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Gary L. Hayes (October 15, 1947 – July 11, 2018): Father, Friend, Film-maker

When I arrived in Jakarta in September of 1991 my first job was Editor-in-Chief of What’s On Jakarta Program magazine. This position brought me into contact with a...

Old Singapore Dollars for New Rupiah

A gang of scammers is targeting elderly people in Jakarta by offering Singapore dollars at an exchange rate that’s too good to be true. At about 9.30am on July 16,...

The New Application Procedure for Expatriate Work Permit and Stay Permits Explained

Since the issuance of Presidential Regulation 20/2018 concerning the use of foreign workers (PR 20/2018) in March this year, there has been a lot of uncertainty about...

All You Need to Know About the New Income Tax Rate in Indonesia

Indonesia has a very favourable income tax system for small businesses. Right now it will become even more attractive. This is the set timeline for when the new reduced...

Can a Foreigner Buy Property in Indonesia?

“Foreign ownership of houses or apartments falls under the Right of Use category, locally known as Hak Pakai, which is weaker than the Right of Ownership category...

Not So Sweet Anymore

Condensed milk producers will no longer be allowed to falsely market their sickly sweet product as a health food. Growing up in Australia in the 1980s, there was usually...

Bali Holds First Ultra Marathon for Bali Children Foundation

On May 26, 13 elite runners made an 84-kilometre run from The Lovina in Singaraja to Old Mans in Canggu for the first ever Bali Hope Ultra Marathon (BHU). It was an...

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...