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As a financially literate individual, you likely recognize the significance of investing. However, achieving investment management in a foreign land requires careful consideration and planning. Let’s explore some essential things expats should consider to achieve effective investment management! Checklist Before Starting Investing Define Your Financial Goals: As an investor, start by clearly defining your objectives. […]

In a move to reshape fiscal policies, Indonesian government has issued several regulations concerning the imposition of new tax and excise rates, set to take effect in 2024. These regulations encompass both nationwide and provincial-level tax adjustments. Among the new tax regulations implemented by the central government across Indonesia are excise duties on tobacco products, […]

BADUNG, BALI (January 2024) – Embark on an unforgettable Bali journey at the glorious beachfront sanctuary, Grand Hyatt Bali. Make your stay extraordinary with the All-Inclusive Food and Beverage package, designed to enhance your experience with an extensive array of scrumptious dining selections that will transform your vacation into an indelible memory. The all-inclusive Food […]

In this month’s Meet The Expat, we talk with Gary Joy, an entrepreneur and founder of Social Expat.   Gary is the man responsible for improving expatriate networking activities and effectively bringing thousands of people together. Check out our exclusive interview Tell us a little about yourself: I’ve been living in Indonesia since 2012, originally […]

Embracing a professional journey as an expatriate in Indonesia is filled with excitement and fulfilment. Yet, to truly optimize your work experience, it is imperative to harness the available employee benefits. Indonesia extends a range of work-related perks for expats, fostering enhancements in their professional and personal spheres. From comprehensive health insurance coverage and housing […]

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Step into a world where art comes to life, creativity knows no bounds, and where the culture of Indonesia is through every brushstroke and pixel. In this immersive journey, we invite you to explore the exhibition showcasing tradition and modernity as Jakarta 2024 trade show its latest interactive art exhibitions. Prepare to be captivated by […]

The island of Bali is a renowned tourist haven, captivating hearts with its stunning beaches, culture, and mystical charm. While the southern regions attract most visitors, West Bali whispers a different tale, offering an escape for those seeking untouched beauty and a connection with nature. West Bali, bathed in the golden hues of the setting […]

Surabaya, Bitung, Balikpapan, Bontang, and Jepara stand out as shining examples of cleanliness and environmental stewardship among the bustling cities of Indonesia, having been honoured with the prestigious Adipura Kencana Trophy. This award recognizes their relentless commitment to maintaining pristine surroundings and sustainable living practices as destinations. Surabaya, the capital of East Java, alongside the […]

Get ready for a watery spectacle unlike any other! The breathtaking Lake Toba, nestled amidst the emerald embrace of North Sumatra’s volcanic highlands, is gearing up to host the electrifying F1H2O World Championship from March 1st to March 3rd. Imagine sleek, powerful catamarans roaring across the crystal-clear waters, their rooster tails painting the air with […]

In 2024, according to Tripadvisor, Bandung emerges as one of the world’s trending destinations in Indonesia. Well-known for its blend of rich culture, stunning views, and urban energy, Bandung captivates travellers with its unique charm. Nestled amidst the lush greenery of West Java, this city offers a tapestry of experiences, from exploring its colonial architecture […]

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Craving a caffeine fix with a side of adventure? Ditch the ordinary and embark on a caffeinated odyssey through Bandung’s most unique-themed cafes! From whimsical fairytale settings to otherworldly space odysseys, each sip promises transport to the great coffee shop in Bandung. So, dust off your sense of wonder, grab your camera because being Instagrammable […]

Craving a caffeine fix with a side of adventure? Ditch the ordinary and embark on a caffeinated odyssey through Bandung’s most unique-themed cafes! From whimsical fairytale settings to otherworldly space odysseys, each sip promises transport to the great coffee shop in Bandung. So, dust off your sense of wonder, grab your camera because being Instagrammable […]

If you’re a food enthusiast seeking the latest culinary adventures, look no further. These are the five best restaurants and must-try new restaurants in Jakarta 2024. From innovative fusion cuisine menus to traditional flavours reimagined, these restaurants have captivated locals and travellers alike with their unique concepts of ambience and fine dining, gastronomic dishes, and […]

As Indonesia gears up for a pivotal Election Day, the nation is abuzz with civic engagement and tantalizing offers from some of its most beloved restaurants. Indonesians are treated to a delectable array of discounts and specials to complement their democratic fervour. Whether you’re craving traditional Indonesian flavours, international cuisine, or trendy fusion dishes, these […]

The energy of Chinese New Year (Imlek) is upon us, and Jakarta’s culinary scene is bursting with delectable options to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or seeking a new favourite, this guide will lead you to the must-visit Chinese restaurants in Jakarta, perfect for celebrating with friends and family. Twelve Chinese […]

