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Rescuing Trafficked Apes – Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia Joins Giving Day for Apes 2018

Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia (ASTI) is a small non-profit organisation operating a rescue centre close to Bogor, West Java for trafficked animals belonging to...

Please Help Lombok – Part One

Singapore National Academy is running a fundraising program for the victims of Lombok’s devastating earthquakes. Our Media Club has conducted interviews with Lombok...

UAE Boxing Coach Scammed in Jakarta

The Asian Games were a great success, marred only by a few scandals and controversies, including a Palestinian expatriate scamming a visiting boxing coach in a nightlife...

The Malls That Ate Jakarta

When humans eventually colonise Mars, it’s a toss-up what they will build first. If they’re Chinese, they might put up some casinos. The Americans would likely erect...

Which Visa for Business Travels? The Differences between Different Visas for Business Travellers Explained.

Foreigners travelling to Indonesia for business meetings or for attending seminars or training or other business (non-working) activities have a variety of visas to...

Setting the Crooked Record Straight

Some foreigners are involved in hypnotism scams in Indonesia, but the media should not be too hasty to blame Singaporeans. Two weeks ago, this column reported on the...

Hiring a Nanny in Indonesia

One of the advantages of living in Indonesia is being able to hire a nanny for your children. Expats, however, sometimes imagine nannies to be a cheery “Mary...

Gary L. Hayes (October 15, 1947 – July 11, 2018): Father, Friend, Film-maker

When I arrived in Jakarta in September of 1991 my first job was Editor-in-Chief of What’s On Jakarta Program magazine. This position brought me into contact with a...

Old Singapore Dollars for New Rupiah

A gang of scammers is targeting elderly people in Jakarta by offering Singapore dollars at an exchange rate that’s too good to be true. At about 9.30am on July 16,...

The New Application Procedure for Expatriate Work Permit and Stay Permits Explained

Since the issuance of Presidential Regulation 20/2018 concerning the use of foreign workers (PR 20/2018) in March this year, there has been a lot of uncertainty about...

All You Need to Know About the New Income Tax Rate in Indonesia

Indonesia has a very favourable income tax system for small businesses. Right now it will become even more attractive. This is the set timeline for when the new reduced...

Can a Foreigner Buy Property in Indonesia?

“Foreign ownership of houses or apartments falls under the Right of Use category, locally known as Hak Pakai, which is weaker than the Right of Ownership category...

Not So Sweet Anymore

Condensed milk producers will no longer be allowed to falsely market their sickly sweet product as a health food. Growing up in Australia in the 1980s, there was usually...

Bali Holds First Ultra Marathon for Bali Children Foundation

On May 26, 13 elite runners made an 84-kilometre run from The Lovina in Singaraja to Old Mans in Canggu for the first ever Bali Hope Ultra Marathon (BHU). It was an...