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Foreigners Robbed, Bali Crime Stats Gain Attention

Two Germans were robbed in Bali, as crime on the island continues to rise. Foreigners are advised to take precaution. Here are the stats you need to know.

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West Borneo Named as Hot Spot for International Narcotics Trade

The National Anti Narcotics Agency recently stated that West Borneo is now a hub for the region’s international narcotics trade. The strategic location of the province...

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Suicide Stats In Focus Following Japanese Expat’s Death

The Japanese manager of a well-known girl band JKT48 committed suicide not long after a similar but unrelated incident took place on Facebook Live.

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Foreigners Accused of Embezzling on Batam Flee Indonesia

Three businessmen from China-based Sinopec Group’s oil and gas project on Batam fled the country after being accused of criminal embezzlement.

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Indonesia To Penalize Cruise Liner for Raja Ampat Accident

The amount of money that Noble Caledonia would need to pay could be anywhere between US$10 million and US$16 million.

Expats Urged to Keep Kids Safe in Light of Samarinda Rape3

Expats Urged to Keep Kids Safe in Light of Samarinda Rape

Gang rape in Samarinda has grabbed headlines. Authorities exposed an online pedophile ring. Here’s how expats in Indonesia can protect their kids.

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Indonesia Transfers American Drug Trafficker To Execution Island

A convicted American drug dealer has been transferred to Nusa Kambangan. The foreigner has been sentenced to death in Indonesia.

Expats in Indonesia To Face Visa-Free Policy Revision

Expats in Indonesia To Face Visa-Free Policy Revision

Indonesia permits tourists from 169 countries to stay without a visa. But now, due to a string of violations, the president will revise his visa-free policy

Expats Buying Luxury Homes and Condos to Pay 20 Percent Sales Tax

Expats Buying Luxury Homes and Condos to Pay 20 Percent Tax

The government has given foreigners permission to own homes, but only under certain provisions. Now, buyers must pay a new form of sales tax on top.

Man Sells Poison Ice Cream in Tourist District of West Kalimantan

Man Sells Poison Ice Cream in Tourist District of West Kalimantan

Sambas in West Kalimantan recently saw a bizarre incident involving poisonous ice cream. Local residents and tourists are advised to take extra precaution.

Is Now The Time To Invest In Bandung Property?

Is Now The Time To Invest In Bandung Property?

Bandung sees steady rise in property prices due to the LRT project. Is this a sign that foreigners will now start to invest in Jakarta’s satellite city?

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Australia Urges Free Trade Partnership to Include Education

As part of the free trade deal that both countries are banking on finalising within the year, Australia urges the inclusion of the education sector, with the Land Down...

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Authorities Storm the Beach of Gili Trawangan, Crack Down on Businesses

The Indonesian Military and National Police ripped down private structures along the coastline of popular tourist island Gili Trawangan.

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Supreme Court: Income Rules for Foreign Spouses Is Lawful

The Supreme Court has established that the ‘income rules’ prohibiting thousands of British expats from bringing their foreign spouses to the UK is ‘acceptable in...