Category: Top Reads

Dirty Money

When buying votes or buying sex, some people resort to using counterfeit cash. Results can be fatal. The precise amount of counterfeit money in circulation in Indonesia...

Local Mob Kills Suspect of School Stabbing Spree

Hundreds of angry locals broke into the police station and beat a man to death after he was accused of stabbing seven children at an elementary school in Central...

Intergalactic Parenting

Ruth Reken’s co-authored book, Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, explores the experiences of people who have spent a significant part of their developmental...

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Drug Dealer Bagged for Minion Ecstasy Pills

Depok drug dealer was arrested on suspicion of peddling ecstasy tablets that looked like the Minions from “Despicable Me.”

Tax Amnesty for Foreigners: Not Too Late to Participate

Indonesia is changing. With tax amnesty, the Jokowi administration aims to bring Indonesia into a new era, shedding light on undocumented assets and increasing potential...

Immigration and The (Formalities) Agent, Living Apart Together

A clean government, Immigration kicks off It is official law and immediately implemented in the daily practice of immigration offices, on any level and through the whole...

Local Trans Women Redefine the Notion of Beauty in a ‘Secret Pageant’

LGBT community and activists continue to challenge status quo by secretly organizing a national beauty pageant in Jakarta, while successfully staying away from local...

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10 Things to Remember About Immigration Raids in Indonesia

Whether checking for documents, reducing the threat of terrorism or countering drug distribution, Indonesian Immigration authorities and the police regularly carry out...

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Breaking: Expats Can No Longer Rely Solely on Agents to Get Permits

Indonesia announced immigration formality agents are no longer allowed to submit applications for visas and stay permits without having the expat present.

Opinion: Rent-a-Mobs & Religious Red Herrings

(Note: The views, anecdotes and opinions in this article belong to the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of Indonesia Expat.)  Paying people to stage...

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A Pledge to Fight Trump’s Racism and Bigotry

People who take on the responsibility of elected office are to be held accountable for their actions. I am not sitting on the sidelines anymore.

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Massive Fire Eats Up Neo Soho Mall

Jakarta police reported that the Neo Soho mall in Tanjung Duren, Grogol caught fire at 9 pm, Wednesday evening, November 9.

Is Jokowi Considering A Change to Indonesia’s Death Penalty?

The president claims to be “very open to options” when discussing the possibility of Indonesia abolishing the death penalty. Ahead of his delayed visit to Australia,...

President to Reschedule Australia Visit After Jakarta Riots

President Joko Widodo will have to reschedule his visit to Australia after the anti-Ahok rally, but insists that the situation in the capital city is under control. On...

Education Guide 2017

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