Category: Top Reads

Man Asks for Help to Remove 200kg Crocodile from New House

A man in Riau has been forced to ask for assistance to evacuate a massive crocodile from his newly-bought residence, after he found a crocodile cage at the back of the...

State Officials Top List of Graft-Related Arrests in 2017, KPK Says

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has reported that most of the individuals it arrested in 2017 were high echelon state officials, who are regarded to be prone...

Asia Attracting More Retirees from Western Countries

Asia is increasingly becoming a magnet for foreign retirees from Western countries who are looking to get away from the unbearable weather, politics and cost of living...

Indonesia to Lose First and Only Female Constitutional Court Justice

Indonesia’s first and only female constitutional justice Maria Farida Indrati will soon be stepping down from her position and it could spell tougher times for...

Jakarta Ranks Low on List for Expat Living

Jakarta is not a great city for expats according to a recent report, which ranks the capital a disappointing 39 out of 51 cities on the Best and Worst Cities for Expats...

Orangutans Have Self-Medicating Ability, Study Finds

Bornean orangutans possess the ability to cure themselves using medicinal substances from the wild, a new study suggests. The plant has anti-inflammatory properties, and...

Ahok Named in Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy

Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has been included in the list of top 100 global thinkers of 2017 by US global affairs publication Foreign Policy. Basuki,...

Why Learning Bahasa is Essential for Expats

Learning the local language is essential for people moving to a new country, but is often taken lightly by many expatriates, particularly those that master the English...

Don’t be Fooled by Mount Agung’s Calm Exterior, Official Says

The residents living around Mount Agung has been told not to be fooled by the mountain’s seemingly calm appearance of late, as more tremors and volcanic ash could...

Bali Airport to Re-open Despite Mt. Agung Turmoil

Bali's international airport will re-open at 15:00 on Wednesday after a nearly three-day shutdown, Indonesian airport authorities said. Ash and smoke columns are...

Let’s Play for Change at IKEA Alam Sutera

Each child learns in a unique way, and the role of play is incredibly important during early childhood education. Children are inherently inquisitive, full of wonder and...

Stateless Indonesian Descendants in Philippines Given Citizenship

More people of Indonesian descent in the Philippines have been confirmed of their nationality by the Indonesian government, having been at risk of statelessness for...

Sustainability, Permaculture and Organic in Bali

Ever wonder where your organic food products are grown or made, distributed or sold? Stephanie Brookes looks into the local farming practices and organic trade in Bali....

Indonesia’s Traffic Kills up to 30,000 People per Year, Police Says

The death toll from traffic accidents in Indonesia has reached around 30,000 per year, a frightening figure that dwarfs the number of deaths related to crime or acts of...