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As a financially literate individual, you likely recognize the significance of investing. However, achieving investment management in a foreign land requires careful consideration and planning. Let’s explore some essential things expats should consider to achieve effective investment management! Checklist Before Starting Investing Define Your Financial Goals: As an investor, start by clearly defining your objectives. […]

Step into a world where art comes to life, creativity knows no bounds, and where the culture of Indonesia is through every brushstroke and pixel. In this immersive journey, we invite you to explore the exhibition showcasing tradition and modernity as Jakarta 2024 trade show its latest interactive art exhibitions. Prepare to be captivated by […]

On 8th February 2024, around 2 PM, a shooting incident occurred in an office area in Jatinegara, East Jakarta. The suspect, Gathan Saleh Halibi, was apprehended by the East Jakarta Metro Police on 27th February 2024. The victim, Mohammad Andika Mowardi, recounted the shooting incident. He encountered the suspect, Gathan, parked near his office while […]

Recently, a video surfaced showing heaps of plastic trash on Kota Beach, shared by the account @baliprawara on Instagram on February 22, 2024. The video reveals a disturbing sight of thousands of pieces of litter scattered along the coastline. The main reason behind this problem is the geographical location of Kuta Beach, situated in a […]

Indonesia is a country that pulsates with diverse cultural rhythms. This March, embark on a captivating journey of discovery through its unique and unforgettable festivals. From ancient traditions steeped in spirituality to celebrations filled with music and dance, March offers a kaleidoscope of experiences for every traveller. This guide will be your compass as you navigate […]

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Health & Wellness

Social Expat is excited to announce our latest event: Funlethic Networking. This dynamic and energetic event combines sports and networking, providing Jakarta expats with a chance to expand their social circle while enjoying a friendly competition. Building on the success of our Social Networking and Business Networking Events, Social Expat is always innovating to meet […]

In our fast-paced and hyper-connected world, our lives are increasingly intertwined with digital devices. From smartphones to laptops, we find ourselves constantly immersed in a digital sea. While technology has undoubtedly brought numerous benefits, the constant barrage of notifications, information, and social media updates can take a toll on our well-being. Enter the concept of […]

In our fast-paced and often hectic lives, it’s easy to become entangled in the daily routine, neglecting the most important person in our world: ourselves. Self-care is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. It’s a way to recharge, replenish, and reconnect with your inner self. Self-care rituals are the sanctuary we create to tend to […]

Work-life balance is a term that has gained significant attention in recent years. In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, finding the balance between work and personal life has become increasingly challenging. Achieving a healthy work-life balance is essential for overall well-being awareness and has numerous benefits. It is important to understand the concept of work-life […]

Jakarta’s smog has reached dangerous levels, making air pollution a pressing issue. It has been dealing with deteriorating air quality, which poses serious health risks to its residents. The rising levels of pollutants such as particulate matter and carbon monoxide have alarmed the public. However, we can take steps to protect ourselves from the harmful […]

Hotel & Restaurant Reviews

In recognition of their outstanding commitment to sustainable tourism practices, five Indonesian hotels have been proudly bestowed the prestigious ASEAN Green Hotel Awards for 2024. From idyllic beachfront resorts to nature-immersed sanctuaries, these exceptional establishments go beyond luxury, championing eco-friendly initiatives that preserve Indonesia’s rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. Embark on a journey of discovery […]

Bali is well known as a honeymoon destination and has unforgettable stunning views and an intimate ambiance that offers a romantic getaway of enchanting dinner spots perfect for Valentine’s Day. Celebrated on February 14th each year, it is a globally cherished occasion dedicated to love, affection, and romance. Originating from ancient Roman traditions and later […]

BADUNG, BALI (January 2024) – Embark on an unforgettable Bali journey at the glorious beachfront sanctuary, Grand Hyatt Bali. Make your stay extraordinary with the All-Inclusive Food and Beverage package, designed to enhance your experience with an extensive array of scrumptious dining selections that will transform your vacation into an indelible memory. The all-inclusive Food […]

In this month’s hotel review, Social Expat took the opportunity to spend a fun-filled, action-packed 2-day trip to the famously popular Grand Hyatt, Nusa Dua to try out their Grand Inclusion package. Here is how it went! This trip features one of our members staying in a Grand Suite King in the North Village and […]

As we embark on a journey to unveil the Top 10 Traveller’s Choice Private Pool Villas in Bali for 2023, prepare to be enchanted by exceptional retreats that redefine the art of hospitality. Bali, known for its breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality, has become a beacon for travellers seeking accommodation and an immersive […]

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