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Multiple Bomb Explosions Rock Kampung Melayu in Jakarta

On Wednesday night, May 24, 2017, multiple bombs were detonated at a bus station in East Jakarta, killing several innocent bystanders.

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Indonesian-Foreigner Marriages Legal Status Clearer Under Decree

The newly issued Implementing Guidelines for Marital Agreement Registration will give Indonesian national-foreign citizen married couples a clearer understanding of...

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Dating In Indonesian: Here’s What Foreigners Need To Know

Dating someone with a different cultural background can be interesting, but it is not easy. Here are foreigners tips when finding an Indonesian partner.

Indonesia Warned to Keep Safe Online Amid North Korean Hacks

North Korean hacker groups are again suspected of launching cyber attacks around the world as Indonesia’s Minister of Information and Communications Rudiantara...

Beware of the Men in Uniform

Posing as policemen and pilots, con men are able to steal women’s hearts and then their money. It is often said that women love a man in uniform. As long as it’s an...

Tips for Headhunters and Recruits in Indonesia

What Expats Should Know About Headhunting in Indonesia Companies thrive on the back of good talent. Great teams of qualified and passionate employees will boost any...

Unidentified Man Killed on Train Tracks in Cilacap

The death of an unidentified man hit by a train in Gandrungmangu in Cilacap, Central Java, on Thursday, May 18, has prompted another reminder to be safe when around...

Police Arrest 144 in Kelapa Gading Raid On Gay Venue

North Jakarta Police arrested 144 men late Sunday, May 21, during a raid on a bathhouse in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. Police entered the Ruko Inkopal and Fitness...

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Holst, ‘The Party Beggar’

He was deported last year for begging but is relentless in his quest for beer money. Here's an infographic that summarizes the story of Benjamin Holst.

Jambi Police Marijuana Raid Nabs 3

The Jambi Operational Police of Narcotics Unit have arrested three suspected drug traffickers in a raid Sunday, May 14, in the latest crackdown on narcotic use across...

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Two Arrested in Sumatran Tiger Hide Crackdown

Police arrested two suspects in North Bengkulu who are accused of selling the Sumatran tiger hides.

Taking Leaf of Their Sanity

A conman has been arrested near Jakarta after fleecing at least Rp.1 billion (US$75,000) from people who believed his “religious powers” could transform leaves into...

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Ahok Jailed for 2 Years in Blasphemy Case

Jakarta’s Chinese Christian governor Ahok will spend two years behind bars after the long-running blasphemy case wraps up.

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We Want to Break Free: Indonesia’s Failing Prison System and Break Outs

A string of prison breakouts across the archipelago is raising questions about the effectiveness of the current system.