Indonesia Expat

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

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Lombok and Bali, Latest Death Toll at 91

A powerful earthquake rocked Lombok and Bali on Sunday, causing death and destruction as homes were flattened and at least 91 people were killed. The huge 6.9-magnitude...

Indonesia’s Transsexual Muslims

Many of Indonesia’s transsexuals, also known as warias, are practicing Muslims even as many religious authorities shun their lifestyle and publicly shame them for...

37 Suspected Terrorists Arrested in West Java Ahead of Asian Games

The West Java Police have arrested at least 37 suspected terrorists ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, in which several events will be held in the province. West Java Police...

Singaporean scam

Singaporean Detained Over Scamming Indonesians

Indonesian police have arrested a man claiming to be an oil tycoon from Singapore who is suspected of hypnotising people while robbing them. “The suspect is being...

British Tourist Slaps Immigration Officer Over Visa Fine

A British tourist who lashed out at an immigration officer has been detained in Indonesia and is facing criminal charges, according to the Directorate General of...

Several Toll Gates to be Closed During Asian Games

Jakarta traffic authorities have decided that seven toll gates will be closed during the 2018 Asian Games. The decision was made after assessing a traffic simulation...

Tasting the Best Seafood in Portugal

Fancy a trip to Western Europe? Have you ever thought about Portugal as a destination? With its gorgeous coastline and mild Mediterranean climate, it’s one of the...

LRT

Jakarta LRT to Begin Operations by August 10

Jakarta’s light rapid transit (LRT), which connects Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta to the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, will begin...

Rob Pearce: An Artist’s Day

Rob Pearce came to Indonesia in 1990 as an English teacher and has since then become a sought-after, internationally recognised artist. His work is inspired by his...

The Island Brides

The Bali-based Zimbabwean designer behind the eponymous Miss Milne brand branches out into boho-feel bridal wear When she was asked to make the gown for her best friend...

Shawn Hutchinson: the New Principal of ACG Jakarta

ACG Jakarta’s new principal Shawn Hutchinson is a career educator with 23 years of experience. Prior to his appointment in Jakarta he held senior positions in schools...

Surfing the Mentawai Islands with Bianca Buitendag

What’s it like being a top-rated female pro surfer? Life must be pretty sweet for this graceful athlete who has competed around the world who recently visited the...

Former President SBY Endorses Prabowo for Presidency

Setting the stage for a re-run of Indonesia’s 2014 election, former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Monday he would support an opposition leader to...

13 Suspects Arrested in Riau and Banten for Alleged Terrorist Affiliation

The National Police’s counterterrorism unit, Detachment 88, arrested 13 people in Riau and Banten on Friday (27/07). One of the detained works at state utility...