Category: Top Reads

Indonesia Opens Discussions on the 1965 Communist Massacres

In an unprecedented meeting that took place yesterday and assembled victims of the atrocities of 1965, along with senior Indonesian officials, Indonesia opened...

President Jokowi Arrives in Germany at the start of his EU Tour

Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Berlin, Germany this morning to start his five-day presidential tour in Europe. President Jokowi plans to meet local...

German Tourists Detained by Sharia Police for Wearing Bathing Suits

Two German tourists were detained by local authorities for wearing bathing suits while taking a swim at a beach in Lhokseumawe, Aceh. University students Andre Brun and...

Indonesia and Denmark Agree to Strengthen Agriculture Cooperation

The Indonesian and Danish government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the field of agriculture. Minister of Agriculture Amran...

Taiwanese Nationals Arrested on Suspicion of Cyber Crime Charges

31 Taiwanese nationals were arrested in Indonesia on April 12 after a raid by local police brought about allegations of their involvement in cyber fraud. The arrests...

Jakarta Players to Stage Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’

The Jakarta Players will perform “Eurydice”, a contemporary reimagination of the Greek tragedy of Eurydice and Orpheus by playwright Sarah Ruhl. “Eurydice” opens...

Scams in the City: Property Pitfalls

A property agency in Jakarta has been scamming expatriates by renting out apartments for terms longer than actual leases. “Quality means operating under the highest...

An Appeal for Neil and Ferdinant

The phrase “this is a nightmare” is so often tossed around for events and occurrences that often have minimal impact in our lives. On June 5, 2014, Neil...

Scams in the City: For Worse

Weddings, an essential rite of passage in Indonesia, remain a source of scamming and discontent. It was supposed to be one of the happiest days in the life of Karina...

The Phenomenon of the KITAP

 The KITAP: A blessing in disguise and the final gateway to Indonesia There is much to say and much being said about the KITAP (Kartu Izin Tinggal Tetap), the Permanent...

Bali’s Co-working Spaces

Those ready to abandon their uninspiring home or hotel desks for greener pastures will be happy to know that Bali now offers numerous co-working spaces with access to...

Scams in the City: The Punisher

It is often said the Indonesian judiciary is rotten to the core. But there is one Supreme Court judge who always upholds or extends the sentences of corruption felons,...

Education is Life

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey (1859 – 1952) Psychologists will tell you that the first three years...

Bantleman and Tjiong’s Acquittal Overturned

Indonesia’s Supreme Court today overturned the acquittal of Canadian Neil Bantleman and Indonesian teaching assistant Ferdinand Tjiong. The former JIS teachers were...

Education Guide 2017

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