal Drugs in Indonesia?

Despite evidence that shows Gili Trawangan is a hub for meth and ecstasy, the Government remains mildly concerned with its role in regional drug trafficking.  Your...

China to Build Indonesia’s High-Speed Train, Experts Remain Cautious

China won the bid over Japan to build the first high-speed rail line in West Java. The Government hopes for an economics boost. Experts weigh in on the project....

10,000 Local and International Residents Come Together for a Cleaner Jakarta

On Sunday, October 18 2015, Clean Up Jakarta Day was back for its third time to carry out its mission of raising awareness for a cleaner Jakarta. Approximately 10,000...

Facing Desperate Waste Problems, Indonesia Hustles to Find Answers

  The Government says it will improve the garbage bank system in a bid to ease some of the burden from Indonesia’s landfills. Sofia Blake, wife of the US...

Jakarta property by Angela Richardson

Indonesia Ready to Let Expats Own Apartments, Hopes to Jumpstart Economy

The Government will allow foreigners to own apartments in the archipelago in a bid to kick-start the nation’s slowing economy before the year’s end. Earlier this...

No More Forest Fires in 2016? Good Land Use Management is the Key

Indonesia is seeing a record-breaking number of fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra. What makes Indonesia such a hotbed for blazes, and how can this annual problem be...

Heads Up, Tourist Extortion in Bali Still Business as Usual

The island’s image as an attractive holiday destination may be marred by a tradition of local authorities taking cash off unwitting tourists.   Bali is known as a...