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Locals Stunned as Digital Billboard Shows Porn in Public

Drivers and pedestrians were shocked after unexpectedly seeing a porn video at a traffic light in South Jakarta.

Hundreds of Tourists Missing after Volcano Erupts in Lombok

Nearly 400 tourists are missing after a volcano erupted on the island of Lombok in the West Nusa Tenggara Province. Indonesian authorities deployed aid and rescue teams...

Google Indonesia to Pay US$400M Tax Bill?

The Indonesian government continues to investigate Google’s case in a bid to ramp up tax collection. On Monday, September 19, Indonesia’s tax officials finally paid...

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Bogor Named Second Worst City to Drive In

Popular navigation app Waze just ranked Jakarta’s suburban neighbour Bogor as the second worst city to drive your car in, just behind Cebu in the Philippines.

The Immigration Office Revealed!

Application of Visas and Kitas It is an intriguing question! Extending my visa or Kitas, can I do it myself? The answer is an undisputed and unchallenged yes. In this...

Politician’s Car Explodes, Kills Two In Aceh

A politician’s car exploded in Aceh, killing two and leaving five others seriously injured. The car owner’s wife is reportedly behind the bombing. On Saturday, a...

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Authorities Capture Local Terrorist Leader in Sulawesi

One month after prominent terrorist leader Santoso was gunned down in East Indonesia, the group’s second-in-command has been taken into custody.

Financial Planners from Hell

(UPDATE 9/30/16: This article has been retroactively updated to remove identities of individuals and specific company names that have been accused of wrongdoings by the...

Indonesia to Ban LGBT Networking Apps

Over 80 apps and websites with LGBT-related content may soon be banned by the Indonesian government. As the Indonesian LGBT community continues its fight for equal...

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Advocates Push for Rape Definition to Include Same-Sex Abuse

Indonesian advocacy group Women’s Coalition called for the inclusion of same-sex abuse under the definition of rape at a recent hearing for the judicial review of the...

Famous Party Beggar Benjamin Holst Bagged in Surabaya

Famous Beggar Benjamin Holst Arrested in Surabaya

World renowned beggar Benjamin Holst is a folk hero with an abnormally large leg. He has been able to travel the world and party with cash made by panhandling, but...

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What Does Tax Amnesty Mean for Expats in Indonesia?

Of course, this tax amnesty scheme could theoretically be useful for locals, while certainly helping propel the government’s agenda. But what does it mean for expats?

A Magnet for Cyber Scammers

In the past five years, Indonesia has arrested hundreds of Chinese and Taiwanese nationals for cybercrime. Why are foreign cyber criminals flocking to Indonesia and what...

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Police Arrest Racist Assailants on Jakarta Busway

The group surrounded Kusuma, and began their racist taunt, “Are you Ahok? You’re Ahok, right?” The victim attempted to ignore them, despite close proximity.

Education Guide 2017

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