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Indonesia Loses Appeal Against United States and New Zealand in WTO Trade Dispute

The World Trade Organization ruled against Indonesia once again regarding import restrictions on food and animal products from New Zealand and the United States as the...

Solar Energy: The Key to Sustainability in Raja Ampat

Indonesia’s islands span a distance equivalent to one-eighth of the Earth’s circumference. Understandably, one of the main challenges the country still faces is...

48 Hours in Yogyakarta

All around Indonesia, there are wonderful experiences to be had even if you are somewhat short for time. This is first in a series of travel articles that will offer...

The Dutch Pioneering Voyage to the East Indies

By Bartele Gallery Jakarta The last decade of the sixteenth century heralded the emergence of the Dutch as the colonial power that was to supercede Portugal as the...

A Quick Guide to Government Mandated SIM Card Registration

As previously reported, the Communications and Information Ministry has issued a regulation which requires all prepaid SIM card users to register their phone number with...

Indonesia Economy Could Exceed Expectation Next Year, Minister Says

Indonesia may witness faster economic growth next year than it initially forecasts, according to Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. The country’s economy is...

Indonesian Government Tries to Reduce Rice Dependency

With Indonesia’s rice consumption higher than its regional neighbours, the government says it will be making efforts to reduce dependency on rice by promoting other...

47 Indonesians Face Deportation Under Strict Trump Immigration Policy

The fate of 47 deportation-bound Indonesian Christians in the US hangs in the balance as a judge handling the case is unsure how much longer she can delay the move by...

US Offers No Explanation over Indonesia Military Chief Boarding Trouble

The US ambassador has apologized, but not offered an explanation, for the incident in which Indonesia’s military chief was barred from boarding a flight to the US, the...

Two Indonesian Airports Won Awards for Service Quality

The Airport Council International (ACI) has given Airport Service Quality Awards to two Indonesian airports: Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar and...

Surabaya’s Top 10 Interesting Sites

Indonesia Expat and Singapore National Academy are joining forces to provide insightful articles on Surabaya. The young, student journalists in the SNA Media Club get to...

Dating Foreigners in Indonesia – A Female Perspective

Embracing cultural diversity, achieving financial security, and having “melting-pot” families; there are plenty of reasons why some people embrace cross-cultural...

Preserving Indonesian Fabric: Sumbanese Tenun

The government, private associations and other local initiatives are now beginning to use tenun ikat Sumba–traditional, handwoven textiles from Sumba–to...

2017 Salary Guidelines in Indonesia

Last year, our “What Kind Of Salary Can A Foreigner Expect In Indonesia?” article became one of our most popular pieces. This year, we are back with a similar...

Education Guide 2017

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