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Stories about Expat Living in Indonesia:
By Expats, for Expats!
The following are stories that readers and website volunteers have submitted. They are meant to provide a more personal view to the experience of living in Indonesia. The latest stories submitted are at the top.
Travel, tow trucks and time-sensitive tribulations
Fitness and other Ludicrous Fantasies
Family Holiday to Tanjung Kodok
Guidelines for Indonesian Motorbike Drivers
Culture Shock or Just an Old Git?
Jakarta ’s Mind-boggling Streets
Short Stories from "City of Dreams" by Mark Medley
The Villages that Disappeared - reflections after the 2009 Padang Earthquake
The Curse of the Horse Lady - a Travel Tale
A Polite Smile for Every Occasion
Ray Doodoh: How to raise US$110,000 in six weeks - This is the amazing story of how expats and Indonesians banded together to save a colleague
Thief of Hearts - The Thief of Baghad...Jakarta
Knalpot Anyone? - just what do those mysterious signs refer to?
Wimps and Woofswhich one are you?
Ring, Ring ... an encounter with Indonesian telephone etiquette
Managing house guests: when home turns into a Hilton
Difficult Times Hit Java - a Lebaran story
Strange Encounteres in Medan by a Singaporean
Obat Batuk Di Sulawesi (Sulawesi Cough Medicine)
You Know You've Gone Native When ...
So you think you want to live in Bali?
How Many Nitas are out there ... ?
You know you're a Bule with a Mission if you ...
What the Velvet Butterfly Wanted
Unlikely Jakarta Post Headlines
A Quite Afternoon at the Home Office
The Twelve Days of Christmas - Jakarta Style
You must be a Newcomer to Indonesia if ...
First Impressions upon Moving to Indonesia
Bule - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
You Know You've Been in Indonesia Too Long if ... (updated)
Foreign advisers and Consultants as Catalysts ... Donna Woodward's JP article opens a debate
You may be a resident of a large city in SE Asia if ...
Web Poll #1 - Is it polite to leave your dipper in the Bak Mandi?
Top 10 Best of Living in Indonesia
You Know You're an Expat Kid in Asia when ...
Bali to remote East Java, Road trip
On e Hundred Percent American ... or is it??
Dear Everyone - a letter home from Juerg
Company Picnic - Indonesian Style
I Spy in East Java ... a road game for the trip to Bali
The Indonesian Experience: 1999
The 10 Commandments for Expats
The World - a Unique Perspective
Having fun with Bahasa Indonesia(the national language)
A Kitemaker's Guide to the Archipelago
A Lone Englishman's Experiences
You Must Be An Indonesian If ...
The Good and the Bad -- Reasons to Live in Indonesia
You Might Be An American Expat in Indonesia If...
If you would like to submit a story about your life in Indonesia, please contact us.