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Jokowi Sends Minister to Meet Myanmar Government over Rohingya Violence

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi flew to Myanmar on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 3, at the instruction of President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to meet with the Myanmar government...

Homebuyers Flock to Tangerang as Industrial Appeal Boosts Population Growth

Growth in apartment sales in Tangerang city is rising following a shift in preferences of property buyers who are now looking to settle in Banten rather than Jakarta, an...

Naked Man Attempts Palace Break In

Police are investigating after a naked man attempted to break into the Presidential Palace Monday morning, Aug. 28. The 34-year-old man, identified as Brokington...

Staying In Shape In Indonesia

As an expatriate, it can be tricky finding places to join that cater to your fitness routine or sport of choice. But settling down in a foreign country doesn’t mean...

ATM recovery will take 2-3 Weeks, BCA Predicts

Bank Central Asia (BCA) predicts that it will take two to three weeks to recover the 30 percent or 5,700 of its Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) that have been affected by...

Blue Bird Takes Action after Video of Driver Scolding Foreigner goes Viral

Blue Bird group has confirmed that it has taken disciplinary action against one of its drivers caught on video scolding a foreigner in Jakarta on Saturday. The video,...

New Study Finds Indonesia’s 50 Most Valuable Brands

BrandZ has revealed Indonesia’s 50 Most Valuable Brands this year. From banking sector to food and dairy, see which brands made the cut. The new study suggests the...

What Companies Need to Know about Indonesia’s Salary Structure

In March, the Minister of Labor launched a new policy on salary structure for companies operating in the world’s largest archipelago. Here are some of the latest...

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NU Calls for Review as Bootleg Booze Thrives Among Jakarta Youths

A survey has found 65 percent of youths living in Jakarta and surrounding cities consume bootleg liquor, known as oplosan, raising questions about the wisdom of...

Tokopedia Announces $1.1b Investment from Alibaba

One of Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platforms has secured a major investment from Alibaba, making the Chinese e-commerce empire a minor shareholder in Tokopedia....

Maintaining Your Mental Health As An Expatriate

Whenever you pack your bags, relocate and settle in a foreign country, starting anew in a place that’s unfamiliar can bring anxiety and stress. This entails leaving...

King Con Gets 18 Years for Murders

Notorious conman and cult leader Taat Pribadi, who gave himself the noble-sounding title of Dimas Kanjeng, has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for orchestrating the...

Postnup Agreements are now legal

An Indonesian, who is married to a foreign citizen, is allowed to own Indonesian property (Hak Milik or Hak Guna Bangunan), with a notarial prenup or postnuptial...

Jakarta, the World’s Most Popular City on Instagram: Study

While Jakarta may not beat London or New York City in many polls of the world’s top destinations, the capital city has beaten all competitors to be the world’s most...

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