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InCorp offers a comprehensive range of solutions to ease the company registration process and help you create a viable roadmap for your business.
Get assistance from experts with a decade of experience in assisting international business owners expanding into Indonesia.
Avoid any bureaucratic complexity when closing your company by engaging with our experienced legal advisors.
What type of legal entities should you choose to register a company in Indonesia? We can assist you in choosing which is the best one to grow your business.
To help businesses survive during this unfortunate time, InCorp provides corporate recovery in Indonesia and insolvency services.
Obtaining property & land ownership in Indonesia offers some challenges for foreigners. However, buying property in Indonesia is attainable with specific resources and documents.
Recent regulatory changes have a knock-on effect on Indonesia's Merger & Acquisition landscape. Check on how we can navigate you through your M&A in Indonesia.
InCorp provides Virtual Office services Indonesia in various locations: Jakarta, Bali, Semarang, Surabaya, and Batam.
Business process outsourcing in Indonesia is a viable option to streamline bureaucratic complexities that hurdle your business expansion objectives.
InCorp offers a complete range of accounting service Indonesia, from tax reporting to auditing.
With professional financial audit services from InCorp, you can ensure all accounting activities are accurately recorded and compliant with Indonesian regulations.
Using an Employer of Record service to set your roots in Indonesia opens the doors to new opportunities in the country.
Financial and Operational Resilience services from InCorp are developed to support businesses and help them survive during this difficult time.
Payroll services in Indonesia are a practical solution to avoid unnecessary complexities while you focus on growing your business.
Using a recruitment agency in Indonesia will help you hire the best candidates for your company, saving you time and money.
Tax consulting in Indonesia are the shortcuts to fulfill the administrative obligations with high accuracy and in a timely manner.
The Indonesian government promotes tax holidays as one of the fiscal incentives to attract major foreign direct investment in Indonesia.
Operating businesses in Indonesia, entrepreneurs must comply with the regulations accordingly, especially concerning taxes.
Immigration in Indonesia is one of the strictest and most complex processes due to its ever-changing regulations. InCorp provides a seamless experience in obtaining your stay and work permits.
Avoid any hassles by engaging with an experienced visa agent in Indonesia.
A dependent visa Indonesia is a document that allows foreigners to bring their family while settling down in the country.
Investor KITAS Indonesia is a stay permit that offers many benefits to investors that invest in the country.
Overseas Visas are required for Indonesians who are planning to stay abroad for an extended period of time.
KITAP is a permanent stay visa for foreigners who have intentions to stay in Indonesia.
Foreign retirees often find their plans stuck due to the complex visa application process. InCorp helps expedite the process.
Obtaining a social visa is daunting if you are not familiar with the country’s complex bureaucratic processes. Consult with us for a seamless Indonesian visa application experience.
Foreigners married to an Indonesian citizen are eligible for a spouse-sponsored KITAS.
Learn how to obtain an Indonesian tourist visa seamlessly and securely, directly from a trusted visa and travel agent.
Get assistance from a trusted visa agent in Indonesia to make your traveling plan to Indonesia even more convenient.
Expedite your Indonesian work permit application process by engaging with a trusted visa agent.
All imported goods must obtain permission granted by specific governing bodies prior to entering the local market.
Learn more about the cosmetic product registration services in Indonesia.
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Learn how to go through halal certification in Indonesia directly from experts successfully.
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An Importer of Record in Indonesia is a legal service that enables companies to import products into Indonesia, through an import partner.
Learn more about the medical device registration services in Indonesia.
Register a trademark is necessary to avoid legal issues in the future. InCorp can help you with Trademark Registration services in Indonesia.
Compliance is one of the most challenging parts of business overseas, especially in a country packed with complex bureaucratic processes such as Indonesia.
Updating business documents to align with your company’s growth can be a hassle.
Due Diligence services are needed to assess the credibility of the company or partner you wish to work with or acquire in Indonesia
From Company Regulations to Employment Agreement Drafting, Employment law services from InCorp will help you to compliance with employment policy in Indonesia.
InCorp’s legal consultation services in Indonesia are crafted to help your business settle and fully comply with the latest regulations.
