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Young on-lookers observes the sacrificial procession. Islam only calls for the wealthy to donate cows, sheeps and lambs for Eidl Qurban. Eidl Qurban and Eidl Fitr are two most important dates on Islam's calendar.

A Beginners Guide to Idul Adha in Indonesia

The lead up to Idul Adha in Jakarta is an interesting time. Unlike ahead of Idul Fitri when millions leave the cities to return home for the holiday and malls and...

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Staying In Shape In Indonesia

As an expatriate, it can be tricky finding places to join that cater to your fitness routine or sport of choice. But settling down in a foreign country doesn’t mean...

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The Root of All Evil

A travel agency has scammed millions of dollars from Muslims who wanted to visit Mecca. Victims are now clamouring for reimbursement. With religion being compulsory in...

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Pure and Authentic Bali

I stood poised at the top of the Kintamani volcanic rim with my trusty two-wheeled mountain bike ready to take on the thirty-five kilometre downhill ride, from the top...

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On Top of the World: Hiking Across Indonesia

Indonesia is well known as a country with many major volcanoes, with the majority of the 130 still active. Situated along the equator, the country boasts a unique...

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The Yanks Are Coming: US Tourists to Bali on The Rise

Long a favoured destination for America’s top celebrities and former presidents, the resort island of Bali has grown in popularity among average Americans with the...

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West Nusa Tenggara Housewife Jailed in Blasphemy Case

A housewife from West Nusa Tenggara province has been jailed for two and a half years after being found guilty of blasphemy, according to a report from Agence France...

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Tourists Rescued In Bali Beachside Fire

Tourists have been forced to evacuate from a popular hiking trail in Bali after the sudden eruption of forest fires over the weekend. Twenty-four tourists were along the...

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Maintaining Your Mental Health As An Expatriate

Whenever you pack your bags, relocate and settle in a foreign country, starting anew in a place that’s unfamiliar can bring anxiety and stress. This entails leaving...

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King Con Gets 18 Years for Murders

Notorious conman and cult leader Taat Pribadi, who gave himself the noble-sounding title of Dimas Kanjeng, has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for orchestrating the...

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The Future of Apartments and Luxury Residences in Jakarta

Shangri-La’s Property Manager Kathryn Urquhart discusses the strategies behind managing luxury residences in the capital city. Hi Kathryn, thank you for taking your...

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UK Visa Requirements Divides Indonesian-British Family

A British family has been left divided between Suffolk in the United Kingdom and Jakarta following visa complications. According to a report from the Suffolk-based East...

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Jokowi Rocks Out at We The Fest

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, who is well-known for his love of metal and punk music, made a surprise appearance this weekend at We The Fest dance festival at JI...

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Shock Death Won’t Hinder e-KTP Case: KPK

The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, confirmed on Saturday, Aug. 12, that it would not be involved in the investigations of the shock death of a key witness in...

Education Guide 2017

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