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West Borneo Named as Hot Spot for International Narcotics Trade

The National Anti Narcotics Agency recently stated that West Borneo is now a hub for the region’s international narcotics trade. The strategic location of the province...

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Here’s Why Expats in Jakarta Love Living in Kemang

Over the years Kemang has become a hub for trendy locals and expats alike. Here's why many foreigners move to this upscale neighbourhood in South Jakarta.

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Government Policies and Expat Employment in Indonesia

The number of expat workers in Indonesia continues to decline this year due to low commodity prices and the government tightening rules related to employing foreigners,...

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Our Most Popular Stories of 2016

We’ve compiled the data on the stories our audience has deemed most important or interesting this year. Please let us know in the comments below what topics and issues...

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Five Interesting Expats and Their Startups in Indonesia

After scouring the sea of startups at Balai Kartini earlier this month, here are five interesting techies in Indonesia, who also happen to be expats.

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Pizza Hut, Marugame Udon Accused of Mouldy Malpractice (UPDATE: Director Responds)

Pizza Hut and other mainstream restaurant chains have been accused of illegally extending expiration dates on their ingredients in Indonesia. While Pizza Hut is not a...

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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?

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Reported Number of Expat Workers Plummets in Indonesia

“Foreign labour regulations in Indonesia are tight. There are skill and knowledge requirements. The point is, only skilled labourers are allowed to work in Indonesia....

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Foreign Property Ownership Under the Magnifying Glass in Indonesia

The government says it will survey and inventory all land that could be owned by foreigners. The issue raises eyebrows and pulses, primarily in Bali and Lombok. ...

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KITAS Rules Tighten as Indonesia Reduces the Stay Period for Certain Expats

The government recently reduced the stay period for expats in certain industries. Here’s what workers in service, trading, and consulting should consider.   Since...