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Arrested Playwright Duped by Fool’s Gold

A troubled dramatist has fallen victim to a scam involving idiotic claims about the secret gold of an Indonesian king. When I first encountered playwright and actress...

When a Work Permit Is Not Needed: Know the Latest Employment Regulation

The implementation of the latest Presidential Regulation (No. 20/2018) concerning Foreign Workers introduced several simplifications to boost the ease of investment and...

Explore Santorini

Think it’s time for you to unknot your stress tangles? Then, Santorini, an island in Greece, would be the perfect place to satisfy your thirst for relaxation! It is...

pedestrian

In Praise of Pedestrian Tastes

Daniel Pope prods his proletarian fork at a few Indonesian favourites. “Food, glorious food! Hot sausage and mustard! While we’re in the mood, cold jelly and...

Blessing Scammers Busted in Bali

Yet again, professional scammers are being mislabelled as hypnotists. Police in Bali have arrested a gang of seven scammers, including three Chinese nationals, who...

Borobudur Under the Full Moon Captured by Caroline and Hughes Dubois

High above the Parisian skyline in the traditional student quarter of Paris, the Dubois studio and apartment is flooded by light. Hughes Dubois exercises his special...

Ability

Difference of Ability

In a year when Jakarta prepared for competition, it instead found collaboration, inclusivity and unity. As hosts of the Asian and Para Asian Games the city was geared up...

Sumatran Elephant

Sumatran Elephant Found Dead with Missing Tusks

A Sumatran elephant has been found dead with its tusks removed in an apparent poaching case targeting the critically endangered animal, an Indonesian conservation...

trains

Never the Trains Shall Meet

Not long ago, any authentic Indonesian model railway set required dozens of tiny model passengers perched precariously on the roofs of carriages. Occasionally, some...

homecoming

My Life and Times in Jakarta: Homecoming is not What It Seems

I’m not going to lie. I miss my expat lifestyle in Indonesia. On particularly lucid nights when the child is asleep and we’re crumpled on the sofa watching yet...

Sextortion Scam Uses Hacked Passwords

Indonesia continues to block pornographic websites, but people living here continue to view them, putting themselves at risk of a sextortion scam. In recent weeks, a few...

An Overview of the Types of Sponsored Work and Stay Permits in Indonesia

Foreigners who wish to work and stay in Indonesia can choose from various types of work and stay permits, depending on the type of job, qualifications, and preference....

Jakarta

Health and Safety Indonesian Style

A few years ago, my father told me that he would like to come and visit me in Jakarta. He had never been to Jakarta before, or even Asia, so this would be a great...

Chores and Children

Expat children and household help usually go hand-in-hand when you’re living in Indonesia. It’s always been advantageous for us to have help around but as my...