Indonesia Expat

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Bomb in KPK Leader’s Home is Fake, Officials Say

The Indonesian National Police confirmed that the suspicious item hanging on the front gate of a house belonging to Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus...

Garuda Indonesia Adds Live Music on Domestic Flights

Garuda Indonesia is taking music to the skies with a series of live acoustic concerts on domestic flights, the airline said. Airline spokesman M. Ikhsan Rosan told AFP...

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Bombs Found in KPK Leaders’ Homes

Leaders of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Agus Rahardjo and Laode M. Syarif, faced bomb threats at their homes on Wednesday, January 9....

350kg Woman Asks Indonesian Government for help to Lose Weight

A 37-year-old woman from Palangkaraya City in Central Kalimantan has made headlines after asking the government for assistance to help tackle her obesity. Titi Wati, who...

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Jakarta Traffic Costs Rp65 Trillion Every Year, Jokowi Says

President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is on a mission to save billions of dollars lost to Jakarta’s infamous traffic congestion. The president held a cabinet...

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Indonesian Celebrities Arrested for Alleged Prostitution

A prostitution scandal has emerged after two Indonesian celebrities were arrested by Police at a hotel in Surabaya on Saturday, January 5 for their alleged involvement....

Balinese Man Finds Endangered Animal on his Doorstep

A Balinese man was shocked to come across one of Indonesia’s most exotic animals right on his doorstep. On Saturday, January 5, 2019, I Ketut Gede Yasa Ariana heard a...

Lion Air and Wings Air to Start Charging for Checked Baggage on Domestic Flights

Indonesia’s largest airline Lion Air and its subsidiary, Wings Air, has decided to start charging for checked baggage on all their domestic flights starting...

Tourist Found Dead in Popular Bali Beach Club

A tourist was found dead at a luxury beach club in Bali on Monday, December 31, Badung Police said on Wednesday, January 2. The victim, identified as Alexander...

Bali Denies Entry for Passengers with Damaged Passports

Bali-bound passengers with damaged passports are being denied boarding in Australian airports because of new tighter restrictions and fines imposed by Indonesian...

Ban on Plastic Bags now Implemented in Bandung

The new plastic ban is now being implemented in a number of supermarkets in Bandung as of January 1, 2019. Some stores have even replaced disposable plastic bags with...

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Bulgarians Arrested for ATM Scam in Bali

Four Bulgarians have been arrested by the police for their alleged involvement in skimming bank card data at several ATMs in Denpasar, Bali. Bali Police spokesperson...

New Cracks on Anak Krakatau Volcano Emerge, Authorities on Tsunami Alert

Indonesian authorities have urged those in the vicinity of Anak Krakatau volcano to be on alert in case of another tsunami, as new cracks have emerged on the volcano,...

Landslide Death Toll Rises To 15 As Search Operation Continues

The death toll from a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Sukabumi, West Java province has now risen to at least 15 people. The landlside hit 30 houses in the village...