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Indonesia’s Contribution to the Mitigation of Global Warming Turbulent Times for Aviation in Indonesia Global oil prices are slipping. Where does Indonesia stand? US-Based Sovereign’s Capital Wants to Beef Up Healthcare in Indonesia From Bauble to Lace, Make a Statement this Party Season
 

Indonesia’s Contribution to the Mitigation of Global Warming

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of the Parties, 20th Session (UNFCCC COP 20) was held in Lima, Peru, during the first half of December 2014. The results of the conference offer a glimmer of hope for the future. At present the world has warmed 0.8°C since pre-industrial levels (1750). It is, [...]

Turbulent Times for Aviation in Indonesia

Indonesia suffered a national tragedy when AirAsia flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea in December, killing all 162 souls on board. It was a sombre end to an otherwise upbeat year, and the country mourned together. But as the tears dry, tough questions must be asked. Why does Indonesia remain Asia’s deadliest country statistically [...]

Global oil prices are slipping. Where does Indonesia stand?

The fall in global oil prices seems like good news in Indonesia. But not all is well in ASEAN. Remko Tanis gives us something to think about at the pump.  The fall in global oil prices might seem like only good news. Even with fuel subsidies gone, the price to fill up at your local [...]

US-Based Sovereign’s Capital Wants to Beef Up Healthcare in Indonesia

As the Jakarta-based managing principal of Sovereign’s Capital, Luke Roush recounts his firm’s investment progress with Indonesian healthcare companies.     There are nearly 10,000 medical clinics and 2,500 hospitals spread out across the world’s largest archipelago. While other emerging markets like China and India have also dealt with scalability changes in the healthcare sector in [...]

From Bauble to Lace, Make a Statement this Party Season

The party season is upon us and twixt the baubles and lace, there is no better excuse than to go shopping to look hot to trot, heating up the sartorial ante. It can be quite tiresome looking for ‘the’ dress. If like me, you are the ‘most wanted’ guest on the uber jet set list [...]

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

29 January 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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Indonesia’s Contribution to the Mitigation of Global Warming

26 January 2015

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of the Parties, 20th Session (UNFCCC COP 20) was held in Lima, Peru, during the first half of December 2014. The results of the conference offer a glimmer of hope for the future. At present the world has warmed 0.8°C since pre-industrial levels (1750). It is, [...]

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Meet Ken Pattern

26 January 2015

Ken is a Canadian artist specializing in stone lithography, producing iconic prints of scenes from Indonesia. Ken first arrived in Indonesia in 1989 and has strong environmental ideals, producing works that oftentimes have hidden meanings. You seem to have a fascination with, or love of Indonesia. When did this affair begin?  We moved to Jakarta [...]

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Failing to Buy an Income

26 January 2015

One of Indonesia’s biggest problems is law enforcement, or more accurately, the lack of it. Part of the problem is that recruitment and promotion within the police and civil service is not always based on merit, but sometimes on the payment of bribes. Yet many of those soliciting bribes are scammers, taking money from people [...]

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Posted in homepage_posts, Scams in the City

Jakarta’s Fashion Faux Pas

26 January 2015

Victoria Bannerman people-watches in malls to bring you the fashion rights and wrongs of Indonesia’s capital city. Being a stylista, I am always intrigued by people’s choice of attire, and when wandering around Jakarta’s malls, I have to say I have encountered a few fashion faux pas that are simply not acceptable! Get your sartorial [...]

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Expats Behind the Burners of Jakarta’s Top Eateries

26 January 2015

There is a vibrant culinary scene in Jakarta and expats are no stranger to it. French, German, Italian, Australian expats work in kitchens across the city, sharing the same passion for food in what can sometimes be a challenging environment. Sophie Chavanel visited seven expat chefs in their kitchens to find out how they ended [...]

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Meet Patrick Legrand

26 January 2015

Patrick shares with us his experience from France to Indonesia, and what it’s like managing five properties across three brands (Ascott, Somerset and Citadines) in Jakarta. Patrick, tell us a little about your background and how you came to be in Indonesia. My background is in hospitality. I studied in Paris and have worked for [...]

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An Investor’s Guide to Indonesia: Red Tape for Foreign Cash

26 January 2015

For foreign investors looking to capitalise on Indonesia’s future, here are some things to think about before jumping into the archipelago with both feet. If you’re a foreigner sizing up the investment potential of young businesses in Indonesia, it would be naive to think that there are any safe plays, guarantees, or easy wins. If [...]

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Posted in Business/Property, homepage_posts, Info for Expats

Turbulent Times for Aviation in Indonesia

26 January 2015

Indonesia suffered a national tragedy when AirAsia flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea in December, killing all 162 souls on board. It was a sombre end to an otherwise upbeat year, and the country mourned together. But as the tears dry, tough questions must be asked. Why does Indonesia remain Asia’s deadliest country statistically [...]

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WINZ Design

26 January 2015

WINZ Design, a part of WINZ Group International, was founded in Sydney in 2009 by young, Indonesian entrepreneur Erwin Winata. Winata decided to open a branch in Jakarta in 2013 due to possibilities to grow the business in Indonesia’s strengthening economy. Their clients include big players such as Vodafone, Renault, Jaguar and Telstra. Erwin, please [...]

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