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An Expat Guide To The Islands Of Indonesia

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday January 31, 2017 (15:41:58)   (2309 Reads)
(c) Jialiang Gao (peace-on-earth.org)
Sitting across the equator and between two oceans, it’s almost as if Indonesia is purposefully trying to defy easy description. Although a single flag flutters over the nation, its islands, people, business and politics are all rich and varied. It has land borders with Malaysia and Papua New Guinea, but is also the world’s largest archipelago. Many of the islands are untouched tropical paradises, but Indonesia’s 240 million inhabitants also ...    more ...

Pros and Cons of Living in Indonesia

Posted by: Anonymous on Tuesday October 06, 2015 (14:14:14)   (11394 Reads)
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Indonesia is one of the fastest growing countries in South-East Asia, with a vibrant local culture and a rich history of dance, music and crafts. Due to its economy and industry, Indonesia is also home to a rapidly growing expatriate community and has many things to offer newcomers. However, like moving to any other country, moving to Indonesia comes with its own pros and cons. These are a few of the things that you should keep in mind while livi ...    more ...

Top 10 Safety Tips For Expat Women in Indonesia

Posted by: Anonymous on Tuesday September 29, 2015 (10:55:02)   (1871 Reads)
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Indonesia is a melting pot of cultures and has a thriving tourist industry. But with the rapid advancement of Indonesia’s trade and industry, the country is also experiencing a large growth in expat communities in its capital, Jakarta. Broadly speaking, the crime rates in Indonesia are not very high and crimes against foreigners are usually limited to petty theft. It is also important to note that taxi scams and ATM fraud are also rampant, espe ...    more ...

Learn Why Indonesia Is An Expat Paradise

Posted by: scar on Friday September 18, 2015 (12:35:37)   (3226 Reads)
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Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, is a land that is blessed with abundant natural resources. In earlier times, the Portuguese, English and Dutch all tried to establish their control due to the country’s rich store of valuable spices. Indonesia emerged from Dutch occupation and achieved independence in 1945, and today it consists of numerous ethnic and linguistic groups that have developed a shared identity.    more ...

5 Things You May Not Know About Living In Indonesia

Posted by: scar on Tuesday September 15, 2015 (12:35:22)   (2477 Reads)
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Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago, consists of 18,110 islands, out of which 6,000 are inhabited. The country’s population stands at 240 million, making it the fourth most populous nation in the world. Indonesia is a culturally diverse place, filled with numerous ethnic groups with their own unique languages, customs and beliefs. At times, this can lead to unfamiliarity and separateness. But it also serves as the country’s greatest ...    more ...