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Transfer Pricing in Indonesia occurs when a company performs an internal transaction within the same business group or its subsidiaries
InCorp's transfer pricing advisory services in Indonesia are marked by the objective to support our clients' business needs.
Our transfer pricing services provide you with a hassle-free experience while still complying with the legal aspects of transfer pricing in Indonesia.
As the market-entry consulting firm in Indonesia, InCorp provides a wide range of customized solutions to ease the business incorporation process.
Both natural and legal persons are entitled to open a bank account in Indonesia. Find out how to open a bank account in Indonesia, here.
InCorp can help you find a trusted Buying Agent Indonesia for product sourcing in Indonesia. Contact us now for a free consultation.
InCorp can help foreigners to get the driving license in Indonesia, whether SIM A or SIM C. Check out the requirements and the procedure, here.
IMEI Registration in Indonesia is necessary to ensure telecommunication devices from abroad can function properly in Indonesia.
With offices in Jakarta, Bali, Semarang, SUrabaya, and Batam, InCorp is ready to assist you as a local partner and distributor in Indonesia.
InCorp can help you to select the trusted local partners to import and distribute your products in Indonesia.
Improve your business by knowing the market conditions in Indonesia through market research services in Indonesia.
InCorp can help you gain information about your competitor's product through mystery shopping.
Semarang, the capital of Central Java, is the sixth largest city in Indonesia with 2 million inhabitants. As a part of the Golden Triangle of “Joglosemar” (Jogjakarta, Solo, Semarang), its importance is even more prominent.
Semarang is also a melting pot where diversity is celebrated and embraced, due to the influence of the cultures of Chinese and Dutch. Used to be a port city before colonial times, Semarang will definitely charm you with its hidden beauty, especially the city’s mouthwatering cuisine and grand historical buildings.
This article gives you a detailed guide to life in Semarang as an expat. To adapt with the Semarang’s way of life will be much easier than you expected.
Safety and Public Transport
In general, Semarang is relatively safe, and there are no serious issues of crime wise and stealing. However, both locals and expats should never go alone after midnight or passing in dark alleys.
As with most expat destinations in the world, common sense applies to wherever you go.
Semarang is a very spacious city with less crowded streets compared to other cities in Central Java. Therefore, distances between places can be quite apart, and most locals will have their own transportation.
Cheap public transport will run on the main roads circling the city. TransSemarang, as well as DAMRI buses and minibuses, are the ones with fixed routes.
Metered taxis such as Bluebird are also available at a higher fee. If you are not comfortable with using public transportation or taxis, using online applications (GO-JEK and Grab) is the safe pick.
Housing and Real Estate
Real estate and housing in Semarang is booming as it is a rapidly developing city. All over town, you can see renovations and constructions with new housing areas popping up, such as Citra Sun and BSB-city.
Apartments and houses are easy to rent, and most expats often live in the rented properties.
Recommended neighbourhoods for expats are Semarang Atas (Candi area) such as Jalan Sultan Agung, Jalan Kawi, Jalan Sumbing, Jalan Papandayan, Jalan Raung.
If you are a fan of tranquil locations, you can opt for Bukit Sari, Griya Bukit Mas, Srondol Bumi Indah and Candi Golf.
You will also be able to find fully furnished townhouses in Bukit Indah (Bukit Sari) overlooking the city.
Other housing areas with a higher degree of temperature are Puri Anjasmoro, Grand Marina, and Graha Padma.
Salaries are higher in Semarang as compared to other cities in Central Java. As a result, the most entertainment spots in Semarang are restaurants, bars, shopping malls, and cafés, especially catering to western expats. They are mostly located around the Candi Baru area.
If you are up for a fishing trip, you can also visit Tanjung Mas where you can rent a boat for a short weekend getaway.
Other places that organise fishing activities include Risana fish farm in Banyumanik, Rawa Pening in Salatiga and Ngerembel Asri in Gunung Pati. Other outdoor activities are horse-riding and mountain trekking.
Recreation Opportunities for Expat Families
Besides, English movies can be found at the cinemas in Ciputra mall and E-plaza.
