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Government Launches Cybersecurity Agency to Fight Fake News

As part of an attempt to fight the rampant production and spread of false news in Indonesia, the government has launched a new cybersecurity agency, which will focus on...

Indonesia Looking to Halve Forest Fires in Ambitious New Plan

Indonesia plans to reduce by almost half the number of fire hotspots in the country by 2019 as part of an effort to tackle the longstanding problem, the government has...

Government Raises Duty-Free Limit to US$500

The government has announced that it has raised the limit for duty-free shopping items into the country from US$250 to US$500 per person, according to Finance Minister...

Why Some Indonesian Women Choose Polygamy

31 year-old housewife Ratna Wulandari lives in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and most populated city, and is currently pregnant with her fourth child. Wulandari already...

Tarek Razik Ed.D, The New Head of School at JIS, and the Business of International Education

In this exclusive interview, Jakarta Intercultural School’s new Head of School shares his thoughts on the business of education as well as his vision for this...

Forbes Reveals Indonesia’s 50 Richest People in 2017

Forbes has compiled a list of Indonesia’s 50 richest people which includes some familiar names like Salim Group CEO Anthoni Salim, media tycoon Harry Tanoesoedibjo and...

Leftover Wedding Food Donated to Needy in New Bridal Vendor Program

Typical Indonesian weddings are synonymous with abundance of buffet food offered to hundreds of guests. In many cases, some of the food would end up going to waste as...

Indonesia Ranked Lowest Amongst Southeast Asian Neighbours in World Talent Competitiveness

Indonesia has held its ranking at 47 in the world talent competitiveness index, making it the lowest ranked Southeast Asian country when it comes to developing,...

RE: Maid in Indonesia

Dear Editor, “Maid in Indonesia” touches upon a few very important items that most foreigners who live and work here can appreciate. Having employed a few domestic...

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...

Education Guide 2017

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