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East Nusa Tenggara to Support $20B Industry by Transforming into Industrial Salt Producer The Teacher Exodus: Why are International School Teachers Leaving? Indonesia Looks Toward Palm Oil Sustainability in Kalimantan Illegal gold mining operations in Kalimantan threaten lives and the environment Indonesian Coffee is Heating Up: Is Now the Time to Get in on the Java Trade?
 

East Nusa Tenggara to Support $20B Industry by Transforming into Industrial Salt Producer

Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province holds great potential to produce salt needed for many industries, including those of glass, paper, rubber, and textiles. As the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia just so happens to be surrounded by oceans filled with salt. With around three million square kilometres of sea area, it is also home to the [...]

The Teacher Exodus: Why are International School Teachers Leaving?

Teachers come to Indonesia to teach at international schools for a variety of reasons: the opportunity to grow as an educator with many new experiences coupled with a good working package and beautiful travel destinations in the region. Teaching in the capital of Jakarta, however, is not without its challenges and this year more teachers [...]

Indonesia Looks Toward Palm Oil Sustainability in Kalimantan

Palm oil plays an important economic role in Indonesia, but also destroys ancient forests and wildlife habitats via deforestation. The Government hopes to make it more sustainable.    Palm oil is one of the world’s most produced and consumed oils. The low-cost, efficient, and stable oil is used in food, cosmetics, and hygiene products. It [...]

Illegal gold mining operations in Kalimantan threaten lives and the environment

Illegal gold mining is ubiquitous in Kalimantan. It poses threats to the environment and health risks to indigenous people. It also costs the nation millions. On Thursday May 22, around noon, Bulungan police chief adjunct commissioner Eka Wahyudianta, along with 90 officers, took a one-hour drive to Sekatak Buji village in North Kalimantan, the youngest [...]

Indonesian Coffee is Heating Up: Is Now the Time to Get in on the Java Trade?

At the end of 2014, Indonesia experienced a sharp drop in coffee exports partly due to unfavourable weather conditions. Will the commodity fare better this year? Indonesia’s coffee sector may flourish this year thanks to improved weather in production areas across the country. But the increased output may still not be enough to satisfy foreign [...]

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

30 June 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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East Nusa Tenggara to Support $20B Industry by Transforming into Industrial Salt Producer

30 June 2015

Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province holds great potential to produce salt needed for many industries, including those of glass, paper, rubber, and textiles. As the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia just so happens to be surrounded by oceans filled with salt. With around three million square kilometres of sea area, it is also home to the [...]

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Weaving a Social Enterprise in Flores

26 June 2015

Du’Anyam is a social enterprise focusing on bettering the lives of mothers and families in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, through the art of weaving. The seven young founders have a myriad of educational backgrounds ranging from Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Wharton University of Pennsylvania. With high inflation (15%), unemployment (30%) and interest rates (22-24%), Nusa Tenggara Timur [...]

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Posted in Charities, homepage_posts

Our Obsession with Birds – The Sad Words of the Yellow-Crested Cockatoo

25 June 2015

You many have heard about the recent shocking photographs of at least 21 yellow-crested cockatoos smuggled in plastic bottles in jam-packed crates. The peering, suffocating birds were recently recovered by Indonesian wildlife officers during an attempted smuggle into Java by a wildlife trafficker. Why is an obsession with birds leading to such drastic action, since [...]

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Sail Indonesia Promotes Indonesia’s Nascent Maritime Leisure Industry

25 June 2015

Hardy crews get up close and personal to spectacular and remote destinations in the eastern islands. With 17,000 islands of all shapes and sizes spread over three time zones, a rich maritime history dating back hundreds of years, traders from Makassar to the Spice Islands and on to the historic port city of Banten, you [...]

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Winnie the ‘Penipu’

25 June 2015

An elderly beggar who wore a tattered Winnie the Pooh costume has been deemed a scammer following reports that he was pocketing Rp.500,000 daily and lived in a mansion with seven wives. But as usual, that’s not quite the full story. Once again, ’tis the season for giving alms – if you’re a devout Muslim [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Scams in the City

Ende, Flores: The Womb that Conceived Indonesia

25 June 2015

Grace Susetyo takes a trip to Ende, where Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, was exiled between 1934-1938. President Sukarno used his time on the island to write plays and poetry with hidden meanings, meditating on his vision of an independent Indonesia. It had been ten days since I’d been going up and down the cool mountains [...]

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On the Job in Jakarta: Meet Andrew Hairs

25 June 2015

Meet Andrew Hairs, an executive recruitment specialist, who every year places hundreds of people in new jobs in Indonesia and other emerging economies. Where are you from and how did you end up in Indonesia? I was born in England and raised there until my family immigrated to Australia when I was 10 years old. [...]

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Travel the Unknown with Flores XP Adventure

25 June 2015

Massimiliano de Reviziis is an Italian entrepreneur living in Labuan Bajo, Flores and owner of tour company Flores XP Adventure, a company providing tourists with a truly unique experience of the area. We talk to him about his tour company and his concerns for the future of this region. Massimiliano, let’s start at the beginning [...]

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The Teacher Exodus: Why are International School Teachers Leaving?

25 June 2015

Teachers come to Indonesia to teach at international schools for a variety of reasons: the opportunity to grow as an educator with many new experiences coupled with a good working package and beautiful travel destinations in the region. Teaching in the capital of Jakarta, however, is not without its challenges and this year more teachers [...]

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Posted in Education, Featured, homepage_posts

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