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Saving the Forest: The #30Claps Movement

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia is starting an online movement called #30claps to save the forests of Indonesia. The #30claps movement encourages people to clap...

The Fight Against Paediatric Cancer

Yayasan Pita Kuning Anak Indonesia (Yellow Ribbon) is campaigning for funds and access to treatments for children who have been diagnosed with cancer across Indonesia....

Phony Document & Sweepstakes Hustles

Imagine finding a cheque for US$350,000, or picking up a winning sweepstakes ticket on the street. Too good to be true? Yes, it’s an all-too-common scam in Indonesia....

Maid in Indonesia

One giant sweep for mankind… Maids, domestic helpers or pembantu as they are known in Indonesian can hold their mops proudly aloft with their illustrious forebears,...

A Quick Guide to Government Mandated SIM Card Registration

As previously reported, the Communications and Information Ministry has issued a regulation which requires all prepaid SIM card users to register their phone number with...

Dating Foreigners in Indonesia – A Female Perspective

Embracing cultural diversity, achieving financial security, and having “melting-pot” families; there are plenty of reasons why some people embrace cross-cultural...

Saving Man’s Best Friend

The Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) is campaigning against the dog meat trade across Indonesia. The ongoing campaign was started in April 2014 and was inspired by the...

Clean Up Jakarta Day 2017: Five Years of Tackling The Capital City’s Rubbish Problem

Since 2013, Clean Up Jakarta Day has been galvanizing local and expatriate communities in Jakarta to help solve the capital city’s prolonged waste management crisis....

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...

Education Guide 2017

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