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Benedicte Hansen: Business with a Purpose

Benedicte Hansen swapped a successful 20-year career at IKEA, her latest posting as Marketing Manager at IKEA Jakarta, with one running a sustainable villa in Bali’s...

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Jakarta Applies New Odd-Even Traffic Restrictions

The Department of Transportation in the capital is set to apply a new odd-even license plate traffic rule which will come into effect on August 30.  In an attempt to...

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2015 Deadliest Year for Environmental Activists

As demand for palm oil, timber and minerals continues, governments, companies and criminal gangs are exploiting land with little regard for the people living on it. This...

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Locals United to Save Stranded Whales

On Wednesday, 32 whales were found stranded on the coast of East Java by local residents in Probolinggo; at least eight of which have since died. The mass stranding...

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Immigration’s Terrorism Prevention Plans

In a bid to protect the nation from further terrorism threats, Indonesian immigration plans to tighten its security through database sharing and is asking authorities to...

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Britcham Strengthens Relationship with Indonesian Ministers Following Jokowi’s UK Visit

In April, Indonesian President Joko Widodo paid a visit to London, UK, as part of his presidential tour of Europe. His visit fostered a closer and more open dialogue...

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Indonesia to Attract More Foreign Investors, Including China

In the wake of the Indonesian government’s attempts to attract more investment next year, Chinese business players seem to be increasingly interested in putting their...

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Hobbit Relatives Discovered in Indonesia

Hobbits may be more than just fictional characters after all, as new fossil discoveries suggest the existence of pre-humans living on an Indonesian island 700,000 years...

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Singapore Committed to Helping Indonesia Counter Haze

Despite reports last month that the Indonesian government was reviewing all matters regarding bilateral cooperation in environment and forestry with Singapore, the...

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Indonesia Sees Spike in British Tourists

Following the introduction of the visa-free policy, Indonesia is seeing a surge in British visitors. The number of British tourists visiting Indonesia has increased by...

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Indonesia’s First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Reveals Design for 2017

Set to open in 2017, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, or Museum MACAN, finally unveils its design to the public. MACAN will be the first modern...

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Although April Sees Fewer Tourists than March, Indonesia Notices a Surge in Visitors Compared to Previous Year

Indonesia is facing a decline in the number of foreign tourists in April from the previous month by 1,52 percent, as reported by Badan Pusat Statisik (BPS) or the...

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Indonesia eases foreign ownership in retail and port sectors

Indonesia has recently eased foreign ownership rules in several sectors, with the latest additions being the retail and port services. The move was made as part of...

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Indonesia Bans ‘Left-Wing’ Books

On Tuesday, Indonesia celebrated National Book Day. But the event was disturbed by reports of book raids and confiscations by the country’s officials in a bid to...