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An Investor’s Guide to Indonesia: Navigating Corruption KITAS Rules Tighten as Indonesia Reduces the Stay Period for Certain Expats Romance to Order Is Chinese Business a Key Pillar for Indonesia’s Economy?   Despite Killing Traffickers, Indonesia’s Drug Use has Spiked
 

An Investor’s Guide to Indonesia: Navigating Corruption

 Indonesia’s long-standing practice of bribery has lingered over the decades. It is a serious problem; one which truly hampers business and investments. Indonesia is a hot market for any foreign investor. According to global management and consulting firm McKinsey and Co, the nation’s economy is set to surpass those of the UK and countries in [...]

KITAS Rules Tighten as Indonesia Reduces the Stay Period for Certain Expats

The government recently reduced the stay period for expats in certain industries. Here’s what workers in service, trading, and consulting should consider.   Since last year, the KITAS—otherwise known as the temporary resident card for foreigners in Indonesia—has become harder to come by. The election year of 2014 was a confusing one for human resource [...]

Romance to Order

Annali Hayward endured hours staring into her husband’s eyes to bring you our definitive list of Indonesia’s most romantic restaurants. Pick one of these and you’re golden for another year. TOP PICK: Emilie Restaurant www.emilierestaurant.com Jl. Senopati 39, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12910 T: +62 (0)21 5213626 Warning, big statement: Mr. Yen at Emilie may just [...]

Is Chinese Business a Key Pillar for Indonesia’s Economy?  

Although China planned to invest $18.4 billion in Indonesia in the last five years, its investment hasn’t been as significant as its trading activities with the archipelago.  “Ours has become one of the most dynamic and influential bilateral relationships in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Chinese president Xi Jinping to The Jakarta Globe in November. Indeed, [...]

Despite Killing Traffickers, Indonesia’s Drug Use has Spiked

Indonesia claims to be one of the hardest nations on drug users and traffickers. However, according to recent statistics from the government, about 50 drug users die of their addictions in the archipelago each day. That’s roughly one every half hour, every day and every night. If what the government says is true, then drugs [...]

Western Union: The Fastest Way to Send and Receive Money Around the World

25 February 2015

Western Union: The Fastest Way to Send and Receive Money Around the World What is WESTERN UNION? WESTERN UNION is a money transfer services company, for send and receive all around the world.. History WESTERN UNION was first established in 1851 as New York & Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Co., later changing its name to [...]

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Moving Forward With the Help of Education

23 February 2015

Bali Children Foundation supports Balinese children in remote, rural areas of Bali by providing education for a brighter future.  Bali Children Foundation (BCF) was founded by local businesswoman Margaret Barry, better known as Marg, in 2003. It is an education-based yayasan (charity) based in the north and north-west areas of Bali. “After the first Bali [...]

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The Executioners & the Graveyard

23 February 2015

Indonesians are being royally scammed when law enforcers use their power to attack opponents of the country’s endemic corruption. “Five hundred thousand rupiah, mister!” demanded the smirking policeman who had pulled me over on a Sunday afternoon in North Jakarta last month. He was requesting a bribe because I was not carrying my passport. Instead, [...]

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The Pasola Festival of Sumba | When the Worms Didn’t Come

23 February 2015

In 1994, when travel journalist Ron Gluckman observed the Pasola ritual in Sumba, all of the “signs” were good – the precious nyale worms were abundant, suggesting a prosperous harvest and plenty of blood was spilled by the spear-yielding horsemen. Twenty years after Gluckman’s dramatic account of blood, sacrifice and death, I visited the island [...]

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The Clandestine Critic | Highs and Loewy-s

23 February 2015

In a new monthly column, our expert epicure launches an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Jakarta’s eateries. No spoon is left unturned in our quest to bring you honest, balanced reviews, from long-established favourites to the hottest new tables in town.  First up: popular powerhouse the Union Group’s flagship, Loewy. We need [...]

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Indonesia Dances: Meet Theo Geene

23 February 2015

Theo is Director of Production, Creative and Artists of electronic dance music festival organizer, IDM-Events. Their first event in Indonesia, Dreamfields, took place in Bali in 2014, and their upcoming music festival Become One will take place in Jakarta this March. Become One promises to be a 10-hour dance music festival featuring six world-renowned DJs. [...]

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Meet Erin Lloyd

23 February 2015

Erin Lloyd is Technical Advisor for PT Affinity Health Indonesia, a part of global Australian healthcare group Ramsay Health, which has hospitals in Australia, the UK, France, Malaysia and soon, China. In Indonesia, RS Premier Hospitals are in Bintaro, Jatinegara, and Surabaya. Erin, how did you get started in healthcare, and what led you to [...]

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Getting Hired with JAC Recruitment Indonesia

23 February 2015

In this issue’s Business Profile, we discuss the world of recruitment with General Manager of JAC Recruitment Indonesia, Srinivasan Ramanan, who has worked with several multi-national corporations and local companies across India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia, USA and the Middle East. JAC Recruitment was first founded in 1975 by Mr and Mrs Tazaki, [...]

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An Investor’s Guide to Indonesia: Navigating Corruption

23 February 2015

 Indonesia’s long-standing practice of bribery has lingered over the decades. It is a serious problem; one which truly hampers business and investments. Indonesia is a hot market for any foreign investor. According to global management and consulting firm McKinsey and Co, the nation’s economy is set to surpass those of the UK and countries in [...]

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KITAS Rules Tighten as Indonesia Reduces the Stay Period for Certain Expats

23 February 2015

The government recently reduced the stay period for expats in certain industries. Here’s what workers in service, trading, and consulting should consider.   Since last year, the KITAS—otherwise known as the temporary resident card for foreigners in Indonesia—has become harder to come by. The election year of 2014 was a confusing one for human resource [...]

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