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Man with Sword Attacks Church in Yogyakarta, Injures Four

A man wielding a sword attacked several churchgoers on Sunday (Feb 11) in the city of Yogyakarta, injuring a German priest and three others, including a police officer,...

Yogyakarta Museum Removes Hitler Wax Statue after Protests

A visual-effects museum in Yogyakarta has removed its display of a waxwork of Adolf Hitler following protests by Jewish and human rights groups who described the...

48 Hours in Yogyakarta

All around Indonesia, there are wonderful experiences to be had even if you are somewhat short for time. This is first in a series of travel articles that will offer...


Dark Skies Loom For New Yogyakarta Airport

Construction on the new Yogyakarta airport in Kulon Progo has begun, despite state-owned operator Angkasa Pura having not yet secured an environmental impact assessment...

Nationwide Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign Kicks Off

The Government of Indonesia kicked off its most ambitious immunization drive to date this week in Yogyakarta, with aims to vaccinate 35 million children in Java against...


Barack Obama To Visit Bali, Yogyakarta And Jakarta

Former US President Barack Obama and family will fly into Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Friday, June 23, for a weeklong holiday before heading to Java.

Expats Look to Yogyakarta, Air Show Takes Off in April

Yogyakarta will hold its 12th Annual Air Show, highlighting the area’s attractions but also an old airport that grounds its tourism.


Five Locations In Indonesia That Are Filled With Expats

Expats who are looking for great places in Indonesia to call home, here are five great spots that might be suitable for you.


Jokowi Graces New Yogyakarta Int’l Airport Inauguration

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the New Yogyakarta International Airport will be formally held on Monday, January 23, with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo gracing the...

Indonesia Falls Behind Malaysia and Vietnam in English Proficiency

Malaysia and Vietnam rank higher than Indonesia in an English Proficiency Survey done by international education company, Education First (EF).


Militant Islamic Group Forces Christian School to Remove Ad with Student in Hijab

After a Christmas service in Bandung was forcibly shut down by Islamic hardliners early last week, another militant Islamic group in Yogyakarta pressed a Christian...


Dutch Tourist Dies After Getting Hit By Train in Yogyakarta

A 23-year-old Dutch tourist died after stepping in front of a train at the station in Lempuyangan, Yogyakarta.

Not Just Expats, But ‘Non-native’ Locals Are Not Allowed to Own Land In Yogyakarta

Officials in Yogya believe there are two kinds of Indonesians: native and non-native. Because of this, we might not be able to own the land we’ve purchased

Bule Yogya

8 months ago, after my controversial column about Bali, I received some very nice emails from you guys. Thanks a lot. Some others were pleasant too, like, “Laurent,...