Luke Regler, Jakarta

Who are you? My name is Luke, I am 43 from England. I am now living in Jakarta, Indonesia. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I left England in 2007 to work in Indonesia for a year to gain new experiences and challenges, but after a few weeks decided that I want to … Read more

Learn Why Indonesia Is An Expat Paradise

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 … Read more

Finding A Job In Indonesia As An Expat

Indonesia is a chain of islands that are home to various ethnic communities. Its economy is the biggest in Southeast Asia and the country houses a sizable expat community. A large number of expats in Indonesia work at foreign companies, while many also secure employment as English teachers. Finding work at a foreign company makes … Read more

5 Things You May Not Know About Living In Indonesia

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 … Read more

Indonesia – Recommended Blogs

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Indonesia and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there. Anna Likes Rice Anna is an American expat who currently splits … Read more

Ria, Java

Who are you? I’m Viktorija (aka Ria in Indonesia), originally from Lithuania’s capital city Vilnius. For more than 7 years I was working as an advertising project manager in the biggest Lithuanian companies. And now enjoying life in Indonesia: discovering, exploring, traveling and writing a blog about life in Indonesia. Where, when and why did … Read more

Mike Henry, Bali

My name is Mike Henry and I am currently living on the island of Bali in Indonesia. I am originally from Melbourne, Australia. I have actually been living overseas for most of my life, including 10 years in Japan, two years in China and now about one year in Bali. I moved to Bali because … Read more

Sheldon Archer, Probolinggo

My name is Sheldon Archer. In 2003 I was 69 years old, living in Sheffield and rather bored with life. No financial problems and a nice family but I guess that there was no real love in my life (sure, I had a few lady friends!) My only daughter from a previous relationship was living … Read more