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Indonesian young adults want to move abroad for better life quality: Study

Gisela Swaragita
Gisela Swaragita

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Thu, October 24, 2019  /  01:04 pm
Indonesian young adults want to move abroad for better life quality: Study

The most common reasons to consider moving to these countries are the hope of a better quality of life, better public services and better job opportunities. (Shutterstock/Prasert Wongchindawest)

One enjoys it for health benefits and liberty; the other values the better job opportunities. Alexandra Andalina and Yonathan Harvridus' accounts of living abroad reflect the conclusion of recent studies that three in five Indonesians have considered moving abroad. Aleksandra, a 22-year-old news reporter living in South Tangerang, remembers her one year studying in Paris, France last year lovingly. “Living there makes healthy life easier. For example, Paris and other European cities have many healthier options in the market such as sugar free snacks, vegetarian and vegan options, as well as organic stuff,” she told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. “I also had to walk everywhere, which was tiring but also makes us healthier, and Paris is pretty walkable,” she said. She also reminisced about the clean air as well as the vast, lavish green space...