This ambitious and excellent site offers much useful and interesting information
on Indonesia, with essays covering history, culture, politics, visas, the bureaucracy,
the law, the economy, doing business, the regions, and more.
This site has been providing information for resident and prospective expatriates
since 1997, with a main focus on Jakarta. It consists mainly of contributions from
veteran and newer expatriate residents based on their experiences. It includes useful
The website of one of the leading independent consultancies providing business and
management advice to foreign companies establishing in Indonesia. Okusi services
include company establishment, immigration matters, company and tax reporting, licensing,
property acquisitions etc. The site has informative essays on Doing Business in Indonesia
and the Land Laws plus useful links.
Select The World Factbook from the Redirect page then select Indonesia from the Select
a Country or Location menu. This is a very comprehensive summary of key publicly
issued official statistics. It is current, thorough, reliable and comprehensive.
This site offers comprehensive and fairly current information covering the special
economic zones of Batam, Bintan and Karimun. The emphasis is on economics but there
is also political, social and historical background in English. Go to the Overview
tab for good general information on Batam and other nearby locations.
This site is a mixed bag sponsored by the Special Economic Zone authorities with
occasionally tortured English but it contains some useful and current statistical
material and tables for those interested enough to work their way through it. Start
at the Statistik tab.
For a whimsical account of day-to-day living in Smiling Hill, Batam and Indonesia
in general, check out the on-going blog of our own Ken Anderberg - topical and interesting
impressions from a relative newcomer with lots of colorful photographs.
Children at the Anklung school in Bandung, Java create wonderful music with traditional
instruments. CLICK HERE for a sample.
A spectacular Indonesian Rijsttafel or rice table feast.CLICK HEREto learn more.
New Year’s eve at MONAS - the Indonesian national monument in Medan Merdeka or Freedom
Place, Jakarta. The flame on top is covered in real gold. CLICK HERE for it’s story.
Traditional Indonesian dance - grace, style and beauty.
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Ken Anderberg - vagabond traveller, and now living at Smiling Hill