Category: Info for Expats

Adapt - The Content Expat

Adapt – The Content Expat

The key quality necessary to become a content expat is having the ability and openness to adapt. As people, we have to adapt a little all the time; economics, children,...

2014 Indonesian Presidential Candidates

While we’re waiting for the legislative election results to come out, some presidential candidates have made announcements about their nominations. Technically...

Indonesian Expat Entrepreneur

Indonesian Expat Entrepreneur

As an expatriate in Indonesia you probably chose to live here for a job assignment, or an extended visit or retirement, preceded by one or more preliminary visits to...

Gamelan

The Gamelan Group: All Nationalities, Ages and Motives Welcome

As Pak Parno threads his way through the gamelan, he claps his hands to guide the tempo and calls out to beginners who have lost their place in the music. Eyes focus on...

Help Make a Difference this Christmas

Help Make a Difference this Christmas

Iris worldwide Indonesia is using its dynamic and creative approach to raise awareness for a slum village in Jakarta. As Christmas fast approaches most readers’...

Lifesaving Initiatives Against Methanol

Lifesaving Initiatives Against Methanol

With Christmas and New Year almost here, plenty of people will be taking the opportunity to engage in some festive drinking. If you’re holidaying anywhere in the...

Welcome to Remarkable Indonesia

The banner headline of the very impressive TV advertising campaign that tries to hook potential investors to take the path to BKPM, the Indonesian National Investment...

Putu Andayani Prasuti Pradnyana

What to Wear and What Not to Wear in Indonesia

Indonesia has a rich fashion tradition, and since tailoring is quite affordable, many are tempted to go for tailor-made pieces. You’ve probably heard about batik and...

Essential Addendum to Your Pocket Indonesian-English Dictionary

Essential Addendum to Your Pocket Indonesian-English Dictionary

This is a list of three letter words/sounds you’ll never find in any Indonesian Dictionary.

Throwing the Perfect Kid’s Birthday Party

Throwing the Perfect Kid’s Birthday Party

My daughter just turned one and I spent the past couple of weeks thinking about how to celebrate this important milestone. Indonesians have a tradition of making a big...

Not So Real Estate

Not-So-Real Estate

Renting a house, apartment or holiday accommodation can become a nightmare if you fall victim to a real estate scam. Most commonly, scammers pose as owners of property,...

Golden Traders Indonesia Syariah

Glittering Sharia Pyramids

Julisar, a Jakarta-based Chinese Indonesian businesswoman, thought she was onto a winner when a friend invited her to invest $100,100 in Golden Traders Indonesia Syariah...

Baby Playgroups in Jakarta

Baby Playgroups in Jakarta

For those who are not familiar with playgroups, the concept is quite simple. Starting as soon as a few months old in some places, playgroups is a place for children not...

Annisya Yulianti - personal trainer at Jatomi Fitness in Kuningan City

Getting a Handle on Health in Jakarta

Living in Jakarta, it can be a challenge to stay healthy. Pollution, traffic, unpredictable weather and a lack of sidewalks combine to make outdoor exercise difficult at...

Education Guide 2017

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