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7 tips for settling into life in Indonesia

Get used to lots of zeros Those visiting Indonesia and first time expats often comment on the vast exchange difference between the native currency – ‘Rupiah’ and their home countries currency. As of the time of writing (January 2017), 1 British pound is equivalent to over 16,000 rupiahs. Apart from feeling like a millionaire briefly […]

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Is the zika virus a threat in Bali?

Over the past week or so there have been several reports in the Australian media that there has been an outbreak of the zika virus in Bali, warning tourists to ‘rethink’ their travel to Bali. From the Australian government’s smart traveler website: “Indonesia is experiencing sporadic transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.” The Bali Hotel […]

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Immigration tightening the rules for working in Bali

Indonesia is already well known for its tough laws and regulations for working visas for foreigners looking to work in the country. Unfortunately, new rules are being put in place to make the rules even stricter. The changes were outlined in a recent article on their website by the Jakarta based consultancy Indosight. The summary […]

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An expat’s experience living on Rote Island

Imagine packing up your bags and moving to a remote tropical island in Indonesia with your whole family to experience a new culture and in the process providing much needed aid to the local community.  Matt Thistlewaite did just that and you can read about his adventure in the following interview I did with him. […]

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Work and Jobs in Bali

Almost everyday I receive emails from people asking how to find work in Bali, so I thought I would write an article on the challenges foreigners face. Some countries are quite open about allowing foreign workers, believing it can help with skill shortages and providing industries with a range of qualified and skilled workers to […]

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Adopting a step child in Indonesia

About the Proceeding Adopting your step-child in Indonesia is a special adoption proceeding because it takes place within a marriage between adopting parent and biological parent. Adopting your spouse’s child, sometimes referred to as a step-child adoption, can make your family feel connected. When a step-parent adopts his spouse’s child, he becomes responsible for the […]

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