Every second Thursday, the Dutch cultural centre (Widya Mitra or Erasmushuis) also plays movies in Dutch in Akaba, so that expats can enjoy with their entire family.
For more family-friendly places to hang out, you can spend a few hours with your kids at Lollipops in Living Plaza (ACE Hardware), PlaPlay in Jalan Gajah Mada (SETOS), Happy Time in Paragon or the 3D Trick Museum in the Old Town.
There is also a Speedway Indoor Go-kart Center in the Marina area.
Sports Centres and Activities
FitNation gym is the place where you should head if you want to get your body in shape. For yoga lovers, yoga lessons are also offered at Martha Tilaar Spa at Jalan Telaga Boda.
You can find a big swimming pool at Gardenia Sport Center. What can be more refreshing than taking a dip in a huge swimming pool while on a tropical day?
For outdoors and a bit of running or walking HASH runs are great and you can even have a nice option of drinking after all the sweats.
Water sports are also available along the Semarang River.
Medical Care and Hospitals
Most employers have health and medical insurance for their employees. Therefore, medical centres for care included in these insurances in Semarang are Telogorejo Hospital, Columbia Asia Hospital, and St Elizabeth Hospital.
However, some of the doctors speak limited English. Thus for more serious medical issues, most expats would choose to go to Jakarta and Singapore for treatment.
Thanks to the proximity of Achmad Yani International Airport (Bandar Udara Internasional Ahmad Yani) to the city centre, getting to the airport and flying to Singapore or Jakarta will not take you more than a few hours. A train is also a convenient way how to travel domestically.
For expats with children who are at the age of schooling, there are some options in Semarang that you can choose from. Do remember to visit the school personally before any final decision, to make sure the facilities and education materials are what you need for your kids.
For toddlers, you can go to Kiddie Land; for primary school kids, there are Semarang International School, Singapore International School, Permata Bangsa School; for high school, there are Mountain View International School and Permata Bangsa School.
Even though Semarang has no real beach, ‘Pantai Maron’ (Maron Beach) has recently been a recreation area behind the airport in Semarang. It is a black sand beach and expats windsurf here at weekends.
Semarang Atas in Semarang is located on the foothills of Mount Ungaran. Therefore the weather is cooler there and enables expats to escape the heat of the rest of the city.
As mentioned previously, Semarang does not have a real beach but if you travel as far as 90 kilometres north, approximately 27 islands are waiting for you to be explored.
A wonderful getaway is to visit the Karimunjawa National Park, an exotic island with sandy shores. This island still preserves its laid-back island life which is quiet and natural. Make sure your hotel is on the beach so that you can fish from the shore or boat, or take a trip underwater with a glass-bottomed boat.
About 30 minutes drive from Semarang, you will also find two beautiful waterfalls in impressive nature – Curug Lawe and Benowo in Gunung Ungaran.
Semarang remains as an important trading centre, bustling with modern industrial estates for sectors such as ship repair, food processing, woodworking, and engineering.
Lively markets, a busy harbour, and the Dutch colonial buildings, Chinese and Arab architecture are also cherished by the local, and the rich culture of Java is brought to life in Semarang. Expats will surely appreciate the preserved history especially in the ‘Old Town’ (Kota Tua) just like the locals do.
Temples, museums and cultural centres featuring puppet shows and other traditional performances can be seen all over Semarang. Some of the notable buildings areThe Thousand Doors (Lawang Sewu or Pintu Seribu), the former administrative office of the Dutch Indonesians Railway Company, colonial houses, the white church, antique markets, Dutch War Cemeteries Temple, Kalibenteng, and the oldest Chinese temple Sam Poo Kong.
Whether you would like to live in a bustling city with lots of shopping and amenities or a place that is down to earth, Semarang truly has it all.
Cekindo is here to take care of your visa as well as a work permit.
Contact us for more information and we will be happy to make your expat life in Semarang even more enjoyable.
With 10 years of experience in business consultancy, Teddy Willy offers expertise in financial and production auditing, sales and marketing, channels and distribution, supply chain management, and human resources for every business sector in Indonesia.
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