Category: Info for Expats

Immigration

Changing a KITAS to a KITAP – it’s possible!

Immigration. The mere mention of the name is enough to send shudders down the spine of many an expat. At some stage we all have to deal with them and it is an experience...

YIS - Yogyakarta International School

Yogyakarta International School – Building our Ship, while we are Sailing

CULTURAL CAPITAL Yogyakarta is located on the southern coast of the island of Java between Mount Merapi and the Indian Ocean. The city is the undisputed cultural capital...

Crooks in Uniform

Crooks in Uniform

Heading home after a late night out, I was pulled up in West Jakarta by two apparent policemen. At such spot-checks, police usually want to inspect any bags and see some...

Buying and Selling Property in Bali - A Smart Move

Buying and Selling Property in Bali – A Smart Move

Teito Furukawa, a high performing property consultant who has worked in Bali for two years for Ray White Paradise was asked to answer some questions to give direction to...

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Land Laws in Bali Differ from the Rest of Indonesia? Not Really.

Real Estate agents around Indonesia, and internationally, think that land laws in Bali are different from the rest of Indonesia, as foreigners can own freehold land! You...

Drugged Drinks

Drugged Drinks

An attractive woman in a Jakarta bar looks around for the drunkest and most clueless unaccompanied male foreigner – the competition is usually pretty fierce. She...

Scammers

Scams in the City – Internet Boyfriends

Nigerian Sweetheart Unlike most scams coming from Nigeria that rely on greed, the Sweetheart Scam preys on heart-strings to loosen purse-strings. Scammers trawl social...

Legal Protection of Indonesia’s Forests

Environmental protection in the Indonesian archipelago, while rather bleak historically, has been improving, especially in the last few years. Concerns regarding mining,...

Diving in Derawan - East Kalimantan by Ria Qorina Lubis

Bent in Paradise

If you’re a certified Scuba diver, you know this scene too well; floating around beside a beautiful underwater wall abundant with vibrant coral, getting up-close and...

Chocolate

Choice – Striving towards prosperity or striding towards excess?

What if having more actually meant enjoying less? Welcome to the age of ‘Affluenza’ or gluttony, this disease is marked by patients doggedly pursuing more, more and...

Recent Legal Developments

Recent Legal Developments

One of the most important things for Indonesian expatriates to remember is that the country’s laws and regulations are often amended and updated. However, sometimes...

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Recent Legal Developments

One of the most important things for Indonesian expatriates to remember is that the country’s laws and regulations are often amended and updated. However, sometimes...

Study Indonesian in Jakarta

Want to Study Indonesian in Jakarta? Few Schools Here May Make the Grade

Finding quality Indonesian classes is surprisingly tough in the nation’s capital. And as interest grows it may get tougher. Back in 2006, when he was teaching English...

Neap Tides - Maximum spring tide levels at Tanjung Priok from 1920 to 2020

How well do you know your Highway Code?

The Indonesian government updated the Road Safety and Public Transportation Act of 1992 with a more comprehensive act and implementing regulations in 2009. See if you...

Education Guide 2017

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