Social Expat

Discover the Latest News & Trends About All things Indonesia in One Platform.

Indonesia's Largest Expat-Specific Community and Media Site

Social Expat is the most popular expatriate platform in Indonesia and hosts the largest expatriate community in Indonesia. With monthly events spanning across Jakarta & Bali, paired with dozens of unique features that make it stand out from the rest, Social Expat’s meteorite rise to the top has seen the way expatriate platforms work in Indonesia. Social Expat’s uniqueness has been because of all the features they incorporated into their website that make it comprehensive beyond that of its predecessors. Unique features include: weekly social and business networking events, sport clubs, news, Indonesia guides, exclusive promotions, games & quizzes, real estate, immigration assistance and Indonesia’s first free job posting area.

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Social Expat Features

Social & Business Events

Social Expat has weekly community gathering events across Jakarta & Bali and offers between 6 – 10 events every single month!

Popular events include themed events, free flow events, sport clubs, business networking and special sponsored events from their advertisers and partners. They offer collectively more events than any other platform in Indonesia.

News & Guides

Social Expat’s dedicated content team provide localised and national news about what is happening in Indonesia and provide useful guides to living in the country.

Promos & Interactive Games

The platform hosts exclusive promotions from partners and advertisers, as well as fun games to play focused on Indonesia trivia.

Jobs

This is the only platform in Indonesia that offers a free job platform for advertisers looking for both foreigners and locals that work in expatriate focused fields.

Real Estate

The Lets Move Group is the official Real Estate partner of the platform and we list our properties here. As the largest singularly owned real estate agency in the country, we can service the platform and provide more property that anyone else.

Immigration Assistance

Social Expat’s Immigration page offers solutions for immigration via their official partner Lets Move Indonesia. The platform is the first in Indonesia to offer dedicated pages to solving Indonesia complicated Immigration policies.

What makes Social Expat so unique?

The platforms main focus is “Bringing People Together” which it does by providing immersive networking events. Every event has networking activities and games to maximise interaction and they pair events with fantastic promos and prizes. Every event has professional videographers and photographers that document the event and provide insights into what happens.

The team focus on inclusion and confidence building, trying to ensure all participants, no matter where they are from join in and expand their network.

Since their first event in 2022, they have hosted hundreds of events and have been the market leader in expatriate platforms ever since.

To find out more about what they do, check out their website!

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Primary Mortage

Rate information

Interest rate is 4.7% fixed for the first 3 years, after that, the rate will move to a floating rate (currently 11%)

Requirements

  • Permanent employee/self-employed for at least 1 year in the same company/total 2 years of work
  • Professional/Businessman working for at least 2 years in the same field
  • At least 18 years old or married

General Personal Requirements

  • Photocopy of husband’s / wife’s ID card (if married)
  • Photocopy of Family Card
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate (if married)
  • Photocopy of Tax ID Number of Applicant
  • Salary Slip / Certificate of Income for the last 1 month original
  • Photocopy of 3 months bank statements
  • Developer’s House Booking Letter / Broker’s Cover Letter

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