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Bali Mother and Baby House

With Indonesia being a developing country, there is still a large number of women and teens with minimum knowledge of their reproductive system and pregnancy prevention....

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Daze of Summer

The summer of 1976 was (and still is) the hottest and driest in the UK since records began, with the months of June, July and August offering little besides glorious...

Here, Have a Photo of One Million Dollars

Pull up a chair. In the 1950s, there was a groundbreaking British radio series called The Goon Show. It was anarchic, absurd and hilarious. The main character was a...

The Tastes of Paradise

Anyone who has set foot in Indonesia will be familiar with these local versions of products that expatriates learn to either delight in or sneer at. Some are an acquired...

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Going at Home and Going Away

I had only been back in the UK for a day and already I was in a public lavatory watching another man’s vigorous actions. After some rubbing and squirting, he invited...

Knowing the Advantages of Perpres No. 20 of 2018 on Hiring Expatriates

“The Presidential Regulation No. 20/2018, in general, has provided some advantages for the Employer in Indonesia who wants in hiring foreign workers. It consists of...

Woman Saved From Jumping Off Pedestrian Bridge

A passerby reportedly stopped a woman from jumping off a pedestrian bridge at the Kuningan Timur Transjakarta bus stop in South Jakarta on Saturday. According to...

Welcome to the Indonesian Kampung!

Since many Indonesians are returning to their family homes over the Ramadan holidays, here is Sacha Stevenson’s take on what life is really like living in the...

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The Stealing Season

It’s that time of the year again, when some people are resorting to crime to raise money to return to their hometowns. Toward the end of the Muslim fasting month of...

Foreigners Relocating to Bali

It’s easy to visit Bali as a tourist because most nationalities don’t need a visa to stay on the island for up to 30 days. However, things get a little more...

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Man Tied Up in Jakarta Hotel Room for Hours After Being Robbed

31-year-old Fauzi Firdaus was locked in a hotel room in Kuningan, South Jakarta, for hours by a couple who pretended that they wanted to buy a scooter that he had...

US Brokerage Firms Closing Accounts for American Expats

Many American citizens living abroad have recently been contacted by their US brokerage firms to inform them that their accounts have either been frozen such that they...

Remember Clean Up Jakarta Day 2017? We do!

Last year we gathered 25,000 volunteers at 72 clean-up sites across Jakarta. This year is going to be MUCH BIGGER with a target of 600,000 volunteers cleaning up on the...

Correctional Crimes

Inmates at a jail in Bandung were running a scam for two years in which they seduced women online and then blackmailed them. How can crime be so rampant in correctional...