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Helping the Evacuees from Bali’s Mount Agung

Assistance comes in many forms for the evacuees from Mount Agung in northeastern Bali. The Indonesian government, local non-profit organizations such as Aksi Cepat...

The Online Virginity Auctioneer

A man who auctioned virgins online claims he merely wanted to fund a sexual revolution to free Indonesia from corruption, poverty and violence. Few people are buying it....

Manufacturing Hatred

Punishing those who propagate radical hate-speech is not enough. Their ultimate paymasters must be named and brought to justice. President Joko Widodo’s face is...

Snakes not Preying on Humans, Expert Says

Humans are not the target, says a scientist following a python attack on a local in the province of Riau. As reported by local media, Riau resident Robert Nababan was...

Bali Tourists Brace for Agung Eruption, Disruptions

Tourists around the world are hoping their dream holidays are left unaffected by the impending eruption of Bali’s Mount Agung, with international airlines fielding...

Man Covers Face in Archipelago Tattoo

One South Sulawesi man has taken his pride in the archipelago further than most may choose after he had the country’s map tattooed across his face. Identified by...

Australian Woman Killed in Bali Scooter Accident

An Australian woman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Bali, Monday, Sept. 18, just days before the tourist was set to return to Australia for her wedding. Sophia...

Indonesia Attracting More Foreign Tourists This Year: BPS

As of July 2017, Indonesia has recorded over 20 percent more foreign tourists than it did in the same period last year, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS),...

Javanese, Sundanese Voice Inputs Now Recognised by Google

Javanese and Sundanese languages are now recognised on Google Translate, Google App and Gboard after the tech giant Google worked with native speakers of the local...

Jungle

Possible Sighting of Extinct Tiger in Indonesia

The Javan Tiger, a legendary Indonesian animal declared to have been extinct for over 40 years, may still be alive after park rangers at Ujung Kulon National Park claim...

Mount Agung Eruption Fears as BNPB Tips Possible Evacuation

Authorities have extended the no-go zone surrounding Mount Agung volcano in resort island Bali and raised its alert level for the second time in just a few days, local...

How to Make Sure Goods Don’t Get Stuck in Indonesian Customs

Indonesian import regulations are often changing, so it is not uncommon foreign companies find products stuck in Indonesian customs. In this article, we shed light on...

Police Bust Bogus Bruneian Businessman Scam

Beware of helping friendly strangers wanting to use your bank account for business or charitable purposes, especially if they try to entice you with a commission....

An Expat’s Guide to Indonesia’s Traditional Treatments

Taking care yourself as an expat can be difficult. Long hours working hard and even longer hours spent in traffic can take a toll on anyone’s health. For those looking...

Education Guide 2017

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