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Here’s Why Expats in Indonesia Will Find McConaughey’s Movie ‘Gold’ Interesting

The 2016 movie Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez, is a fictionalized account of the infamous Bre-X mining scandal in Indonesia. The movie is...

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Tobacco Bill Lights Up Advocates in 2017

The resurrection of a controversial tobacco bill has escalated the battle between pro-tobacco lobbyists and anti-tobacco activists in 2017. Parliament aims to pass the...

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Taiwan Banks on New Policy to Strengthen Ties with Indonesia

Despite not being recognized as the Republic of China under the one-China policy, Taiwan is still hell-bent on strengthening its ties with Indonesia through the New...

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Ambassador Urges Locals to Study in US, Students Rethink Options Over Travel Ban

US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr. says the embassy in the country has been working hard to increase the number of Indonesian students who want to pursue...

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Expats Hoping for a More ‘Livable’ Jakarta

Home to a population of around ten million, Indonesia’s capital is generally described as a ‘complicated’ city by foreigners that account for a good percentage of...

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Hijabs Conquer Indonesia Fashion Week

Hijabs of different designs took centerstage in the recently concluded Fashion Week, further cementing its growing popularity in modest-wear fashion industry. Indonesia...

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Tigerair Pulls Out Bali Service Permanently Over Regulatory Issues

It’s official: Tigerair will no longer fly Australians to Bali. Less than a year after its inaugural flight, Virgin Australia’s budget airline pulls out of Bali...

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Opinion: Saving Indonesia from the Mistakes of the West

Indonesia is a place that travellers speak of as a paradise. Advertisements for leisure travel depict pristine white sand beaches, palm trees swaying in cool tropical...

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Report: ISIS Exploits Structural Problems in Indonesia’s Prisons

Structural problems in the prison system such as overcrowding and understaffing make it easier for ISIS to recruit, says a new report.

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Jokowi Graces New Yogyakarta Int’l Airport Inauguration

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the New Yogyakarta International Airport will be formally held on Monday, January 23, with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo gracing the...

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Narcotics Agency Blames Drug-Using Pilots for Indonesian Plane Crashes

The anti-narcotics agency head minced no words when he blamed pilots on drugs as one of the leading causes of aviation accidents involving Indonesian planes.

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Indonesia Launches Anti-Hoax Campaign to Battle Fake News

In an attempt to stop the rampant circulation of hoaxes on the Internet and several social media platforms, an anti-hoax campaign was kicked off across six cities in...

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An Investor’s Guide: Hot Verticals in Indonesia for 2017

Savvy investors in Indonesia are positioning themselves to mop the floor in spaces that orbit e-commerce. But other hot verticals include fintech, agriculture, food and...

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How the Government Aims to Better Connect Indonesia’s Cities in 2017

Connecting people in a nation like Indonesia – which has an extremely diverse geography across thousands of islands – will always be a big challenge, especially with...