More Countries Added to Visa Waiver List & Exciting Events This Week

Hi Jakartans,

Another significant breakthrough from President Jokowi’s administration following last week’s announcement of KITAS waiver for foreign workers, the Minister of Maritime coordination Rizal Ramli recently announced 47 more countries added to the list of countries that require no visa to enter Indonesia to be effective this October 2015, which includes Australia, Vatican and San Marino. Last June the government had already announced 45 countries getting the waiver, including ASEAN countries.

This week the fans of 80s and 90s music will cheer as the legendary Bon Jovi will rock Jakarta on 11th September 2015 at Gelora Bung Karno Jakarta. This concert will be the ‘Living on a Prayer’ hit maker’s second concert in Jakarta after their first concert almost exactly 20 years ago in 1995, in Ancol, Jakarta. It is expected that 40,000 people of all ages will flock in to the massive Gelora Bung Karno stadium.

If you feel like having a little bit of weekend getaway, check out WNJ Readers’ only ‘Love Affair’ promo at Fairmont, Bali to treat yourself with an extraordinary stay along the white-sand beach in Sanur, Bali, for Rp. 2,450,000 Nett per night or Rp. 2,950,000 (including breakfast for 2). For reservation, book through, Indonesia’s biggest hotel give back program, where each booking will generate a donation to various charity organizations.

For a little creative spark, why not head to Jakarta’s largest urban creative festival, the at Grand Indonesia Shopping Town this weekend. Find over 150 fashion pop up store, food, art exhibition, music, film screening, and also talk show by Jakarta’s ‘young urbanites’.

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Deisy Wong Will 
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  1. Desmond

    Can you please show us the decree allowing 47 more countries to get Visa free over the present 45? Where is the list of countries? We cannot find it in the media.

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