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Indonesia Sees Spike in British Tourists

Following the introduction of the visa-free policy, Indonesia is seeing a surge in British visitors. The number of British tourists visiting Indonesia has increased by...

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Indonesia’s First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Reveals Design for 2017

Set to open in 2017, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, or Museum MACAN, finally unveils its design to the public. MACAN will be the first modern...

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Although April Sees Fewer Tourists than March, Indonesia Notices a Surge in Visitors Compared to Previous Year

Indonesia is facing a decline in the number of foreign tourists in April from the previous month by 1,52 percent, as reported by Badan Pusat Statisik (BPS) or the...

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Scams in the City: Car Trouble

Buying a car online or ‘winning’ one as a prize can be risky business in Indonesia, but even more risky is renting a hire car to a purported celebrity. A failed...

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Indonesia eases foreign ownership in retail and port sectors

Indonesia has recently eased foreign ownership rules in several sectors, with the latest additions being the retail and port services. The move was made as part of...

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Indonesia Bans ‘Left-Wing’ Books

On Tuesday, Indonesia celebrated National Book Day. But the event was disturbed by reports of book raids and confiscations by the country’s officials in a bid to...

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Surabaya to be the Second Alcohol-free City in Indonesia

Surabaya, the second-largest city in Indonesia, has approved a bylaw that forbids the production, consumption and distribution of alcoholic beverages, as the city’s...

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South Korea to Help Indonesia Improve Industrialization

Despite an apparent decline in both Indonesia’s and South Korea’s trade this year, both countries have agreed to collaborate in advancing industrialization. During...

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Indonesia Considers Castration and Death Penalty for Rapists

In the wake of a brutal gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in North Sumatra last month, the government is considering serious punishments for rape...

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Indonesia Joins Global Marijuana March

Lingkar Ganja Nusantara (LGN) is taking action to raise awareness about the benefits of the marijuana plant through their campaign #MembacaAlam (reading nature). LGN is...

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Indonesian Police Confiscate Sex Toy Mistaken for an Angel

Indonesian police have confiscated a blow-up doll from a village in Sulawesi after it was mistaken for a ‘fallen angel’ by local villagers. In March, a doll was...

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Indonesia to Be More Vigilant with Foreign Workers

Amid high unemployment in Indonesia, the country is preparing for an influx of foreign labourers due to the ASEAN Economic Community. The Indonesian government is...

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Indonesia to Ban New Palm Oil Plantations to Stop Forest Fires

Indonesia is moving to ban new palm oil operations in the aftermath of massive forest fires in the country last year, partly caused by the industry’s expansion. But...

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Despite Protests in Bali, Benoa Bay Reclamation Project Moves Ahead Legally

The Benoa Bay reclamation by PT Tirta Wahana Bali International has drawn fervent protests. But the project looks to be legal, and will be underway shortly. Although...