Indonesia Expat

Indonesia Expat is Indonesia's largest expatriate readership (formerly known as Jakarta Expat and Bali Expat)

Powerful Earthquakes Hit Sumbawa, No Tsunami Warning Issued

A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck off the central island of Sumbawa, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. The...

Decision for the Early Release of Radical Cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir to be Reviewed

The Indonesian government has ordered a review of the decision to grant early release to radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, who is linked to the 2002 Bali...

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Dozens of Palu Earthquake Survivors Get Food Poisoning from Donated Food

Dozens of Palu earthquake survivors have been hospitalised for reported food poisoning after consuming donated food on Saturday, January 19. One of the food poisoning...

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Indonesia Ranked as the “Most Chilled Out” Country in the World

A new study has revealed that Indonesia is the most “chilled out” country in the world, followed by Australia. Researchers came up with a list of the most...

Suspected Bali Bombing Mastermind Abu Bakar Ba’asyir Granted Early Release from Prison

Radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, has been granted early release from jail by President Joko...

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Man Burned Alive by Wife After He Refuses to Give His Phone Password

A man in Pandanwangi, East Lombok in Indonesia, was set on fire by his wife after a physical altercation that occurred when he refused to give his phone password. The...

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Basuki Tjahaja Purnama Asks Supporters to Call Him BTP Instead of Ahok After Prison Release

Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has asked his supporters to refer to him as BTP instead of Ahok after he is released from prison on January 24. In a...

Indonesian Fisherman Claims to Know Location of Lost MH370 Plane

An Indonesian fisherman claims to know the exact spot where doomed MH370 plane plunged into the sea. 42-year-old Rusli Khusmin said he witnessed the disaster in March...

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Citilink to Impose a Paid Baggage Policy

First was Lion air and Wings Air, and now Citilink Indonesia will also impose a paid baggage policy at the end of January 2019. “We will implement [the policy] but we...

Top 10 Indonesian Hoaxes of 2018

Fake news – referred to in Indonesia as “hoax” – is escalating in the run-up to the April 2019 national elections as devious politicians try to win power by...

An Interview with World-Famous English Singer – Engelbert Humperdinck

Indonesia Expat had the privilege to interview the world-famous English singer, Engelbert Humperdinck. He will have a show in Jakarta sometime in 2019 at the Double Tree...

Tampah Hills: a Sustainable Investment in Lombok

Tampah Hills is one of Lombok’s newest and most exciting developments. To find out more about it, we spoke to Jakob Johansson, CEO and Founder of Tampah Hills, to talk...

Indonesia to Develop Green Vehicle Industry

Indonesia is now open to investment for manufacturing electric vehicles, says Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto. Two major car makers, Hyundai and Volkswagen, are...

Indonesian Scientist Eaten Alive By Crocodile

An Indonesian scientist is believed to have been eaten alive by a crocodile she was feeding at a laboratory in North Sulawesi. Officials believe that 44-year-old Deasy...