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Bandung Zoo Accuses Fundraiser of Fraud

Indonesian zoos do not enjoy a sterling reputation for animal care. When foreigners try to intervene, officials become upset – especially when money is at stake. An...

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The Trouble With Alcohol in Indonesia

Indonesia, being a Muslim majority country, is also a pluralist, democratic and secular nation. And with the rest of the world slowly shifting to adapt to change – be...

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Prosecutors Seek Prison For American Robbery Suspect

Prosecutors have sought two and half years in prison for an American-national charged with robbing several convenience stores in tourist hotspots Kuta and Seminyak,...

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Qatar’s Diplomatic Crisis: What Does it Mean For Indonesia?

The aftershocks of the diplomatic fall-out between Qatar and other countries in the Middle East region has rippled around the world, including to Indonesia.

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No More Happy Endings For Bali Spas

The crackdown on Bali’s so-called happy ending parlours continues, with massage parlours in Legian and Denpasar the latest to be raided. The River View Spa in Jalan...

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Belitung Tourism Set to Triple Under Hanandjoeddin Airport Development Plan

State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II will develop Bangka Belitung’s Hanandjoeddin Airport as an international airport is expected to complement the...

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Anti-Persecution Coalition Call For Action Over Harassment

The country’s leading legal and human rights organisations have teamed up as the Anti-Persecution Coalition to warn against increasing acts of persecution and...

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Don’t Show, Do Tell

Beware of sharing a nude selfie in Indonesia. You could be extorted or even criminalized. There’s an old internet joke that goes like this: “Warning! If a man comes...

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Persecution Continues To Trend Online: SAFEnet Warns

A frightening trend of online targeting and cyber-bullying of individuals for their personal views amid tense freedom of expression tests in Indonesia has prompted one...

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GO-JEK And Bahaso Team Up For Driver Language Training

Foreign language skills are not only a requirement for multi-national company employees, but also for online transport drivers, prompting GO-JEK to promote proficient...

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Peruvian Sentenced to 7 Years After Running

The Peruvian and two other foreigners faced charges for robbing ATMs in a Bali minimart.

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Employment For Foreigners: What You Need To Know

For expats, earning a living in Indonesia can be difficult. From finding secure employment to navigating the bureaucratic nightmare that is the visa process, every expat...

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Dating In Indonesian: Here’s What Foreigners Need To Know

Dating someone with a different cultural background can be interesting, but it is not easy. Here are foreigners tips when finding an Indonesian partner.

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Beware of the Men in Uniform

Posing as policemen and pilots, con men are able to steal women’s hearts and then their money. It is often said that women love a man in uniform. As long as it’s an...

Education Guide 2017

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