Indonesia Expat

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

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...

Jakarta Holds Free Mass Wedding for New Year’s Eve

The Jakarta government organised a free mass wedding for 500 Indonesian couples on New Year’s Eve. The event is held for poor families, specifically those who...

Sukabumi Landslide Kills Nine, Dozens Still Missing

Soldiers, police and residents fanned out across a village in Sukabumi on Tuesday, searching in the mud for possible victims of a landslide caused by torrential rain...

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ISIS-Affiliated Militants Kill Two Police Officers in Central Sulawesi

Militants from the ISIS-affiliated East Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT) terror group shot two police officers in Salubanga, Parigi Moutong, Central Sulawesi on Monday,...

Bali’s Mount Agung Erupts Again

Bali’s Mount Agung volcano, located in the island’s eastern Karangasem regency, erupted again on Saturday, the volcano’s observatory said. The...

Tornado in Cirebon Kills One, Damages 165 Houses

A village in Cirebon, West Java Province has been swept by a tornado on Sunday, December 31, killing one person and causing widespread destruction. The powerful winds...

Travellers Now Advised to Stay Away from Certain Beach Areas

According to data and information collected by the Tourism Crisis Centre (TCC) of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), travellers are advised to...

Flood Waters Swamp Homes of Tsunami Survivors

Flood waters have engulfed two villages on Wednesday, December 26, just four days after the tsunami devastated homes in Serang in the Indonesian province of Banten,...

Alert Level Raised and Flights Rerouted as Anak Krakatau’s Eruptions Intensify

Indonesia’s National Board for Disaster Management raised the warning level for Anak Krakatau to 3, the second-highest rank. They have also widened the exclusion...

Dozens Dead as Tsunami Hits Sunda Strait

A tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed at least 43 people after the waves hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait...

Journey In Every Sip

Cape Discovery has been making wine in Bali since 2010. The grapes the company uses are imported from Australia, France and New Zealand, and are blast frozen at the...